Title: Bases Loaded, (2nd Edition)
Author: Sean Michael
Length: Novel (210 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 23, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: 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 League. 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.
Review: Brett injured his shoulder pretty bad and he might be looking at the end of his baseball career. He was a grouch at is best, but he had the best backing him up. His boyfriend was always there for him. Benji just wanted the man he loved to heal, but he worries quite a bit. Each day just seems to get harder and harder. Now they were going to go stay several months in the boondocks with a therapist and his lover, who just happens to be one hell of a cook.
Ralph and Jean have the best set up. Now they were looking at helping another couple. His goal is just to help them, but he does it in the only way he knows how. However he seems to buttheads with Brett from day one. Where as Jean is just like Benji, has such a big heart. Then another problem steps up, and it will take the three of them to get Brett back to his normal self. Even if it cost him his baseball career.
This is one of those stories that I can see myself reading more than once. It is a great story but beware you will need tissues. It was very intriquing, exciting and just a great read. I love how this author just puts together a story that makes it seem like you are right there with them all. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. This is one story that gave me everything I could ask for in a story.
I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to read more by this author. I would definitely recommend this book.