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Sinclair Callahan is a trust fund baby. Born into one of the richest, most notorious families in the country, the black sheep title was stamped on him from an early age. While the rest of his relatives earn their keep at the top tier baseball team they’ve owned for generations, Sin prefers spending his time and money on booze, babes and bad decisions. Until all three land hi Sinclair Callahan is a trust fund baby. Born into one of the richest, most notorious families in the country, the black sheep title was stamped on him from an early age. While the rest of his relatives earn their keep at the top tier baseball team they’ve owned for generations, Sin prefers spending his time and money on booze, babes and bad decisions. Until all three land him in a coma, fighting for his life. One year later, with a sober chip in his hand, he arrives at spring training ready to turn it all around. But when he meets the only woman who doesn’t recognize just who he is, he can’t help omitting a few important details … like his last name. No stranger to charming women, Sin uses one of his old skillsets to kick off what is sure to be an epic hookup. But when she shows up five months after their brief Florida fling with a secret that will topple his privileged world, he might just lose everything he’s worked so hard to rebuild. Including a real shot at love with the sassy redhead that he’s been too much of a coward to pursue. Can he shoulder the responsibility he’s always shrugged off? Or will he balk at the real-life complications and strike out completely? Francesca Kade is an independent goal-getter. As one of the only female strength coaches in the league, she’s used to invading the boys’ club. After putting up with being passed over and not promoted for a number of seasons, she’s finally got her shot. A consummate professional with blinders on, there is no way anything will screw up all she hopes to achieve. Well, except for maybe the new employee with eyes the color of ocean waves and a smirk that’s the definition of sin. When they catch fire in the southern heat, it’s almost impossible to put it out. Until she finds out that he’s her boss’s boss’s boss. Burned from the betrayal and panicking with a fresh secret of her own, Frankie is shocked when she lands her ultimate dream job. There is no way she’s turning it down. But when she bumps into Sinclair on day one, all of the old feelings and new problems come hurtling at her like a baseball to the face. Will she ever be able to trust that he’ll put both her and his responsibilities before his vices? Or will their differences cost them the game?


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Sinclair Callahan is a trust fund baby. Born into one of the richest, most notorious families in the country, the black sheep title was stamped on him from an early age. While the rest of his relatives earn their keep at the top tier baseball team they’ve owned for generations, Sin prefers spending his time and money on booze, babes and bad decisions. Until all three land hi Sinclair Callahan is a trust fund baby. Born into one of the richest, most notorious families in the country, the black sheep title was stamped on him from an early age. While the rest of his relatives earn their keep at the top tier baseball team they’ve owned for generations, Sin prefers spending his time and money on booze, babes and bad decisions. Until all three land him in a coma, fighting for his life. One year later, with a sober chip in his hand, he arrives at spring training ready to turn it all around. But when he meets the only woman who doesn’t recognize just who he is, he can’t help omitting a few important details … like his last name. No stranger to charming women, Sin uses one of his old skillsets to kick off what is sure to be an epic hookup. But when she shows up five months after their brief Florida fling with a secret that will topple his privileged world, he might just lose everything he’s worked so hard to rebuild. Including a real shot at love with the sassy redhead that he’s been too much of a coward to pursue. Can he shoulder the responsibility he’s always shrugged off? Or will he balk at the real-life complications and strike out completely? Francesca Kade is an independent goal-getter. As one of the only female strength coaches in the league, she’s used to invading the boys’ club. After putting up with being passed over and not promoted for a number of seasons, she’s finally got her shot. A consummate professional with blinders on, there is no way anything will screw up all she hopes to achieve. Well, except for maybe the new employee with eyes the color of ocean waves and a smirk that’s the definition of sin. When they catch fire in the southern heat, it’s almost impossible to put it out. Until she finds out that he’s her boss’s boss’s boss. Burned from the betrayal and panicking with a fresh secret of her own, Frankie is shocked when she lands her ultimate dream job. There is no way she’s turning it down. But when she bumps into Sinclair on day one, all of the old feelings and new problems come hurtling at her like a baseball to the face. Will she ever be able to trust that he’ll put both her and his responsibilities before his vices? Or will their differences cost them the game?

30 review for Check Swing

  1. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    Check Swing is the third book in Carrie's Callahan Family series. I have been eagerly awaiting Sinclair's book and Carrie did not disappoint. I finished this book over a week ago and I can still remember every thing about it. And that it to me, says everything about the book and the author. Sinclair is trying to find out what he wants to do with this life now that he has been sober for a year. He's had everything handed to him because of his family. And he's once again, given the opportunity that Check Swing is the third book in Carrie's Callahan Family series. I have been eagerly awaiting Sinclair's book and Carrie did not disappoint. I finished this book over a week ago and I can still remember every thing about it. And that it to me, says everything about the book and the author. Sinclair is trying to find out what he wants to do with this life now that he has been sober for a year. He's had everything handed to him because of his family. And he's once again, given the opportunity that most don't get but this time he is determined to prove that he deserves to be there. Frankie has been busting her butt to prove that she is just as good as her male colleagues when it comes to training and conditioning athletes. She's been given promoted to head strength and conditions coach for spring training, which is just another step closer to her ultimate goal – working with team during the season in their strength and conditioning department. Sinclair and Frankie have an abrupt meeting but what makes it even more interesting is that Frankie doesn't know who Sinclair is. However, there is an immediate attraction on both their parts. They both were not wanting anything more than a fling as they both had other goals in mind. However, life never goes as we want. Five months after they last saw one another, they meet unexpectedly again. And sparks fly – just not the kind you are thinking., They are so many secrets and lies that need to be dealt with. Will their second chance give them the opportunity to become more?? Carrie wrote this book so beautifully. I love how real and natural everything felt. This story is written from both Sinclair and Frankie's POV, which truly helps readers connect to each character. You get a feel for what each is going through but keeps the book flowing perfectly. Carrie has delivered another exceptional sports romance to her readers. I cannot wait to see what she brings us next.

