Bat Boy | Christina Lee

Bat Boy (Easton U Pirates #1) by Christina Lee
published 10 November 2020

Brady Donovan

With a baseball scholarship to Easton University and awesome family and friends, my life is pretty golden. Except, things have never come together for me in the romance department. Until Kellan Crawford walks onto the field as the team’s newest bat boy. Bells and whistles go off in my body, and just like that, I’m totally crushing on a guy for the first time in my life. Too bad he’s the coach’s son and officially off-limits.

Kellan Crawford

I’m working toward my statistics degree, so landing the bat-boy position with the Easton U Pirates is right up my alley. It keeps me close to the action on the field, even if that means hauling equipment, picking up sweaty jockstraps, and putting up with the players’ antics. My dad’s the coach, and his number-one rule is never to play favorites…which probably includes getting too friendly with the team captain. But Brady Donovan’s annoyingly perfect smile and protective nature are making that nearly impossible.

When something shifts between us at an away game, everything is thrown off-kilter. Donovan’s never been with a guy before, and I certainly don’t want to be his test case. But I can’t seem to help myself. He’s sweet and hot and somehow charms the baseball pants right off me. If Coach ever catches wind of this, he’ll bench us both. Disappointing my dad might kill me, but so would losing the guy who makes my heart pound harder than a home run in the bottom of the ninth.

So much for not playing favorites. 

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How was it?

I started this book in the middle of reading “Line Mates & Study Dates” because Asher in CU Hockey 4 was annoying me a bit. So the similar plot points between Kellan and and Kole did make me feel like I was reading the same book since they’re both sport romances, have equivalent jobs, and a coach father who’d disagree with their choice of partner. These two books are not the same but explore the same themes. Usually when I start another story before finishing a previous one I’m looking for something different if not another genre entirely.

However Bat Boy won me over with its characters. I loved Brady and his family, in particular his little brother Ricky; the same goes for Kellan and his circle of family and friends. The story may be about Kellan and Brady but the people in their lives are a big part of it, they’re not window dressing. I felt like the author knew exactly who each of the characters featured where inside and out, even when they were simply mentioned. It made the story real despite the low to non-existent angst and drama, because stories in which everyone is supportive are real too.

Kellan and Brady are a great pair, the build up to their relationship is sweet and kind of hot, which make Bat Boy a nice comfort read, a feel good story that I’d recommend to anyone looking to read something light and fluffy.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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