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Let me ask you a question: If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is...it was no accident.

That injury has cost me everything - my starting position, my junior year, and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety girl with freckles in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter "The Baseball Whisperer", "The Diamond Wizard", and "The Epitome of All Knowledge". She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way.

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth: Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again, no matter how good my forearms look. 

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ball mother.

©2019 Meghan Quinn (P)2020 Meghan Quinn

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Brilliant 💕💕

Love it . Love these characters . You will definitely love this book especially on audio . Huge fan of Sebastian York and savannah peachwood . You will not regret it 💞💞💕💞💞💕

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  • Liz Thompson
  • 03-06-2020

Fun, charming and a bit emotional!

I had the opportunity to listen to The Dugout by Meghan Quinn and just loved it. Sebastian York and Samantha Peachwood were perfect as Carson Stone and Milly Porter and brought their journey to life for me. Carson has lost his mojo after losing his spot on the baseball team after an injury. This is his last chance and he knows it. Who would have thought the girl in the panini line, the girl he somehow insulted, would be the answer he needed.

I loved watching Carson and Milly interact and how he truly saw her when no one else did. Milly was smart and fierce, if a bit awkward at times. But when it comes to baseball, she knows her stuff and can take on any baseball player, including Carson Stone. Carson was always the likeable guy, but after his injury, he was a bit lost. Then this little spitfire comes into his life and changes everything. I loved their back and forth and watching them fall, but when tragedy strikes, will Carson lose it all? Such a fun and charming read that was a bit emotional and had all kinds of feels.

Happy listening!

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  • Val
  • 16-02-2021

Sweet!

Man, Meghan Quinn will tuck your heart, push and pull kind of story. This Story of Milly and Carson made me smile and swoon the whole time. This is an enjoyable read/listen and you do fall in love with these characters. Sweet overload and life lessons moments!

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 14-07-2020

The Dugout

Bahahaha the text messages from the guys is hilarious. I loved the back and forth with all these characters.

Milly is too sweet I love that she stutters and stammers when she is nervous. Her relationship with her family is awesome I really enjoyed this part of the book. She is real and easy to like.

Carson is a lovable guy but also very serious at times and baseball he takes seriously. He is perfect for Milly I like how he was shy-ish too. He loves her friendship just as much as she does and I liked that he made the first move to more.

Great freaking narration, both of these narrators are personal favorites of mine.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 06-06-2020

A Sports Romance!

This story has interconnected characters with The Locker Room. This is a great sports romance. Milly and Carson's story is well written, sweet, fun, sexy, and emotional. Milly is beautiful, sweet, smart, caring, and very supportive. She has a wonderful personality. Carson, a baseball player, is handsome, and sexy. I like their banters, and their slow burn story. They are perfect together. The story has a heartbreaking twist, but the ending is heartwarming and beautiful. The supporting characters are great. I love the friendship in this story. Emory's parents and her brothers are wonderfully supportive. Savannah Peachwood and Sebastian York did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it.

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  • Ap2514
  • 11-04-2021

So sweet

Millie stole my heart in this book! She was a breath of fresh air as far as heroines go. Not only does she kick ass in a male dominated sport but she gets the recognition for it as well. I loved how she transitioned from “coach” to friend and eventually lover.
These two narrators are on my list of favorites and they did not disappoint with this book.

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  • Nanabanana
  • 02-03-2021

STRIKE

Beautiful love story with a lot of angst. Carson, baseball phenom, breaks Milly's heart.....mine too. But the story has a wonderful ending. READ IT!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-2021

Too much erotica

This Is a wonderful story. Wonderfully narrated. I am not against sex in any shape or form. But when it’s so prevalent, when a simple deep sexy kiss can convey just as much… I think that should be the way.

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  • Lisa
  • 21-01-2021

Really loved Carsen and Milly's Story

This is not the typical sports romance. Which I loved. I get tired of reading about sports players that are players off the field as well. It is very refreshing to read about a guy and a girl who genuinely like each other and start a relationship, no matter how slow or fast that happens. Carsen was a great hero and Milly was such a cute heroine. I loved her baseball knowledge and that she was working so hard to be a coach to boys. It can be hard for the guys to look at her as a coach and not a chick. Once Carsen got his head out of his butt, he could see that Milly would be able to help him through his slump...and she did.

Milly didn't think a guy like Carsen would ever see her as girlfriend material. She thought he just looked at her as one of the guys...like all the guys did. Once he finally got the nerve to tell her how he was feeling, they were incredibly cute and hot together.

There is a part of the book that is very hard to get through (for me it really hit home). While I could understand where Carsen was coming from in his actions towards Milly, it still hurt to go through. But I knew these two would eventually find their way back to one another.

I definitely want to check out more books regarding the other guys from the team.

I read and listened to this book. I absolutely love Sebastian York. I have only listened to 1 other book with Savannah Peachwood but I did enjoy her narration as well.

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  • Nightmaredoll
  • 30-12-2020

Pretty good

But I like the stories as they grow I am kinda glad I started with The Change Up first. The college stories just aren’t something I connected with very well. This story put a lot into relationship growth, it was a sweet listen more that sexy and I am all about the sexy, if ya know what I mean. Still, it was nice to know some background for couples mentioned in newer groups. It was a stepping stone book for me. Well preformed, well written, solid.

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  • Chris Cox
  • 27-10-2020

Milly and Carson are perfect!

