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Review: Cleat Chaser by Celia Aaron and Sloane Howell









Cleat Chaser Final.jpgKyrie Kent hates baseball. She hates players even more. When her best friend drags her to a Ravens game, she spends the innings reading a book… Until she gets a glimpse of the closer—a pitcher who draws her like magnet. Fighting her attraction to Easton Holliday is easy. All she has to do is keep her distance, avoid the ballpark, and keep her head down. At least, all that would have worked, but Easton doesn’t intend to let Kyrie walk so easily. When another player vies for Kyrie’s attention, Easton will swing for the fences. But will Kyrie strike him out or let him steal home?

Full disclosure: This is an erotic romance full of hot guys in tight baseball pants, even more guys in tight baseball pants who know how to swing a big stick, and explicit sex.







“Baseball players were just that — players.”

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Kyrie Kent knows what she’s talking about — she’s been burned badly by one of the Boys of Summer.

A former cleat chaser (i.e., a sports groupie), Kyrie is now reluctant to even be near a sports venue. When her best bud, Nikki (a cleat chaser extraordinaire), starts dating the home team’s catcher Braden, Kyrie is reluctantly dragged to a Ravens game. Kyrie’s a smart girl who knows how to protect her heart — rather than watch the game, she whips out her Kindle.  Yup, all that luscious maleness on the field in tight uniforms and Kyrie has eyes only for her e-reader. When Kyrie’s eyes inevitably do wander, they land on hottie pitcher Easton Holliday. Easton is initially distracted by this chick who has the audacity to read a Kindle rather than observe his talents. Upon closer inspection, Easton takes note of Kyrie’s bodacious charms and, bam, his annoyance becomes insta-love (okay, insta-lust). A reluctant Kyrie finally meets the eager Easton and their chemistry can’t be denied. After a few bumps in the road, along with a reappearance by the ex-player who broke Kyrie’s heart, Easton and Kyrie get their HEA.

Cleat Chaser is a collaborative effort between authors Celia Aaron and Sloane Howell.

The idea of erotica set in the world of baseball seems like a grand slam (forgive me).  Between the locker room smack and promise of sweaty, toned bodies, one would think it ideal for some truly steaming scenarios. While Cleat Chaser does contain the hot-sex-up-against-a-wall, or hot-sex-in-the-locker-room play, it’s predictable and very vanilla.

Filthy-speak plays a significant role in erotica, but constant use of it in non-sexual settings negates it purpose. Example: Easton’s sister, Kasey, is a girl who likes girls. Her dialogue contains just about every lesbian sexual euphemism known — so much so that it becomes tiresome to read her character. It seems to this reader that the character of Kasey exists more as a device to include some BDSM F/F scenes, rather than providing insight and counseling to her brother, Easton.

If you’re looking for erotica involving jocks, specifically themed around baseball, Cleat Chaser is for you. Note: Cleat Chaser contains explicit sexual scenes with themes of M/F, F/F, and BDSM. It is erotica, and as such, is targeted for a specific audience — don’t take the kids to this game.



*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.*





Celia Aaron is the self-publishing pseudonym of a published romance and erotica author. She loves to write stories with hot heroes and heroines that are twisty and often dark. Thanks for reading.


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Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes dirty stories. When not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him on Twitter posting something goofy.

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