Review of Sliding Into Second (Kingston Heat #2) by Ella Jade

Sliding Into Second

Second Chance With Her Second Baseman


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Baseball)

Book Length (Est.): 242 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Jilted once before, now it’s her turn to level the playing field.

Hotshot sports reporter Sage Millan has been busy making a name for herself in the male dominated world of baseball. She’s just landed her dream job, and her first assignment is covering the newly crowned World Series champions, The Kingston Crushers. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The only problem…her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she’s ever loved, is the team’s second baseman. Things ended badly between them, and she’s not sure she can put those demons to rest.

Professional baseball player Nicolas Cordova is having the time of his life. His team has just won the World Series, and with the victory comes more fame, women, and exposure than he ever could have imagined. But things are about to change for the sexy, charismatic athlete. He never expected his ex-girlfriend to walk back into his life, much less the locker room.

These days Sage is smarter, more mature, and doesn’t plan on being played a second time. Her appearance stirs old memories for Nic. She’s the one he let get away in the name of his career. He vows he can be the man she needs this time around. Will that be enough to mend her broken heart?

Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Sage knew she still had feelings for her childhood sweetheart, but she somehow convinced herself that it didn’t matter and that it wouldn’t affect her job. Yeah right! Nic is not only crazy sexy, but also super sweet, and he wants a second chance with the only girl he’s ever wanted beside him. There’s only so many times a girl can say no to that perfect combo.

Since high school Nic has only wanted Sage beside him, but when he left college to go play in the minors he had a big decision to make and it was one that was pretty much forced upon him. He wanted it all, the girl and the career, but had to settle hopefully allowing the girl he loved to have it all and in turn he’d have only his career.

Nic is dominant and never relenting in his attempts to win Sage back. Sage has steel walls erected around her heart, but not even they are enough to keep Nic out, and that’ll scare her and make her do crazy things. Denial! Denial! Denial!


“Possessive,” he growled. “I’m not ashamed to admit it.”

The things Nic says to Sage and the little nicknames he calls her by is what made me love this story so much. They were the icing on the already beautiful cake. The reasoning is, I have someone who says those same things and to see a character resemble someone so close to me made me love it all that much more.

“The way you say my name. The look in your eyes when you’re about to come. I’ve forgotten nothing, my goddess of love.”

Sliding Into Second is a beautiful story about second chances and never giving up on love. I cannot wait to see what else the Kingston Heat series has in store and I look forward to reading book 3, Rosalie’s Player. I mean Nic did sort of promise her one and it should be quite interesting to see how he pays that debt.

My Favorite Moments: I really enjoyed all the little fits of jealousy Nic had when it came to Jason.

“All he could think about was Sage in her sexy purple underwear. But when he pictured her, she wasn’t with him. She was in Jason’s arms, smiling as he stroked her cheek and kisser her knuckles. Bastard!”

Jenn 5 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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