Matt Blanco is a legend on the Brooklyn Eagles, but time and injuries have taken their toll. With his career nearing its end, he’s almost made it to retirement without anyone learning his biggest secret: he’s gay in a profession not particularly known for its tolerance.
Iggy Rodriquez is the hot new rookie in town, landing a position in the starting lineup of the team of his dreams and playing alongside his idol, Matt Blanco. Iggy doesn’t think it can get any better, until an unexpected encounter in the locker room with Matt proves him wrong.
A relationship—and everything it could reveal—has never been in the cards for Matt, but Iggy has him rethinking his priorities. They fall hard for each other, struggling to make it through trades, endorsement deals, and the threat of retirement. Ultimately they will be faced with a choice: love or baseball?
This may be the most perfect story I have ever read! I am a huge lover of a complete story, I want every question answered and I got that with this one. Wow!
Iggy Rodriguez is a rookie on the Brooklyn Eagles, a Major League Baseball team. He has wanted to play ball his whole life, a dream only second to getting to play ball with his childhood idol Matt Blanco.
Matt Blanco is fighting injuries and age to stay on top. The last thing he needs is a hot new rookie to distract him. A late night encounter has sparks flying and sets them on a course that could either make or break them.
Neither player is ready to “out” themselves or their budding relationship, but the stress of hiding takes a toll. Battling trades, injuries, and post retirement career have each man wondering is baseball is really all they need.
This story takes place over 4 years. I’m a greedy reader, I love when you can see a relationship progress over time. You really feel the connection and the love and the story stays with you so much longer.
I started reading this book this morning and couldn’t stop until it was finished, it was that good. I’m not a huge baseball fan and I still immensely enjoyed it.
I enjoyed watching the relationship unfold without the usual pressure to “make it official,” or declare undying love. It just progressed naturally, and felt genuine and so real. I love that when Matt came out he didn’t force Iggy to do the same. The mutual respect and admiration was evident on every page.
The plot moved along at a steady pace and the characters were well rounded and engaging. All of the normal plot points and some questions I had that would normally be left unanswered were all addressed. I wasn’t left wondering on anything and that makes me so happy and doesn’t happen often enough.
And the ending, could it have been more perfect? I don’t think so! It so perfectly matched the story and the couple.
I haven’t read anything by Kate McMurray before but I am definitely running out to read more.
5 pieces of eye candy