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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.

©2021 Meghan Quinn (P)2021 Meghan Quinn

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Another great book in the Brentwood Boys Series! I am loving this series and this book was a little deeper than the rest for me so far. I enjoyed the almost love at first sight feel this story had. Harmony and Holt had chemistry and I thought this book was hotter than the others in the series. I will admit the jealousy thing is never something I like in romance and this book had a few scenes of very overdone and uncalled for jealousy drama but even with that I still really enjoyed this romance. I loved how things worked out in the end and when it was over my heart was happy!

The narration was great, both narrators were perfectly cast for these characters.

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didn't live up to the previous books

first half (ish) was so incredibly crass that it was funny. he is juvenile and rude and very quick witted in a way that was hilarious. both narrators did a great job. MC just became one if my fav female narrators yet. did NOT like the female main character. she is bitter and hateful. unfortunately, by the last third I didn't like the male main character either - unstable, needy, puts the responsibility for the world on himself and doesn't give anyone else any credit, super unattractive traits

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The story was okay…

The story dragged out and then felt unfinished. Not my fave of the series. I really
like narrator Conor Crais, but his woman voice is kinda cringy/creepy.

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THE STRIKE OUT

This series is one heck of a rollercoaster ride with all the feels. I can't get enough of this series.

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I did not see Holt Green coming! I think I have a new favorite in the Towel Brigade!

Well, well, well. I did not see Holt Green coming. I thought he was going to be a shyer guy, a little more reserved given the limited details in the previous books in which he was a side character. Boy was I wrong. Man, the mouth on that guy. Phew. I loved it. He was also so honest, sometimes to his detriment, genuine, funny, and caring. I felt a little like Harmony in that I was gobsmacked by him. It was so believable that they fell so hard and fast for each other. They were such a perfect match, and balanced each other so ideally.

Meghan’s characters always have so much depth. You understand the bad decisions, the things that go wrong. It would be so easy to make the same choices in the same situation. With this, the growth is always so sincere and important to the story, to the couple’s future. Harmony changed the most in this story, but it was a shift in outlook, in perspective, and what’s important. Holt grew as a man. It was a growth of character, not a change in personality. They stayed fun, and playful, and adorable.

Holt and Harmony are the youngest couple in the Towel Brigade to get their HEA, but this couple’s communication, growth, willingness to be what the other needs may be the most mature of all the couples. You believe they will make it work despite the road ahead. I really loved this couple.

Connor Crais, oh my. He was the perfect Holt. He had the perfect fun loving, passion, intensity, and funny aspects to his voice and timing. Seriously, the narration made me love Holt even more. I love Mackenzie Cartwright in a strong female role. She has the perfect tone for Harmony’s personality. They were both so great at each other’s characters and the side chcartacters as well. Fantastic audio!

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First impressions are not always correct

We firstmett Holt in Knox's story where we found him being secretive and texting someone he wouldn't tell the other players about. The someone was Harmony. This is Holt and Harmony's story. The meet ugly sets the tone for their relationship as Harmony is constantly distrustful of Holt and consistently puts down his sport, the difficulty he faces in going pro, and how hard he works to maintain his position on the team. She seems to think that just because his family has money and hers does not, that he has everything handed to him on a silver platter. She is extremely closed-minded and looks for ulterior motives in every action Holt does even to the point of sabotaging her own future by refusing the offer of a paid internship from a company that Holt's father owns. I felt like Holt got the short end of this relationship stick. They did end up with a HEA.

This was my least favorite book in the "Towel Brigade".

The narrators, Connor Fraud and Mackenzie Cartwright, did a great job bringing these characters to life.

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This is not a jock romance

Holt is a baseball player and a college student getting drunk in a dinner where Harmony waitress to pay the student loans. They have the worst first impression, full of judgmental assumptions and defense mechanisms but they were hooked from the start. Holt is the sunshine, the go getter and the chaser in this book and Harmony is the rational, stubborn and jaded by college players. I never wanted to read, or listen to, college romance because I believe that the characters will be too immature to make the decisions one must make during a romance story but this book and the narrators just grabbed my heart and didn't let go. I laughed so much with Pryia, agreed with Harmony, cried with Holt and ended up wanting to hug all the adults in the book. The narrators brought another level of emotions for me making me cry every time Connor Crais' voice broke during a sad dialogue or shiver when they were whispering delicious things to each other. I couldn't recommend it more.

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Delightful

I love these 2 and best narration with Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright! In Knox’s book, we knew Holt secretly texting someone during the baseball game or at the party. This is Holt’s love story! I truly fell in love with Holt’s sense of humor and outright flirting with our dear Harmony! Harmony was very cautious about love and so scared to live it up! They were very compatible couple and you just enjoy the ride the college romance they got together. Great Storyline for a fun and delightful read ! So, if you adore fun-loving, sweet, a little sizzle & a surprise baby, this is for you!

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The Strike Out!

Meghan Quinn wrote a fantastic book with The Strike Out. I loved the imagery and the characters. Both Conner Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright brought the characters to life. I found myself laughing out loud. Having been to many baseball games, I could envision so many details.

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Brentwood Boys are back!

