Friday, November 18, 2016

Change Up by Sloan Johnson


Kevin Green has always been the life of the party. He’s the one everyone turns to for a bit of comic relief. With so many of his teammates coming out of the closet and living healthy lives, it’s getting harder for him to keep the secret only one other person knows: that he’s not as straight as everyone assumes when they see him out with his hot girlfriend. Now, the façade is cracking as Amber decides it’s time to follow her dreams, but she doesn’t want to leave until she knows Kevin will embrace the side of him he’s hidden from everyone but her.

Clint Davies isn’t sure what to think of his new road roommate assignment. Kevin runs hot and cold toward him and has zero sense of boundaries. He doesn’t think before he speaks, and worse, before he acts. What starts as one night of throwing caution to the wind is instantly complicated in ways Clint isn’t prepared to deal with. He’s never seriously considered a relationship at all, much less an open arrangement with a teammate.

Having a little fun is one thing, but will Kevin and Clint strike out when things start getting serious?

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Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/M Romance

Clint is known for being a well-rounded closer. He knows his job and tries to stay out of the spotlight. When he receives a new roommate, Kevin, things become more of a struggle. The attraction that he has to Kevin is undeniable, but Clint doesn't want to rock the boat when it comes to his life – his career.

Kevin is a no holds bar, life in the moment kind of guy. He has an amazing girlfriend, best friend in Amber, and he knows that even though he is usually the life of the party, something is missing from his life. When Amber encourages him to explore his attraction to Clint, it is with reluctance that he begins that journey.

When the two of them come together, there is a lot of chemistry, but not a lot of talking. Both characters seem to lack the ability to communicate effectively. This is both a challenge and a blessing. Clint is worried that he will repeat his past and Kevin is worried that he doesn't know what he's doing.

Overall, this was a great story with a semi-YA feel to it. The writing flows nicely and the relationship is complex.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the fifth book in the series – and yet is fresh and new in its topic and plot. Still based in the world of baseball, and at the only gay friendly club in the game, we get to see two current players finding their way to a possible future together.

I enjoyed the story, although I found that the constant changing of point of view was on occasion confusing, especially when they were speaking to each other. I had to go back and check who was speaking more than once. That said, it didn't stop me wanting to know what happened next. As things heated up, the story was strong enough to distract me from the issue.

It was also lovely to catch glimpses of the relationships from previous books in the series, both Nick and Eric are instrumental in a few scenes, which was absolutely in character!


Also Available in the Homeruns Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Wild Pitch Blog Tour.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Curve Ball Blog Tour.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Triple Play Blog Tour.


Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Sweet Spot post.



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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Change Up (Homeruns #5) by Sloan Johnson to read and review. Review copy purchased by the blog.

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