#FiveBlushReview #ItsLive ~~ The Dugout by Meghan Quinn
Louisa 5 Blush Review
One of my top reads of 2019!
Meghan Quinn is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her writing, her beautiful mind, her storytelling abilities…she has it all.
The range of emotions that I went through while reading The Dug Out was immense. I LOVED everything about it. A college-aged sports romance has been on my kindle quite a bit lately and Meghan Quinn is by far the best.
Carson is on his way to baseball stardom when the unthinkable happens, an injury that sidelines his career in his junior year at college. He sees his best friends and teammates being drafted and he’s on the sidelines, so when he’s healed and begins his senior year he is determined to fulfill his dreams.
Millie, a young woman who’s life has been dominated by baseball (in a good way) has enjoyed watching the Brentwood baseball team play and she has a few opinions on how to help Carson be even better, only one problem…she a woman and the boys club of baseball will never take her seriously.
After a few, very awkward interactions with Carson, Millie has the chance to help Carson and the friendship begins. I loved watching these two get to know each other, seeing them both become better people, both on the field and off.
I smiled like lunatic while reading this, I laughed out loud and giggled while reading and then all the sudden my stomach dropped, the tears began.
An author who can get you laughing one moment and crying the next is a sign of a fantastic writer, feeling all the emotions as her characters were feeling is something not everyone can achieve and Meghan Quinn does is time and time again!
Let me ask you a question:
If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?
Word around campus is . . . it was no accident.
That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.
They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.
One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.
Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.
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