An emotional, sexy, forbidden romance! Scoring with Him is the first novel in the utterly addictive Men of Summer Series!
Falling for the rookie wasn't part of the plan.
As a pro athlete, I have one unbreakable rule when it comes to men -- Don't date another baseball player.
Good thing I haven't been tempted once in four years in the majors.
Until the day a rising star walks into my locker room. Outgoing, affable, and sexy-as-sin, Grant has confidence and talent for miles. He seems to get me too, maybe because we each have our fair share of secrets and scars -- ones we'll both fight to protect.
But, I've got far too much trouble in my past to want to bring any into my present.
All the more reason to resist the kind of dirty deeds his lips and eyes promise.
Even after I plant a scorching, hot kiss on the rookie one night after a game.
Even after he sends me the world's sexiest selfie.
But when Grant reveals his biggest secret, I'm so damn ready to rip up the rulebook.
Turns out he's a virgin and he wants me to help him get around all the bases.
The only rule? Don't fall in love with him as we go.
Scoring with Him is book one in a two-book duet. This romance between two professional athletes spans five epic years and continues in Winning With Him.
Reading, and listening with Jacob Morgan and Teddy Hamilton.
Not only have I read Scoring With Him by Lauren Blakely, but I’ve listened to it as well. The Audible version came out before the book as per usual with Lauren, but this is the first time I’ve done the double whammy as it were. Reading and listening at the same time, I discovered a few things. 1: I kinda read faster than the guys voicing this hot as Hades story. Maybe because I just wanted to feel more of this fantastic story!! 2: Reading this way gets a body REVVED UP way quicker than individually. And believe me, this tale of two sexy as sin baseball players needs no help in that department. Grant Blackwood and Declan Steel have hotiness all rolled up and tied with the sparkliest of rainbow ribbons. They declare their gayness openly, they’re proud to play baseball and equally proud to be who they truly are. Neither of these two were looking for a relationship. Grant does have a huge crush on Declan that he finds hard to hide or resist acting on, despite the promise he made to himself before he became the rookie catcher for The Cougars. Before he met Declan in the flesh. Declan isn’t just a Steele, he’s made from it, or he was until Grant joined his team. Now, both have to learn how to field not just their baseballs, but their feelings too. They wore their hearts on their sleeves-inside the bedroom. Outside-it was game on. I loved watching these two together, it was both sweet and spicy, and their emotional connection was fully realized by the words on the pages. Scoring With Him is part one of the ‘Men Of Summer’ so just watch out for that cliffhanger. It’ll hit you like a home run, but at least we have more of Deck and Grant coming our way next month.
One Track Steele
How can you not fall in love with Grant Blackwood and Declan Steele? To me it’s like breathing, it just comes naturally for me to fall in love with Lauren Blakely’s characters (all of them). Scoring With Him has all my favourite genres wrapped up in one, no sorry make that two, books. Sports romance (baseball no less). Forbidden romance, and of course m/m romance. Yes, it’s just perfect. Grant is the rookie on the San Francisco Cougars, that means he actually gets to play with his longtime crush, Declan Steele, one of the best ball players in the major league. That’s as long as neither of them mess up their game, and there’s one sure fire way to do that. By lusting after each other. They both need to keep their eye on the ball and avoid distractions during the season. So, no matter how attracted they are to each other, they’re not going to go there. Or are they? I loved it. Perfect writing, perfect characters, and perfect narration. Because, duh, Teddy Hamilton and Jacob Morgan. They nailed it. Be warned though, this is a duet, so if you’re anything like me you’ll be left reeling. I need book two, like now, because I need their happy ever after.