Series: Homeruns #6
Genres: M/M, Romance
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PJ Nolan has convinced himself he can get through one last year. That changes when he arrives for the first day of spring training and his teammates think it’s funny to mock the one night that made him feel alive. They don’t realize those pictures are all he has left of Nate Kendricks.
Nate knows nothing about baseball, but agrees to a spring training road trip with his twin brother. He’s not thrilled about the prospect of seeing PJ Nolan, the man who’d haunted his dreams since the night of the charity auction. Nate thought their chemistry was undeniable, but after that night, he never heard from PJ again.
Once they reunite, PJ’s certain of one thing: he’s not going to let Nate slip away again. As he gets closer to joining his dad in the record books, he feels Nate slipping away. What will he choose if forced to pick between new love and a lifelong dream.
The Book Avenue: What made you decide to write a baseball series?
Sloan: When I started writing, I pretty much stopped watching television because time only allowed me to do one or the other. One afternoon, our roommate turned on the TV while I was writing and there was a news clip about a pitcher hitting a batter in the face. Immediately, I started wondering if they were friends and how that would affect their friendship. From there, my smutty mind turned the scenario to one of them being gay and having a crush on the other, and it sort of went from there. Before I knew it, I wrote that one scene and filed it away.
Months later, one of my friends made a comment about how she wished there were more baseball m/m books. I sent her that scene, she enjoyed it, and I set out to write Wild Pitch. It was going to be a standalone book, but we all know how well that turned out. Looking back, I think everything happened exactly as it was meant to.