Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~~ Triple Play by Sloane Johnson
Drew Jackson seemed to have it all. He has a family who loves and supports him, a tight circle of friends, and is a rising star with the Milwaukee Mavericks. Then, it all begins to unravel. Cam, the only man he’s ever loved, falls head over heels for Drew’s teammate. He makes a critical mistake in the playoffs that he’s not sure he’ll be able to recover from. And then, his world really crashes around him…
Eric Sapp may no longer play for the Mavericks, but he’s still one of the guys. No one could have imagined how much his life would change when he agreed to help his former teammates mourn the end of their run for the pennant. After stopping a brutal attack, Eric is forced to face the feelings that’ve been growing for his roommate, Drew. That’d be much easier if Drew wasn’t hell-bent on pushing everyone away as he recovers.
Neither of them were counting on Bryce Shaw. He and Drew enjoyed the one night they spent together, but knew it was unlikely they’d be anything more since they lived in different parts of the country. After Bryce is relocated to help a failing LGBT homeless outreach, he wants to explore something more with the Mavericks’ short stop.
As much as Eric wishes he could be the one to help his friend, he knows Bryce holds the key to Drew’s recovery. Will pushing the two back together be the biggest mistake of his life or will they all learn there is strength in numbers?
Every time I read a Sloan Johnson book, I am in awe of the multitude of facets she intertwines in her stories. Triple play is full of layers with some serious content, but is not weighed down. Like it’s predecessors, it has a wonderful balance of emotion, humour and full blown sexiness. It’s an inspirational story with unconventional love… Three men navigating their way through life, relationships and possibly love. Who is to judge what is normal?! Sloan has proven that love is love and made a believer out of me! It is written with three POVs, which is unconventional in itself. I loved getting into the head of each character. It made the story feel even more real.
I was so pleased with the way all three books in the Homerun series were braided together into this one. After a horrific event, Drew, Eric and Bryce are brought together. The story focused on their relationship, but we got more then a glimpse of all the other guys. The series has such a wonderful array of characters…. Each one bringing something special to the series. All the guys are more like family then just friends. A major support system for one another. Besides the camaraderie and the avant-garde love story, Triple Play delves into the still present plight of the gay man. Society has come far, but not far enough in our acceptance. I was thrilled that Sloan blended this into the book. On the lighter side, it was fun, flirty and dirty. The three boys will have you wrapped around their fingers. I couldn’t figure out who I loved more… Each of them transformed and became a better person as the story progressed.
Sloan always delivers great sex scenes, but she took Triple Play to a whole new level. She totally had my blood pumping. I only wished she had put in more! Hee hee… Some would call the scenes TABOO, I say they were HOT, but also amorous. As always Sloan Johnson rocks!! She continues to put out books we adore.
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About Sloan Johnson
Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.
When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.
Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?
Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.