  2. 4 out of 5

    FunUndertheCovers

    From the first page, Check Swing captivated my attention with its entertaining and thoughtful storyline...chock full of surprises that demanded I keep flipping pages! No longer the party animal due to his wild lifestyle almost costing his life, Sinclair is trying to get things on track. While his behaviour might not make him the black sheep of the family anymore, he’s still struggling to prove himself. With a new job in the family business (one of the best baseball organizations in the US, the P From the first page, Check Swing captivated my attention with its entertaining and thoughtful storyline...chock full of surprises that demanded I keep flipping pages! No longer the party animal due to his wild lifestyle almost costing his life, Sinclair is trying to get things on track. While his behaviour might not make him the black sheep of the family anymore, he’s still struggling to prove himself. With a new job in the family business (one of the best baseball organizations in the US, the Packton Pistons), he sets out to do just that. Frankie has just been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach for the team’s spring training...no easy feat for a woman, but if anyone can handle it, it’s this independent and feisty redhead. For Sinclair and Frankie, it’s lust at first sight, but what was supposed to be nothing more than a spring training fling becomes so much more. When they have a second chance five months later, secrets and lies are uncovered, and the complications are endless. However, sometimes new complications result in the best things in life. Feet sweeping and swoon worthy is what Sinclair Callahan ends up being...who knew?! Carrie Aarons did a fantastic job writing about real life struggles and the subject of overcoming and healing from addiction, which made Sinclair and Francesca’s love story and hard fought HEA amazing from beginning to end.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karissa

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. ***May contain Spoilers*** I really liked this third installment in the Callahan Family series. I loved getting a deeper glimpse into Sinclair and the obstacles he had to overcome and how he battled back when he hit rock bottom. Sin had to rise from the ashes of his former life/self. He had to not only fight his personal demons and addiction, but the damage caused to his reputation by the careless and reckless actions of his former s I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. ***May contain Spoilers*** I really liked this third installment in the Callahan Family series. I loved getting a deeper glimpse into Sinclair and the obstacles he had to overcome and how he battled back when he hit rock bottom. Sin had to rise from the ashes of his former life/self. He had to not only fight his personal demons and addiction, but the damage caused to his reputation by the careless and reckless actions of his former self. Francesca swoops in like a refreshing breeze from the surrounding ocean. She is beautiful, smart, tough, determined, and the hardest worker in the room. Frankie is great at what she does-whipping athletes into shape and honing their bodies for maximum performance without causing injuries. This fiercely independent and snarky red-haired beauty has been taking care of herself for a long time. She has her own set of demons and that allows her to be tough, yet compassionate and show empathy for the struggles others face. This story is truly a winding journey. Sin and Frankie find that true spark, but fear feeding those flames and taking down the walls protecting their fragile hearts. Keeping your soul mate takes work especially when your normal is being a work-in-progress and finding healing your life. I found this story refreshingly honest about the struggles many face and the steps it takes to triumph over them. It was so nice to catch up with Colleen & Hayes, Walker & Hannah as well meet new characters and/or get a deeper glimpse into some of the other family members.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kasi Krehbiel

    Book 3 of the Callahan family does not disappoint! Sinclair is the black sheep of the Callahan family, he's living off his trust fund, partying, and always disappointing his family until an accident nearly takes his life. He realizes he must get sober and be a contributing member of the family. He's sent to Florida to work in the marketing department of the family owned baseball team the Packton Pistons during spring training. In walks Francesca (Frankie), a smart, driven, kick ass strength coac Book 3 of the Callahan family does not disappoint! Sinclair is the black sheep of the Callahan family, he's living off his trust fund, partying, and always disappointing his family until an accident nearly takes his life. He realizes he must get sober and be a contributing member of the family. He's sent to Florida to work in the marketing department of the family owned baseball team the Packton Pistons during spring training. In walks Francesca (Frankie), a smart, driven, kick ass strength coach for their Triple A team and she's trying to prove herself in a male dominated profession. Day one of the job and they conveniently bump in to each other. Neither one of them wants to be in a relationship so they start as friends with benefits. She has no idea he's a Callahan or about his past. He's able to be the man he's always wanted to be and as the weeks go on they develop a sincere love for each other but both are scared to admit their feelings. Spring training ends and he leaves without a word. A few months later she's promoted to the big leagues and she has a surprise for Sinclair ...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tammy -

    Check Swing by Carrie Aarons is another great installment in the Callahan Family series. This book focuses on Sinclair aka Sin Callahan, the black sheep of the Callahan family, and Frankie, an employee of the family's baseball empire. When Frankie meets Sin, she doesn't know that he's a Callahan, and he doesn't volunteer his last name. They begin a fun, commitment-free fling, and Sin lets down his walls to just be himself without his last name getting in the way. Feelings, insecurities, and then Check Swing by Carrie Aarons is another great installment in the Callahan Family series. This book focuses on Sinclair aka Sin Callahan, the black sheep of the Callahan family, and Frankie, an employee of the family's baseball empire. When Frankie meets Sin, she doesn't know that he's a Callahan, and he doesn't volunteer his last name. They begin a fun, commitment-free fling, and Sin lets down his walls to just be himself without his last name getting in the way. Feelings, insecurities, and then time and distance soon get in their way though, and when Frankie realizes who Sin really is, she's not sure that she can forgive his lies. Check Swing was a quick, page-turner. I really liked both Frankie and Sin. In his brother Walker's book, Sin really was the lazy, arrogant, party boy. After a year of sobriety, we really see a whole other side to Sin and understand his insecurities and vulnerabilities. He really is a good guy and I loved how he stepped up for Frankie. This is a fun, flirty and heartwarming sports romance that you won't want to put down.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rina's Reads

    From Reckless and carefree to living life on the straight and narrow, Sinclair finally dives into the family business. But he gets more than he bargained for when he (literally) runs into Frankie during spring training. She is a force to be reckoned with, a feisty and fearless powerhouse. A strong, independent woman who has worked hard to earn her position in the Callahan business. What starts out as a no strings, fun and physical arrangement quickly morphs into “more”. So when they part ways and t From Reckless and carefree to living life on the straight and narrow, Sinclair finally dives into the family business. But he gets more than he bargained for when he (literally) runs into Frankie during spring training. She is a force to be reckoned with, a feisty and fearless powerhouse. A strong, independent woman who has worked hard to earn her position in the Callahan business. What starts out as a no strings, fun and physical arrangement quickly morphs into “more”. So when they part ways and they never expect to see one another again, they are both a little lost. That all changes when Frankie is given a promotion and she is thrust into his world once more. But Sin wasn’t completely honest with her, and it turns out she had been keeping a secret too. Can they find their way back to each other? Or will their lies keep them apart? This book was steamy, fun, and packed full of feels. 4.5 stars. The addictions discussed in this book are real. They are hard, they are destructive. Mrs. Aarons tackles those topics in a very respectful and tactful way - I take my hat off to her for this.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)

