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""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 Manager. Devastatingly beautiful, vastly intelligent, and incredibly cunning, she knows exactly how to handle my grumpy demeanor.

It was supposed to be simple. Book some PR events, show up, smile for the camera, and be done. But one massive mistake on my end sends me into the trenches with Kate, forcing me to open up to her. 

Innocent glances turn into cordial encounters.

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.

©2021 Meghan Quinn (P)2021 Meghan Quinn

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The Perfect Catch

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 beautiful story with lots of emotion and heart and of course who witty humor. I mean the water cooler scene was priceless. She made you laugh and cry and then she made you mad and happy. Meghan weaved words of humor, lust and betrayal. Oh yes that is right I said betrayal. Meghan was a naughty woman giving us one heck of a twist I’m not sure if anyone will see coming.

Walker and Kate’s love story was a beautiful one and Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin were perfect for these characters and this story. They both made this story so much enjoyable and my ears happy. Jason has that smooth voice that you swoon over and Vanessa has this sweet but sexy voice that was perfect for Kate. They brought the characters to life and did it well.

This was an all around perfect catch and I’m loving the towel brigade.

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How to catch a heart.

This book was amazing. How Meghan Quinn can find such away to turn an angry catcher into a hero is captivating. She has a way of writing books that will have you laughing one minute, to crying the next, and then throwing you a curve ball that makes you want to hit someone. This books is full of quirks with the perfect sports experience that feeds you thirst for romance and excitement. A must read.

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The Perfect Catch

4 maple leafs … The Perfect Catch is a forbidden slow-burn baseball romance that is told in the first-person point of view of the main characters Walker and Kate.

Walker needs to clean up his image or find a new team. Not wanting to leave Chicago, he agrees to work with the new PR Manager for the Chicago Bobbies. Kate, determined to prove herself with the team, puts everything into helping the team bad boy clean up his image. As they spend more time together they grow close even though it is forbidden. The past comes creeping up and tests everything they have worked towards.

Walker and Kate's story is my favourite of all the towel brigade books that I have read. Walker is the perfect grumpy hero. Their banter was fun and entertaining, the connection between them grew nicely as the story went along and became very steamy when they came together. I did not like the decisions that were made when secrets were revealed and that is what knocked my rating down.

Audio … Jason Clarke did another amazing job as Walker and I did also enjoy Vanessa Edwin as Kate.

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Another great baseball romance with depth

Meghan Quinn has done it again. I absolutely loved her latest baseball romance - The Perfect Catch. She made me fall in love with 'the most hated man in baseball' right along with our female lead.

Walker, our male lead, has a huge chip on his shoulder and a giant PR problem. In comes Kate to help save the day. But as she tries to make the man just a little bit more likeable, what she finds is that he is a man that is quiet, reserved, and grossly misunderstood. But relationships between the team staff and the players is decidedly off-limits.

What did I love about this book so much? Kate and Walker are such well-written, well-developed characters. They're flawed, their not perfect, but they are perfect for each other. They fight so hard to play by the rules, but at the end of the day, their connection is what they both need to feel like they have a complete life. The complexities of their working relationship, of Walker's relationship with his teammates, of the years of hurt and reserve that Walker needs to work past - they all add so much to the story.

The audio narration by Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin is fantastic. They both bring so much emotion to their portrayals, and Jason has a perfect level of growl to really bring out the surliness, the reserve, the broken pieces of Walker.

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The perfect catch

The story was great…especially all the great foreplay sex scenes. Narration was awesome as they pulled me right into their web of tangled ties.

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Another fun Sports Romance by Meghan Quinn! I have really been enjoying all of these new audiobooks. Walker started out as a total jerk but once he opens up... that man is sexy hot! Kate's job is to help Walker fix his reputation. He tries very hard to keep her at arms length but it doesn't last very long with her constantly trying to get him to open up. They have great banter and HOT HOT sexy times! The ending for perfect and I can't wait for the next one!!!

The narration was PERFECTION!!! Jason Clarke does "jerk" soooo well and Vanessa was great as always!!

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Jason and Vanessa knocked the voices out of the pa

I love Meghan's book, but this is now my new favorite and is the best book i have read ALL year! Jason clarke nails the voice of Walker- his growly, sexy voice was perfect. I loved the story between Walker and Kate.

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A delicious slow burn sports rom-com

I loved Kate and Walker! They are most definetly the perfect match for each other and are my favourite couple from Meghan Quinn’s Brentwood Baseball Series. There is so much depth to these characters. They are both so passionate about their careers. Walker comes across as grumpy and rough around the edges at first but when he opens up his heart and Kate slowly breaks down the walls he has built up I fell hard and fast for him. He has a huge heart and deserved to find what he did with Kate. Kate is the PR Manager for the Chicago Bobbies and Walker plays for the team, as their Catcher. Due to a no fraternization policy a relationship between the two is completely off limits but the more and more time they spend time together professionally it gets harder and harder for them to ignore the attraction and deep connection they share. This was such a delicious slow burn. The push and pull was torturous at times but SO worth it in the end. Meghan Quinn is a master of writing funny, sweet and steamy romance and I devoured every word! Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin were fabulous telling this story together! Jason Clarke plays Walker perfectly with his sexy, growly voice, and Vanessa Edwin did an amazing job as well. The passion and emotion in her performance was incredible.

