Team Player – Anthology
This is a whopping anthology with 11 authors contributing decent length short stories about sports romance. To be honest, I only bought it because a few of my favourite authors were taking part and so I’ve read all the stories I’ve wanted to and I hope to (someday) get to the others but for now the set of stories is going back on the bookshelf.
Read my reviews for the stories I read below.
Switch Hitter by Sara Ney
In my opinion, Sara writes the best college based romance novels (see the Douchebag series) and this one, even though it’s short, hits a home run 😉 It made me laugh, it gave me some feels and it left me like this 😮 I loved the lead characters, loved the plot and I want more!!!!
One Good Man by Emma Scott
This is my first experience of Emma Scott’s work but it won’t be my last. I did not expect an absolutely heartfelt romance set in Paris, France under the backdrop of the Vietnam War in the 70s. But this story was absolute perfection – a football, a journalist and a whole lot of emotion ❤️❤️
Back in the Game by Meghan Quinn
I love everything Meghan writes so I knew her contribution to Team Player would be awesome!! And it was everything I could have hoped for:
Super sexy male lead who has a sweet and sensitive side – CHECK
A female lead who is funny, caring and hot – CHECK
A best friend we want to know more about – CHECK
Too many laugh out loud moments to count – CHECK
A fabulous story with the best text message conversations I have ever seen – CHECK
The End Zone by L.J. Shen
I’ve heard so many good things about Leigh Shen and I have big plans to read all her books this year. But starting with this short novella was perfect and has cemented why everyone raves about her. A friends to lovers romance, Sage and Jolie have a beautiful history together which makes their romance all the more sweeter. Yes the story takes place in a sport context but this is a romance that’s so much more than that. It’s about the couple and boy do they fit together … in steamy, sweet and swoon worthy ways.
Sweeping the Series by Kate Stewart
Kate Stewart is an author I’ve heard so much about and just haven’t got round to reading yet. But after this short story I know she’s going to end up high on my tbr! This was a fabulous story of second chance love, of redeeming past mistakes and of discovering that love and baseball can sit hand in hand. I’m keen to read more of Kate’s work – because if it’s as fabulous as Sweeping the Series I know I won’t be disappointed.