    I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. Yes! It's finally Sinclair's turn! I love a good redemption story line and everything was set up perfectly for Sinclair's. He is finally taking his place in the Packton Pistons organization and this time he is ready for it. Sinclair wants to do a good job. He has been working on his sobriety and is trying his hardest to be successful. He's also been skating by on the fact that he is a Callahan and he knows he needs to I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. Yes! It's finally Sinclair's turn! I love a good redemption story line and everything was set up perfectly for Sinclair's. He is finally taking his place in the Packton Pistons organization and this time he is ready for it. Sinclair wants to do a good job. He has been working on his sobriety and is trying his hardest to be successful. He's also been skating by on the fact that he is a Callahan and he knows he needs to stop doing that. Which is why when he meets Frankie, he doesn't tell her who he is. Frankie is great at her job and she finally has her chance to show people that. Since she doesn't know who Sinclair is, she doesn't have any problem agreeing to the no string attached sexual relationship that forms between the two of them. She gets to do the job that she loves and then spend her nights with a sexy guy in her bed. Seems simple enough, right? Of course not! I enjoyed liked Frankie and Sinclair as a couple. They had great chemistry and even though neither of them wanted a relationship, they just kind of fell into one. They felt at extremely at ease with the other person and being with one another just felt right. I liked that the book took a turn that made things complicated. That was when Sinclair really had to look at his life and figure out what he wanted. And Frankie, knowing that things could fall apart at any minute, had to be able to take the leap and hopefully get everything she ever wanted. This is definitely my favorite of the series!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey (Linz Readz)

    Sin’s story did not disappoint! After first meeting Sinclair and knowing his personality, I was anxiously awaiting his story. When his party lifestyle almost costs him his life, he tries to do all the right things to get back on track. I couldn't wait to see what woman brought him to his knees and Frankie was the perfect match for him. Their spring training fling turns into so much more and it was so perfect for these two. Once I picked up this story, I couldn't put it down, staying up way past my Sin’s story did not disappoint! After first meeting Sinclair and knowing his personality, I was anxiously awaiting his story. When his party lifestyle almost costs him his life, he tries to do all the right things to get back on track. I couldn't wait to see what woman brought him to his knees and Frankie was the perfect match for him. Their spring training fling turns into so much more and it was so perfect for these two. Once I picked up this story, I couldn't put it down, staying up way past my bedtime to finish. I truly appreciate how this author dealt with addictions in this story. It was done very respectfully and with grace. Grateful to have received a complimentary ARC copy to honestly review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    michelle Shelly

    So happy for Sin! What a great read. One of my favorite things is strong female characters and that’s just what Frankie is. She’s tough, smart and a hard worker. Exactly what Sin hasn’t been. But now that he’s sober, he’s finally starting to learn to live. These two are perfect for each other. They balance each other out and both have their demons. I really enjoyed the story and the chemistry these two have. I feel in love with these two and can’t get enough of the Callahan’s.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Reading with 2 book lovers

    Oh sin you stole my heart with this story. I've been waiting for his book and it did not dissapoint at all. Oh sin you stole my heart with this story. I've been waiting for his book and it did not dissapoint at all.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Louise Roach

    Absolutely brilliant! Loved Sinclair’s story. This is the 3rd book in the Callahan series and it certainly didn’t disappoint. When Sinclair and Frankie first meet, she doesn’t know who he is, which for Sin is hugely refreshing; so much so he doesn’t immediately want to tell her the truth. Sinclair is a bit of the black sheep of the family and has some growing up and making up to do, so when he’s given a new role within the Callahan institution he wants to prove himself. Frankie is an independent b Absolutely brilliant! Loved Sinclair’s story. This is the 3rd book in the Callahan series and it certainly didn’t disappoint. When Sinclair and Frankie first meet, she doesn’t know who he is, which for Sin is hugely refreshing; so much so he doesn’t immediately want to tell her the truth. Sinclair is a bit of the black sheep of the family and has some growing up and making up to do, so when he’s given a new role within the Callahan institution he wants to prove himself. Frankie is an independent boss lady! She’s feisty and determined, especially within a very male dominated sporting environment. She is also determined to prove her worth and skills and work her way up in her job. I loved Frankie and Sinclair’s immediate chemistry. Together they were fantastic and I loved how the story developed with the surprises that were thrown in along the way. 4.5 Stars Lou 4TLOR

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rosie

    Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series and is my favourite yet! Sinclair and Francesca’s story was heart-wrenching in places, but shows that you can find your person in the most unexpected of places. Francesca, or Frankie, is a strength and conditioning coach for the Packton Pistons baseball team’s spring training in Florida, her home state. She’s fiercely independent and is trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry, with her dream being to work for the team full t Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series and is my favourite yet! Sinclair and Francesca’s story was heart-wrenching in places, but shows that you can find your person in the most unexpected of places. Francesca, or Frankie, is a strength and conditioning coach for the Packton Pistons baseball team’s spring training in Florida, her home state. She’s fiercely independent and is trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry, with her dream being to work for the team full time back in Packton, Pennsylvania. When she meets Sinclair, the new hire for the media team, she starts a friends with benefits, casual relationship with him, not realising he’s a Callahan, the black sheep of the family, and the son of the owner of the team. Sinclair has had a rough few years recovering from addiction and knows this is his last chance to make something of his life. He’s trying his best, but everyone around him is expecting him to fail, so when Frankie has no idea of his true identity, it gives him the opportunity to be his real self, with no expectations. They both open up in ways they never have with another person, so how will their temporary relationship end? When Frankie is left with something a lot more permanent, both are now hiding secrets, so how will they react when all is revealed? Sinclair and Frankie are by far my favourite couple from this series so far, I loved their dynamic because they were both so guarded at the start, but fell so quickly, which almost made them even more right for each other. They connected on a deeper level, sharing an experience that was difficult, but they had both come out the other side. Although Sinclair hid his family name, I could completely understand his reasonings. He was trying his best to step out of the shadow of his past, and everyone around him knew what he was like before he was on the road to recovery, the playboy heir who spent most of his time partying, so finding someone who didn’t seem the old Sin, and could let him be the man he wanted to be was healthy for him. That’s not to say he hid his past from Frankie, he was open and honest from the start about everything to do with his addiction and the man he used to be, but it meant she could make her own judgements, and they weren’t skewed by what his old self. His vulnerability nearly broke me at times, because he was so hard on himself, but Frankie helped him realise how far he had come and that he could have everything he wanted in his future if he continued to work hard for it. Frankie’s independence was one of my favourite things about her, and I related to her in many ways, especially as a woman in such a male dominated career, who’s always trying to prove that she got there through her skill and knowledge and not anything else. She was wary at first, wanting to keep the whole relationship casual because she knew there was a time limit on their fling, but she couldn’t help falling for Sinclair as he invaded her life with his charm and sweet talking. When life threw her a curve ball, she adapted but still followed her dream of being a coach in Packton, and I loved that about her, she never put her aspirations on the back burner, even when the easiest option would to be give in to Sinclair’s wants, she made him work to be in her life, which is just what the man who had always been given everything needed. Her strength and ability to do what was right for her was such a great character trait, I knew early on she would be okay on her own but she wanted Sinclair too, she just had to make sure he was in it for the long haul. I can’t wait for the next book in this series, which I think got off to a slow start, but I am so glad I persevered and kept reading because Check Swing was amazing, Carrie has written about addiction and dyslexia so well. Ever since I read my first Carrie Aarons book last year, I haven’t missed a release, and that isn’t going to change any time soon! *I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carly Wilson

