WARNING: This eBook contains mature language and content intended for 18+ readers only! George Danson is a lonely barman who takes on a second job as a batboy to make ends meet. He sees his old friend and first love, Eric Stratford, who has hit the big-time as Major League Baseball player. Eric is a perfectionist, uptight, and in the closet. George tries to talk to Eric, oWARNING: This eBook contains mature language and content intended for 18+ readers only! George Danson is a lonely barman who takes on a second job as a batboy to make ends meet. He sees his old friend and first love, Eric Stratford, who has hit the big-time as Major League Baseball player. Eric is a perfectionist, uptight, and in the closet. George tries to talk to Eric, only to be met by a wall of celebrity ego. The other players bully obviously gay George and Eric ignores him completely. Has George’s first love really forgotten him completely? Download for FREE with Kindle Unlimited A stand alone short stories with a collection 10 stories inside! ...
|Title||:||In Catcher's Box or Batter's Box?|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||342 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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In Catcher's Box or Batter's Box? Reviews
Eric is such an asshole. I literally don't care what happens because the MC George shouldn't be pining after a guy like this. George put himself down way too much for someone who seems to have done pretty well for himself. Pretty determined and a hard worker.He's a catch and another guy even shows interest. Seemingly without worrying what his teammates might think but no it's Eric. The violence was unnecessary. The whole plot with the other baseball guys and the bullying wasn't even done well. Not a fan.
I might have rated this three stars, except that it really needs an intensive edit to fix persistent grammar issues, especially a problem with constant tense switching throughout the main story and the additional free stories in the edition I read. It's a pity because the characters in the main story are engaging and have credible chemistry. I was a bit baffled by their early interactions, and had difficulty deducing their motivations sometimes from the information the reader was given, but their attraction was strong and clear enough to override that. I would quibble a bit that the story ends a bit abruptly, and reads more like an intro to a longer book. (Which the characters could probably justify.) Out of the additional free stories, the one with the fairy threesome was cute with some interesting ideas. But really the standout besides the primary story was 'Jasmine - Life Is Hip, Love Is A Gift'. The charismatic and determined heroine engages the attention and sympathy of the reader, and the credibly sympathetic beta hero is unusual and interesting. (Although given his stated personality and history, his level of sexual experience is a bit of a mystery.) Overall the tense issue really does detract from the reading experience, and a professional edit might be justified.
I would have liked at least one more scene between them before the HEA epilogue (felt rushed), but it was decent for a super short story. It would have felt right in one of those M/M baseball anthologies.
Nice little story. A bit scattered at times but a fun, short read.