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The Perfect Catch

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  1,170 ratings  ·  324 reviews
"Kiss me. Just this once... please Walker."

Those whispered words were my undoing... As the most hated player in baseball, I had two options: either clean up my image or pack my bags. Being traded wasn't an option which only meant one thing, I had to become compliant.

That's how I found myself sharing a small bistro table with Kate Chapman, the Chicago Bobbies newest PR Mana
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Published June 10th 2021
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Meghan Quinn
Jun 06, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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He might be known as the grump good time guy but he still has a wicked grin. Secret touches turn into tempting invitations. And dangerous nights alone turn into consuming desperation. I’ve never wanted a woman as much as I want her. And I know she wants me, but there’s a no fraternizing with the players rule. Neither of us can afford to lose our jobs, but we also can't seem to keep our hands off each other either.

The Perfec
Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Meghan Quinn writes my favorite kind of sports romance. Her stories make me laugh out loud, have the perfect amount of angst and emotion, and are sweet and steamy. The Perfect Catch is another win from Quinn and a great addition to the Brentwood/Bobbies/Rebel’s world.

Walker is a bit surly and has the title of ‘most hated player in baseball’ and desperately needs his image cleaned up. That is where Kate comes in. Kate is supposed to make sure Walker goes to PR events and that it’s shown o
Jeeves Reads Romance
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal - a tense, sexy, intimate treat. Walker might just be my favorite MQ hero EVER. And that's saying something, because she excels at writing alpha heroes with gooey marshmallow centers. I absolutely ADORED this grumpalicious hero; he's a beast of a man on the outside, but so, so SWOONY once you get to know him better. This couple's chemistry leapt off the page, and I loved the focus on intimacy. These two realize that there's no way they can be together, so it's a torturous slow burn th ...more
Buckle up y’all because I hated this and you need to suffer with me

Oh man… I actively hated this book while reading it. And usually even if I find faults in the Brentwood Boys series (like the time jump in The Locker Room that provided no post-time jump time for the characters to once again get to know each other, or the fact that I just didn’t care for Jason as a character in The Lineup), I can count on the books to be funny and full of chemistry. But this one was just… not.

Walker was such a co
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
3.5 stars

I kind of love that antsy feeling I get from forbidden office romances. While not my favorite baseball book of Meghan Quinn’s, I did appreciate the tension and the high stakes in The Perfect Catch. I’m torn between giving the book 3.5 or 4 stars.

Walker is a catcher for the pro baseball team the Bobbies (“Bobbies for life!”) and he is on the verge of being traded for his bad attitude and unsportsmanlike conduct. Kate is the new PR person for the Bobbies — a dream job she desperately want
Meghan Quinn hits a home run with the bases loaded when it comes to the most sizzling hot and angsty slow burn this year.

After losing his temper one time too many, MLB catcher Walker Rockwell needs to restore his image or he’ll most likely be traded. Enter Kate Chapman, the Chicago Bobbies newest PR Manager. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, she puts Walker in his place, but mostly she’s interested in getting to know the surly man in order to help him.

While getting to know each other, th
Jenifer Briggs
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm gong to make a controversial statement: Walker is my favorite man out of the towel brigade. There, I said it. There is something so utterly satisfying at seeing the grumpy, growly, closed off hunk of a man fall so hard and fast for the curvy optimist.😍😍 and the sexual tension?! Good Lord, how fucking delicious was that?!? The they can't touch each other but still can't help it was out of this world PERFECTION! All I'm saying is that you should stock up on batteries. Or make sure your partner ...more
Carmen Rae
I can’t get enough of these books from Meghan Quinn. She writes the best sports romance and this one just had everything I could ask for. Despite the fact it took me forever to read, thanks to all my kids deciding to be mini monsters this week, I was obsessed with Walker. And since I love the way that Meghan writes, I already went into the book knowing I was going to enjoy the hell out of it. What I didn’t know was that I was going to go through all the emotions to get to my happily ever after.

Elle G.
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My Rating: 5 stars
Genre Sports Romance

Review Snapshot : Meghan Quinn exceeded my expectations with THE PERFECT CATCH, and I fell in love with this story piece by piece. This is a slow burn, heart pumping, and gorgeous read!