    ‘Check Swing’ is the third book in the Callahan Family Series by Carrie Aaron’s, and if you love small town sports romances, then these books are your jam. Ever since I read about Sinclair ‘Sin’ Callahan in book two, ‘Stealing Home’, I fell in love with him. I mean, what avid romance reader doesn’t like a beautifully broken bad boy? I felt his pain, and I wanted so much to know more about the black sheep of the Callahan family. I knew there was a story just waiting to be told, and when Arron’s an ‘Check Swing’ is the third book in the Callahan Family Series by Carrie Aaron’s, and if you love small town sports romances, then these books are your jam. Ever since I read about Sinclair ‘Sin’ Callahan in book two, ‘Stealing Home’, I fell in love with him. I mean, what avid romance reader doesn’t like a beautifully broken bad boy? I felt his pain, and I wanted so much to know more about the black sheep of the Callahan family. I knew there was a story just waiting to be told, and when Arron’s announced she’d been writing it, I was so incredibly excited and waiting on tenterhooks. The book is about Frankie, strength coach to the Paxton Pistons, the baseball club that is renowned. She is strong - physically and emotionally - and is an absolute badass in owning her role in a heavily male dominant organisation. Her job is her focus, a promotion her goal, so when the devilishly handsome Sin bumps into her, she doesn’t expect to be bedazzled. He charms her, seems to want to play her game of casual, and she can’t help but feel completely enraptured by him. Sin is now a year sober from the most horrific day of his life. Each day is a struggle, and ever since he has been on a path of striving to prove to not only himself, but to his family that he has changed. For once he wants to be a better man, to care, and to throw himself into working from the ground up for the Paxton Pistons and the stadium that runs in his blood. He never expects to run into a flame-haired woman that would slay him from the onset, but it’s a journey he is very much willing to embark on. Frankie and Sin’s connection runs deep, they both know what it’s like to be addicted to something, and I loved how their addictive personalities made them become equally as obsessed with one another. They’re two people who have guards put up for the fear of what others may think, but when they’re together they become the truest versions of themselves, and it was truly beautiful. I felt their love, and I never stopped rooting for them. But with Frankie not believing in soul mates, and both assuming they are up for casual no strings attached romance until the end of their summer, it creates a rather challenging situation. But when five months later they end up being reunited and back in each other’s lives, they both very much have something new to want to work and strive for. I love how invested Sin becomes, how much he’s willing to fight for Frankie, but also how completely terrified he is to admit he’s fallen under the spell of love. They are stubborn and strong independently, and together they’re that all consuming explosive couple that you can’t help but crave to read more of. This book was everything. Aaron writes sweet heartfelt romances which really resonate and hit all the right nerves. I become entranced by her characters, their quirks and flaws, and she makes it easy for me to visualise every scene as and when it happens. I love all of the books in this series, and each one can be read as a stand-alone or as part of one incredibly amazing heartfelt series. These are love stories that sit right and leave you fully believing in the power and magic of love, and I for one can’t get enough. The perfect read for all small town romance lovers, and those who love unexpected pregnancy tropes. You will be obsessed!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Atlanta Whitlock

    From the first book of this series you get to see glimpses of Sinclair and you can already tell that he’s the black sheep of the family, the party boy and doesn’t take anything seriously. Yet, as you read on you see the components surrounding Sinclair unravel themselves and I honestly love how Carrie Aarons has written him. You can’t help but be intrigued by him from the minute you first hear about him as it’s clear there’s clearly reasons for the way he acts and chooses to do what he does, but From the first book of this series you get to see glimpses of Sinclair and you can already tell that he’s the black sheep of the family, the party boy and doesn’t take anything seriously. Yet, as you read on you see the components surrounding Sinclair unravel themselves and I honestly love how Carrie Aarons has written him. You can’t help but be intrigued by him from the minute you first hear about him as it’s clear there’s clearly reasons for the way he acts and chooses to do what he does, but with this book you’re able to dive in deeper and get to know the real Sinclair. I honestly am impressed with the way that Carrie has handled this book because it’s clear she’s done her research and the issues that happen in this book are very real, but at the same time I’m hoping that readers (if they’re struggling with the same ones that both Sinclair and Frankie have gone through) are able to see that there is help available and that they’re not alone. I love how all of Carrie’s stories always have some type of message or meaning and most of the time people can relate to them. I loved everything about this story and I honestly can’t fault it, everything just seemed to flow perfectly. I’d recommend giving this a read because it’s such an emotional read, but you get to see how things are for Sinclair. It’s been a year since Sinclair gave up the parties, gave up the drinking and has been left to greive and do what he needs to do in order to heal. However, time is now up and his father is sending him to the spring training over at one of the family’s facilities, he ends up meeting Frankie… but she has no clue who he is, which boosts his confidence up as for once he can just go about things and not be judge for who he is or where he comes from. Both him and Frankie end up building a small relationship, but they don’t find the courage to tell each other how they truly feel, but they do end up opening up in other ways to each other and they both reveal their deepest secrets and it’s eye opening for Sinclair. When the three months are over, Sinclair goes back home without a word, which breaks Frankie. However, Frankie has clearly been showing Colleen that she’s good at her job as she ends up offering her a promotion, one which she can’t say no to… So when she arrives in town, all ready for her first day at the Packton Pistons stadium, she’s in for a big shock as she’s been keeping a secret hidden, but when she sees Sinclair there she honestly can’t believe her eyes…. Will they be able to work things out or will Frankie turn back home and not stick with the job because of who Sinclair really is????

