Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ The Strike Out by Meghan Quinn


It started with one night out with the boys.

She was the hot diner waitress putting herself through school.

I was the rich, arrogant player everyone misjudges.

On paper we didn’t match.

Yet all it took was one day. One single day to change her mind.

She wasn’t planning to spend her day off with me.

She wasn’t supposed to fall for my charm.

But one day, one smile, turned into several nights of her calling out my name.

I’m not the guy she should end up with. I’m jealous, possessive. Not here for a long time – just a good time.

She’s changed me.

But, for some reason, I feel her slipping through my fingers and no matter what I do, I fear I’m going to strike out with the one and only girl I’ve ever fallen for.

I like fire. I like passion. And I like a girl who’s not afraid to tell me to stick it up my ass.


Holt Green. He is on a whole different level. He has so many different layers. I love that he isn’t the typical spoiled, rich, jerk baseball player. He has such a positive outlook on life, he lives it to the absolute fullest and he is just over the top in the best possible ways. Harmony Styles. She is hard working. She is full of sass. She can banter back and forth with Holt like it’s her job. She’s been hurt in the past when it comes to athletes, so I loved that she doesn’t give into Holt easily.

 I absolutely adored everything about Holt and Harmony. These two have amazing chemistry and the banter between them was perfection. I couldn’t get enough of it. I loved seeing how Holt and Harmony’s relationship progressed from their first meeting, to the continued flirting, to the friendship they formed and continuing into something more from there.

I loved that we got more of the Brentwood boys, too. These guys have a great friendship and I loved every moment of it. The Strike Out does take place before the other stories, with some slight over lap with the timeline of The Locker Room.

The Strike Out had me laughing so hard I was crying, then it broke my heart and had me ugly crying. This story was unexpectedly emotional, but all the tears were completely worth it. Holt and Harmony’s story is truly beautiful.

If you’re looking for a slow burn sports romance with plenty of banter this one is a must read.