Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: March 15, 2018 Format: eARC
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Source: InkSlinger PR
I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.
Same hair color.
Except…I look harder.
At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.
This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.
It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.
Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.
*Included in anthology, Team Player
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Switch Hitter is Sara Ney’s most recent novella, which was first featured in the sports romance anthology Team Player last year. This novella follows Amelia, a twin, and Dash, the catcher for the baseball team. Amelia gets roped in to going on a date with Dash and pretends to be her sister after her sister realizes she planned two dates for the same night. Switching places was something the twins used to do when they were younger, but now Amelia is over it because she develops real feelings for Dash and can’t do anything about it.
I read Ney’s Douchebag series earlier this year and really enjoyed it. The writing isn’t so great. There’s a lot of wordiness and repetition that can be a little confusing to read, but there’s something about the stories that keeps me engaged, and I can put aside my issues with the writing. This happened in both the Douchebag series and this novella as well.
In Switch Hitter, the romance moved along a little too quickly to be realistic, but it is a novella so things have to happen fast because the story is so short. The story also ends very abruptly. I wish we had a little more closure, because there was nothing at the end to signify that the story was coming to a close, it just ended. Besides the few issues I had with the novella, I was able to push past them and enjoy the story.
This novella is kind of an introduction to Ney’s new sports romance series that will be published soon, and I’m excited to read the new books when they come out!