Men In Uniform Month: Switch Hitter (Shifter Hardball: Book Three)  By Cheyenne Meadows

release day review

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/switch-hitter-by-cheyenne-meadows-8542-b

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.

Review

This is a book in a series about an all shifter professional baseball league. I think to really, really love this – you’d have to love baseball, too.

On the one hand the shifter stuff is immensely cute – they have some characteristics from their animals while as human – which I love! – and they are unique shifters – not just wolves- which I also love!

On the other hand they don’t shift a lot and they don’t have that hard core “mine” immediate mate pull that I adore in shifter books.

There is a lot of humor and sex in these stories and this is no different. I think maybe there was even more sex in this one? It felt like the main way (outside of baseball) the two MCs connected.

Baseball is also prominent in the story – so – if you’re a fan – I think this will really tick some boxes for you.

While I really enjoyed the character of Dixon – he was fun and funny, I never warmed to Tucker as much. He wasn’t a great friend and only later became a decent lover/partner.

Besides the sex and baseball we have a bit of prejudice and a bit of a career crises to deal with, but this is a low angst book for the most part.

All in all this is a fairly low angst, GFY, baseball story that I think fans of the author, the sport and shifters will all find something to enjoy.

3 of 5 stars
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