REVIEW: Dirty Steal by Lauren Blakely & KD Casey


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One bed, two players, and another chance in this steamy standalone sports romance…

After how this season has gone so far — don’t ask — the last thing I need is a distraction.

Like, say, my spring training one-night stand showing up in my dugout. If it’s not annoying enough that the hot new shortstop with the heart-stopping smile has been traded to my team, the golden guy now needs a place to stay.

When one of my big-mouthed teammates suggests the new star player shack up in my spare room, I’ve got myself a helluva problem — and it’s getting bigger with my eager, interested, and too-sexy teammate sharing my kitchen, my shower…and then, late one night, my bed.

But before I know it, all these late nights together are making me want things I just can’t have with my teammate.

And if I’m not careful, he’ll be stealing my heart too…

A scorching hot, only-one-bed-in-the-room/teammates-to-lovers, second chance standalone romance…

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Another fantastic collaboration from Lauren Blakely and KD Casey! Perfectly in-sync, seamlessly transitioning between their individual writing styles, their pairing is exceptionally well-matched. I listened to the audio, and JF Harding and Evan Parker performances were fantastic, and they did a great job brining these characters to life in my ears.

Dirty Steal, a teammates-to-lovers M/M sports romance, was a super sexy novella featuring two baseball players who had a meet-cute kinda hookup. A few months later, the baseball trade gods stepped in to put them on the same team. A rookie shortstop on a losing team, Adam was bi-sexual, a little shy, freshly out of a MF relationship. Derek was the star shortstop on a winning team, he was totally out and completely comfortable with his sexuality, and he was definitely into Adam. Thanks to a well-meaning teammate, they find themselves in a bit of a forced proximity situation right upon Adam’s arrival in Seattle, and being that they’re new teammates, they decide they need to cool things off for the sake of the team despite the blazing heat between them.

I loved Derek and Adam. Between Derek’s confidence and Adam’s charming awkwardness, they were a totally endearing couple who I couldn’t help rooting for. Dirty Steal was a flirty and fiery one-night-stand turned second-chance teammates-to-lovers MM romance, and I loved it!  Five smooches from me for Dirty Steal by Lauren Blakely and KD Casey!

~Danielle Palumbo




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