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Slow Pitch

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  329 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Tenner Gibson has a job he enjoys, a prickly ex-wife, and an adorable daughter he wouldn’t trade for the world. With no romance, no sex life, and no other hobbies, a rec league softball team is as close as he gets to hedonism.

But life throws him a curveball when cocky Ross McTierney sets his sights on getting under Tenner’s skin.

One explosion of lust later, Tenner wonders
Kindle Edition, 202 pages
Published May 19th 2020 by Dreamspinner Press
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This was all kinds of cute and awesome!!

4-4,5 stars ;)

Full review to come ... maybe
Steph ☀️
***4.5 stars***

Loved this one 💗
Sweet, a little bit sexy, and very easy to read - the lighter side of Amy Lane in a nutshell!

Tenner’s life revolves around his daughter. With a troublesome ex-wife, Tenner doesn’t have much of a social life, and certainly not a love life.

Until he gives rec league softball a try. It’s great, except for the annoying player on the opposing team.

Ross makes it his mission to get under Tenner’s prim-and-proper skin. He not only succeeds, but sets his sights on more.

Neither man complains too hard when
4.25 stars from me...not a lot of softball, but who cares??

Liked both the MC's, Tenner's daughter Piper and [eventually at around 75%] his ex wife Nina...but boy, was she a complete b***h up until then 😡😡. Best mate Pat and his wife Desi [Ross's sister] were great, the rest of the gang at the softball practices good too. The worst characters?? Tenner's religious, outdated and bigoted bl**dy parents, whom I hated with a passion 🤬🤬🤬. They'd all treated Tenner appallingly until Ross turned up, and
I loved this, it was wonderful!

This book is about Tenner, a 29-year-old single father who hasn't been with anyone in almost 3 years, since he came out to his now ex-wife and they got a divorce.

When his friend and colleague asks him to play for a team in their softball league, Tenner says yes, and his friend and his brother-in-law are on the opposing team.

The brother-in-law happens to be Ross, a 30-year-old environmentalist, who has traveled the world trying to save the environment. He's home
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Danielle  Gypsy Soul
This was a sweet romance with some great family relationships and a very complicated relationship between ex spouses. It was so nice when the author veered off from having the ex-wife be a complete bitch. She had her moments but I really liked that the author made her relatable and realistic. I really loved Tenner and Ross and enjoyed the romance between the two. This was a sweet and enjoyable family drama and romance.
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I loved the progress on this book. Tenner and Ross when from enemies to friends to lovers. If only life was that easy. He also has his ex-wife and his beautiful daughter.

Full Review -
Joscelyn Smith
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tenner and Ross were wonderful characters, they really help each other thrive. Ross helped Tenner came out of his shell and Tenner acts as a kind of stabilising force for Ross, he gives him someplace to settle. They were surrounded by an amazing cast of secondary characters who gave so much color to the story. All in all a very enjoyable read.

*I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book*
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I miss baseball and this book was just what I needed. It's an Amy Lane at her finest and I had all the feels reading this. I smiled, laughed out loud, worried and fell in love with an adorable Dad Tenner and his delightful daughter Piper. Tenner is so complicated. His divorce from his ex-wife is complicated. But then there is softball, a team that has no skills and Ross, the brother in law of his boss, who tempts Tenner in ways he had only dreamed about. Temptation that is sweet, funny, charming ...more
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
That was cute!

I really enjoyed it!
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have really been on Amy Lane's love roll. I have been enjoying the last few books published. I've been skipping reading the blurb and just been jumping right into the story. This one is a good story. It revolves around Tenner Gibson and the people in his world. Tenner has sort of locked himself in an unrealistic agreement to keep his daughter in his life. He resigned himself to this agreement until in crash Ross McInerney. This was kind of fluff I needed right now. The side characters were a j ...more
4 starts

Is it wrong to say I was kind of disappointed?

Intellectually talking, this book was perfect, sweet, with good character development and adorable supporting characters.

But if we’re selfishly speaking, I expected more?

Honestly I saw Amy Lane. Soft ball. Single dad. Ex wife. Cocky love interest. And I prepared myself for the A.N.G.A.S.T. I strapped down and was 1000% ready to be annihilated. Destroyed.

Instead I got a cutesy short story.

So like this is one of ‘it’s me not you’ kind of t
Tori Thompson
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Slow Pitch is a very sweet story between two men who need to find love... Ross is a bit of a wild child, needing to settle down, and Tenner is a lonely repressed single dad needing to step out a little. They are perfect for each other. Ross forces Tenner out of his shell and wakes up the passionate lover inside of him. Tenner gives Ross the home that he needs, and is the counter to his cockiness. Tenner brings a daughter to the plate, Ross brings his sisters family. Tenner also brings the only d ...more
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance
This is Amy Lane at her fluffy best! I love her angsty books too, but sometimes it's the lower angst stuff I need and this one hit right on the mark. Tanner and Ross are perfect together, though we the readers relize this before they (of course). It's normal people with normal problems, not something manufactured or too much, just right to keep going, and by the end I felt so much love for there guys and I was so happy for their happily ever after.

