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Change Up (Homeruns #5)

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Kevin Green has always been the life of the party. He’s the one everyone turns to for a bit of comic relief. With so many of his teammates coming out of the closet and living healthy lives, it’s getting harder for him to keep the secret only one other person knows: that he’s not as straight as everyone assumes when they see him out with his hot girlfriend. Now, the façade ...more
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published August 22nd 2016
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Natalia
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Bo
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
A Bit Much

OK, I like this series, but two things:

1) This is the fourth gay/baseball book I've read by four completely different authors who have made the mistake of having the HOME team bat in the top of the inning (in this one, the Milwaukee Mavericks are visiting Dallas, which bats in the top of the sixth). Please. This is stupid.

2) In each of the other books, one of the characters was a bit anal or thought he was straight. In this one, both Kevin and Clint are jerks. Kevin opens his mouth be
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Dee
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I think I hit a slump! All my favorite previously reliable authors writing previously beloved series are now firing blanks. Perhaps it's the curse of trying to live up to the prior book in the series while keeping the formula or maybe it's me. Whichever way it goes, Change Up which is Book 5 in the Homerun Series was not a homerun to me. We have met Kevin Greene in the other books and he has a girlfriend and was presumed to be straight, though a small clue to the complexity of his thoughts opene ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Change Up is the fifth novel in the Homeruns Series by Sloan Johnson. Each book is about a different couple so can easily be read as standalone. I, myself have read them all and love each couple for different reasons. With that being said I recommend reading them because they are amazing. I loved Kevin and Clint's story because they were two men that on the outside would never be together and proves to never judge a book by its cover...

Kevin and Clint play baseball in the major leagues for the M
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Abbey's 1 Click Book Blog
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is currently 1.44am as I am starting this review, and I have just finished Change Up.

Woah, what a complex story. Kevin and Clint were an fun couple to read about once they both had their heads out their asses (pun totally not intended)

Loved catching up with old crew and experiencing life back as a Maverick.

As much as I enjoyed reading this I found myself not being to melt into the story as easily as I was hoping to. It felt like I was regularly rereading back over parts to make sure I read it
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Cadiva
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is another great addition to the Homeruns series but, as with previous books, there are some really glaring editing, grammar and continuity issues. The wrong MC's name is used at least twice and one time the wrong character full stop is referenced. These stop this book from getting a higher rating which us a shame as I've always loved Kevin and Amber in the previous books and I was interested to see how he was going to end up with a guy.
Clint and Kevin need to learn to communicate more but
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Tracy Perry
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, there were a lot of emotions in this one. You either wanted to kick Kevin & Clint's a** or hug them to pieces, lol. I laughed, I cried & got a bit angry. It was a great story that you'll get hooked on first page & not want to put down & eventually fall in love with these two men :)
A TBR
Wendy Moore
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
My favorite in the series so far. I felt they truly had a connection and it was great catching up with the others.
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ARC received for an honest review
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It is no secret how much I love the boys of the Mavericks, but after the little hints and glimpses of things in Sweet Spot, I have been impatiently waiting for Change Up.

What a complicated complex tale we have here. Kevin and Clint's story is never going to be an easy one for them. Throw in Kevin's girlfriend Amber and things just got a whole lot more complex.

I loved the push/pull between our lovelies. The confusion, the hurt, the anger, the sorrow. The heat, t
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
**copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author in exchange for an honest review**

I loved this book and once I started it I couldn't put it down. I've really liked this whole series, but Sean and Mason have always remained my favorite of all the couples/trouples. With this book, Clint and Kevin, slide into a solid second place. I absolutely loved them. Their chemistry was amazing, something that is seldom a problem with Sloan's books. Some characters just fit and Clint and Kevin make it into
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Avid Reader
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Change Up (Homeruns #5) by Sloan Johnson
4.5 stars
M/M Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Clint is known for being a well rounded closer. He knows his job and tries to stay out of the spot light. When he receives a new roommate, Kevin, things become more of a struggle. The attraction that he has to Kevin is undeniable, but Clint doesn't want to rock the boat when it comes to his life - his career.

Kevin is a no holds bar, life in the moment kind of guy. He has an ama
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Stacy
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh where do I begin?!? First of congratulations on another great book! I always love reading Sloan’s books and seeing what she will come up with to keep me wanting to read more. I love the way she makes the characters come to life. I really feel like I know them. Ok so, I loved Kevin’s character. He was funny and had that socially awkward thing going. He knew it and he didn’t care. He also had the sweet side that showed just how big his heart was but he had the strong side also. Then there was C ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the fifth book in the series - and yet is fresh and new in its topic and plot, Still based in the world of baseball, and at the only gay friendly club in the game, we get to see two current players finding their way to a possible future together.

I enjoyed the story, although I found that the constant changing of POV was on occasion confusing, especially when they were speaking to each other. I had to go back and
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K Cherry
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Boring!

I had to skim through this book a lot. There was so much internal dialogue. I had to look for the quotation marks just to see when they were actually having a conversation. I really don't see how anyone would want to be with Clint. His attitude about relationships made no sense, and this went on and on throughout most of the story. Didn't like him in the beginning of the book and didn't like him at the end. The whole relationship felt contrived and rather ridiculous, and Kevin and Amber's
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Vicki Easom Johnson
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this series

You can't go wrong with any of these books. This one hit a homerun just like the others did! Sloan does an amazing job with these guys. Can't wait until the next book!
Deanna Against Censorship
Love this series. Love baseball and enjoy this view of the game and the players.
BB
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
While Johnson's writing has improved from book to book, this one took a step back. A lot of time was skipped over. The MCs had one sexual encounter and then bam, time skips and we're told they're fooling around frequently. They have sex and then bam, it's a month or two later and we're told here having sex frequently. It diminishes the connection by skipping forward so much.

