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Sliding Home

(Out of the Park #2)

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Two years ago, she shut the door in his face. Now, he’s opening it…

Michelle Benning is determined to pursue her dreams and escape her past. This means working two jobs and going to school, which leaves no time for relationships. So when the one guy she never got over shows up two years after their fling, she’ll avoid him at all costs. No problem.

Famous baseball player Broo
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Published November 10th 2020 by Totally Bound Publishing
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Aly
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I had a great time reading this! The romance was sweet, there was some danger and drama, and of course a happy ending. We also got to see Gideon and Fiona from the first book and I love seeing previous characters be happy and moving forward with their lives.

Michelle is a great main character, she's brave and tough and driven. She's going to be a nurse and not let her terrible family get in the way. Her only downfall is that she keeps everyone at arm's length, never getting serious with a man so
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Michele
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable second chance romance. Michelle and Brooks had a past romance. When they meet up again by chance, neither of them is prepared for the feelings that are still present under the surface. Michelle grew up with a difficult family life and never felt deserving of love. Brooks was dealing with his own personal family heartbreak. Together, they can support one another and ultimately find love...if they will just let it in.

A meaningful and heartwarming read.
Yoneidis
4.5⭐️
The story of Brooks and Michelle started 2 years ago when they had a fling, bu Michelle ended it suddenly without explanation, slamming the door in Brooks’s face.
Now at the engagement party of Fiona, Michelle’s best friend, and Gideon, Brooks’s teammate, they see each other again. And while Brooks wants answers, he also wants to see if he can have something more with her again, since no girl since her has made him feel like this. But Michelle resists at first, she left him bc she began to f
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Heather
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super fun story about a commitment phobia woman. Brooks is a super star baseball athlete who realizes fate has stepped in for a fun ride. Sometimes love hits you out of nowhere. The struggles Michelle gone through to pull her life out of the gutter Is realistic. The suspense & conclusion of what happens with her family is great. The other characters like Brigham & Logan make this book relatable. I want more of these friends. Everyone needs to read this.
Tammy
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one and the friendships we get to see. The relationship between Michelle and Brooks was rocky most of the time. Brooks and his plan to woo Michelle was at times funny. I did like him more than Michelle who was irritating at times. Lots of steamy scenes. I did not read Book #1 but was not lost in the story.
Lauren
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reviews
Sliding Home is entertaining, sexy, and subverts typical romantic tropes.

Michelle Benning had a plan: work hard and get through school so she can escape the consequences wrought by her awful family. Flings only, with no strings attached. Until Brooks Madsen entered the picture. He’s the only one who managed to breach the walls of her heart. Two years after she caught feelings during their hookup and ghosted him, he’s thrown back into her life. Their chemistry is still undeniable, but Michelle i
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Michela
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful and emotional story! I loved reading this book!

I know that maybe you've heard it so many times before, but this book is on the next level! Trust me!

This book is about Michelle and Brooks; Michelle is studying to be a nurse whilst Brooks is a famous baseball player. When Michelle sees her past fling at her best friend's engagement party, she freaks out! Brooks, on the other hand, feels many emotions, anger, confusion, hurt and others. Brooks makes it a point to win over Michell
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gina
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-of-2020
Sliding Home By Jaqueline Snowe