Meghan Quinn has been one of my top 5 favorite authors for many years. I think this goes to show you that an author who can please you for multiple years and through multiple books that she’s an exceptional writer. Her books have some hard fought HEA’s, and her ch
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it


No one does slow burn like Meghan Quinn. I swear I feel like I’m about to burst with anticipation just like her characters. It is slow but wonderful torture.

I feel like Walker and Kate, out of all the couples in this series, was extra torturous. The boundaries they set and kept crossing had me dying slowly in the best way.

I also really enjoyed them as a couple, how they opened up to each other and how Walker found solace in her company.

This a top co
Amour.Rebelle92 (Bran.d)
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ladies! Walker is the biggest, baddest, grumpiest dude with the DIRTIEST mouth and the sweetest heart😍 I mean y’all…the ice cream scene is 🔥. Holy smokes & the 5 second rule is freaking genius🔥🥵🤯

Kate is the Walker whisperer…and the Penn whisperer. Not only does she weave her magic on Walker but she helps Penn out in the biggest way💓 I loved the way she patiently helped Walker love the game again:)

Not gonna lie but man it was hard to feel bad for Penn for about 98% of the book. Seriously the dud
Sarah Louise
Whew! Meghan Quinn really outdid herself with Walker Rockwell. Known as the most hated player in baseball, he had a winning combination of a gruff exterior shielding the kindest heart.

After one too many outbursts from Walker, Kate Chapman, the community events coordinator for the team, is tasked with cleaning up his image. With a grumpy and sunshine dynamic, the banter between them was perfect. Kate was the confident lead needed to snap the emotionally damaged Walker back to reality.

Making the
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Walker is known as the least liked player in baseball. He is a great leader on the field for the Bobbies and is a great catcher but fans don’t like him. The Bobbies management has assigned Kate Chapman, who is in charge of community events for the team, with helping him revamp his image. Walker is surly, rude, and does everything he can to make her job difficult but Kate is a strong woman who doesn’t put up with his crap. She challenges him and stands her ground to do what’s best for his public ...more
A Book Obsessed Brit
The Perfect Catch is another brilliant edition to Meghan's Brentwood Baseball series. Walker and Kate were the perfect match for one another and I loved this book from start to finish. Kate is the PR manager to the Bobbies and is told to work with Walker to improve his public image. Walker is a player who lives for the game, he doesn't enjoy the fame and notoriety that comes with being a MLB player and is reluctant to do what it takes to change how people perceive him, until the threat of a trad ...more
Kelly (AndKellyReads)
Jun 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 maybe? Rounding up?

Definitely better than the last few towel brigade books, that's for sure, but still had some issues. I don't know what it is, but lately Meghan Quinn has been making some *choices* when she writes the plots for the towel brigade novels, and I just can't understand them.

Look, overall? Loved Walker and Kate, loved the tension (holy motherforking shirtballs), and I think that Walker is one of the best baseball heroes she's written in a while. He was honest, he was communica
Walker is the Chicago Bobbies’ catcher with a chip on his shoulder & more than just a small anger problem. So the Bobbie’s new PR Manager, Katie, is determined to clean up Walker’s public image and is willing to put Walker in his place, which he isn’t used to.

While Walker & Katie get on each other’s nerves from the get-go, they grow on one another the more time they spend together. But once they recognize their mutual attraction and develop real feelings for each other, Walker & Katie know they
Rina's Reads
I’m in love.... again. I’m not sure how Meghan does it, but I fall for every single one of her main men. I’m not even a little sorry, not when they are such sexy specimen. Gah, Walker was all types of dreamy.

“ “Kate, you just destroyed me.” And I loved every fucking minute of it.”

Kate was a bossbabe. She didn't put up with Walker's antics, his attitude. Her softness and compassion was exactly what he needed to compliment his brash and harsh exterior - but that’s exactly where it ended though - e
Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed The Perfect Catch by Meghan Quinn.

Watching Walker and Kate's relationship unfold brought out all the feels!

The storyline is well written, well paced and my interest was held from start to end.


Another very entertaining read by the talented Meghan Quinn!

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Kodie Mackay
I can happily say Walker and Kate are my absolute favourite couple of this series. They just hit the right spot and took me on a rollercoaster of emotions.

Walker is known for his fuck ups. He's know to be temperamental and fly off the handle. The players don't like him. The fans don't like him. Even the bosses are having a hard time finding redeeming qualities in his character because he just seems to be getting more grouchy with every passing day. But of course there is more than meets the eye
Katie and Walker....*swoon*....what an angsty, difficult, slow burning, chemistry-laden, hawtt romance! A definite page-turner here.

