Drew Jackson seemed to have it all. He has a family who loves and supports him, a tight circle of friends, and is a rising star with the Milwaukee Mavericks. Then, it all begins to unravel. Cam, the only man he’s ever loved, falls head over heels for Drew’s teammate. He makes a critical mistake in the playoffs that he’s not sure he’ll be able to recover from. And then, his world really crashes around him…
Eric Sapp may no longer play for the Mavericks, but he’s still one of the guys. No one could have imagined how much his life would change when he agreed to help his former teammates mourn the end of their run for the pennant. After stopping a brutal attack, Eric is forced to face the feelings that’ve been growing for his roommate, Drew. That’d be much easier if Drew wasn’t hell-bent on pushing everyone away as he recovers.
Neither of them were counting on Bryce Shaw. He and Drew enjoyed the one night they spent together, but knew it was unlikely they’d be anything more since they lived in different parts of the country. After Bryce is relocated to help a failing LGBT homeless outreach, he wants to explore something more with the Mavericks’ short stop.
As much as Eric wishes he could be the one to help his friend, he knows Bryce holds the key to Drew’s recovery. Will pushing the two back together be the biggest mistake of his life or will they all learn there is strength in numbers?
Triple Play is the third book in Sloan Johnson’s Home Run series. I felt bad for Drew in Curve Ball when his best friend that he was in love didn’t share the same feelings and fell in love with someone else. I was so excited to finally get to read Drew’s story in hopes that he would find his own HEA. This book can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the first two books in the series as well.
Drew is attacked in an alley one night on his way to the bar to have a few drinks with friends. Lucky for him his friend and teammate Eric comes to his rescue and scares off the attacker. All the time these two spend together after Drew is released from the hospital brings them closer together. Eric has deep feelings for Drew but isn’t sure what to think when Drew’s friend Bryce comes into the picture. The more time Bryce hangs around the closer the three of them become but the connection leaves Drew feeling very confused because he doesn’t think he can have a relationship with two men at the same time. Will Drew be able to pick between Eric and Bryce or will these three learn how to make a relationship work for all of them?
I loved the connection between Drew, Eric and Bryce. I loved catching up with all the guys from the other books. I loved their dedication to their jobs and how supportive they are of each other. I do wish we would have learned more about Bryce’s background in this story and I do feel that the ending was rushed a little bit but overall I really enjoyed this book!
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About Sloan Johnson
Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.
When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.
Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?
Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.