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Walker & Kate 🔥🔥🔥

Loving the sports romance by Meghan Quinn! The Perfect Catch features Walker, the Chicago Bobbies Catcher, and Kate, the new PR manager. Their story starts off the best way ever!! With a grumpy, arrogant, sexy hero who gets put in his place by the beautiful, smart, no nonsense heroine. The first time they meet, is like fireworks and you know their chemistry will be off the charts. I loved that Walker, is rough and grumpy on the outside, but has a secret heart of gold. Kate is the only one who slowly starts to see the real him and shows him to love baseball again. Their relationship is a slow burn friendship with lots of undeniable attraction and forbidden kisses. I loved every minute of it, especially with the phenomenal narration by Jason Clark and Vanessa Edwin. They were the perfect fit to bring Walker and Kate to life. Kate describe Walkers voice to Jason Mamoa (swoon) and Clark’s growly voice definitely fit the description. This book was just the perfect mix of sweet, funny and sexy.

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The perfect audio!


OH. MY. GOD. There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this audiobook! The way Jason and Vanessa bring these characters to life is beyond perfect. The emotion they give to these characters...it tugs at your heartstrings! These two narrators were perfectly cast
The angst, the steam, the push and pull between Walker and Kate...you hate to love it! The tension is so damn good! I loved grumpy Walker and sweet Kate. There is just too much I loved about this book, and the history of these characters hits you in all the feels and brings you to tears.
Everything about this book is what you love about a Meghan Quinn book! It's HOT (SO HOT!), it's got humor, there's angst...the perfect romance!

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  • Carrie
  • 06-16-21

Couldn’t stop listening!!

I really loved this book. The character development was really good and also the storyline. The chemistry between the leads was so good There was also a major plot twist that had my jaw hanging for like five minutes. This one is definitely going on my favourites list.

Narrators also did a stellar job bringing the characters to life

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 06-15-21

A perfect listen

Another great story by Meghan Quinn. Meghan writes in your face baseball hero's set in Chicago. What I like about Meghan hero's is not one is perfect. They are real like characters, each with a flaw , a chip on their shoulders. And the heroine attracted to them also is looking for something.
Both Walker and Kate have something to prove. They both are suffering past trauma . Walker with his sister, Kate because of her brother. Kate needs to help Walker out with his image, the Chicago baseball team is getting fed up with him. He tries to make it difficult for Kate. Little by Little they both , Walker and Kate let their feelings show , but they can’t cross that business line. Will they give into temptation, how will the team handle both of them

The performance of Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin was perfect. They did all the characters great, you can tell each characters by their tone. They brought you into Chicago for the story.

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 06-15-21

Amazing banter, a hated player you will love

This is Walker and Kate's story, the most hated baseball player and the team event coordinator having to help clean up his image, their chemistry is off the charts, they don't deny their attraction, but working together makes the forbidden romance much sweeter to read, all the tension and angst building from it, then comes their banter which is fantastic, I laughed a lot and the sexy talk is one that I really enjoyed in this book. The series is very good if you love sports romances. The audiobook is narrated by the talented Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin, you can't go wrong with Jason Clarke ever. He has a voice that will hook you from the start. They both did brilliant work, I suggest you get the audible version and enjoy this story.

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  • xxBooksILovexx
  • 06-14-21

Walker was so worth the wait!

Meghan Quinn did it again! Awesome listen! Loved Kate & Walkers story. Walker is a total grouchy, alpha mail. But it helped to make him irresistible! I absolutely loved Jason Clarke's narration. So yummy! Great performance by Vanessa Edwin as well.

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  • Sarah
  • 06-13-21

Loved it from start to finish

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 trade or early retirement becomes a reality.

The chemistry between Kate and Walker is there from the very beginning, both stubborn with Kate giving as good as she gets when it comes to Walker. She won't be fazed by his uncaring attitude and continues to push him, to crack the façade he keeps in place. The tension is only heightened by the Bobbies no fraternisation rule, making their attraction and potential relationship forbidden. Of course when the attraction is mutual you can only resist so long right! My goodness do these two set the pages on fire!

What I loved was that Walker comes across as a tough guy, disinterested, cold, uncaring but really he is anything but to the people that matter. He lost someone that meant the world to him and has never forgiven himself. Those demons have a massive role to play and when he lets Kate in my heart melted into a puddle. Of course it wouldn't be a Meghan Quinn book without a worthy break up along the way and the twist for this one blew my mind!!!! All the emoji's and gifs I have in my repertoire came out to play when I needed to vent to a friend who was reading too. I did not see it coming but I loved reading what followed to reach the HEA I wanted for Walker and Kate.

The Perfect Catch flowed so well, I loved every minute of it. I did listen to the audiobook after reading the eBook and I have to applaud Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin (she made me love Kate even more) for doing an amazing job portraying Walker and Kate. Their performances reflected what I read and more. The emotions from Walker especially as somewhat of a tortured hero were vivid and switching that over to the dominant hero he is when he has Kate in his sights well.......HOT!