I also liked the supporting cast, I expecially l
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. Tenner was trying to be a good dad to his daughter Piper, while also doing his best not to make waves with his ex-wife Nina. Ross was a cocky guy out to have a good time in between bought of working to save the world. These two were brought together by Ten's friend and Ross's brother-in-law, as well as a love of softball.
I adored these men, and I also cared about everyone immediately connected to them - except for Tenner's horrible parents. There was so much love, friends
Jun 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Library Read

Reading the blurb, you think this book is going to be angst, sports & hate sex. Well, it is for the first chapter then its just regular sex.

Tenner has a slightly bitter ex who is the mother of his child. There is that to overcome. Interfering ex parents (yes, ex parents because Ten came out of the closet to his god fearing flyover state parents who literally ghosted him at Xmas) Being disowned & ur ex getting ur parents in the divorce is just messed up.

Ross is on vacation basically
Mia Sciberras
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Amy delivers a book within her yellow branded range, you know you're going to get a shiny, happy, lovely book that will leave your heart full and your soul happy and with Tenner and Ross you get all that and more. I finished this book with a big smile on my face and a happy feeling in my belly.

Things I loved:
- the maturity of the main characters and their appreciation for actual conversations
- the development of Ten's ex-wife from someone who is vilified to someone who is not
- how wonderful
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness what a wonderful book! I don’t know why I never read Amy Lane before but this was just really really good!
I’m starting the fish out of water series next...
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-books, m-m-read
She makes me crazy, Amy Lane. And at this point, it’s my own fault because I know it’s coming. Her stories are good, characters nuanced. Editing is always great... But she writes like an immature, gross sort of preteen with the gas references and fart humor. I don’t understand it, I really don’t. She’s an adult. Surely she’s old enough to be past fart humor. I just do not understand why she needs to work farting, gas, references to poop (or her favorite word, “crap” although to be fair, I’m not ...more
4.5 stars!


Definitely an Amy Lane Lite novel. There’s some conflict with family but once they find each other, it’s smooth sailing. But the book wasn’t boring in the least! I loved the characters. Ross has such a unique job in environmentalism. Piper acted her age and was a lovely addition.
The Quille and Lampe
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
What I Think: Oh, this tale starts off hot right away because even though there are complaints now, I can see the sparks of attraction streaming between Ten and Ross and I know the game is underfoot! I passionately dislike Ten’s ex. Her attitude towards his sexuality and the unreasonable demands she makes of him giving that she’s not blameless in the things that ruined their relationship makes her my villain. Only for me to forget all about her in the explosion of pheromones that occurs, leaving ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
2.75 stars? Or even actually just full 3 stars. A lot a lot smuttier than I feel this author's usual works are, or the ones I have read or remember of at least, which surprised me but was fine. Still has that whimsical vibe where it's a bit quirky and everyone is bantery, and things magically fall into place and here the precocious kid is extremely precocious but fits in with this vibe of people acting and talking in the manner that suits this happy ever after type of tale. Tenner meets his boss ...more
Diane Pohn
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book checked all the boxes.
Handsome men in tight baseball pants? -Check.
Cute adorable little girl, who loves her daddy very much? -Check.
Ex-wife we think is mean, but truly isn't? -Check.
Sweet man, who is a father, works hard at his job, is devoted to his daughter, but is lonely because he has sacrificed everything to keep his side of the divorce agreement? -Check.
Sexy hot steamy action between the sheets? -DEFINITE check!
Low angst, high heat level? -Check.
A happily ever after ending that g
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read an Amy Lane book I think it’s my favorite. This time the subjects in question hit quite close to home for me and though not my favorite book of Ms. Lane’s, only because I love Jackson and Ellery so much, the way prejudice, family and love are addressed made my heart happy. Tenner, a divorced father of a wonderfully adjusted and intelligent girl, is struggling to establish his new “out” life. Ross is an environmentalist with itchy feet and no plans to settle down. The way the tw ...more
Zane Kage
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5
4.5 stars

This book was a great little slice of happy for me. Lower on the angst than usual for this author, and high on the sweetness, this was the perfect read in a time fraught with concern. Tenner and Ross won me over from the get-go with their attempts at fumbling through dating, relationship-building, and well, not avoiding reality when it comes to bite. Sex, friendship, love, I was in it to win it with them.

The secondary characters were equally important and each found a place in my heart
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delightful Surprise

This one caught me a bit off guard because except for the opening chapter it's really not about softball at all. And that opening chapter almost put me off it altogether because I could not imagine that Tenner, who was already late to pick up his precocious 4-year-old daughter, would have completely fallen apart under the seducing moves of Ross, who teased him mercilessly during the softball game they both played, on opposite teams.

Then the plot and characters kicked in and I
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, glbt, digital
Let’s just say the main characters in Amy Lane’s HOT new M/M romance are anything but.

From the moment Tenner Gibson first encounters Ross McTierney on opposing teams in slow-pitch softball, sparks fly. As in, Tenner cannot stand Ross’s relentless “Hey, batter, batter, sha-wing, batter!” while Tenner’s up at bat.

When Tenner’s “almost not awful” team ekes out a win, different sparks fly after the game, making Tenner late picking up his daughter, Piper, from his ex-wife. His ex-wife who’s la
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Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book. She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and more than its share of fancy and weirdness. Feel free to visit her at, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e-mail u ...more

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