I received this book for free from Candi Kane PR, Purchased in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Dugout by Meghan Quinn
Series: Brentwood Baseball #2
Narrator: Sebastian York, Samantha Peachwood
on September 19, 2019
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Source: Candi Kane PR, Purchased
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Let me ask you a question:
If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?
Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.
That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.
They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.
One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.
Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.
For some reason when this book first came out, I didn’t join into the blog tour for it. So while home on quarantine, I ended up ordering my own paperback copy to read. Then a chance to listen to the audiobook came up, and it was right before my trip to Branson, so I signed up for that, and was able to listen to it on my drive down. But I brought my paperback with me, for when I wasn’t in the car and could read when I wasn’t listening. Either way, reading or listening, it was just as good as any other book in the series.
What I loved of course was visiting with characters that were from other books. Like Knox’s mom, or Mama G! And then all the boys we’ve met from the other books, especially my favorite Jason, and of course Millie’s brother Cory. But Millie was awesome. I mean, while I am in no way like her in her love and knowledge of all things having to do with baseball, so much of her behavior is me. Like when she compared herself to Baby in Dirty Dancing when she said “I carried a watermelon”, that is me. So many times I do that. Always when there are guys that are cute, or that I’m attracted to. But then, there was the cookie moment, oh my gosh! I was laughing so hard as I listened while I was driving. I’m sure anyone who was driving around me thought I was crazy.
Now, one thing that was different for me than with the other books in this series, the moment when the author usually takes and rips my heart out didn’t hit me quite as hard this time. It wasn’t as insurmountable for me for some reason. Not to say I didn’t have a few tears streaming down my face at times, but I wasn’t quite as devastated. And that’s not a bad thing really, because hey, how many times can Meghan Quinn rip my heart out and then me keep putting it back in at the end? Except, I’ll continue to let her do it, because I love her stories so much!
The narrators for this audiobook were good. Of course I always love Sebastian York, even if his voice is usually more of a serious, dark romance interest in my mind. And I hadn’t heard the other one before, or at least I don’t think I have? Samantha Peachwood, but she was good and fit perfectly for what I’d imagined Millie sounding like.
Meghan Quinn has hit another one out of the park!