Thursday, October 22, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Teaser + Giveaway: Triple Play by Sloan Johnson

Title: Triple Play
Series: Homeruns
Author: Sloan Johnson
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: September 29, 2015
Review Source: ARC
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?

If we had a battery that would allow me to rate higher than a five I would give it to this book.  The level of hotness in Triple Play is off the charts or in the stories case the field.  Not only is this book full of heat, the passion that takes place is off the charts.

This book will immediately catch you by surprise and pull at every emotion that you have by just the fact of what happens.  The emotional damage that effects both Drew and Eric is unbelievable, but to see how they deal with it is even more intense.

Drew, who is upset with himself over something that he could not of changed is where we begin.  He feels as if he has let his team down, of course we know he didn't just from learning about is passion and dedication to the game from our previous stories.  Unwilling to believe what his team mates say he has his head on other things instead of paying attention to what is around him.

Eric, who plays on a different team from all of his friends has ended up finishing his season earlier than everyone else, so he is at home watching the game on tv.  When the players all decide to go out after what happened to have been a tough game, he decides to meet up with them.  What he stumbles upon will basically change him and the way he looks at things completely.

Bryce, has been sent back to take care of the ailing LGBT support center, Pot Of Gold.  We briefly met him in Curve Ball as a friend of Jason's.  He is interested in Drew and decides to finally call and see if they can get together now that he is back in town.  But, as life goes, things never come out as expected, even if it is for the better or the worse.

Now, where do I start with my thoughts and feelings for this book...
Out of all three of the Homerun books, this one by far is the best.  The raw emotion, conflicts, passion, support, and above all else unconditional love is what makes this book so phenomenal.  The way that Sloan writes each section of this book will keep you cheering for this group, wanting everything to just work out.  From what happens with Bryce and Pot of Gold, to Cam and the cooking contest, to Eric and Drew's growing friendship.  You just get wrapped up in everything that takes place.  Add into the fact for those of us who are diehard sports junkies and what more can you ask for... she wrapped it up in a nice neat little package and all but put the bow on it.  Sloan my dear, you are amazing.  This is truly one of the best gay romances that I have ever read.  Homerun my dear!!!

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.


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