Whether you are a reader or a listener, this book has something for everyone. Kate as a heroine is so likable and real and I loved how she stood up to Walker and persisted when it came to getting to know the man behind the public front he wears as armour. A fantastic book all round!

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  • Jocelyne
  • 06-13-21

Fun and Flirty!

Walker and Kate are opposites attract, and they are perfect together. I liked their banter. Walker is grumpy and handsome. I loved him! Kate is lovely, fun, and smart! Together they are a perfect match! Their slow burn story is fun, flirty, sexy, romantic, and heartwarming. Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin did a wonderful job with the narration. I enjoyed it!

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  • Sara
  • 06-12-21

So much FIRE!! 🔥

The Perfect Catch by Meghan Quinn is quite sexy. I'm pretty sure this needs an x-rating. Y'all are about to get Quinn at her naughtiest and her rarest! These two.... this forbidden romance might be a slowburn but it does not lack in the heat level. Besides this hotness that I have never experienced in a book before (no joke), Walker and Kate touch on some strong subjects. They aren't just sex. There's so much more to these two. They become so close, where no subject is off limits to the other. Quinn brought all the emotions and I didn't expect that. The heat level was so high that I wasn't sure they could reach the same level in emotion. They did. They talked to each other and reached a deeper level together. I loved the book. Walker might be my favorite Bobbie player and he's got some stiff competition.


The narration was brilliant. It was all breathy heat to match their x-rating. Vanessa Edwin is the BEST at being breathy and wanton. You could feel the need Kate had for Walker. Her man voice isn't my favorite but it isn't laughable and that's huge IMO. I really enjoy the narration during their conversations... they pauses are perfect and their voices inflict and sound like a normal conversation.  Jason Clarke kills Walker's personality. At first he comes off all crass and cold... just like Walker. Then I started to notice some changes in his voice. He was softer and kind. Then he's completely smitten and the transformation in him is noticeable. Clarke's bedroom voice is one that'll make women weak in the knees.

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  • Voracious Book Addict
  • 06-12-21

All angsty yearny tension and fantastic narration!

Walker and Kate were all tension, angst, heat and yearning. The best parts of forbidden romance that had my body on edge from all the deliciousness. Walker starts out as a hot headed unlikeable guy. He is clearly holding a grudge and on a downward spiral. Kate is new to the Bobbies and determined to succeed at her new job which has her coordinating community event and promotional opportunities for the Bobbies. This puts Walker directly in her path and instead of bowing to his curmudgeony behavior she gives as good as he does and it starts to wake him up.

This story is a slow burn with delicious tension. They want each other, understand and respect the consequences of what fraternizing would mean for their careers, but just can't stay away. Holy hotness, the bedroom scenes had me panting and sweating and fanning myself with my kindle. Both Kate and Walker have dirty minds and dirty mouths and some really dirty texts.

One of the things I liked about this workplace romance is that the consequences for both Kate and Walker are equal. There is not an unequal distribution of power, even though he is a baseball player and she is office staff, they are both risking their jobs and they just can't resist.

I loved that these characters didn't make dumb decisions no predictable plot holes and there is towards the end that had me literally exclaiming "Holy plot twist Batman" in the middle of the night scaring my husband awake. I did NOT see it coming!! (good job Meghan!!)

This audio book is narrated by Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin and the casting was perfection. Jason Clarke was all sorts of growly grumpy deliciousness and Vanessa Edwin is a strong female lead who also does a great male voice.

5 outstanding stars from me this book was a home run, knocked it out of the park all the punny baseball puns you can think of.

I received an ARC and ALC of this book and voluntarily give my review.

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  • Gillek2
  • 06-11-21

Walker and Kate!

Walker is the catcher for the Chicago Bobbie’s whose reputation for being surly and closed off is well known. After his most recent angry outburst the future with the team is in jeopardy if his attitude both on and off the field don’t improve. He is not enamored that Kate has been hired to improve his image however as she slowly breaks through the walls he has built around himself the situation only becomes more difficult as the team has a strict policy against personal relationships between employees.

Kate handles PR for the team and has been assigned the daunting task of ensuring that his fans and team sees his gentler and kinder side that he prefers to keep under wraps. She is not only determined to get to know the man and not the athlete but to help him regain the love he had for baseball before it become more obligation than fun but falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan.

Due to the forbidden aspect their relationship is a slow burn but there was no denying the sparks everything they are together. They are kindred spirits when it comes to their pasts, and they take us on an emotional journey as they battle between what they know must be done and what their hearts want. The choice of narrators for this story couldn’t have been a better fit as they bring out all the humor, angst and heat that the characters are experiencing.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 06-11-21

Another Brentwood Winner

I keep thinking I've found my favourite Brentwood boy and then another comes along to go, "yeah but what about me, though?" And that's the case with Walker. I'm obsessed with this. The tension. The slow burn. The grumpy sunshine. The baseball. The humour. The writing. All of it. I'm obsessed. Can Ms Quinn do any wrong? Because I haven't found it...I volunteered to read and review an early copy of this. All opinions are my own.