Series: Cloverleigh Farms #5
Author: Melanie Harlow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Edition/Pages: Ebook, 309 pages
I received an arc copy of this from the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
Tyler Shaw was supposed to be one of the best pitchers of all time. But he career ended in disaster when he could no longer control his pitches – the world series nonetheless. Now he hides out in his secluded cabin in the woods avoiding people and their unanswerable questions.
Tyler is back in his hometown for his younger sisters wedding and comes face to face with April Sawyer, the woman he’s had an unbreakable connection with his high school.
Being with her feels like coming back to himself and the chemistry between them is hotter than ever. But life keeps throwing them curve balls and Tyler isn’t sure if he’s ready to face the past.
➸ POV: 1st Person, April & Tyler’s POV
➸ April Sawyer: 36, Wedding Coordinator at Cloverleigh Farms, 2nd oldest of 5 sisters
➸ Tyler Shaw: 36, All-star pitcher, Recently lost his ability to pitch, Quit baseball, Angry, Loner
➸ Content Warnings: Adoption, OCD like habits, Bullying, Death of a parent
I’m not at all prepared to say goodbye to this series 😭❤️
Everything about this series just make my heart full. The Sawyer sisters have the most amazing and supportive relationships. I love how much they build each other up and can lean on each other through anything. I truly wish Cloverleigh Farms was real place, I want to be a part of this amazing place.
This was the first sports romance in this series, and I really enjoyed it! Tyler is dealing with some really difficult and heavy things and not always in the healthiest way. His character growth throughout this was really wonderful to watch. Not only did I love his relationship with April, but I also adored his relationship with is sister Sadie. Melanie Harlow just really knows how to write amazing sibling relationships!
The chemistry between April and Tyler was amazing. I loved the slow build and tension that was created by these two being so determined to not have a physical relationship. It made it so much more impactful when they finally got together!
I also really loved adoption story line in here!! I can’t speak on the accuracy, but I loved how positive and loving this storyline was. Melanie Harlow has this unparalleled knack for covering heavy topics in beautiful, heartwarming ways.
Overall I absolutely loved this conclusion and I definitely teared up near the end at April’s speech. This series is criminally underrated in my opinion and I want to recommend it to everyone. If you want an amazing, steamy romance full of supportive familial relationships and a setting you’ll want to dive into, pick up this series immediately!