The author accidentally writes the names Kevin or drew sometimes where it was supposed to be Clint. So that was fun trying
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Debbora
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Definitely a solid read. # 5 in the series.
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Change Up is the fifth book in the Homeruns series by Sloan Johnson. I have read them all and really love them! Each book is about a different couple, but they all intersect which is one of the things I love about this series. We've met Kevin and Clint before and I was a little surprised to see this was about them. We thought Kevin was straight considering he has a live in girlfriend and pretty much talks about being straight. Maybe that should have been my cue! Clint is gay and mostly out. He d ...more
Bookaholic And
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
♡♡♡♡♡ 5 STAR REVIEW ♡♡♡♡♡


What happens when you get assigned with a team member that has a secret like yours, yet no one knew about it? Well Kevin Green and Clint Davies will show you what really happens behind doors.

As we expected this story will show you not only how this two gorgeous men have similar demons to fight and yet neither one of them know about the other. Kevin is a man with a gorgeous girlfriend but no one knows the real Kevin like she does. So when Clint Davies is assigned to be hi
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Tj
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: sports
This book has some odd moments. Kevin is known as the team's class clown and is in a steady relationship with Amber. Amber and Kev are keeping secrets. Kevin is bi but has never been with another man. He and Amber love each but aren't in love with each other. Neither sees their relationship with hearts flowers and happily ever after.

Amber has a job opportunity in California, and she wants to move on with her life and career. She worries about Kevin. Due to emotional scars inflected by his paren
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Mags
Another enjoyable book in this series, although not my favourite. Mainly because I didn't really connect with Clint. As I didn't feel like there was the chance to get to know him, unlike Kevin who has been a minor character in many of the previous stories and so I felt like I knew him better, even if he was hiding part of himself away. However I liked them both, I just felt that the story was at times a little rushed and there were parts missing I would of liked to have read. For example those t ...more
Annette
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you have not been introduced to the boys of summer, you are missing out on some amazing stories. This is the fifth book, however all of these books can be read as stand alone stories. By reading them in order however you get to see glimpses into past characters lives and how the Mavericks are evolving. Clint is hell bent on keeping his private life and his professional life separate. Despite seeing other team mates come out of the closet successfully he is not ready to open that door yet. Kev ...more
Karen Lane
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

I'm really enjoyed this series, all except for book 3 that is. I hate ménage so I was against it from the start. The guys in this book drove me insane with their misunderstandings. Clint needed a kick up the arse for sure, but Kevin did some stupid things also. Glad they realised before it was tooooo late.
S.M. Harshell

Kevin is known has that guy on the team that is the life of the party, inappropriate, speaks his mind until he's blindsided by his new roommate. Kevin and his girlfriend are in a very unique relationship that not to many know about. Kevin considers himself bi but has yet to explore any feelings with another guy. When he is forced to share a room with Clint while the team is on the road, things become complicated both with Clint and his girlfriend.

I have fallen in love with this series and can't
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Niccisbookblog higginson
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
MY REVIEW
With each and every book in the Homerun series i have fallen for every couple, Sloan Johnson write each couple in such a way that the are likeable guys who are crazy hot have wonderful qualities and i love them all. I think its great to catch up with the other guys from previous books also.
Clint and Kevin are great characters but i either wanted to slap them upside the head or give them a hug throughout most of the book. I adored Kevin’s character i loved the fact that he had this socia
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Stacy Ako
Oct 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Better editing needed.

I have read all books in this series, so far, and that's why I rated it three stars. The continuity was good, a lot of familiar characters reappear and that was great. I have really enjoyed this series and the main characters in this one are very likable. I look forward to the next book.

There were too many times in the story where the names were wrong, or mixed up. (Example: Kevin is leaving Eric's, who lives with Drew, to go to Clint's, the storyline goes on to read that
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SiKReviews
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A book by Sloan Johnson always leaves me with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Communication in a relationship is a must as we saw with Clint and Kevin. It helps to communicate with yourself as well. We tend to lie to ourselves, which in turn, lie to other people. Once you are truthful to yourself, you can communicate real truth with everyone else.

I loved that Clint's father called him on his shit. That Kevin got the parental back up he never got. That got me choked up.

Thoughtful, hear
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Heather
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I really enjoyed seeing how these two teammates and on the road roommates went from not even really liking one another to realizing they couldn't live without one another. What I love about love is that it doesn't matter who you love, just that you get it and give it in return and that was so well depicted in Change Up. Both characters went through different epiphanies throughout the book to get them to where they needed to be as a couple and it was a wonderful journey to take ...more
John-Torleif  Harris
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good, but not great

Kevin and Clint were both hot, but I didn't quite cluck with either character. I felt that Amber's character was a bit of a let down and should have played a much larger role than she did. I also was a bit confused when Kevin's father pushed him to play to live vicariously, but then was irritated that Kevin played baseball rather than study?

Overall, this book felt like it wasn't as tightly executed as the previous books in the series. I am, however, very excited for the next b
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Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s body. 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
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Other Books in the Series

Homeruns (6 books)
  • Wild Pitch (Homeruns #1)
  • Curve Ball (Homeruns #2)
  • Triple Play (Homeruns, #3)
  • Sweet Spot (Homeruns, #4)
  • Line Drive (Homeruns, #6)

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