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Lissa's Review: The Dugout by Meghan Quinn


PUBLISHER: Meghan Quinn

RELEASED: September 19, 2019

GENRE: Contemporary, Sports, Romance

LENGTH: 391 pages








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 ballmother.


Once again, Meghan does it again. The story of Carson and Milly is one of those you can’t help but fall in love with. I’ve been reading Quinn’s books for a long time. I feel that the connections you get from her characters are one of a kind. She can pull you in, once you start. And doesn’t ever seem to let go.

Carson is angry, bitter about a fellow teammate. A teammate that led him to take a time out from baseball. Within his bitterness, he meets Milly, a shy girl at first, whose knowledge of baseball makes his knees go weak. It was Milly lending a hand to Carson, who had no idea he needed it.

Like any romance, even the ones that seem perfect, there’s it’s ups and downs. From pulling away from the one thing, that makes you incredibly happy. To groveling, to get it all back. During the tough times, I couldn’t help but still root for Carson. He needed to go through what he needed to, to come back to where he is now. I know this is very vague. But I feel it’s essential not to give much away. Cause not only as a reviewer but a reader. I don’t want the whole story in the review, duh?

If you’re thinking, Should I read this series? Yes, you should. And all of Quinn’s books because I can guarantee there will be no disappointments.

Overall. Five Boundless Stars.

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