Title: Bases Loaded
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 2nd edition
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Genre(s): Sports Romance
Page Count: 220 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.8 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Can they survive the off-season and keep from striking out?
Baseball player Brett must get rehabilitation for his shoulder if he wants another season in the Major Leagues. He and his partner, Benj, take off to the boonies to stay with physical therapist Ralph, a tough-talking, routine-setting guy, and Jean, Ralph’s Cajun lover, who cooks as well as he loves.
Brett and Ralph butt heads from the beginning. Ralph wants Brett to be more in touch with his feelings; Brett wants Ralph to give him his therapy and leave him alone. Benj and Jean get along far better, with Jean showing Benj around the kitchen and reassuring him when things with Brett get strained.
Before Ralph can even begin to work on Brett’s shoulder, though, Brett faces an even more difficult physical challenge, one that does more than threaten his career. He and Benj have to work through some tough issues, making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives together. Their gradual friendship with Ralph and Jean helps them through the bad times, but even that might not be enough to pull them through.
I have to be completely honest and say when I first started reading this book that I was skeptical on whether I could finish it or not. When I first started it I thought that it was going to be a bit cheesy but I pushed forward and I read some more and before I knew it I was all into the book. I also have to say that Sean came up with some twists in this read that I did not see coming either. That made this book all the more interesting.
Brett is a professional baseball player that is now on the injured list. He tore his shoulder and had to have surgery. Now after physical therapy and rehab, he is about to embark on his last resort for getting back to the game that he loves so much. And of course Benj is going to stand bwhind him 100 percent because he wants the man that he fell in love with back.
Jean and Ralph are what is considered Brett’s last resort. Ralph is the one that is going to work on the physical therapy portion and Jean is going to work on the food does a body good portion. But what Brett does not know is these two men are going to a lot more then that for Brett. Not just Brett though, they are going to do some good for Brett and Benj’s relationship. Since the injury Brett has not been himself and he has been pushing Benj away. Ralph and Jean are going to help these two men in ways they never expected or thought possible.
Brett and Benj just have to be willing to do the work. That may be where the real challenge comes into play.
This turned out to be such a better read then I expected. Like I said, Sean threw in a twist that I never saw coming and in order to find out what that twist is, you will have to read the book.
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