[ARC REVIEW] “Blushing in the Big Leagues” By: R.S. Grey

We finally have Tate (and Grant’s) love story! “Blushing in the Big Leagues” is out now, and is available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited!

What is Blushing in the Big Leagues by R.S. Grey about?

I have one simple rule: don’t date professional baseball players. There are no exceptions, no workarounds.

“What if—”
“Could he—”

With a brother in the league, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the downright horrifying. Those guys might seem tantalizing when they’re in uniform down on the field, hitting grand slams in front of a crowd of adoring fans, but I know better. The huge egos? The insane travel schedules? The veritable buffet of female companions? No ma’am. Professional athletes are best handled at a distance, preferably far enough away that their chiseled jawlines blur into oblivion.

Enter Grant Navarro.

He’s the baseball player to end all baseball players. The one I should have marked with a big red X the first moment I laid eyes on him. Only the night we met (and kissed—oops), I didn’t know he was my brother’s newest teammate. Imagine my shock when I realized the sexiest man in Manhattan was officially off limits. Just my luck!

Let the record show that I had every intention of following my rule and staying away from Grant. When he smiled that irresistible smile and those dimples popped, I stood my ground. When he made it very clear he’d love to pick up where we left off the night we met, I said, Hold it right there, partner. When he messaged me all sorts of naughty things on Instagram, I logged out of that app so fast I dented my iPhone screen.

Baseball players are bad, bad, bad.

So tell me why giving in to Grant just for a night, getting one taste of what could be starts to seem not just tempting, but downright mandatory.

Yeah, about that one simple rule…haven’t you heard?
Rules are meant to be broken.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


Witty banter and amusing commentary are practically a staple in R.S. Grey romcoms, and this one was no different! I highlighted so many lines as I was reading. We first met Tate (and got a hint at her love story being next) in “Three Strikes and You’re Mine,” which is her brother’s love story. You don’t have to read that one first to understand this one, but Luke, Chloe, and Tate’s niece Harper appear quite often in this book, so I’d highly recommend that — although I will say, I did like Tate and Grant’s story better than I liked Chloe and Luke’s (although I equally loved Tate and Chloe).

I would’ve liked to see more “bonding” time between Grant and Tate, instead of the two of them mostly pining without really getting to know each other first aside from being insanely attracted to the other person. Still, the book was kind of slow burn, and I was rooting for them. The “issue” of Luke not approving of Grant/any of the guys Tate’s gone out with wasn’t as big of a plot point as I thought it was going to be, which I appreciated, because that’s what I was expecting. I really did like the two of them together, and I loved their friend group.

I’m hoping we get to see two more people from their friend group, Daphne and Dustin, in a sort of enemies to lovers story next. Two other people in their friend group are together, Sophia and Josh, and I was trying to see if I could place them from other R.S. Grey books, but I don’t think they’ve been in other ones — however, there are still a few books in her backlist that I haven’t read yet, so it’s possible I missed that one! All of their friendship group dynamic is so sweet, and I’m hoping to see more of them in future books!

Overall, I think this was a great read, and I’d recommend it! Especially to people who love sports romance (this one is baseball!) and brother’s teammate romances.

Huge thanks to R.S. Grey and her team for an ARC in exchange for a honest review!


Reviews of R.S. Grey Books:

Scoring Wilder

The Summer Games: Settling the Score

A Place In The Sun

The Duet 

The Design

Make Me Bad (ARC)

Coldhearted Boss – (ARC)

His Royal Highness – (ARC)

Doctor Dearest – (ARC)

Love The One You Hate – (ARC)

The Trouble with Quarterbacks – (ARC)

Date Me Like You Mean It — (ARC)

To Have and to Hate — (ARC)

King of the Court — (ARC)

Enemies Abroad — (ARC)

My Professor — (ARC)

Forbidden French — (ARC)

Three Strikes and You’re Mine — (ARC)

Blushing in the Big Leagues — (ARC)

Playlists for R.S. Grey Books:

Scoring Wilder ♪

The Summer Games: Settling the Score ♪

Make Me Bad ♪

A Place In The Sun ♪

The Duet ♪

The Design ♪

Coldhearted Boss ♪

His Royal Highness ♪

Doctor Dearest ♪

Love The One You Hate ♪

The Trouble with Quarterbacks ♪

Date Me Like You Mean It ♪

To Have and to Hate ♪

King of the Court ♪

Enemies Abroad ♪

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