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anna Reads Here

    For those who like: » Very hot friends with benefits situation » Legendary baseball families » Sports romance! » Super awesome boss babes who go after what they want » Redemption stories! » Heroes who are flawed and trying to change their lives » SO MUCH STEAM Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Review: By now, you know how much I love and adore the Callahan family. So far, Colleen and Hayes (in Warning Track have been my favourites, but with Check Swing, I think I might have a new favourite pairing in Sinc For those who like: » Very hot friends with benefits situation » Legendary baseball families » Sports romance! » Super awesome boss babes who go after what they want » Redemption stories! » Heroes who are flawed and trying to change their lives » SO MUCH STEAM Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Review: By now, you know how much I love and adore the Callahan family. So far, Colleen and Hayes (in Warning Track have been my favourites, but with Check Swing, I think I might have a new favourite pairing in Sinclair and Frankie. “I wanted to remember her and I as a spectacular shooting star, riding high on the best part of what we were to each other before it all burned out.” Their chemistry is incredible. Right from the moment they meet, it’s beautiful. Of course their initial attraction is very physical, but they get to know each other and things take an interesting turn with them choosing to be friends with benefits and having all of the benefits without the feelings involved. And my god, the steam in this book. They hit the ground running with their sexcapades and it is so hot. But obviously things start to change slowly and it goes from being just sex to something more. But spring training is only for three months and after that, who knows what’ll happen? Besides, Sinclair hasn’t told Frankie who he really is and that’s going to come back to bite him in the ass later. “We’re both damaged.” Sinclair twines his fingers with mine. “Both healed,” I correct him. I’m a sucker for redemption stories and that’s what this is. Walker and Colleen are less than supportive of Sinclair and Frankie and everything that transpires five months after spring training. And while I was so mad at them for their reactions, it’s understandable. This is Sinclair, he’s made mistake after mistake and done stupid things all the time, so they’re not expecting a sudden change in personality or anything. But when they come back around, man, it’s lovely. This family is so special. Read this full review and more on anna reads here Thanks to Carrie Aarons for generously providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers

    Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. You can read as standalone but I highly recommend the series since they are all unique, beautiful, and amazing. I have been waiting for Sin’s story. The bad boy in the family. Just his name is swoon worthy and trouble. Sinclair is the black sheep of the family. The party boy who can’t keep a job even when they are handed to him. His family ownsthe Packton Pistons, each member works for the team in some capacity. He hit Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. You can read as standalone but I highly recommend the series since they are all unique, beautiful, and amazing. I have been waiting for Sin’s story. The bad boy in the family. Just his name is swoon worthy and trouble. Sinclair is the black sheep of the family. The party boy who can’t keep a job even when they are handed to him. His family ownsthe Packton Pistons, each member works for the team in some capacity. He hit rock bottom a little over a year ago and now it was his time to get in the game of life. One year sober and his father sends him to spring training to be an assistant video production manager. A job he didn’t earn but one he hopes to enjoy and stick with. What he wasn’t planning for was her. A woman who intrigues him from the moment he sees her. And, the perk was that she had no idea who he was. He hated not telling her, it let him be himself though. To not just be a Callahan but Sin. A man who made her laugh, hot and bothered, and have a spring training fling with. That was what it was only supposed to be. Three months. No strings attached. Frankie didn’t want anything more than that but when he left, she was heartbroken. Now, she was in Packton with a promotion. She was excited about her new job. What she didn’t expect was to see him. And gets the shock of a lifetime when he is a Callahan. He might want to start fresh but can she trust him after lying about who he was? Was it all a lie? His feelings? His troubles? What else was he hiding? I loved these two! Sin is more than anyone expected. I knew he was something but damn. And Frankie is a badass. She knows what she wants and doesn’t play around. They are both determined and motivated. Together, they are full of passion, love, and laughter. I am so hoping there are more stories in this series! I can see the next book... Quotes: Sinclair is trouble, that’s for sure. Just the kind of trouble I want to try several times before I know better. “I wasn’t aware you were emotionally off-limits. Now my plan to get you to fall in love with me is thwarted.” She snaps her fingers as if to say aw shucks. Like she said, trying harder is worth a lot. In this instance, it’s worth everything.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Cuypers

    Original review This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons! Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series and tells the story of Francesca and Sinclair. Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Sinclair is trouble, that’s for sure. Just the kind of trouble I want to try several times before I know better. Check Swing is already the third book in the Callahan Family series! I st Original review This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons! Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series and tells the story of Francesca and Sinclair. Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Sinclair is trouble, that’s for sure. Just the kind of trouble I want to try several times before I know better. Check Swing is already the third book in the Callahan Family series! I still remember reading the first book like it was yesterday! The Callahan Family series is such an enjoyable series, and it’s more than just about sports. I think that Carrie Aarons is doing an amazing job with this series and I’m falling in love with all the members from the Callahan family! Colleen and Walker were such amazing characters, and I also really liked reading about Sinclair! From the very first page, Check Swing caught my interest. I had to read more about Sinclair and Francesca. I was really interested in these characters and I was curious how this book was going to go. This book talks about addiction, which I think is an important topic. Addiction is still a taboo even though it’s a disease. I’m happy that Carrie Aarons decided to write about this topic. She also wrote about some important topics such as abuse and mental health in the second book, Stealing Home.  Sinclair is the black sheep of the family but he’s finally sober and trying to be better. I loved seeing him grow in Check Swing. I also really loved reading his description of Francesca. I thought it was so cute and sweet. I really loved Frankie because she’s so sassy and she knows what she wants. I really think they’re so cute together, and I enjoyed reading their story. Check Swing was another amazing Romance read by Carrie Aarons! I really love reading the books in the Callahan Family series. It’s such an enjoyable series, and besides the romance, the books also discuss some important topics. Check Swing was a fast paced read and I highly recommend this book, and the other books in the Callahan Family series. You will not regret reading these books!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Abascal Monroy

