Saturday, June 13, 2015
WILD PITCH REVIEW!!
HELLO FRIENDS! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS REVIEW, NOT ONLY IS WILD PITCH BY SLOAN JOHNSON A GREAT BOOK, BUT I HAVE A GUEST REVIEWER, THIS IS ZANDRA'S FIRST REVIEW AND SHE DOES A GREAT JOB WITH ALL OF IT! I HAVE HER REVIEW, LINKS, AND EVEN A EXCERPT, SO LET'S GET TO IT!
ZANDRA PICKED THE PERFECT QUOTE, HERE IS HER REVIEW:
Wild Pitch (Homeruns #1) by: Sloan Johnson
reviewed by: Zandra
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?
I've read Sloan Johnson's books Teach Me, and Godsend and absolutely loved them, so I was so excited to review this one when Bec asked, and being a baseball fan myself I just had to read this book!
This story is about friendship and longing and acceptance. Sean and Mason play baseball but for different teams. Certain circumstances keep Mason from letting their relationship grow into something more. These two characters have to deal with the publicity of coming out to there fans and fellow teammates. Sloan Johnson hits a home run with Wild Pitch!
the 5 baseball hearts rating :)
I LOVE THAT SHE DID THE BASEBALL HEARTS, THESE ARE PERFECT, AND SHE IS RIGHT, WHAT A GREAT BOOK! HERE ARE THE LINKS:
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USE THESE LINKS FRIENDS! HERE IS AN EXCERPT FOR YA:
The four of us lined up, two on each side of Mason in front of the stainless steel bean at Millennium Park. We tried to keep from bitching too much about the fact that we’d all rather be anywhere other than posing for wedding pictures. That wasn’t entirely true; we’d gladly freeze our asses off to make Mason’s future wife happy if she wasn’t the Ice Queen. It seemed fitting that the weather had turned unseasonably cold the night before their nuptials.
I stood directly to Mason’s left, plastering on a smile I hoped no one would realize was completely fake. It took every ounce of self-control I possessed to keep from flagging down a taxi and throwing him inside.
The photographer snapped a few shots and checked them on the LCD screen of his camera. “Okay, those look good,” he called out. Even he looked miserable, and he was dressed in a thick wool coat and bright scarf. “Let’s get a few of just the groom and his best man, then the groom with his father and we’ll get someplace a bit warmer.”
The rest of the guys tried to act cool as they speed walked over to where our winter coats were piled on the ground, leaving just the two of us alone. “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” by Heart blared from Mason’s pocket, signaling at least the fifth call of the day from Teresa. For all of her obsessing over every detail of this wedding, being superstitious of the bride and groom speaking before the wedding apparently wasn’t on her radar.
“Hey, sweetie,” Mason answered, flipping me off as I rolled my eyes. It was immature, but I couldn’t help it. He was so in love with her he couldn’t see what a controlling, manipulative bitch she was. I couldn’t hear what he was saying as he walked away, but it sounded like she was freaking about something. Again. She’d made Bridezilla look calm and laid-back about three phone calls ago.
DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING HUH? AND THAT'S JUST THE PROLOGUE! THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR ZANDRA'S REVIEW OF WILD PITCH! SEE YOU SOON!