**Book 2 in the Homeruns Series**
Jason Klein’s living with the fallout from a decision he knew was the right one at the time. He never told anyone about the love of his life, which left him to mourn alone when he found out the man he gave his heart to had been killed in combat. Now, his heart has had time to heal, but he’s not sure he’s ready to let himself move on. Until he meets Cam Morgan…
Without a job lined up following graduation, Cam Morgan took his best friend up on his offer to move to Milwaukee and stay with him until he could get on his feet. The last thing he wanted to do the day after getting to town was go to a party filled with a bunch of jocks. Sure, they were “professional athletes” but Cam was convinced that bigger bank accounts didn’t make them any more accepting of people like him. He certainly didn’t expect to meet Jason, the Mavericks’ catcher who broke every stereotype he’d had.
What started out as one hot, sweaty night together quickly grows into something deeper. Jason welcomes Cam into his home and his life, but now he has to teach the younger man that it’s not a sign of weakness to let people help you.
This being the second book in Sloan’s Homeruns Series, I was itching to read this book. I found myself loving every bit of it as much as her first. Where Wild Pitch is the story of 2 major league baseball players, Curve Ball gives you a major leaguer, Jason Klein, the catcher for the Mavericks and a man so totally his opposite, Cam Morgan, a recently graduated culinary student.
Jason Klein is the starting catcher for the Mavericks. Where Jason’s closet is boarded up and locked tight, Cam is out and proud. Jason is happy wearing wrinkled shorts and his Flash Gordon t-shirt. Cam is pressed and matched all the way to his underwear.
See total opposites and we all know what they say about opposites.
Their chemistry is off the charts steamy, but neither want a boyfriend, so they agree to keep it friendly and casual. For obvious reasons: Jason is a major league ball player, travels constantly and being gay isn’t as welcoming as he’d like it to be. Cam agrees. Looking to put his newly earned culinary degree to work, he is not planning on staying in Milwaukee for long.
Where Jason is calm, Cam is a spitfire. But it works. They complement the other.
But they’re both keeping secrets.
Jason is hiding his past from Cam. A former love. The love of his life. His nightmares are back, but he’s hesitant to let Cam in.
Cam’s past has taught him that he cannot rely on anyone but himself. He worked hard and put himself through college. He is first to help others, but cannot accept that help when needed.
Johnson runs you through the gamut of emotions with Curve Ball, but what I was left with was a very sweet story between two men with very different pasts. Pasts that were holding back their futures. It was maddening and I loved it. So many feels.
Amazon link: Curve Ball (Homeruns Book 2)
**Book 1 in the Homeruns Series**
There’s never been any question in Sean Tucker’s mind that he’d do whatever it took to make it to the major leagues and be one of the best pitchers of his time. The day he acknowledged to himself that he was gay was also the day he vowed to stay in the closet in order to chase his dreams. The problem is, he never counted on Mason Atley.
Sean showed rookie short stop Mason Atley the ropes, both on the field and off. The two forged a friendship which continued as both of them moved through the ranks of the farm system and into the majors. Unfortunately, there’s always been one secret Mason never felt he could share with Sean. Until now.
For seven years, Sean lived with the fact that he loved a man who would never reciprocate. When Mason admits that he’s always known he’s bisexual but has never allowed himself to pursue a relationship with a man, will Sean be able to put aside his reservations about starting a relationship with the friend he’d always assumed was straight? And more importantly, will they be able to find a way to stay together when their careers keep them apart more than they can be together?
Amazon link: Wild Pitch (Homeruns Book 1)
Sloan’s third book in the Homeruns Series, Triple Play, is due out September 29, 2015.
I hadn’t given it much thought at the time. I’d actually played it off as a combination of my confusion combined with pain killers. I’d thought about what it’d be like to not have to choose between Eric and Bryce. I’d dreamed of coming home to both of them, seeing them making out on the couch and me joining in the fun. Both Eric and Bryce had a bit of the bad boy look going for them and the image of them together was fucking hot as hell. Unfortunately, that was the type of shit that only happened in cheesy porn.
“Hey, you okay there?” I shook my head as Mason stared at me. I quickly glanced down to make sure my daydreaming hadn’t caused any issues to arise.
“Yeah, I think I might have overdone it today,” I said, hoping it’d be a plausible excuse. “I’m going to head upstairs.”
Eric stopped me at the bottom of the steps. “You okay? Don’t let whatever Mason said piss you off. You know he tends to run his mouth without thinking.”
I simply shook my head, wishing I could tell Eric what was really on my mind. Without thinking about what I was doing, I leaned in and gave Eric a chaste kiss. I wound my hand around the back of his neck, enjoying the moment. “I’m fine, really. I’m going to head upstairs.”
“Okay, well you know where I’ll be.” Thankfully, if anyone said anything about me kissing my roommate, they’d waited until I was out of ear shot.
I stripped down to my boxers and prayed that tonight would be the night I wouldn’t be haunted in my dreams. Both the good and bad dreams were making it impossible to feel rested when I woke up in the morning.
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