Excellent story and I really loved all of the characters.  This book had lots of humor, sexiness and emotion with a really good balance of each. The characters very likeable and I became very invested in their story. Towards the end, there is a gap where they are separated for a time which really ticked me off. That being said, I did enjoy the hell out of this book. I just didn't really understand Carson's separation. Also not happy that Milly forgave Carson so easily after so long.
Both Savannah Peachwood and Sebastian York were absolutely amazing in this book. Very good at differing their voices well for the different characters and really performed Milly and Carson perfectly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-2021

Loved!

Loved this! Listened to this story with it’s perfect narration by Savannah Peachwood and Sebastian York. Milly is unique and awesome and Carson is swoony. Excellent writing in this story filled with humor, cookies and heart.

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  • Monica
  • 01-06-2020

Hilarious!

I've listened/read all four Brentwood boys books (The Locker Room, The Dugout, The Lineup, and The Trade) and I've enjoyed them all. They're all hilarious, heartwarming, and unputdownable. This though, by far, is my favorite, and it being narrated by one of my favorite narrators, Sebastian York, probably has something to do with it!

Sebastian York and Savannah Peachwood did a wonderful job narrating this book. I haven't read the ebook version, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have found it as steamy had I read this book instead of listened; I probably wouldn't have laughed my head off during the part with the cookie either!

This book comes after The Locker Room but part of it shares the same timeline. I want to "go back" and reread The Trade since we see Cory a lot in this book. It's his sister's story, after all.

The Dugout is a slow burn, friends-to-lovers contemporary sports romance written in dual first-person POV and recorded in dual narration. It's a standalone that ends with a HEA. No cliffhanger, no cheating.

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Gillek2
  • 27-05-2020

Carson and Milly!

Carson is a star college baseball player who was destined to be drafted into the MLB until an injury by a teammate leaves him on the sideline. As he watches his friends get drafted he fears his dreams are in jeopardy as he may have healed physically but his game has become more of a strike out than a home run.

Milly was raised in a family where baseball was everything. She knows more about the game than most players and is determined to find success as a trainer on her merits and not because of her heritage.

She sees Carson is struggling and believes she can help him but all he sees is a quiet, nerdy woman who is in no position to give him advice. He soon realizes that there is much more to her than first appears and the transformation that comes over her when she talks about baseball is startling. He realizes that she is the best thing to ever happen to his game, but will he realize that she is the best thing that could happen to him as well?

This is a friends to lover story filled with hot chemistry, witty banter and just enough angst to have you invested in Carson and Milly’s happy ever after. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and the narrators bring out all the humor, heat and heart of this story in spades.

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  • Mom Seeks Smut
  • 27-05-2020

Sport rom-com

Cute rom-com sports romance. I was so into the first half of this story and hero breaking down heroines walls and wiggling his way into her life....the second half I was kind of disappointed with where the story went and felt it somewhat unnecessary to their love story. However, the narration in audio as always sebyo and Samantha Peachwood was fantastic.

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  • A HEA
  • 22-05-2020

Delicious Sports Romance

I read the book when it was first released and thoroughly enjoyed it but listening to audio was a totally different experience. Listening to the audio I have fallen even more in love with Carson and Milly's story.

Carson is down on his luck and no one is safe from his wrath. A chance encounter with Milly has her in the firing line of Carson's anger. One thing leads to another and it is evident that Milly could be just the person to turn things around for Carson. But has Carson already burnt a bridge that can't be mended.

The emotions that Samantha and Sebastian were able to evoke were shattering. Loved this audio book and I'd highly recommend it.

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  • Sara
  • 22-05-2020

The best of the best!

So I know I haven't really mentioned much about The Dugout but expect what you have come to love from Meghan Quinn. If you loved Knox and were just plain positive no one could ever beat him in the swooniest department (hahaha), Carson is amazing in all his broody (understandable) glory. I still don't know which one I adore more. It might come down to which one would win in a fist fight!! Anyway, expect Quinn to charm your pants right off!! Speaking of, I'm not even going to go into the sexy times because good Lord does this woman give me the wiggles!! These characters are beyond characters. I'm smitten with them all and I am THRILLED to see we're going to get a little treat at the end of the month with a quick novella on Holt in The Strikeout. I'm dying for his mysterious story!!

Samantha Peachwood and Sebastian York were just EVERYTHING! I mean, it might be easier to list the things I didn't love than to tell you all about the amazingness of their voices. Really, there wasn't a thing for me to even consider complaining about in this audiobook. It's everything I absolutely LOVE about Quinns books and everything I love from these narrators! I'm jealous of all you people out there that get to listen to this audiobook for the first time.

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  • Crystal
  • 21-05-2020

I’m so in love with this couple!

This was such a laugh out loud story to listen too. But it also has some emotional moments too. It was a second chance, for quirky nerd girl Milly, and the sweet sporty guy Carson. I'm fairly new to audiobooks and I thought these narrators did a great job. I would listen to The Dugout again.

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  • Rina's Reads
  • 21-05-2020

Amazing

This book is sweet, sexy and a whole lot of sad.
To say that Samantha and Sebastian absolutely nailed the audio doesn’t seem enough. I was on the verge of tears listening to some of the latter parts. I had to take a few breaks to sort my head because.... well, it got to me. It was AMAZING.

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 21-05-2020

😭❤️ ⚾️

I have a brand spanking new favorite sports romance.
As my first Meghan Quinn book I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was an amazing intro to her and I’m not going back!
It’s cute, swoony, hilarious and then bam so much emotion. I actually cried during this listen, but I’m so glad she was able to put my broken heart back together.
Such an amazing book. Will recommend always! ❤️

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