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The Trade

By: Meghan Quinn
Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro,Connor Crais
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I got the dreaded phone call, the one every baseball player hopes and prays never comes. I was traded - yeah, that phone call - traded from my longtime team of over 10 years to not just any team...to my childhood rivals, the Chicago Rebels. 

I was completely and utterly screwed, right? Wrong. The trade was the least of my concerns. I met a girl, Natalie. She was perfect, but I swore I would never get involved with anyone during the season. It was too complicated. But can you believe I had zero restraint when it came to this girl? I couldn't get her out of my head, and the more I talked to her the more I realized I needed her in my life. 

So what's the problem? Why am I screwed? Because, Natalie, the girl I can't stop crushing on, yeah...she's married.... At least, that's what I was told....

©2020 Meghan Quinn (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Frustrating

I love love love Corey and Natalie. But this book was so frustrating. First it took nearly one third of the book for them to admit to each other they both had feelings. I get the need to build up the story, but their internal struggles, repeating the same thing over and over in their heads for 2 hours was so annoying. Then, there was the angst that could have been solved in a minute conversation.

There just wasn't much of a plot. Nothing really should have kept them apart. It was mere communication or lack of. Annoying

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Skip this one

Overall this book was just ridiculous. For adults, they were so immature. They stayed in the same hotel room for a week and told their friends how they felt - not each other. Then when they finally get together it’s a manufactured reason that they split up for 8 months. Again, adults could have overcome the “adversity”. Then there’s the constant use of the F word. Why? Surely there’s another adjective the author could use.
After 4 books in the baseball series, the author has stuck to the formula of meet, pretend not to like, get together, adversity, long periods of time apart and reunite. So, I don’t feel the need to purchase anymore from this author.
As far as the narration goes, I cringed every time the female said “Natalie”. I may have disliked the female character a little less if not for this narrator. The male narrator did a good job. Just wish he’d had better material to read, but this is just one person’s opinion.

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save yourself some time and don't

I was so excited for this book but it unfortunately was very disappointing. The heroine was VERY INSECURE and would jump to wild conclusions all on her own. She claimed to love him and that she knew all about the world of baseball and that she was going to be there for him but yet when he was really down in the dumps and was even hospitalized where was she? Yes she was hurt and she had every right to be mad but you really expect me to believe that she couldn't spare a hospital visit or even a text to CORY asking how he was and that she hoped he would be ok? Really??? Cory isn't perfect either he's used to being the rock everyone can lean on so he has trouble asking for help and letting people help him. He shouldn't have pushed natalie. Also the way the baseball team PR handles all the BS they write about cory leaves alot to be desired. There were several times in the last hour or so of this book when I wanted to chuck my phone against something and was close to tears with frustration. I don't reccomend this book

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While Connor Crais has a voice that is very easy to listen to, Kelsey Navarro’s Valley Girl cadence gives you a nails on a chalkboard experience.

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Great story, frustrating narration.

I love Meghan Quinn books, and tend to listen to them in audible quite often. The story is great and follows along with the baseball boys from previous books. The only thing that drove me nuts is the female narrator. She has an awful case of “vocal fry” or “valley girl” gravely raspy ending to her sentences and some words. Makes any character she is reading come across as stupid. Unfortunately for me, it’s one of those things that I hear and cannot let go of and it drives me bonkers through the whole performance.

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Cory Fn Potter sweet guy

Really liked this book it’s story was brothers friend older guy storyline and he was almost unreal how sweet he was until he was overwhelmed and made a stupid mistake. She was a nice girl who was cheated on by her husband got divorced and went on a vacation with her brother and friends and ended up sharing a room with Mr perfect Potter. They have lots of ups and then a big fight. He gets blamed for things he says which are stupid but she frustrated me cuz she doesn’t take blame for her stupid actions. His career is a mess and everything he asked her not to do she does and act like it’s ok she did when hell breaks lose and he gets mad she says she was just showing she cared. I think she should have stayed in the hotel room. But I fell for Corey, what a great guy.
And please stop having men do women voices and women do men voices
The book is a definite must read. Awesome series

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Definitely a slow 🔥

What a thrill to escape with a book with such a great storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed the range of emotion and strong characters. Nothing like a REAL slow burn.

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Gah...LOVED

Loved this book & story! It was narrated to absolute perfection! A must read for sure!

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Absolutely A Must Read Masterpiece!!

I Absolutely Love This Series! All These Boys Are Perfect Swoony Book Boyfriends! Looking Forward To The Rest Of This Series!

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Cory & Natalie

Loved Cory and Natalie's Story. Love at first sight misconception and the truth opens up the possibilities of the alpha male can get out of his own head and not screw up the love of his life, but does anyway and pays the price, just glad he got his head out of ass, and humbled himself to make it right and grab his HEA. Their first real connection was 🔥 and steamy..fans self. The narrators did a great job letting you feel like you were there with them. Grab some tissues you will need them.

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  • 09-20-21

King Cory

Such an amazing listen. I love this group of friends so hard!

Cory was—for the most part—a decent guy. Considerate, kind, funny, charming, and caring.

I loved seeing more of Natalie. The similarities with Jason, her kindness, her vulnerability, her sense of humour. It was all fantastic.

Together, they were electric.
Completely awkward, seriously adorable, a whole lot of spark.

Considering the circumstances, it was a bit of a "slow burn to inferno" situation. I mean, the attraction was there from the beginning, they just needed to sort some stuff before they could get there.

I got really frustrated by all the media and fan issues— it seemed a bit over the top and my heart was breaking for Cory.

It was nice to get more face time with Knox, Emery, Carson, Milly, and Dottie But, the standing ovation, once again, goes to Jason Orson because... holy mother of god, that man is so extra sometimes - I just can't handle it.

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  • 01-09-21

Great!!

We finally get Cory Potter's story!
I really enjoyed this book by Meghan Quinn, I've been waiting for it's release and was not disappointed.
I LOVED the characters especially Cory F*N Potter, the narration and story was five stars for me.