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The Trade

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Can you pinpoint a time in your life where you realized you are completely and utterly screwed?

I can. I got the dreaded phone call, the one every baseball player hopes and prays never comes.

I was traded. Yeah, that phone call.

Traded from my long time team of over ten years. And not just to any team, but my childhood rivals; the Chicago Rebels.

Completely and utterly sc
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 7th 2020 by Independently published
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Christy
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4.5 stars

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Baseball isn’t the only thing Cory Potter is really good at.

From the moment we met Cory Potter, I knew I wanted his book. This was one of my most highly anticipated reads because of Cory. I fell for him in 'The Dugout' and I was dying for his story. Cory did not disappoint me. I loved him just as much as I thought I would. 

Cory is a legend in baseball. He’s played for Baltimore since his rookie season and is a fan favorite there. Now, in his early 30’s, the unthinkable h
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


I love the way he feels beneath me, like an unbreakable stone. I love the way he holds on to me, as if he needs me to be connected to him. And I love the way he makes me feel, like I’m whole again. Beautiful. Precious. Wanted.





Every single book in this series has been an absolute pleasure to read. Meghan Quinn doesn’t seem to have it in her to write anything less than fabulous. ”THE TRADE” had the kind of slow burn that I love. The time it too
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Dali
Meghan Quinn returns to the world of baseball romance with “The Trade”.

After playing over ten years with the Storm, first baseman Cory Potter was traded in the middle of the season to the Chicago Rebels. A team known for their rowdy players and even rowdier fans. A team who is not happy with straight laced Cory. That is the least of his concerns though, because after meeting his ideal woman he finds out she’s married, or so he’s been told.

Jason Orson’s recently divorced sister Natalie has been
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Meghan Quinn
Mar 11, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
THE TRADE IS LIVE!!!
BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE

She’s my teammates sister. The first girl who couldn’t care less that I’m a pro baseball player.

I’m determined to make her mine . . . until I’m told she’s married.

Or is she?

✓ Teammate’s sister
✓ Vacation fling
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the ALPHA swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart



BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE
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Elle Kennedy
THE TRADE IS LIVE!!!
BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE

She’s my teammates sister. The first girl who couldn’t care less that I’m a pro baseball player.

I’m determined to make her mine . . . until I’m told she’s married.

Or is she?

✓ Teammate’s sister
✓ Vacation fling
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the ALPHA swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart



BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE
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Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 5/ 5 stars

Oh man I had been waiting for Cory's book ever since Carson's book. I fell in love with both men in The Dugout and up until now Carson had been my fav but Cory gave him a run for his money. He was just so bloody amazing and sweet and gosh my heart hurt so much for all the pain the trade caused and how hard it was for him afterwards to deal with everything.

Meghan Quinn never fails to give me exactly what I crave in a book... an amazing, sexy hero, all the fun times and a whole
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Syndi
Feb 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the previous books in this series except The Trade. It came out strong with Miss Quinn's signature humorous banter. The slow burn between Cory and Nathalie is hot and fun.

What really throw me off is the last part. About 30% toward the end. The drama of the break up is just.... forced. And dragged. It is not convincing for Cory's character that he suddenly have change of heart.

Overall I still enjoy this book OK

3 stars
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Penny Reid
Mar 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
THE TRADE IS LIVE!!!
BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE

She’s my teammates sister. The first girl who couldn’t care less that I’m a pro baseball player.

I’m determined to make her mine . . . until I’m told she’s married.

Or is she?

✓ Teammate’s sister
✓ Vacation fling
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the ALPHA swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart



BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE
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Birjis
Cory Potter is a very successful and super famous baseball player who fell into a drastic event of his life. Playing and dedicating his passion and life as a Chicago Bocat, he has been traded halfway through the season to another team - his childhood rival team, Chicago Rebels, a team where there was animosity when it comes to outsiders. As in not friendly. Attending an event based on charity and on his introduction as new team mate Cory meets Natalie, who is his one but the only problem was she ...more
Carmen Rae
So I have to say that Cory has been one of my most favourite secondary characters in this series of stand-alones. I think in part because when we met Milly he was this super famous, successful athlete, yet he was still such a great brother. And every time we met him he was so straight and together I just loved him.

