Series: Men of Summer #1
Published by Independently Published on 6th July 2021
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Falling for the rookie wasn't part of the plan. As a pro athlete, I have one unbreakable rule when it comes to men -- Don't date another baseball player.
Good thing I haven't been tempted once in four years in the majors. Until the day a rising star walks into my locker room. Outgoing, affable, and sexy-as-sin, Grant has confidence and talent for miles. He seems to get me too, maybe because we each have our fair share of secrets and scars -- ones we'll both fight to protect.
But, I've got far too much trouble in my past to want to bring any into my present. All the more reason to resist the kind of dirty deeds his lips and eyes promise. Even after I plant a scorching, hot kiss on the rookie one night after a game. Even after he sends me the world's sexiest selfie.
But when Grant reveals his biggest secret, I'm so damn ready to rip up the rulebook. Turns out he's a virgin and he wants me to help him get around all the bases. The only rule? Don't fall in love with him as we go.
‘Scoring With Him’ feels like an all-out, very ballsy (pun intended, given the subject matter) M/M sports romance by Lauren Blakely, now that she’s gotten into the swing of publishing same-sex romances.
I must admit that I know nothing about baseball (and frankly, don’t really care to) so the sports-angle dimmed the enthusiasm I had for this pairing quite a bit, but that is clearly my own issue, seeing as I was here mainly for Grant and Declan…and their very serendipitous meeting and getting together.
Ish. Because there are still many things left hanging.
Blakely writes mostly angst-free stuff which gave me the confidence, despite knowing that there was going to be a cliffhanger at the end, to keep going through the book and join Grant/Declan’s journey that went from teammates to hot-and-heavy steadily. By and large, I liked Grant’s confidence and focus (who says “virgin = innocent/dumb?”) and the snippets of vulnerability Declan had about him; that the storytelling had a certain vibe of maturity helped make this an easy one to go through.
There isn’t too much I can go on with at this point nonetheless, seeing as it all ended on an unsatisfactory note. The rushed twist in the tale had me standing back and wondering if that came just for the sake of creating more drama and excitement in lieu of the sequel and if so…it’s still a while to go before Grant/Declan’s HEA comes into print.