    Check Swing by Carrie Aarons is the third book in the Callahan Family series. We met Sinclair in the previous books but specially we know more about him in the second one. So from the start of this book we know that he is starting to write a different story for him after that horrible experience. So he start working for the family team and what he doesnt expect is to meet a beautiful redhead that will make him feel of kind of things. Frankie as soon as see Sinclair she is intrigued by him, and S Check Swing by Carrie Aarons is the third book in the Callahan Family series. We met Sinclair in the previous books but specially we know more about him in the second one. So from the start of this book we know that he is starting to write a different story for him after that horrible experience. So he start working for the family team and what he doesnt expect is to meet a beautiful redhead that will make him feel of kind of things. Frankie as soon as see Sinclair she is intrigued by him, and Sinclair loves that she doesn't know his lastname so he can be the real Sinclair with him. Because they know their time in Florida has a deadline they starta kind of friends with benefits relationship, but you can see that there is more to that. The last day in Florida, Sinclair is scared about his feelings for her so he decide to not say goodbye to her. Fastforward 5 months later they find each other again because Frankie is offered a greaat job with the team but little they dont know that Frankie will discover Sinclair secret and Sinclair will discover Frankie secret that we will make them think if what they have was more than a friends with benefits relationship. And also Sinclair will need to overcome his fears of not being enough for Frankie and support her, because at the end they need to think just not about them for about someone else. If you love a great romance story of 2 persons that have had a struggle in life but they want to start over again and write it different. You need to read this amazing story because it will show you that where less you think you can find the love of your life. You just need to have the courage to fight it for it and never let it go. This is my favorite book so far in this series. I mean the previous 2 were really good but something about Sinclair got me!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sunny Shelly Reads

    Check Swing is the third book in Carrie Aarons' Callahan Family series, and Sinclair's story is EVERYTHING! I didn't like him much in the first two books. I chalked him up as an arrogant, lazy, trust fund kid who was refusing to grow up. Which is exactly what Carrie wanted readers to think, I'm sure! Because when Sinclair Callahan fell, he fell HARD. And his climb out of the ashes was wonderful! The guy behind the party animal, the one who is a dyslexic recovering addict who always felt second-be Check Swing is the third book in Carrie Aarons' Callahan Family series, and Sinclair's story is EVERYTHING! I didn't like him much in the first two books. I chalked him up as an arrogant, lazy, trust fund kid who was refusing to grow up. Which is exactly what Carrie wanted readers to think, I'm sure! Because when Sinclair Callahan fell, he fell HARD. And his climb out of the ashes was wonderful! The guy behind the party animal, the one who is a dyslexic recovering addict who always felt second-best in his family, is such a good guy. He's sweet and overthinks everything... including whether or not to lie to Frankie about his family connection to the baseball team they both work for. I get him wanting to be Sinclair... not Sinclair Callahan. Was it right to omit the truth? No. And it came back to bite him, big time. But I get why he wanted that bit of anonymity with Frankie. And that really does not work to his advantage later on! And Frankie... I really loved her fire and gumption. She is a strong, independent female, so of course she felt totally betrayed when Sinclair's true identity comes to light. I loved how these two fell for one another despite their promise to be casual, and how neither of them had the courage to speak up about what they really wanted before spring training was over. When Sin and Frankie come face to face again in Packton, there is alot that they need to unpack between them. I loved how that all plays out, and it wasn't an immediate rush that they are back together. They both have issues to work through, and they do it together. She makes him want to be a better man, and in return she gets the family she never knew she wanted in the crazy Callahans. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha

    So excited seeing the character growth for Sinclair! After getting to know him a little bit in the previous two books of the series, Sinclair was the typical entitled spoiled playboy until everything catches up to him and he hits a turning point in his life where he wants to stay on the straight and narrow and make something of his life. Trying to take responsibility in the family business and find a place in the organization, he heads down to spring training to shadow and work in a part of the So excited seeing the character growth for Sinclair! After getting to know him a little bit in the previous two books of the series, Sinclair was the typical entitled spoiled playboy until everything catches up to him and he hits a turning point in his life where he wants to stay on the straight and narrow and make something of his life. Trying to take responsibility in the family business and find a place in the organization, he heads down to spring training to shadow and work in a part of the organization he hasn’t during the previous season. Frankie has worked in the organization for years and built her brand up while fighting the stereotype of being a woman in baseball. Finally getting a chance to run the show for spring training, she takes it on and knows it’s exactly what she’s to do in life. When Frankie and Sinclair meet, she doesn’t recognize or know who he is, and he ends up taking advantage of that and starts a relationship in secret with her. When spring training is over, she doesn’t ask him to stay and he doesn’t offer, and they’re both heartbroken when he doesn’t say goodbye, but thankfully fate intervenes, and Frankie is called up to the headquarters to take on the team full-time. I was so excited for Frankie to finally get a shot in the big leagues, and she even arrives with a surprise for Sinclair! I loved their relationship and Sinclair having to actually work for things because even when Frankie finds out who he is, it doesn’t change how she treats him. I can’t wait to see who’s next in the Callahan family because I can’t get enough of this series! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Charlene

    I was so eager to read Sinclair’s story as we got snippets of him in the first two Callahan Family books, and he was very interesting, to say the least. From the first page, Check Swing captivated my attention with its entertaining and thoughtful storyline...chock full of surprises that demanded I keep flipping pages! No longer the party animal due to his wild lifestyle almost costing his life, Sinclair is trying to get things on track. While his behaviour might not make him the black sheep of t I was so eager to read Sinclair’s story as we got snippets of him in the first two Callahan Family books, and he was very interesting, to say the least. From the first page, Check Swing captivated my attention with its entertaining and thoughtful storyline...chock full of surprises that demanded I keep flipping pages! No longer the party animal due to his wild lifestyle almost costing his life, Sinclair is trying to get things on track. While his behaviour might not make him the black sheep of the family anymore, he’s still struggling to prove himself. With a new job in the family business (one of the best baseball organizations in the US, the Packton Pistons), he sets out to do just that. Frankie has just been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach for the team’s spring training...no easy feat for a woman, but if anyone can handle it, it’s this independent and feisty redhead. For Sinclair and Frankie, it’s lust at first sight, but what was supposed to be nothing more than a spring training fling becomes so much more. When they have a second chance five months later, secrets and lies are uncovered, and the complications are endless. However, sometimes new complications result in the best things in life. Feet sweeping and swoon worthy is what Sinclair Callahan ends up being...who knew?! Carrie Aarons did a fantastic job writing about real life struggles and the subject of overcoming and healing from addiction, which made Sinclair and Francesca’s love story and hard fought HEA amazing from beginning to end.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Carrie Aarons does it again with another extremely bingeable read in the Callahan Family Series! Reformed bad-boy Sinclair Callahan is given a second chance at life after a stint in a coma after crashing his car under the influence. He's now (basically) forced to spend his first spring sober working Spring Training for his family business. While there, he meets the team's female strength and conditioning coach - what starts off as a couple of nights of fun, quickly turns into something deeper, bu Carrie Aarons does it again with another extremely bingeable read in the Callahan Family Series! Reformed bad-boy Sinclair Callahan is given a second chance at life after a stint in a coma after crashing his car under the influence. He's now (basically) forced to spend his first spring sober working Spring Training for his family business. While there, he meets the team's female strength and conditioning coach - what starts off as a couple of nights of fun, quickly turns into something deeper, but both Frankie and Sin are too afraid to get too serious. While Sin initially doesn't tell her that he's part of the Callahan family, he finds that it might be too late and that his lies might just cause Frankie to re-think everything. Sin and Frankie's story hit me right in the feels - I was so desperately needing a redemption story line for the black sheep of the Callahan family. Both of these characters went on A JOURNEY and I truly didn't see that mid-book twist coming! I love that Carrie included many of the previous characters that I've come to know and love from the first two books - Noelle, Breanna and Isaiah are dream nieces and nephew, and I love how Hannah and Colleen took on a pretty significant role later on in the book. Carrie Aarons writes with such ease and I am SO looking forward to Dahlia's story coming out later this year! If you're looking for a heartwarming, spicy series that you can fly through - pick up this series! *Huge thank you to Carrie Aarons for the Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. 4.5/5 - ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