He was so solid and dependable. Then to get his story and discover he's always incredibly sweet just made me love him even more. But then Meghan had to go and throw in an overabundanc
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lazybookconqueror
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gah, you guys, this book was just so sweet.
My crops are watered my skin is clear.


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If you want something light and swoony this is the book for you. Cory Potter is the ultimate book boyfriend - hot, gorgeous, funny and considerate. Natalie is so relatable. And how can you not root for a couple that stays in bed watching The Office? Honestly? Goals.

Also, I loved the slow-burn and friendship between these two. And now I'm definitely looking forward to reading a lot more from Meghan Quinn.

Although I
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Meghan March
THE TRADE IS LIVE!!!
BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE

She’s my teammates sister. The first girl who couldn’t care less that I’m a pro baseball player.

I’m determined to make her mine . . . until I’m told she’s married.

Or is she?

✓ Teammate’s sister
✓ Vacation fling
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the ALPHA swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart

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Stephanie Panach
So I am probably going to make myself really unpopoular around here. I have loved this series. The heart of the guys - the humor. In this book Natalie is almost as funny as her brother. And her dates. Lord. I was crying I was laughing so hard. I also adored Cory. He was solid, dependable, lovable. He and Natalie are clearly made for each other. I was all in. Until, I wasn't. So this may be a problem that is only for me and not for other readers - so I'll lay it all out with appropriate spoilery ...more
Halle Reads
4/5 Stars 🌟

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I can see why my man Jason Orson has a huge crush on the Cory Fucking Potter

After playing for his longterm baseball team in Baltimore Cory is traded to the Chicago Rebel's a team where their players and fans are known for controversy and animosity when it comes to outsiders and especially lovers of their rival team The Chicago Bobcat's who Cory grew up a fan of. Attending an event for his new team mate and friends charity event he runs into a gorgeous girl who he is instantly enamored
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Elle's Book Blog
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports, romance
Release Date: March 12, 2020
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Sports Romance | Can Stand Alone

“YOU’VE NEVER WATCHED THE OFFICE? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?!?” I’m with you Natalie, how can someone NOT have seen this show!

Once again, Meghan has dazzled me with her words. I’ve been itching to read Corey’s story and I am so delighted that he chose a smart, passionate, and realistic woman to give his heart to. This is truly what made me love him! It’s all about how the author builds connections around their
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Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
The Trade is one s-l-o-w burn romance. The flame between Cory and Natalie actually burns hot right from the very beginning, but due to a combination of insecurities, misunderstandings, and fears, neither wants to act on their feelings. The sexual tension goes on and on forever and it just about tortured me to death. When they finally get together, though, Cory and Natalie set the sheets on fire! What a payoff!

As the only single people in their friend group, Cory and Natalie are thrown together a
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Dana
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm back with another review for another EPIC story from the Queen of Rom-Com, Meghan Quinn. I know, I know...you are probably saying 'Dana, you say that with every Meghan Quinn"...well, you know what, that's because it is the truth!!!

So, I started The Trade on 5 March at around 6:00 pm....had to stop at 11 pm; woke up at 3:00 AM! because I needed more! I adored Cory (F^cking) Potter! He was everything I thought he would be when I first "met" him in The Dugout. Ms. Quinn brought him to "life" pe
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Rachel Dyken
THE TRADE IS LIVE!!!
BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE

She’s my teammates sister. The first girl who couldn’t care less that I’m a pro baseball player.

I’m determined to make her mine . . . until I’m told she’s married.

Or is she?

✓ Teammate’s sister
✓ Vacation fling
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the ALPHA swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart



BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE
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Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦
4.5 STARS!

The Trade by Meghan Quinn was just so wonderful. Meghan writes the best romcoms and this book is no different. In fact, this series has consumed my heart and soul, and I'm so ready for Walker Rockwell's book next! ❤🖤

Corey Potter is such an enigmatic hero that you cannot help but swoon over while reading. He's facing a monumental moment in his career. He's being traded midseason to the team that rivals his beloved Bobbies, The Rebels. Its been such a hardship for him to become apart of
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Jessica Alcazar
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not gonna lie, Meghan Quinn pretty much has me at hello. Seriously ... she can write no wrong. If you’re not drowning in her word wizardry and getting lost in her fictional worlds, are you really living??

