Wednesday 24 August 2016

✪ Change Up (Homeruns #5) ✪ Sloan Johnson ✪

Kevin Green has always been the life of the party. Hes the one everyone turns to for a bit of comic relief. With so many of his teammates coming out of the closet and living healthy lives, its getting harder for him to keep the secret only one other person knows: that hes not as straight as everyone assumes when they see him out with his hot girlfriend. Now, the façade is cracking as Amber decides its time to follow her dreams, but she doesnt want to leave until she knows Kevin will embrace the side of him hes hidden from everyone but her.

Clint Davies isnt sure what to think of his new road roommate assignment. Kevin runs hot and cold toward him and has zero sense of boundaries. He doesnt think before he speaks, and worse, before he acts. What starts as one night of throwing caution to the wind is instantly complicated in ways Clint isnt prepared to deal with. Hes never seriously considered a relationship at all, much less an open arrangement with a teammate.

Having a little fun is one thing, but will Kevin and Clint strike out when things start getting serious?

ARC received for an honest review

It is no secret how much I love the boys of the Mavericks, but after the little hints and glimpses of things in Sweet Spot, I have been impatiently waiting for Change Up.

What a complicated complex tale we have here.  Kevin and Clint's story is never going to be an easy one for them.  Throw in Kevin's girlfriend Amber and things just got a whole lot more complex.

I loved the push/pull between our lovelies.  The confusion, the hurt, the anger, the sorrow.  The heat, the chemistry.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to slap some sense into them at times, or to hug them both, and get them to hug it out.

I loved that we got more of the Maverick boys from the previous books.  Little snippets of their lives, enough to keep me wanting more.

I am going to say thought that I did not connect as well with Kevin and Clint as I did with previous couples in the book.  I am not sure if it is because I have been unwell when reading and it took me out of it a little bit, or if it was that the characters at times were so disconnected from each other?  Don't let this dissuade you though!  I am sure it is just me!

This book (and all the books in the Homerun series) can be read as standalones, but I love that the characters each keep popping up in the next book. 

Ms Johnson has become one of my must read m/m authors, and I can't wait to see what she brings us next.