Monday 9 May 2016

♂♂ Sweet Spot (Home Run #4) ♂♂ Sloan Johnson ♂♂

Four years ago, it took no time at all for Cody Marshall to fall for the rookie pitcher at spring training. While their lives were nothing alike, Cody understood Nick Stone's insecurities and pain. And then... Nick left. Eventually, Cody found his own passion and landed a dream internship with the Mavericks. His life was finally turning around. And then... Nick came back.

Just like the first time they met, Cody finds himself falling for Nick. Unfortunately, Nick is still plagued by the belief that he is where he is because of his father. If they're ever going to make it, Cody has to prove to Nick that his success has little to do with his name and everything to do with his drive to succeed.

Two men, both close to having everything they've wanted. Will they be able to find the sweet spot between dreams and desire?

ARC received from author for an honest review

m/m?   Check
Sports stars?  Check
Second chance romance?  Check

Seems that Sweet Spot really does tick a lot of boxes for me!

I have adored each and every book in the Home Run series to date, and I have to say, the title is exactly what book number 4 is.  It is sweet.

Nick and Cody's spring fling has been over for 4 years, but neither has forgotten those weeks.

Now, years down the track, their paths have crossed again and as much as they want to deny it, that attraction, that spark, that want is still there.

Oh my heart broke for them both when their paths crossed again.  Cody for all the hurt that he went through when Nick left, and Nick for knowing that he caused the pain, all the regrets he has held onto for years.

Cody and Nick both fell hard back then, but now their hearts could be absolutely obliterated if things don't go well.

I loved that as much as this is their story, it tells us to also follow your dreams.  Follow your passion. Follow your heart.

And if you are lucky, they will lead you back to where you really want to be.

I loved how Nick's relationship with his father blossomed through his story.  I could understand why Nick would try to distance himself from his father, but was so happy where they ended.

I loved that we got more of the boys from the earlier books in the series.  Adore Adore Adore Sean and Mason  more than ever.  But each and every one of that extended family feel like they are part of my family.

Cody and Nick's story had a gritty feel to it. Their relationship, their problems, the hurdles they crossed all had a realism to them.

Sloan Johnson has hit another home run with Sweet Spot, and I can't wait to see what she brings us next.