Book Reviews

REVIEW : The Dugout by Meghan Quinn

Let me ask you a question: 

If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Word around campus is . . . it was no accident. 

That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall. 

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way. 

One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look.

Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother. 

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.”


I LOVED LOVED LOVED Carson, Milly and their story. If you thought Knox Gentry blew your socks off, wait until you meet Carson Stone.

The Dugout may be one of my favorite baseball romances. Carson is back after missing the draft due to an injury, but things just aren’t right with his swing. Enter Milly. She lives and breathes baseball. She always has. She knows how to help Carson, but will he listen to her?

Milly Potter. I have NEVER been more in love with a heroine. She isn’t like every other female. She is different, she is weird and she doesn’t mind hanging out with the guys. She is simple and super relatable. Milly is the kind of person I would want to be best friends with. She is sweet, hilarious ,smart and just pretty awesome. Carson Stone. I kind of expected him to be sort of a player and not super serious about anything but getting draft, which he was, but there was more to him. Carson had so many different layers and he was a pleasant surprise.

This story had everything. It had baseball, family, romance, swoon-worthy moments, laugh out loud moments, and moments where you wanted to knock some sense into Carson. I couldn’t put this down and loved every single thing about Carson and Milly’s story.