• Behind the Plate

  • A New Adult Sports Romance (The Boys of Baseball, Book 2)
  • By: J. Sterling
  • Narrated by: Meg Sylvan, Oliver Clarke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (546 ratings)

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Behind the Plate

By: J. Sterling
Narrated by: Meg Sylvan,Oliver Clarke
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Publisher's Summary

The most anticipated J. Sterling release of the year is finally here! You’ve waited years to meet Jack Carter’s son, and the wait is over! Strap in and enjoy the ride.

Chance Carter is the son of local baseball legend Jack Carter. Now in his junior year at Fullton State, Chance is facing challenges he never saw coming. Failing a class will stop his draft season short, making him ineligible to play and pushing his goal of professional baseball even further away.

In steps Danika, a mouthy tutor from New York, who only wants to help him pass his class...not get in his pants. But try telling that to Chance. He doesn’t trust girls, and he definitely doesn’t trust his new tutor. A lifetime growing up as a Carter taught him that.

But Danika has issues of her own. After an incident that happened last year, she doesn’t trust athletes and wants nothing to do with them. And Chance is no exception.

The fireworks explode as the two try to deny the chemistry between them and family secrets are revealed. Chance doesn’t know how to give up on something he wants, and he’s decided he wants Danika. There’s just one problem...she has a boyfriend with whom she has no intention of breaking up.

How can he have her when she belongs to someone else?

©2020 J. Sterling (P)2020 J. Sterling

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  • KT
  • 05-13-22

Hmmm, emotional cheating is still cheating

Hated pretentious storyline. Really it's the same old story about hot jock gets an immediate boner for the smart hot girl and they call it love. The caveat in this story is that the FMC is a cheater who criticize everyone else's actions but herself.

- All of the characters, were one dimensional and unlikable.
- The references to his parents love story confusing.
- Is she really going to forgo a degree to follow this guy around while he farms?... pathetic!
- A cross country real estate job proposal is not feasible, as each state in US requires a state license. NY does have a few reciprocity agreements but not with major states. Ergo, she would need to obtain 40+RE licenses - not possible.

The narration was AWFUL! OMG that horrible off/ on fake NY accent. Was that supposed to be NJ or Brooklyn coming out the mouth of a gal from the upper East side Manhattan? Who could tell what she was trying to sound like. I had to skip through most of the female's chapters or I was going to pull my hair out!

If you don't read a lot of romance then you might like it. If you do move on there is way better stuff to spend your time on.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Good Continuation

While this is a stand alone in this series I do think I would have liked it even more had I read the Parents Series first but overall the references aren't too bad just my curious nature makes it that way for me personally. Overall it's a good story I do think there were some parts that just didn't get fully explained or were glossed over. Like Jared I feel like we kept getting built up for something but them it kinda fizzled and happened OP which considering it was a main part of the plot didn't make sense to me. Narration was ok there were a few parts where the "NY accent" was tried and just no but luchily its not done throughout the entire thing so overall it was a good listen.

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story is ok

I really could have done without all the "girls are slaves to their emotions" there's one chapter towards the end that made me want to scream at the repetitive toxic masculinity fed belief that all women can't possibly think about something logically because they're controlled by their emotions. take that out and it would have been a much better book.

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Super Cute

Cute sports romance. I enjoyed the story and characters. Definitely will continue with this series. Highly recommend

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good sports romance

overall good story with low drama.

Chance and Danaka were perfect together. not too sweet and a lot real.

liked that she had a boyfriend and how that was an important part of the story.

chance was a bit plastic and sterile, bit a great guy nonetheless.

loed Meg's NY accent. just strong enough to bring Danaka to life and add flavor to her character without being overwhelming or distracting.

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Great love story

Loved the story, there was a lot more language then I like and the romantic scenes were a little steamy, but their relationship was really cute, narrators did a great job.

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Pretty good read

I really liked the story and the female narrator was amazing. However the male narrator had some difficulty. I had trouble differentiating between different characters, especially with the female characters. Also he didn’t use a NY accent for Danika or her Dad, which was strange because he used it once when he spoke as Danika’s Dad. He also had this weird breathing thing that was really distracting. Otherwise I really liked the book.

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Cute story

Originally I only chose to listen because the main character had the same name as me. I don’t hear it often.
Ended up loving it and the characters. The narrators nailed it.

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cute story.

it was refreshing to hear the perspective of a guy who doesn't want all the attention he got from girls just for his fame. What was over the top was his reluctance in relationships yet he knew what he was doing romantically without the experience.

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  • Karissa
  • 05-28-22

meh

nothing exciting happened. normal love story. probably won't read again. loved her other books based on the original characters in this book series