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The Dugout

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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
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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



Milly’s interesting, different, and possibly dangerous to my heart. I can feel it deep down. She was brought into my life for a reason and not just to help my swing, but something so much more than that.






If you’re looking for your next fun and sexy five star read, then ”THE DUGOUT” is the book for you. I love a good sports romance/romantic comedy, with just the perfectAuthor}
Milly’s
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Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BOOK BY MEGHAN QUINN! 💕💕💕

OH MY GAWD! I smiled like a loon reading this book. It is the best I’ve ever read by this author!! And that’s saying something, because some of her previous heroes own pieces of my heart. However, I love Love LOVE Carson and Milly. I didn’t think MQ would ever top my boyfriend Knox and then she goes and creates this PERFECTION. I can’t even with how much I adored this book!

The Dugout had me completely in my feelings! I smiled.
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chan ☆
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult, sports, 2019
separating your characters for over a year is not a valid conflict, meghan quinn!!!

and this is the second book in this damn series where she pulls that shit. but let's start from the beginning.

this book is about carson and milly and their relationship. it was a little bit of a harder book to get into because i didn't find carson as charming as knox was in the first book in the series but i was eventually won over by the relationship development. seriously, meghan quinn does a great
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I can't say enough just how much, I LOVE THIS AUTHOR!!!! This book is probably one of my flavorist one she has written so far!!! I smiled and swooned and holy crap did I fall in love reading this book. Meghan owns most of my top book boyfriends, and damn another is added, I LOVE THIS AUTHOR......

Milly & Carson are perfectly written and their story completely plays out flawlessly! Sweet overload, tissue worthy, laugh out loud, I honestly can't say how this book could have been any better. T
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Meghan Quinn
Sep 11, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
THE DUGOUT IS LIVE - ->
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✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
***AVAILABLE NOW***

5 SLOW BURN PERFECTION

I’m going to be honest. Slow burn is hard for me, by Meghan Quinn is the master of it. It NEVER feels like a slow burn. I’m so enraptured with the romance of it all that I’m never bored. I never want to put the book down and walk away, and this series of standalones is quickly becoming my very favorite one from Meghan Quinn.

Carson and Milly together are just perfect. I love them together and individually, which is often rare in th
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: September 19, 2019
Genre: New Adult. Sports Romance. College Romance. Baseball Romance.
Actual Rating: 5 stars

I didn't think I could ever LOVE baseball. Then I met Knox and Carson and well, I guess I am a turned woman. WOW!!! These men are STUNNING. Just like Meghan Quinn's writing style and stories. The Dugout is everything I absolutely needed in a romance book. It's fun, quirky, and comes fresh with an adorable heroine and swoony hero. Carson... Man, what c/>
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Dali
HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!

Meghan Quinn follows up her sweet and heartfelt sports romance, The Locker Room, with a story that’s even sweeter, deeper and more swoon worthy.

In The Dugout, we meet Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, shy and awkward kinesiology major who eats, breathes and knows everything baseball but hides behind baggy clothes and an ugly fisherman’s hat. That is until The Carson Stone rudely talked to her in the Panini line, then dismissed her help in the weight room.

But after t
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Carmen Rae
So I really liked The Locker Room but damned if Meghan Quinn didn't just bring her A game with this book. I really wish I knew the first thing about baseball so I could throw in a few metaphors for how great this was. It was the perfect new adult, college sports romance with a heap of heat and all the feels.


Carson and Milly were awesome. There is just something about the nerdy girl who knows her worth and a hot jock who isn't full of himself. And as much as I loved them both th
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Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
5 STARS!

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The Dugout by Meghan Quinn was a hit! It was a mix of humor, angst, bromance, love, and baseball ⚾.

Carson Stone was by far my favorite hero from Meghan's books thus far and that's making a statement as I've loved most of her heroes. But Carson, gah there is just something about him that will steal your heart completely!

Carson is first introduced in The Locker Room. He's Knox's best friend and an overall hilarious man. In this book he is more than laughs, he's sweet and really just an amazing fi
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Jennifer
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book from start to finish! Meghan Quinn's writing style gets me every single time and she has delivered one heck of a sports romance with her new release, The Dugout. She sure knows how to combine heart, soul and humor seamlessly within a wonderful story line. This book had so much heart and soul; it was funny, swoony, smart, and sassy. I need more stories from this world! I am loving these characters & their antics!

Milly & Carson are perfectly w
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Meghan March
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✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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ABookLover73
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
Five TOMBOY stars for Milly and Carson 💗💗💗!!!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is one more absolutely brilliant sports romance written by Meghan Quinn.

"The Dugout" is the first book I've read where is the girl a tomboy (to be honest I didn't know what that's means 😅) but now I know and I'm looking forward to reading more books with this kind of female character.