  23. 5 out of 5

    Meredith Wilson

    Check Swing is the third full-length sports romance novel in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. Told in dual perspectives, get ready to meet Sinclair "Sin" Callahan and Francesca "Frankie" Kade. After almost losing his life due to his wild partying ways, Sinclair is determined to turn his life around. After one year of sobriety, he takes a job as the Assistant Video Production Manager for the Packton Pistons, his family's top-notch baseball team. He may not be the most qualified for the Check Swing is the third full-length sports romance novel in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. Told in dual perspectives, get ready to meet Sinclair "Sin" Callahan and Francesca "Frankie" Kade. After almost losing his life due to his wild partying ways, Sinclair is determined to turn his life around. After one year of sobriety, he takes a job as the Assistant Video Production Manager for the Packton Pistons, his family's top-notch baseball team. He may not be the most qualified for the job, but he is resolved to prove that he deserves to be there. He will do whatever it takes to do so. Frankie's hard work has finally paid off. She is now the head strength and conditioning coach for the team's spring training. This is one step closer to her ultimate goal of working with them full-time. There's only one thing that could possibly stand in her way, and that's the blue-eyed, sexy as sin, Sinclair Callahan. Will the exposed secrets and lies ruin their careers and the second chance that they've been given? Check Swing is an amazing story of rising above in the face of tragedy, of hope and healing and love. I was absolutely blown away. This is truly a special read and not one that should be missed. I can't even put into words what I feel. Sinclair and Frankie stole my heart. I fell head over heels in love with these two, and I have no doubt that you will too. Five stellar storytelling stars!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    Please note: This will contain spoilers for previous books in the series, so read at your own risk! First of all, I loved getting to see Colleen, Hayes, Hannah, and Walker from the first two books. It was cute seeing how their families have progressed since their stories last concluded. (Y’all know that’s something that I love in books, when former characters show up!) We’ve seen Sinclair pop up in the previous books, but we got to see him do a lot of growing up in this one. After his accident in Please note: This will contain spoilers for previous books in the series, so read at your own risk! First of all, I loved getting to see Colleen, Hayes, Hannah, and Walker from the first two books. It was cute seeing how their families have progressed since their stories last concluded. (Y’all know that’s something that I love in books, when former characters show up!) We’ve seen Sinclair pop up in the previous books, but we got to see him do a lot of growing up in this one. After his accident in “Stealing Home,” this book picks up about a year or so later. Sinclair is able to connect with Frankie in a way that he hasn’t with anyone else before, likely because she doesn’t realize who his family is. At least in the beginning, Frankie actually is higher up in the organization (job wise), so technically she kind of has the upper hand there…a little. It was interesting to see the dynamic of Frankie being a female strength coach, and how that impacted her interactions with those around her — both her boss’s, and the players that she was coaching. She’s very independent, and I liked that she didn’t suddenly become dependent once her and Sinclair got together. Overall, I think this was a great addition to the Callahan family series! The fourth book in the series releases this summer (which is previewed in this one!) but I’d be interested in a series following all of their kids as adults sometime in the future as well! Thanks to Carrie for providing me with a copy in exchange for a review!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Smith

    4.5 Stars This is the third book in the series and one I've been looking forward to. Sinclair is the black sheep of his family and feels out of place. Now he is moving forward to a second chance at life. Being forced to the Spring Training facility in Florida will put him on his path of forever. That's where he meets Frankie and he will never be the same again. I give Sinclair a lot of credit he hit rock bottom, but he's put in the work to be a better version of himself. Frankie brings out a side 4.5 Stars This is the third book in the series and one I've been looking forward to. Sinclair is the black sheep of his family and feels out of place. Now he is moving forward to a second chance at life. Being forced to the Spring Training facility in Florida will put him on his path of forever. That's where he meets Frankie and he will never be the same again. I give Sinclair a lot of credit he hit rock bottom, but he's put in the work to be a better version of himself. Frankie brings out a side of him he never knew he truly had. I loved Frankie. I loved her personality, her fiery attitude, and snarky sense of humor. She's making her mark in at man's world. I can't tell you has a female fan of baseball that more woman have roles in this sport as coaches. So seeing Frankie working her tail off as a strength coach made me happy. This was a great addition to this series. I loved seeing Sinclair find his redemption and prove people wrong. Frankie and Sinclair together are adorable. They just made my heart happy. They are two souls that know the fight with an addiction and not let it define them. They are two souls that find a healing touch with one another. They couldn't be more perfect for each other. It made me so happy to see the Callahan's open their arms to Frankie. I had a huge smile on my face seeing Frankie experience a true big family. That was one of my favorite parts. I would so recommend this book!

