Book Reviews

Grand Slam by J.T. Cheyanne at Laz and Lachi Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Athletes/Coaches / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 12-August-2013

Book Blurb

All of his life, Spencer Hightower dreamed of playing baseball in the Major Leagues. He survived growing up gay in rural Alabama due to his impressive skill on the baseball diamond. Now living in Rhode Island and playing for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, he’s only a few steps away from his goal.

Brock Kinkaid, CPA, faced each day with a smile that hid his deepest desire. He wanted to be a father. Unfortunately, the gay men he knew were not into the daddy scene. Resigned to being childless, he lavished his attention on his niece and nephew. When Corey won tickets to see the local baseball team in action, they suckered him into taking them despite the fact he loathed the game. Who would have guessed one homerun ball would change everything?


Book Review

This was a recommendation from a friend and I'm glad I listened. I have a feeling readers will be seeing a lot more of J.T. Cheyanne before she's done.

I really enjoyed this story. The MCs are both incredibly likeable men and made me want to cheer for them and their budding relationship from the beginning. The secondary cast of characters are also very strong and Brock's niece and nephew provide some hilarious dialogue. It's obvious the author has children of her own!

Spencer is, literally, the epitome of what I want in my man. He's smart, funny, caring, sweet, gentle, hot, ambitious, sexy as hell, and willing to put his heart out there. And his loyalty, sense of honor, strong values and morals are refreshing to see.

Brock is all of us, everyone, at some point in our own romantic entanglements. He doesn't understand what Spencer sees in him. He can't figure out why this handsome, personable, on his way to the BIGs, man would possibly be interested in an accountant who just wants a monogamous, loving relationship, children, and a family.

Spencer loves baseball. He's always loved it. His one goal in life has always been to reach the majors. So when opportunity comes knocking he's willing to sit down and listen even though he's fallen in love with Brock and doesn't know how a long-distance relationship will work. Of course there has to be a bad guy to cause conflict here or else the story wouldn't be as exciting or rewarding. Enter Jason, the recruiting agent and all around slime ball. What a pompous, self-righteous cretin! He's really nasty and just won't take no for an answer from Spencer. Where he takes this I can't say because that would be a spoiler and I don't want to ruin the surprise!

There is some nasty stuff near the end. Nasty because so many, many homosexuals have dealt with these types of actions throughout their lives. Narrow minded people are the bane of my existence. This author deals with these anti-gay issues straight, no pun intended, up and honestly which is really great to see.

This is a great story that you won't want to miss!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 43133 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-April-2013
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