Walker is the catcher for baseball's Chicago Bobbies. This guy is grouchy, angry, dismissive, negative, bad-tempered...and the least-liked player in baseball. His teammates stay clear of him. Fans have had enough of him. And he likes it that way. So why is he determined to be an angry a**hole?

Kate has just started her dream job with the Bobbies, working in community
Boy are some people on here going to hate me for what I am about to say about this book. I do want to start off with by saying that 1. This was headed towards being on my TOP 2021 2. I am a emotional reader. That said this is how I felt about this book:

I picked this up between ARCs and I am glad I did not request to read this AS A ARC because it would have been a mess. I enjoyed this book beyond words, I loved the hero and heroine and their honestly with one another and just their personalit
Cat Nunez
Jun 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was amazing! I was so excited to read Walker’s story and as always with Meghan’s books I totally loved it. Walker is wonderful, he was called the most hated man in baseball but on the inside he was sweet and attentive. Through the years he lost his love for baseball and he did it only as a job, so in order to clean his image he had to work with Kate, which I loved too because she never let Walker treat her badly and she always told him the things as they were. After some time working t ...more
Jill M
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-athletes
*audio review*

I had no idea what to expect with Walker but little did I know he would take a piece of my heart I was okay not giving back. Once you strip away the gruff façade and he lets his walls down he is a beautiful man with a big heart. Kate and Walker had mega chemistry and the slow burn Meghan gave us led to explosive sexiness. But these two had more than chemistry they had a connection that was unbreakable.

I loved the journey Meghan took us on with these characters. Meghan gave us a be
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

I've loved all these Brentwood Boys and their books. My favorite characters have changed and multiplied while the series expanded. For the longest time I haven't been able to pick just one favorite. Well, that changed with The Perfect Catch. Walker's book is now my favorite.

What makes The Perfect Catch my favorite after seven other amazing stories? Walker himself. If you like a grumpy hero, you will love W
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Perfect Catch was intense, emotional, sweet, and steamy! In other words...EPIC! Meghan Quinn's baseball boys are all swoon-worthy, but Walker Rockwell just stole my heart! (and may be my new favorite) He will definitely be added to my book boyfriend list! I loved everything about this forbidden, sexy baseball romance.

Walker Rockwell is the most hated player in baseball on the exterior. On the interior there is a completely different Walker that not many people get to know. Kate Chapman is th
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile

Gah, Meghan Quinn’s baseball romances are the freaking BEST and some of my all-time favorites ever! I swear each one gets better and better, and I honestly can’t get enough of them.

The Perfect Catch was absolute PERFECTION, and I loved Walker and Kate’s super sexy, hilarious, emotional, and swoon-worthy story with all of my heart. This book was SO GOOD, gave me all the feels, and put a huge smile on my face. Definitely one of my FAVORITE sports romances from this author to date. Just
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review.

I love to watch a grumpy man crumble. And Walker is the GRUMPIEST of men. The glimpses of him that we got in some of the previous books do not do this man justice.


There were sections of this book that I read multiple times because they were some of the angstiest/sexy shit I have read this year. You could just feel how much Walker and Kate wanted each other, despite the fact that they knew it c
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
The Perfect Catch is a delicious slow burn full of laughs, tension and plenty of heat!

Walker is an unexpected surprise. He is the least liked player in baseball, a grump, keeps to himself, however, there is so much more to him. Walker is a character that you can’t help but fall in love with and you continue to fall deeper in love with the man. Kate is working on PR for the Bobbies and is helping Walker clean up his public image. There is a little bit of dislike between them, but there is also so
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Obsessed with this book 😍 It is a slow burn but the tension is top tier. It’s forbidden love, grumpy/sunshine, and pro-athlete! One of those books that had me cracking up and gave me butterflies at the same time!
Jen (jensdreamylittlereads)
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 🌟

Unputdownable! Meghan Quinn knocks it out of the ballpark with this angsty, emotional, sexy, funny, and sweet romance. My heart took quite the beating with this book but it was worth every second! I’ve been waiting for Walker’s book since his first appearance. The grumpy, brooding bad boy of baseball has been on my list of anticipated reads and I could not be happier. I absolutely died for him, getting to see what he is like outside of baseball and with those he truly trusts was such an am
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