Quinn knocks it out of the park with Holt & Harmony's story! Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright were perfectly cast for this audio! You will laugh, you'll swoon, you'll smile, and you'll feel all the things through the journey these two take to find their HEA! Im not a huge fan of the cocky jock types (much like Harmony at the beginning of this book!) but Holt soon won me over and this story was so much fun! It has heart, heat, and humor! Can be read as a standalone! Excellent narration!!!

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 06-10-21

I loved this story so much!

I absolutely loved this story, it's a sweet slow burn, hate to love romance. The story of Harmony and Holt, it's full of emotions, you will cry, laugh, and be torn for this couple. I'm more used to Meghan Quinn's full-on romcoms, however, I think I love the emotional side of this book and would love to read more in the future like this one, with special twists that have me invested in the story. The audiobook narrated by Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright was simply fantastic, I enjoyed every minute of it as I usually do with all Meghan Quinn's audios.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 06-02-21

Might be my favourite MQ book to date

I think Holt Green might be my favourite MQ hero yet. And he had mighty boots to fill. But the banter and the flirting between him and the sassy, closed off, independent Harmony Styles was OFF. THE. CHARTS. I couldn't wipe the smile off my face and I actually dragged this read out because I didn't want it to be over. I rarely do with rom-com's from one of the queens of the (sub)genre. This is definitely grumpy/sunshine but the girl is the grump this time and Holt...my darling Holt is the sweetest...well expect those times when he isn't, but I don't wanna talk about that..READ THIS. For fun times, for laughs, for brilliant writing and such great friend groups and a couple that I just want to have all the good things. I volunteered to read and review an early copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • Gillek2
  • 06-01-21

Holt and Harmony!

After a night out Holt and the boys decide to finish up their evening at the diner where he makes a less than favorable impression on their waitress. She believes that he is nothing but an entitled athlete who has never had to work for anything in his life but rather than it being a deterrent he is determined to prove her wrong.

Harmony is a woman who not only attends college but needs to work as well so having to serve a group of exuberant men who seem to think life is a party is not how she wanted to spend her evening. She never expected to see him again and she certainly never expected to develop feelings for him despite her determination not to.

Holt may be charming but it is the caring side of him that draws you in while Harmony has struggled for everything she has so she may be fiery but she is also cautious. Their interactions are humorous and hot but it is the emotional connection that they develop that makes their relationship so special. The narrators brought out all the chemistry and humor of the story and the characters.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 05-24-21

The save of a great story

Meghan Quinn does it again. Book 7 in the series. The world-building was is very well done and the descriptions given make it easy to visualise everything. Both the characters are very different but they are also very well drawn which makes them totally believable. I really loved this new listen .
Hero is Holt. Heroine is Harmony.
This story is fantastic, you get to meet Knox , Jason and Colt in the story before they meet their other half’s . Well written and leaves you wanting more! Narration was very well done, the story line flows smoothly Both Holt and Harmony have trust issues, that they both don’t realize they need to get over

Mackenzie Cartwright and Connor Crais was fantastic. I couldn’t put it down. Both of the performance drew you in

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  • Jocelyne
  • 05-23-21

Breathtaking Journey to Love!

This is the seventh book in The Brentwood Boys Series, a Sports Romance. Holt and Harmony's story is beautifully written, sweet, fun, emotional, and romantic. They are opposites attract. Holt is such a handsome character, caring, and supportive, but he is a little too controlling, overprotective, and possessive. Harmony is lovely, resilient, and independent, but she has insecurities, and she constantly overthinking all. Her push and pull attitude is exhausting. Their journey to love is breathtaking, filled with drama, and angst. The supporting characters are great. This is a great addition to The Brentwood Boys Series. I like the friendship in this story, and I loved to see again the characters from the previous books! Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright did a fantastic job with the narration. They are perfect as Holt and Harmony, and I love their voices together. I enjoyed it.

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  • Bran.d (amour.Rebelle92)
  • 05-21-21

God, baseball is hot🔥

I loved so many things in the Strike Out...the Hallmark Architect, the texts with the guys, how swoon worthy Holt is:)

Seriously, Holt & Harmony are so ridiculously hot together...I mean holy hot BJ Harmony🔥 my girl made Holt forget his name!!

“Sometimes the right person comes out of nowhere. When you’re not looking for love is sometimes when you actually find it.”—they fell hard & fast for each other. As the saying goes ‘when you know you know’ and they knew. Life had different plans for them but they did what they needed to do and their relationship was better for it.

“God, baseball is hot.”—-no truer words! #towelbrigade

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  • Pollypc
  • 05-21-21

Another cracker!

Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright team up to bring Holt and Harmony to life in this fabulous aural performance of The Strike Out by Meghan Quinn.

As always the words penned by this author are, at times, laugh out loud funny with moments of sentimentality, frustration and even some downright idiocy.

All this mixed together gives us a beautiful story of boy meets girl and eventually, they live happily ever after.

All in all a great addition to the audio library of this amazing author.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 05-23-21

Brilliant 💖💖

Can I say again how much I love these guys and this series . I never want it to end . Thanks for sharing these beautiful characters with us . I especially loved Connor and Mackenzie who did a fabulous job bring this story to life . Perfect 💖🤎💜🤎💖