Milly and Carson's relationship is slow-burn but once they've admitted their feelings to each other, it became e
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Penny Reid
Sep 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
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✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Rachel Dyken
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AMAZON AU: https://amzn.to/2mjMPyF

✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Sawyer Bennett
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✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Lien
EDIT: 3.5 Stars

I already had everything outlined for my review. This book is like a goldmine for highlights (at least if you're like me and like to highlight the funny parts) and I have so many of them that I wanted to share but somehow I don't know if I can insert them all here because they would be too spoilery and take away the fun beforehand :D

The Dugout was such a rollercoaster ride and I'm still not sure whether I liked it or not. Let me write this review and see if I can sort out my feel/>The
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Ilsa Madden-Mills

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✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Courtney
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

The Dugout is the next book in her sports romance following The Locker Room. They are complete standalones and can easily be read in any order.

I wanted to love this book so much more than I did. I love Meghan, her writing style and her characters. She will always be an auto-read for me. However, this book, sadly, is not one of my favorites of hers.

The Dugout is definitely full of humor with the bromance and interactions of the characters along with some angst t
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Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„The bond we have, this connection, it’s what the greatest love stories are made of.”


Oh my God, this book is phenomenal! Meghan Quinn created NA masterpiece that will steal your heart! The Dugout is a perfect college sports romance, a little funny, sometimes intense and a hell of a lot sexy! Carson and Milly’s story warmed my heart and I couln’t get enough of them. Their awkward and adorable interactions made me swoon and their tough moments filled my heart with so much emotions, that
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Anne OK
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Take me out to the ballpark . . . and please let Carson Stone be there in all his male glory! I fell head-over-heels for this charmer. And Mildred Potter, the Baseball Whisperer, though shy and a bit nerdy was a delight. That girl was no pushover.

Meghan Quinn takes the pennant for this baseball gem. A hit with this fan through every inning filled with top-notch players. Milly Potter and Carson Stone are two endearing opposites, who complement each other perfectly. Their cute meet/greet was upro
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Tracy  C
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Milly and Carson are EVERYTHING! I adored how Milly was so awkward until she really got to know Carson. Meghan Quinn's humor can't be beat. I really understood why Carson reacted the way he did towards the end. I don't like the trend that the author has shown lately that the characters have such a long time apart after the conflict; my reason being I would like more time spent on the resolution if they are apart that long. BUT, I still absolutely loved it.
Monique
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We got to meet Carson Stone in The Locker Room. He is the best friend of Knox and I for one was fascinated to know more about him and couldn't help but be ecstatic when he was getting his own book. What I first thought of him, was a happy go lucky college student trying his best to become a major league Ball player. What I discovered about him during this book, was so much more and deeper. This second chance romance is one of family commitment, loyalty and forgiveness. Its a lesson we could all ...more
Jen Zingaro
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: college, sports
Give this book ALL THE STARS.
I seriously couldn't get enough of it!
I swooned, laughed and cried. I wanted more.
This story made my day and broke my heart.

There is nothing I love more than an awkward character and Milly filled my heart right up. She is who I want to be! A strong, smart, baseball oriented gal! And the way she didn't take any of the boys stuff.... love loved her.

Carson.... This poor guy.... Just the worst luck... His sweet side? The way he was wi
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Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
it's between a 4 and 5 stars, i can't decide right now but i loved it!!!!
Escape into a Booksite
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

Um, where can I find myself a Carson Stone? Holy moly I loved this book! I couldn't put it down! Carson is everything, and Milly is the cutest! I feel that Milly is a really relatable character, and I truly connected with her, even though I know nothing about baseball.

I was invested in this story and really enjoyed watching it unfold. Carson is a fantastic male lead and Milly was extremely likeable. I started getting scary feeling
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Louise Bay
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✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Kennedy Ryan
THE DUGOUT IS LIVE - ->
AMAZON US: https://amzn.to/30v08us
AMAZON CA: https://amzn.to/2kSRIP0
AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2mpG92d
AMAZON AU: https://amzn.to/2mjMPyF

✓ Damaged Alpha Hero
✓ Wallflower Heroine with heart
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

Carson Stone has one more chance to make the draft and he's starting out the season with one hell of a flop. Angry with his circumstances, he doesn't realize he runs into the solution to all his problems in the dining hall panini line until it's too late. Now he needs to try to figure out how to make sure his soon to be fairy b
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Amy
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Super Sweet Stars!!

“Our connection dives way past the surface and is going past the layers to the very core of our souls.”

The Dugout is the latest sports romance from author Meghan Quinn and it follows the story of Milly & Carson. Right off the bat, Milly and Carson couldn’t be more opposite. After suffering and injury, Carson is struggling to get back into his groove. He’s moody and standoffish towards everyone. Who knew that when Carson would bump in to Milly, his
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Kahea
***5 ‘You’re Holding My Hand’ Stars***

This book.

This book had me grinning like a loon throughout the mass majority of it ~ so much so that my cheeks hurt, then it had me growling even as my heart broke just a bit and then I got sniffly and teary ~ which is probably the most important one of the three since it doesn’t happen often and just proves how invested I was in Millie and Carson ~ but all three together and you have a book I couldn’t put down and was a tinsy bit upset when there were
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