Grand Slam by J.T. Cheyanne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
J.T. Cheyanne may be new in the MM genre arena, but she has successfully made her readers fall in love with her characters.
Grand Slam is about a jock and a geek, yes, but the story was sweet and dreamy and that is what made it a great read.
Here's the blurb:
All of his life, Spencer Hightower dreamed of playing baseball in the Major Leagues. He survived growing up gay in rural Alabama due to his impressive skill on the baseball diamond. Now living in Rhode Island and playing for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, he’s only a few steps away from his goal.
Brock Kinkaid, CPA, faced each day with a smile that hid his deepest desire. He wanted to be a father. Unfortunately, the gay men he knew were not into the daddy scene. Resigned to being childless, he lavished his attention on his niece and nephew. When Corey won tickets to see the local baseball team in action, they suckered him into taking them despite the fact he loathed the game. Who would have guessed one homerun ball would change everything?
It was really nice reading a book about two main characters who learned to know about and love each other. Yes, their backgrounds were quite different, and for once: YES! The jock was not a successful multimillionaire sports star yet. In fact, it is Brock, the supposedly boring CPA, who was earning more money at this time in their lives. So this plot made the two men all the more lovable and relatable because readers are assured that there was no millionaire/billionaire iffy relaysh going on.
This was a sweet story about two sweet men without the usual cheesy romance. It showed that communication is very important if one were to hope for a committed relationship, that it is best to put it all on the table before a white lie become something worse.
Now for the bad part: there were some moments where I found my head cocked to the side wondering - hmmmmm, that came out of nowhere. Then there was the dropping of a very important incident. It did not ruin the story. I just wish the author J.T. Cheyanne had explored that subject matter more expanded her work so the whole story comes out complete.
Otherwise, take out that bad part and one can find themselves loving the characters and the read. It's also HEA so that about completes it.
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