Sliding Into Second

Sliding Into Second

by Ella Jade

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BN ID: 2940150099463
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/13/2015
Series: The Kingston Heat Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 750,723
File size: 191 KB

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Sliding Into Second 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
Nic and Sage were once inseparable with Sage sacrificing her plans to see him become a pro ballplayer. With marriage on their horizon though Nic's doubts were brought to the forefront and had him leaving Sage behind to fulfill her dreams while he fought to reach the top of the baseball heap. She made a concerted effort to forget him, occasionally in the arms of fellow reporter Jason, while getting her dream job as a sportscaster for the Kingston Crushers. While she fought to forget him, he never forgot her and now longs to pick up where they left off. Thankfully Nic gets help from Sage's sister Rosalie to reclaim the woman of his dreams in a sweet, sexy, and heartwarming journey to HEA full of truths and a breaking down of emotional walls. Nic is a true gentleman who hasn't allowed fame and fortune to go to his head. He knew when he was in high school how much Sage meant to him and planned to be with her forever until outside forces intervened to compel her to walk away. He's waited for her though and is thrilled to see her come back into his life and decides to unleash a sensual assault to get her back. Nic is immensely charming and I enjoyed how focused he was on Sage. Their connection was just as crackling as before which led to steamy sexual interludes nicely spaced throughout the story. Nic's a delectable hero who had me rooting for him and he completely won me over from the very first page to the last. Sage was willing to sacrifice everything to be with Nic until he broke her heart after sending her away for what he thought was her own good. It left her heart closed of with emotional walls that Nic'll have a hard time getting through as she doesn't want to get hurt again. Sage is dedicated to her career having become totally focused on it in an attempt to forget Nic. She never truly forgot but isn't willing to give her heart away to him so easily ever again which makes for a bumpy journey to HEA. When outside forces once again intervene the journey is made even more complicated as Sage's unwillingness to accept Nic's attempts to make things right left me frustrated. Despite her hardheadedness Sage was a likable woman, easy to relate to. She's no shrinking violet and she's more than capable of standing up for herself and I enjoyed seeing her softer side return after the coldness her heart became enshrouded in. This was a fun and flirty romance of reunited lovers. Through flashbacks the deep-seated connection between Nic and Sage was very clear and left me rooting for them to get back together and be as happy as they once were. Nic is a deliciously charming hero who's hard to resist while Sage started off hard-hearted to slowly morph into the open-hearted and trusting person she once was. There's a memorable cast of secondary characters too, some who help Nic in his quest to reclaim Sage and some seeking to keep them apart. Rosalie in particular left her mark with her smarts and outspoken nature and I hope to see more of her larger than life personality. This was an entertaining addition to the Kingston Heat series that can be read on its own, but with such delightful storyline from Ms. Jade, why wouldn't you want to read all this series has to offer!
Brit_Nanny_Reads More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Ella Jade and I am thrilled to be reviewing Sliding into Second, well let’s be honest peeps! I have been dying for this book since Pax’s story! So we start off with Sage Millan; super-efficient sports reporter, who has ice walls protecting her heart as high as Niagara Falls! Why is she protecting herself so much, well it’s because of her college boyfriend/love of her life Nicolas Cordova. Now she has to face him, in the locker room of all places! Nic sees the one person he has longed for since college, the one person he was made to give up walk into his locker room after winning the World Series! When sage walked into the locker room, he was taken aback, but he wasn’t going to let her go easily. So Nic enlists Sage’s sister to aid him in defeating every road block she throws at him. I am going to stop there as I really don’t want to give away the story. The characters in this story are really complex. I love Nic, he has to be my favorite character. Sage is sweet and I feel sorry for her, but after a while she just got on my nerves and I just wanted to scream “will you just tell him you love him already!” Rosalie is phenomenal! She is the sister I wish I had! By the end of the book I was literally yelling “GO ROSALIE!!!!!!” There is a villain of this piece, but I am going to withhold the name, because that would really spoil the story, but UGH!! I wanted to smack him SO hard. The writing was smooth, the story was complete and you defiantly can read it as a standalone. I also didn’t find any plot holes either. But this book did have the dreaded flashbacks (my own personal peeve). This story was truly delicious and I really did enjoy the story. So I have decided to give Sliding Into Second 9 out of 10.
SJMaylee More than 1 year ago
Ella Jade knocks another straight out of the ball park. This second book in the Kingston Heat Series is fabulous. Her characters drew me in from page one. I have to warn you though. Once you pick this one up, you won't be able to put it down. Nic has totally stolen my heart. The story hits all my requirements. It was hot. Smoking Hot. The hero is truly lovable too. Swoon! He loves his heroine. You can feel it. You can feel her love for him too, but she's been hurt. Then there's that moment when you think they might not be able to make it. Page turner alert! This book kept me up with all its deliciousness. I can't wait for the third book in this series. I received an advanced copy of this book for my honest and fair review. I honestly adore Ella Jade's writing.
oktravelchick_421 More than 1 year ago
The story of Sage and Nicholas (Nic). Nic is a second baseman for a fictional team that has just won the World Series when the story begins. Sage is a sports reporter that has been granted a short interview with the pitcher of the hour, Pax (which happens to star in the first book of the series - I have not read it yet, but plan to). There is quite a past between Nic and Sage. You can tell they belong together, but the story twists and turns and has a lot of stubbornness on Sage's part (but she has valid reasons for it). There were so many times I wanted to shake Sage and yell 'get over it', but it made the story so much more life-like. I could definitely see meeting a person like her in real life. I very much enjoyed this story, and I want to read the first book, and following books. I hope there is a story involving Sage's sister next! Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.