Monday, August 8, 2016

Release Blitz: Rounding Third by Michelle Lynn




Title: Rounding Third
Author: Michelle Lynn
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 8, 2016



Blurb

I was destined for stardom.
From the age of seven, I was an all-star.
Parent’s praised me, coaches worshipped me.
As I got older, girls begged for me.
I was Beltline’s baseball God, guaranteed to put this small town on the map.

Then, after one night, that future vanished.

The legend was laid to rest. 
I gave up my scholarship.
I fled from Beltline.
I left behind the girl.

Now, I’m back.






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Rounding Third by Michelle Lynn is a wonderful story of love, healing, and second chances. This story is written so flawlessly from beginning to end. The author definitely stirred up all of my emotions in this book. 
Crosby Lynch was a baseball star and a beloved part of his small town during high school. He and his girlfriend, Ella, had big dreams for the future. They were always going to be together, but then tragedy struck and tore them apart.  Crosby gets his second chance with her when he is transferred to her college on a baseball scholarship. He is determined to get his girl back. Ella, on the other hand, really tries to resist him. When they meet again, she has a boyfriend, but she can't ignore the pull she has to Crosby. Instead of totally giving in, she agrees to be friends. Regardless of their past heartbreak, they have always cared about each other.
There was a point in this story that I got so angry at Ella. I actually had to stop reading this story for a couple of days while I fumed. Once I got over my anger, I pushed through and really enjoyed the rest of the story. Rounding Third was pretty emotional for me. I just wanted Ella and Crosby to fall into a relationship a lot more easily than they did. However, it wouldn't have been much of a story if they had. These characters had it rough and I just wanted one easy thing for them. 
This story is much more than just a sports romance. It is a story of healing and forgiveness. My heart absolutely bled for Crosby. I couldn't help but to cheer him on every step of the way. Ella also had a lot more hurt inside then she let on. She was so afraid of getting her heart shattered again. Second chance stories are a weakness of mine, and this story was a great one!





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Excerpt

Jogging up the stairs to the second floor, I sneak into the back row of the classroom. I pull out my laptop and quickly catch up with the professor’s lecture. The guy a couple seats down passes a syllabus over, and when I turn to thank him, I’m reminded that nothing comes easy in my life.

“Is there a reason you were holding my girlfriend’s hand?” Ella’s boyfriend whispers, sliding into the open seat between us.

Well…shit.

“She won’t be your girlfriend for long,” my cockiness answers for me. My arrogance is a great intimidator that’s always worked in getting me what I want.

“Who are you?”

As his beady eyes try to daunt me, I get an up close look at him. I can see why El might have fallen for him. He’s a safe bet. Probably riding the coattails of his family’s money, paving his way with his arrogant little bitch frat brothers. It only assures me of one thing. I don’t have to fight him for El. This guy wouldn’t start a fight if I fucked her right in the middle of his bed. El is just a trophy to him. He doesn’t love her like I do.

“I’m just an old friend. We have a long history together.” I glance at him from the corner of my eye, offering him a quick wink.

His knuckles whiten as he clenches his pen. It couldn’t be more satisfying, knowing I’m getting under his skin.

His annoyed expression tells me that Ella hasn’t been so open about her life and her past. This guy doesn’t have a shot.

“She’s taken, so keep your hands to yourself.”

A few heads flip around after his voice heightens.

Not needing a professor to hate me on day one, I lean in closer to whisper in his ear, “I can’t make any promises. It’s nothing personal, believe me, but technically, she’s always been mine.” I ease back against my chair right as the professor’s eyes catch mine.

Liam’s head whips around, and I wait for him to ask me to take our discussion outside. But he cowers, like I knew he would.

“Try to steal her away from me, and see what happens,” he says.

“I’m not going to have to try hard. Your time with her was over the moment she saw me.”

The professor forcefully clears her throat, eyeing us. If we don’t end this conversation soon, we’ll both be kicked out.

“Don’t be so cocky, asshole. The fact that I don’t know anything about you, and the fact that she’s never mentioned your name, show what she really thinks of you.”

“You two”—the professor points, and a hundred pairs of eyes turn in our direction—“since you’re so chatty, maybe you should be conducting the lecture this morning?” She crosses her arms over her purple blouse and waits for our answer.

“Sorry, Professor Knight,” Douche Bag says.

“Sorry,” I say.

She nods and starts the lecture back up again, her eyes continuing to linger on us.

He slides over to his original seat.

I strike my earlier thought. I have no idea what El sees in this weak shithead.

I lean over the now vacant chair, testing my luck one final time. “Don’t worry. I’ll be around. We can continue this conversation soon.”

He scoffs me off, shaking his head. His fingers start tapping on the keys of his laptop as he accepts his defeat for this round.


Author Bio



Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around two kindergarteners all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed. 


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