I was given this book to read for my honest review. I will start by saying that Jaqueline Snowe moved to my favorite author list after I read my first book by her. I can’t get enough. This book focuses on the characters of Michelle and Brooks. It was a bit of a role reversal than most books, Brooks was all in and Michelle well let’s just say she had her reasons for being a bit flighty. I loved the progression of their relationship and how brooks just didn’t give up
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Shayay
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Entertaining story with some fun, sweet romantic moments; plus, some hotness! I didn’t really connect with the characters though; especially Michelle, I thought she was a bit of a butt. Just her whole vibe was off for me; probably her hot and cold demeanor, she annoyed me a lot. Baseball player Brooks and want to be nurse Michelle had a quick, passionate romance 2 years ago, but Michelle ran scared; she doesn’t do commitment. She has issues and is so touchy, but there’s some stuff in her past. T ...more
KL Cassanello
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They have a past, one that she abandoned without explanation. Michelle is working clinicals toward her nursing degree. Brooks is back in town with a huge baseball contract They're gonna see a lot of each other - her good friend is set to marry his teammate. There's so much to like about these two. He's a good guy, working with his brother to try to do the best they can for their mother. She has a family history that has only been partially shared with Fiona and Brigs, until she finally trusts Br ...more
Jean
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book two of The Out of The Park Series and it is Michelle and Brooks story. Michelle has a dark last and carries a lot of baggage but that hasn't stopped her from studying to become a nurse and she has no time for distractions. Brooks is a famous basketball player and.when he sees Michelle again after two years at a friend's engagement he is determined to win her over as what he feels for her needs to be explored.but Michelle is having none of it so Brooks will have to work even harder t ...more
Dawn M Gilmore
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michelle has a terrible past that she hides from friends and family. She has one mantra, get through school. She found her self face to face with Brooks the ball player who could have been more two years ago. She tries to push him away again. Brooks is just as determined to pull her in to see if they can be more. Their chemistry is white hot and it melts Michelle's resistance. When evil from her past makes an appearance she tries to push Brooks away. Fortunately Michelle has interfering friends ...more
Annie
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I loved this story about Brooks and Michelle. She had a crappy childhood, her dad a thief, her mom and brother both addicts and they never really cared. She had a fling with Brooks 2 years ago, but now he's around all the time, mutual friends. When they pick up when they left off, it freaks her out. Then to have her brother and dad try and blackmail her for money, she freaks out. Brooks will do anything to keep Michelle, but he's working reall ...more
Susan
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The very first Jaqueline Snowe book I ever read was Evening The Score. I adored Fiona and Gideon and all of their friends and was so sad when I finished the book, I just wasn’t ready for their story to end. Imagine my surprise when I realized that the characters in Evening the Score also appear in Sliding Home! Then, to experience the renewal of a relationship between Fiona’s best friend, Michelle, and Gideon’s teammate, Brooks, was just amazing. Their chemistry is off the charts and these two j ...more
Melinda Swaine
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, sassy, with baseball and all the feels, made this is one of the best stories I have read in this genre. Pour out the wine, plate up your favourite treat and enjoy - I did! I really loved this book as it had a great storyline and characters and this book one that's hard to put down because all I wanted to do was gobble it right up. Jaqueline Snowe is kinda new author to me but I definitely look forward to reading more of her books as they are so well written and definitely worth reading. Br ...more
Kayla Pocernich
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michelle Benning has a solid plan work hard and get through school so she can escape her awful family. Brooks Madsen walks into her life and everything changes. The chemistry between these two in unexpected and Michelle is uneasy about trust someone with her heart. Can Brooks help Michelle learn to trust again and break down the walls that surround her heart. This was a great read and great addition to this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a re
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L H
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Michelle and Brooks haven't seen each other in two years. But there is real connection and chemistry there, even though she is hesitant to give them a go and take a chance that this time around they can make something good happen. Good thing that not only is he a good guy, he is a competitor who knows how to hang in there as he goes after what he wants.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Mulan Book Princess
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story. It was full of excitement, emotions and sexy hot goodness. Brooks and Mitch had quite the attraction to each other and their chemistry was super hot and steamy.I thought that they ere very likable characters and loved how determined Brooks was. This was thoroughly enjioyable to read!

I rate this book 4.5 stars.

I received a free advanced review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving my fair and honest opinion.
Bev
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fun read
This book is about Michelle and Brooks. They had a thing a couple of years ago, but she left. Now they’ve been thrown together again, so-to-speak. Will those sparks that perhaps never totally went out reignite? The journey isn’t a straight-forward one for them, but the chemistry is still there. The tough ones are worth fighting for.
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Nk
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brooks is definitely a go-getter. I love his character! There’s no question that he does go after what he wants. Michelle is stubborn and quite set on her ways. They are totally perfect for one another! It was amusing how they actually get to the point of being together.

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Evy Schiettecatte
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a beautiful and emotional story. Michelle had a troubled childhood and is afraid to commit to anyone, enter Brooks Madsen, a sexy, down-to-earth baseball player. He is so caring, sweet and patient towards her. Brigham and Logan were great characters as well! This was a nice read.

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Trish
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It has all the feels, happy, sad, anger, love. I haven’t read the first book in this series, but you can bet I’ll be reading it very soon. I absolutely loved Brooks. He’s sweet, caring, supportive and an all-around awesome guy. What’s not to love about him. Michelle is prickly, sassy, sarcastic and foul mouth and I loved her too. She was the perfect complement to Brooks sweet side and they're ridiculously hot together. If you loved sports romance, or sarcastic leading ladies o ...more
Maja
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first read from this author. I loved the dual first person point of view of Michelle and Brooks. This is always a deal breaker for me. The characters had believable chemistry, which is also important. I will read more from this author in the future.

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Deb
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This was a great book that I loved reading. I found it amazing, it was engaging, fun, sweet, entertaining with a hot and steamy romance that I loved reading. Michelle and Brooks were amazing with a great chemistry and a well written story, I loved this book and can't wait to read more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Amanda
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Title: Sliding Home
Rating: ☆☆☆☆
What a good book. Michelle and Brooks have chemistry even if there is a lot of push and pull between them.

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Helena Mendes
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Brooks and Michelle have to work trough a lot of issues and some secrets to be together. The storyline is very good and well written. I enjoyed it very much.

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Thi
Nov 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a good read. I would have liked it more if I liked Michelle. I couldn’t stand her. I get she has issues but her hot and cold attitude gave me whiplash. Brooks was sweet and he deserved better than Michelle.
Petra Moss
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Nice enough story, but I thought some of the sex scenes went on too much. Could have gone a bit deeper emotionally, but still an entertaining read.

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Elvira
Mar 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The characters are engaging and had lots of chemistry throughout and had me entertained. The storyline was well written and developed.

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Danielle Marlowe
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Michelle and Brooks' journey, they were good together, their connection was strong, the chemistry between them was sexy, they were made for each other. ...more
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Jaqueline Snowe lives in Arizona where the "dry heat" really isn't that bad. She prefers drinking coffee all hours of the day and snacking on anything that has peanut butter or chocolate. She is the mother to two dogs who don’t realize they aren’t humans and a = mom to the sweetest boy. She is an avid reader and writer of romances and tends to write about athletes. Her husband works for an MLB tea ...more

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