She entertains me with her swoony romantic heartwarming storylines over and over again. AND THEY ARE FUNNY TO BOOT. It’s a fun time to be a romance reader I tell ya! *happy sigh* I hope she writes forever and ever ....


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Ilsa Madden-Mills
THE TRADE IS LIVE!!!
BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE

She’s my teammates sister. The first girl who couldn’t care less that I’m a pro baseball player.

I’m determined to make her mine . . . until I’m told she’s married.

Or is she?

✓ Teammate’s sister
✓ Vacation fling
✓ Slow Burn with an EXTREMELY hot end
✓ Baseball player with all the ALPHA swoon
✓ Romantic Comedy that will melt your heart



BUY or READ IN KU → mybook.to/THETRADE
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Auntee
No real review here except to say...

I love everything that Meghan Quinn writes. She is my go-to for sexy rom-coms and really knows how to write interesting characters and sexy heroes. But one thing bugged me about this book and made it all just a bit unbelievable for me.

(view spoiler)
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Alley Ciz
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I knew back when we met Cory back in The Dugout the guy would have swoon coming out of the wazoo and he did NOT disappoint. Oh and BTW he is MINE.

The push the pull between Cory and Natalie is Meghan Quinn perfection. And in a side of Jason Orson from The Lineup and his ridiculousness there was no way I wouldn’t love this book.

The humor, the heat, the way Meghan just makes you FEEL will have you wanting to both read faster to know what happens and slow down to savor it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for those boo
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Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile
NO SPOILERS!

Oh. My. GOSH! These baseball books from Meghan Quinn have been EVERYTHING, and she has gotten better and better with every single one. The Trade blew my mind in the best way possible, and I absolutely LOVED and ADORED the storyline and characters, as well as the author’s writing style and brilliant sense of humor. Meghan Quinn’s storytelling is unparalleled, and I am shamelessly addicted to her books and brand of romance. The Trade was a sexy, swoon-worthy, hilarious, and utterly ent
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Jennifer
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been DYING for Cory F****ing Potter’s book, and finally, it’s here! Cory Potter is everything I thought he'd be and then some. I’m telling ya, every girl needs a Cory. He’s sexy, witty, good looking, charming, sensitive, caring, romantic and oh so incredibly lovable. Meghan Quinn did something so magical with his story and I could not have loved this story more. She weaved this amazing tale that had me in my feelings. The Trade is a heartwarming, hilarious, a frustrating but wonderful slo ...more
Antonella
I wanted to read Cory's book ever since he showed up in Millie's book.
But this was not it. Very disappointing.
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Reviews from the Heart
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If forgoing a shower to read 'The Trade' by Meghan Quinn doesn't say she is one favorite authors, I don't know what does. Seriously y'all, I skipped a shower so I could devour 'The Trade' , and that says something because I am a shower as soon as I wake up person. I am glad to announce that skipping the shower was so worth it, because 'The Trade' was so amazing that I can barely put in to words how amazing it truly is. So I guess I will start from the most obvious, the cover.. Ummm Hello, < inse ...more
Irene
4.5 stars

So much love for The Trade by Meghan Quinn!

From the first page I was hooked. Loved the storyline, it's entertaining, heartwarming, romantic, funny, sweet and swoon-worthy.

Cory and Natalie are wonderful, passionate characters that made me smile, swoon, frustrated, swoon some more and touched my heart with their love story.
These two captured my heart and I was so happy they found each other.

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Another major plus for me was spending time with all the friends and watching their relationships/f
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The Smutbrarians
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Cory F*cking Potter...you rocked my world. What a sweet, strong, commanding type of man! I loved how he was the one who could take on any situation but this time it was a little more than he could handle. He had some lessons to learn...and so did Natalie. Natalie was also a sweet, lovely girl who was betrayed once before but looking for someone who appreciated all she had to offer. Such a perfect pair. Bu
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jos  (sportschicreads)
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫


Each story in this “series” is unique but every single one captures our heart in the classic Meghan Quinn way ❤️
Pencil Cory Potter in as your new #1 book boyfriend! Do it now! This man could literally do no wrong! Jason is obsessed with him hahaha in the funniest way! A new bromance 👬.
I was so glad to be reunited with my favorite brother sister duo. Cory and Milly are literally sibling goals. Jason and Natalie also have a super special bond.
There was so much humor packed into this book.
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The Brentwood Boys (7 books)
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