Book Review: Strike (The Completion Series) by Holly S. Roberts

Strike Cover


Strike is the second book in the Completion Series. There is no connection to Play (book I) except the sports theme. Strike is a standalone HEA novel.

Nineteen-year-old Jaycee Shumway breaks into professional baseball player, Reed Tyler’s home, to steal the second most valuable set of balls he owns. Neither of them expect their striking attraction or battle of wills to lead them to a homerun.

Jaycee has more than herself to worry about. When Reed discovers she has a younger brother and sister, he’s quickly caught up in their world of need and heartbreak.

Baseball season begins and the separation puts Reed and Jaycee’s game on hold. With bases loaded and hearts on the line, will Reed convince Jaycee that she needs him to win or will Jaycee strike out and walk off the field forever?

This New Adult book is intended for mature audiences.


It’s the bottom of the ninth bases are loaded.  2 outs with a man on second base, Holly Robert’s is at the plate, with a full count.  Her team needs her to hit a 2 run homer so they can win the game.  Holly has played her heart out today ladies and gentleman.  Can she do it?  The pitcher approaches the mound, looking intensely at his catcher he nods his head in agreement and prepares to throw his pitch.  Suddenly all things stand still – it’s just the pitcher and Holly facing off.  The ball flies towards the plate and Holly swings the bat with immense power and will.  The bat connect with the ball with a loud pop, it’s a long fly ball.  The crowd is on their feet, the man on second starts sprinting to third base as Holly slowly jogs to first never taking her eye off the ball.  It’s going….it’s going…its goneeeeeeeeeeee ladies and gentleman.  Holly Roberts has hits a 2 run homer in the bottom of the ninth and The Completions win the World Series!!!!! 

WOW!!  Strike was amazing – I loved her first book in the series – Play and this was no different.  Holly truly hit it out of the park with this fun.  Strike is a fun, sexy, and flirty afternoon read that left me craving more.  I am thinking maybe soccer next?  The storyline, the characters, the humor, the steam it truly had it all and it was a joy to read.

Reed Tyler, baseball player extraordinaire, is sexy and fun.  He has a bit of an alpha side to him too which was just a bonus.  What I found that I loved most about him was his heart.  His heart was made of pure gold and he truly did wear his heart on his sleeve.  Yes he was successful and rich beyond his imagination playing a game that was born in his blood but he loved it.  He didn’t let his fame and fortune go to head – he saw people for who they were on the inside and not what they had in their bank account.  He swooned me over from the very beginning and kept my heart until the very end.

Jaycee has never had an easy life – after losing her mother she was left to raise her younger brother and sister on her own.  Jaycee always puts her brother and sister before herself and knows that from how she was raised and with not having the best role model; that love doesn’t last forever. 

Everything changes one night when a desperate Jaycee decides that it’s time to steal Reed Tyler’s balls.  That chance encounter will change everything that Jaycee has ever known and believed.  Reed doesn’t give in easy and wants so much more than Jaycee is willing to give and more than she believes she has in her. 

Will Jaycee learn to trust again and give all of herself to Reed?  Will Reed’s career and Casanova ways cause him to lose the one gift that he never knew he wanted or needed?

Again I say this – I love Holly Roberts!  Strike is fun and flirty and oh so sexy.  She really did hit the ball out of the park with this one.  Strike has enough story, steam, and laughter to take you into extra innings but there is no need because Holly proved that she has what it takes to hit the game winning homer.  She most certainly did NOT strike out with Strike!   Go grab a copy and enjoy Reed and Jaycee – don’t strike out.



I was given an ARC for an honest review of Strike by Holly Roberts for Swoon Worthy Books. First thing is first, I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Reed Tyler!! Holly Roberts has hit a homerun. This book is one Steamy and fun read that will melt your panties!

We first meet Jaycee, she is the caretaker for her younger brother and sister and when an opportunity presents itself to get enough money to help with the financial aspect of raising two kids, Jaycee can’t pass it up. But it leads her to one of the hottest men that she has ever seen, professional baseball player Reed Tyler(SWOON), but also leads her to feelings that she can’t explain either.

Reed Tyler is your hot, sexy Alpha male. He gets what he wants and what he wants is Jaycee. At first he is all out to get her because she has broken into his house, but then sees a different side of Jaycee and wants to help her and her brother and sister. Reed has such an amazing heart. You do not find many books that at the very beginning the character shows you his soft side. I have absolutely fallen in love with Reed.

This is the second book in the Completion Series, but it can be read as a standalone. I am hoping we get a big bad hockey player soon. She has brought us wonderful stories in football with Play and now in baseball with Strike. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.