I voluntarily received an advance review copy of this book and chose to review it.
I found this book slightly strange. For most of the book I found the going slow and not relevant. I don't understand the need for all the history which played a such a small part in the overall story. I also found Coby a bit immature, which I know was the point, but it started to grate after a while. Gage was an incredible character and I wished for more of him, he was a breath of fresh air.
The development of Ellie and Coby's relationship was so slow and I'm still not overly convinced about it either... so much of this book didn't really make sense to me,
Second base: above the waist.
Third base: below the waist.
Home run: no explanation needed.
Every baseball player knows to keep their eye on the ball and swing for the fences. Each base counts, but a home run is the goal. No one wants to strike out. This is true both on and off the field.
Ellie Teller had been my best friend since we were born, and we had a plan—get out of the tiny Alabama town we’d grown up in and go to college…together. But even life’s best-laid plans could throw a powerful curveball. Rather than attend classes, I was now the starting pitcher for a Major League team.
While my game-day stats were impressive, my record with women was less desirable. I was the professional baseball player who hadn’t been able to make it past third base since the one and only night I’d played hardball with my best friend.
But when the bottom of the ninth came to a close on my career, I had to decide if our friendship was worth more than a few extra innings.