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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  6,622 ratings  ·  844 reviews
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 the d
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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published September 19th 2019 by Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
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Christy
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

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“Different can be good.”

THIS is my favorite Meghan Quinn book to date. There was nothing I didn’t love about The Dugout. It made me laugh, made me cry, made me swoon, and made me smile so big. I never wanted to put it down, I had such a great time reading this book!

Milly Potter is the queen of baseball. She grew up with three brothers and she knows her stuff. Her biggest goal is to eventually be a coach. She and her two best friends, Shane and Jerry, never miss a basebal
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chan ☆
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, sports, new-adult
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 job at slice
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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 perfect dose of angst to put me through a little emotional torture as well. Not on
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TJ *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. I laughed out loud. I f
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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. The f
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Meghan Quinn
Sep 11, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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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
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Syndi
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aw...! What a sweet story. A little too much baseball, but I still do like it very much. How cute is the name Miley. Her crush on Carson is sweet and shy. I fall in love with both of them right where cookies involved in their meet cute moment.

What I want more from Miss Quinn is the fun comedy. That was missing in this book. Oh and also the drift between Carson and Milley. That was weak plot. And the separation? Does it need to be that long just because of miscommunication. And I do not like how
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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 the romance world. I could
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NMmomof4
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was cute, but I felt it was a little lacking. I did feel like it dragged some and I skimmed a little. I liked both characters, I felt their connection to each other, but I felt like the conflict was meh. I don't need a lot of angst, but I needed something a little more! I know I'm not communicating this well, but it was just meh. It felt a little too surface level. And that ending?! Yeah, not my favorite. That being said -- I didn't hate it! It did have some enjoyab
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Dali
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 the injury that cost Carson
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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 can I say about h
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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 they were even bette
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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
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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
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RJ
Holy fuck. I am so angry.

Spoilers ahead so read at your own risk.

WTF was this shit? The first 80% was perfection. Carson & Milly's relationship was hilarious and so sweet to watch. You could feel the connection they were forming and I LOVED Carson so much! He was just perfect and so devoted so Milly. It wasn't a typical college sports romance with groupies, manwhore heros and parties every other day. Everyone was so chill and funny. I was actually taking breaks between reading so I could savor t
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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 feeli
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Treena
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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 written and their sto
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moonlight ☾
4 stars

the first 75% of this book was basically rom-com, my favorite part! Milly (h) and Carson (H) honestly had a cute chemistry and I enjoyed seeing their friendship forming before leading into them becoming a couple. I think my main problem was the conflict and the way it was resolved in the last 25%. Something felt missing for me and I wish Carson grovelled more to Milly cause (view spoiler)
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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 explosive.

Their relationship is the kind of a re
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Apoorva
3.75 stars

I loved this so so much till a point where I just couldn't put up with the separation of 3 years thing. If not for that one point, this would've been a solid 4.5 stars for me. And I loved him till the end, I was going like- "Do guys like this even exist?" but they all fell into nothing with the ending. I'm not saying I didn't like it. The four star rating already says otherwise but I was a little disappointed 🙈

The writing was really good and the story was light and hilarious, with exac
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Antonella
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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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
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Rachel Dyken
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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
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Sawyer Bennett
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
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Ilsa Madden-Mills

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
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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 thrown in. (Something tha
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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.
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
THIS BOOK WAS SOOOOO GOOD.

I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.

UGH. CARSON WAS PERFECT AND MILLY WAS PERFECT FOR HIM. I JUST LOVED THEM TOGETHER SO MUCH.

I DEFINITELY ENJOYED THIS ONE MORE THAN THE FIRST AND THAT IS SAYING A LOT BECAUSE I LOVED THE FIRST BOOK.

Cannot wait to read and get more of this series.
Julia ☀☾
Meghan Quinn you did it again! The Dugout was a companion novel to her previous book The Locker Room which I really really enjoyed! The Dugout follows Knox Gentry's best friend who we met The Locker Room Carson Stone. Carson Stone is in a slump after a big injury and he may have found the person who can fix his big slump! She just happens to be a girl named Milly who he ran into in the panini line!

Carson and Milly were both really awesome characters and I enjoyed both of them greatly! I especial
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