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Dominic Girard

My final baseball season with the Easton U Pirates feels bittersweet. I'd like to go out on a high note, graduate, and focus on the family business. But a certain pitcher is making senior year a challenge. Not only because Maclain is stubborn as hell, but because he makes me feel things I never have about another guy. With each snarky comment and hard-won grin, he reveals a little more of himself, and before I know it, I'm in over my head.

Mason Maclain

I'll be graduating college this year, which also means the end of baseball, a sport I've played my entire life. It feels like a significant chapter is coming to a close, leaving behind a void I'm unwilling to face. Something else I don't want to face? The impossibly charming Pirates catcher, whose quick wit and killer smirk poke holes in all my defenses. With each lingering look and quiet exchange, I want to push him away and pull him closer at the same time. I've never felt this intense draw before, and there's no way I'll ever admit it.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Christina Lee (P)2021 Tantor

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Tender and moving!

Star pitcher for the Easton U Pirates, Mason Maclain hides his hurt and confusion behind a cocky, aggressive attitude. Catcher Dominic Girard is more thoughtful and caring, patiently trying to coax Mason into opening up. Whereas Bat Boy was light and breezy, Home Plate is deeper and more angsty. This book shouldn’t work. Instead of showing us with action and dialogue, there’s loads of introspective telling and info-dumping which give the two MCs a level of intuition and emotional intelligence that men twice or three times their age never reach - I’m not sure I have! And yet, I was entranced. Christina Lee has again written characters whose battles and tender moments are intense and hard won. I felt deeply for them and their attempts to navigate their nascent feelings for each other. Those readers who get impatient with Mason’s slow progress seem to miss the fact that he lost his mother years ago and is being raised by an unloving, absent stepfather. Audio narrators Iggy Toma (as Mason) and Kale Williams (as Dominic) knock it out of the park!

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  • 26-07-2021

Moving!!!

This book will do things to you that one should prepare for. I screamed at the speakers, cursed them, and it’s AWESOME! It literally tore me up, had me crying, laughing, smiling, and really relating on a personal level with Mason McLain’s character. I truly enjoyed this book and you’d be crazy not to listen to it. I highly recommend not only because it’s an amazing story, but has the best narrator on audible. Iggy Toma is my favorite! Great read all around!!!

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  • J. A. D.
  • 23-07-2021

Fabulous!

Loved this story so much! I could hardly wait for Hone Plate to come out in audio after listening to Bat Boy and I wasn't disappointed. Loved the main characters and the supporting cast as well. Great character development and the excellent narration brought it home. I love baseball and having that as the backdrop for this romance was familiar and cozy. Christina Lee always delivers heartfelt love stories with the perfect amount of heat and sizzle. I highly recommend This series.

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  • 27-08-2021

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  • 05-08-2021

Loved

We get Mason and Dom’s story! Our grumpy pitcher and our sweet catcher. This was such a heartbreaking but heartwarming story. You ache for Mason’s loneliness and utter fear of rejection. I absolutely loved seeing how their relationship progresses and developed. And Dom’s family was everything!

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  • 23-07-2021

Loving these boys

Great addition to the series.
I am really loving this group of baseball players.
nothing better than a MM college Sports romance.
Kale Williams and Iggy Toma are a great pair to narrate this series. these first time gay couples are so cute and it's fun to get to know them.
well worth the credit and your time to listen.

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