  26. 4 out of 5

    S_bookblog

    "Check Swing" by Carrie Aarons ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is the third book in the Callahan Family series. It features Sinclair - Sin - and Francesca - Frankie - the ex party boy and the hard working badass. Sinclair was the life of the party and struggled with alcohol and other addictions but after a tragic event he did a 180 and got his life together. (Couldn't wait to read about this part of Sinclair 😍!! - it was teased at before in the previous books) When he's back in the game he meets his dream girl and lies t "Check Swing" by Carrie Aarons ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is the third book in the Callahan Family series. It features Sinclair - Sin - and Francesca - Frankie - the ex party boy and the hard working badass. Sinclair was the life of the party and struggled with alcohol and other addictions but after a tragic event he did a 180 and got his life together. (Couldn't wait to read about this part of Sinclair 😍!! - it was teased at before in the previous books) When he's back in the game he meets his dream girl and lies to her by omission. Like seriously! This was totally gonna end up bad for him 😁 He "lied" because this girl has absolutely no clue who he is. Well I know how this turned out by only reading about the beginning stage... A bit predictable but that's not necessarily a bad thing when the author is great at writing. Luckily Aarons is really talented in bringing characters to life and make predictable stories good to read, as well😁 Enough about Sinclair. Let's talk about Francesca 😍one of my favorite heroines🔥 Shes strong, she's sassy and she's sooo talented! I love my heroines strong. I really liked that the author has no fear of writing about bad situations as abuse, alcoholism etc. Wanna find out all about Frankie and Sins secrets? You'll love this book! A must read in the series and Another great sport romance novel by Carrie Aarons - good job!! 😍

  27. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    Sinclair’s story was such an amazing read. I knew from Walker’s book that Sin’s story would be a tragic yet beautiful read with all he was going through. He was a trust fund baby that threw his whole life into partying, not caring about much, and basically throwing his life away until one day he has a life altering accident that changes his course he is on. A year later he is on the straight and narrow tired of being the black sheep of the family he goes to work for his family’s baseball team tr Sinclair’s story was such an amazing read. I knew from Walker’s book that Sin’s story would be a tragic yet beautiful read with all he was going through. He was a trust fund baby that threw his whole life into partying, not caring about much, and basically throwing his life away until one day he has a life altering accident that changes his course he is on. A year later he is on the straight and narrow tired of being the black sheep of the family he goes to work for his family’s baseball team trying to prove himself worthy. He broke my heart so much because he thought himself worthless and not worthy but when he meets Frankie sees in her a light that brings him hope. Frankie is out to prove she can make it in a man’s world so starting things with Sin is the last thing she tries to do but the attraction is too strong, and they find themselves getting deeper and deeper in a relationship. Can they make things work or are their pasts always going to haunt them to let them down? Can Sin ever learn that he is more than worthy for all the great things in his life or will he always carry his burdens to be deemed the odd man out? Such a great read that will break and heal your heart all in one. Can’t wait for more!!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Katsbookshelf

    Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family Series by Carrie Aarons and I’m a huge fan of the series. This is Francesca and Sinclair‘s story. . Francesca works super hard as a strength and conditioning coach for the baseball team and proved herself in this rather male dominated field. She grew up rather alone and therefore learned to manage her life very well. In addition, she is very tough and badass and such a strong protagonist and I loved that. . Sinclair comes from the huge and succes Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family Series by Carrie Aarons and I’m a huge fan of the series. This is Francesca and Sinclair‘s story. . Francesca works super hard as a strength and conditioning coach for the baseball team and proved herself in this rather male dominated field. She grew up rather alone and therefore learned to manage her life very well. In addition, she is very tough and badass and such a strong protagonist and I loved that. . Sinclair comes from the huge and successful Callahan family, but he never really fit in and is like the black sheep. He also lived a carefree life until this ended very badly and afterwards he is trying to get better. Therefore he now has to work for the family‘s baseball team in Florida and truly has to take some responsibility for the first time. Throughout the book he grew so much and I really liked that you got to see his progress. . The two meet one day when they run into each other and later see each other again in a bar and decide to hit it off. This is a no strings relationship, but they spend more and more time together and learn to value each other. I loved their conversations and for example both have experienced different addictions and I appreciated how real this was presented and how the characters talked about this. Along the way feelings come into it and I loved to follow Francesca and Sinclair‘s journey in this book. . Overall, this is an incredible opposites attract romance, where the characters have to become a real team. 5 stars. (ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.)

  29. 4 out of 5

    KS

    My favorite Callahan couple. This can stand on its own, but to truly understand Sinclair's past - Book 2 is helpful. Sinclair stole my heart - I am a sucker for redeemed characters and he is that and so much more. Frankie is a strong, independent woman who isn't looking for love. Sinclair is a year sober and may have finally found a career that he enjoys. His days of living off his trust fund appear to be over. These two meet, hook-up many times, and start to develop feelings. That's the beginning My favorite Callahan couple. This can stand on its own, but to truly understand Sinclair's past - Book 2 is helpful. Sinclair stole my heart - I am a sucker for redeemed characters and he is that and so much more. Frankie is a strong, independent woman who isn't looking for love. Sinclair is a year sober and may have finally found a career that he enjoys. His days of living off his trust fund appear to be over. These two meet, hook-up many times, and start to develop feelings. That's the beginning of their relationship during Spring Training in Florida. Things really get deeper in Packton. There is a lot of baggage to sort through and both Frankie and Sinclair were frustrating with their quick jump to conclusions and not giving the other person the benefit of the doubt. There is a lot to sort through, but when they do - it is a beautiful sight to see. You have to wait for it though. "We all have a past, Sinclair. Mine is just as ugly as yours. That's what makes us beautiful, as we are right now." That is more and more evident as the story progresses. "I was the realist version of myself when I was with you." Oh my heart!! This was a great story and pulled together the Callahan family well. You can read it as a stand alone, but the story is richer to see how the other characters and families have evolved. I voluntarily requested and read an advance reader copy.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ashleyreads_13

    I have only read a few books by Carrie Aarons and I have never been disappointed, and this is no different. What first caught my attention with this one was the fact that it was based in PA (where I am from) and about baseball. This was the perfect broken romance. Frankie and Sinclair are the perfect people for one another. And what else is better than throwing in a secret baby. I loved everything about this book and was hooked from page one. While I have not read any of the first 2 books in thi I have only read a few books by Carrie Aarons and I have never been disappointed, and this is no different. What first caught my attention with this one was the fact that it was based in PA (where I am from) and about baseball. This was the perfect broken romance. Frankie and Sinclair are the perfect people for one another. And what else is better than throwing in a secret baby. I loved everything about this book and was hooked from page one. While I have not read any of the first 2 books in this series it was such an easy stand-alone. I can’t wait to go back and read through the rest of these books and learn more about the other large characters in this book. These two are perfect for each other and I loved seeing their story develop. Sometimes I get sick of the loving romance and then right before the end something happens, and they break up. This one starts off as a fling and then the universe pulls them back together again. I loved that Frankie was taking huge steps in her career even though she was in a “man's world” being a strength trainer for a baseball team. I’ll let it with if you love romance, people turning their life around for the better, and baseball. This one is for you.

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