Review & Cocktail: Cleat Catcher by Celia Aaron and Sloane Howell

About Cleat Catcher…

What happens when an unrepentant Cleat Chaser meets the player of her dreams?

Nikki Graves has a history of going through the baseball roster with an eye for talent–the kind of talent that keeps things spicy between the sheets. But, once she meets Braden Bradford, catcher for the Ravens, her talent scout days are done. He’s the one.

Braden has never met a woman like Nikki, and he can’t get enough of her smart mouth and big heart. But life isn’t always as direct and certain as the connection between Braden and Nikki. When family objections and career trajectories begin to crowd the plate, will Braden be able to keep his catch of a lifetime?

Content Note: This book is a hilarious, crude, and irreverent novel with long bats, dirty mouths, and big balls. Here’s a litmus test so you can figure out if this is a book you might enjoy. Give the following sample sentence a look. If it makes you clutch your pearls, this isn’t the book for you. Ready? Here goes:

“Hey, Braden, do me a favor and shut your crusty c#$%&flaps for a minute. I’m trying to attend a high quality clambake here, and your c%$&-blocking ways are doing nothing for my p$#%@-slaying abilities.”
If you laughed, smirked, snorted, or generally thought “that’s filthy, and I like it” then go ahead and give Cleat Catcher a one-click; you won’t regret it.


Genre: Romance, Erotica, Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance

Authors: Celia Aaron and Sloane Howell

FOR A LIMITED TIME: Get The Cleat Chaser Duet (#1&#2) Right Freaking NOW for $.99 @ Amazon

Oh Celia and Sloane, how much do I love thee…let me count the ways.

As you Smutaholics know, there are lots of elements that make a good story. For me the ideal romance needs to have: humor, action, characters, with both good and bad qualities, lots of scorching sex, and a choice redeemable—AH HA, if you will, —moment. HEAs aren’t necessary, but if it happens in a way that compliments the story without being cheesy then that’s disco.

And let me tell you, my favorite smut writin’ duo, Sloane and Celia ain’t laid no Mendoza Line with Cleat Catcher—more like a fucking upperdecker!! Grand slam y’all.

In fact, these two have managed to write yet another kick-ass story that not only gets you excited about shit talking dirty mouthed baseball hotties, but also smacks you right in the feels. Oh Sultan of Smut…Sweet tits…I heart you both so much.


So what makes the Cleat Catcher Duet ( #1 and #2) so fantastic? Let me give ya a little backstory…

First we have Easton and Braden, the most magical battery in smutball.  The pitcher (Easton) and catcher’s (Braden) bromance is one for the ages. The amount of loyalty and love that they have for each other has me all “BFF GOALS!” but don’t get things twisted. They’re not romantically involved—that would be hawt on paper. They’re just best friends that happen to date Kyrie & Nikki—a couple of best-fuckin’-bitches—that are just as magical together as BREASTON (Yes I just shipped their baseball playin’ asses!). Seriously, Easton and Braden are each other’s biggest fans and I’m ok with that.


INFO BOMB: (Pitcher) Easton and (fashion mag editor) Kyrie hookup in Cleat ChaserCleat Catcher features (catcher) Braden and (Kyrie’s editorial assistant) Nikki’s story.

Cleat Catcher picks up right where Cleat Chaser left off and let me tell you, the opening scene—hysterical! I mean, if you’ve ever attempted to wax any of your delicate lady bits yourself for the first time, you’ll feel Nikki’s pain!!  And as the story progresses, things heat up both on the field and in the bedroom.


Do you like hotter than hell pairings in your romance? Let me tell you, Nikki and Braden are so hot together they’re fire.

Also, there’s plenty of sports action and commotion to keep the plot sufficiently guessy…but not so much that you feel like your reading some daytime drama.



  • The sexier than hell Easton and Kyrie are amazing supporting characters in this one.
  • Kasey— and her fabulously foul mouth—is back. (Hide all the sexy kittens cause Kasey’s on the prowl…) Damn, is she ever back. And just a hilariously naughty as before.
  • Coach is back with the best one liners a person in charge of overgrown kids can deliver.
  • We’re given more hilarious banter, action, and “awe” moments that make the game of baseball and the amount of heart it takes to play it well truly endearing.

To say that Cleat Catcher is awesome would be an understatement. There’s storyline, sex, and cozy fuzzy feels in all the right places and I loved it. LOVED.It.


In fact, Cleat Catcher was such a sweet addition to Cleat Chaser that I was libatiously  inspired to  honor Kyrie and Nikki—the amazing women that caught and stole their baseball hotties’ hearts.

Smutaholics, I present to you …


Cocktail: the Sweet Cleat Snatcher


1-2-3 oz (depending on how stiff you want it) of Pinnacle Whipped Vodka. Whipped vodka is ambrosia (sweet nectar of the Gods) and If you’ve read my any of my other reviews, you already know it’s my liquor MVP featured on lots of my drink rosters. It’s so delicious just like Braden and Nikki’s sweet love.

2-3 oz (also dependent on how sour you like things) of Lefty O’ Doul’s Key Lime Margarita Mix . This shit is ridiculous. It’s so good that you can’t taste what you’ve mixed into it. But be careful, and drink slow, cause it’ll hit ya like a beanball to the head.

2-3 oz of Barritts Ginger Beer


A large tumbler (I use my Yeti)


There’s really no special skill involved in mixing this drink. You can just dump all those fab ingredients into a tumbler and mix it up before you swig it back. MIXERS TIP: If you really want to get brave go for it , ease off of third base towards home, with The Sweet Cleat Snatcher, add some freshly muddled basil. HOME JUST GOT STOLE FOLKS! STRAIGHT UP STOLE!


WARNING: The Sweet Cleat Snatcher is ridiculously delicious. In fact, it’s so good that you can’t taste any booze in what you’ve mixed so drink up! But be careful, cause it’ll hit ya like a beanball to the head if your drinking um too fast.  Kinda like if you’re a batter crowding Easton’s plate, you’ll want to avoid the brushback that this drink can deliver. Cheers!



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