Book Reviews

Switch Hitter (Shifter Hardball 3) by Cheyenne Meadows at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Athletes/Coaches / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-August-2017

Book Blurb

Tucker Wilde’s life is in a tailspin. Twenty-four hours ago, he was one of the top second basemen in the all-shifter professional baseball league. Now, he’s lost his starting spot to a rookie, been dumped by his girlfriend, and had a night of explosive passion with a man—a teammate at that. He can’t get Dixon out of his mind—even though Tucker still believes himself to be straight. With his career in jeopardy, he’s unsure where to turn or how to fix the mess.

 

Dixon Foxx is a baseball prodigy, though a perfectionist father stole any joy he might find in the game. He only sticks with it because it’s all he knows—and because of Tucker, the man Dixon’s wanted since they met. His dreams come true one night, only to turn into a nightmare the next morning when Tucker blows off their incredible time together as a drunken mistake, never to happen again.

 

The life of a switch hitter is all about mixing things up. Tucker excels at it. Only this time, the game isn’t on the line—his heart is.

 

 

Book Review

The Preston Predators are a shifters-only baseball team who play in the all-shifter baseball league in this world. After wolf shifter Wiley and lion shifter Ram getting together in book one, and the two bear shifters Graham and Trigger in book two, the focus is now on Tucker, a wild dog shifter, and Dixon, who turns into a fox. Both men have more than one problem: their social lives are a mess, they have issues with their families (if for different reason), and each of them discover new professional obstacles. In a story that centers on baseball, there are lots of personal discoveries to be made as Tucker and Dixon try to figure out if they can be more than friends.

Tucker is the first to encounter professional problems when he is “demoted” in favor of a rookie. His girlfriend dumps him, he has a night of wild sex with Dixon, and the whole situation throws him into even more of a tailspin. He sees his professional success dissolving before his eyes, and since that is pretty much all he has in life, it’s a serious crisis. On top of that, Tucker has never thought of himself as anything but straight before his intimate encounter with Dixon, and he has huge issues dealing with the fact that he seems to be, at the very least, bisexual.

Dixon has been pushed into baseball by an overly ambitious father, and while he likes the game, he is not as good at it as his father might wish. It takes Dixon a fair amount of time and more than one incident to figure out that his father should not be the one Dixon tries to please. Redefining what he wants from baseball is a tough thing for Dixon to do, but it’s very necessary if he ever wants to be happy. His route is pretty unique but not easy, and there are plenty of pitfalls along the way to redefining his career.

If you like your shifter stories to be funny and entertaining with a touch of family drama, if you want to find out more about two men who are best friends before they discover there may be more between them than friendship, and if you’re looking for a read that is funny, full of baseball details, and offers a sweet romance between men who, at first, don’t want to admit they have feelings for each other, then you will probably like this novel.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 200 pages/60911 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-June-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/switch-hitter-by-cheyenne-meadows-8542-b