Grand Slam by J.T. Cheyenne

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All of his life, Spencer Hightower dreamed of playing baseball in the Major Leagues. He survived growing up gay in rural Alabama due to his impressive skill on the baseball diamond. Now living in Rhode Island and playing for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, he’s only a few steps away from his goal.

Brock Kinkaid, CPA, faced each day with a smile that hid his deepest desire. He wanted to be a father. Unfortunately, the gay men he knew were not into the daddy scene. Resigned to being childless, he lavished his attention on his niece and nephew. When Corey won tickets to see the local baseball team in action, they suckered him into taking them despite the fact he loathed the game. Who would have guessed one homerun ball would change everything?

 

~~Ena’s 5 Star Thoughts~~

Of course another wonderful read that Denise recommended to me!

Grand Slam was wonderful.  It’s a story about a straight laced gay CPA, Brock, who adores his niece and nephew and focuses his life mainly on them and his job.  He doesn’t date.  Not after his 2 year relationship to his ex boyfriend ended in a disaster.  He was called boring and maybe he was but he was okay about that. 

Spencer Hightower has a dream of playing major league baseball and after not getting picked up after college is settles for playing AAA ball and working nights to help cover his expenses.  He loves the game of baseball and typically everything comes after baseball including his private life.  Not having the time or energy to commitment to man he decides to fill his lonely nights with a man here and a man there.

After Brock’s nephew Corey catches the home run hit off the bat of none other than Spencer Hightower, the two meet and the chemistry was instant.   The sparks going flying when they touch flesh to flesh their worlds change and everything that Spencer thought was important quickly begins to fade into the background.

JT Cheyenne pulled me in and held me tight throughout the entire read.  Yes Brock and Spencer are gay and yes Brock’s niece and nephew are well aware of that.  I loved how JT pulled the children into this book.  Children are innocent and hold no prejudices.  They love their Unca Brock and only want to see him happy and they have a feeling Spencer will be the one to make him happy.

Anna Kate and Corey bring so much fun and humor to this story and it was a breath of fresh air.

“Unca Brock likes boys.” She looked especially at Spencer, her little eyes wide and spaghetti sauce decorating her cheeks.

Beside him, Brock chocked on his bread and grabbed his drink.

“Anna Kate!”

The little girl turned those same wide eyes on her mother.  “What mommy?  Corey said Spencer likes boys and Unca Brock likes boys.  They could play together.”

Oh the innocence of children is precious.

Spencer is sexy and strong and very open about his sexuality and he isn’t afraid to let Brock know exactly what he wants, how he wants it, and when he wants.  He is sweet and kind and never expects to fall head over heels for Brock because he doesn’t do commitment his main focus is baseball and surely his focus can’t switch to Brock.

Brock is such a wonderful character to read about.  He loves his niece and nephew and sister.  He is openly gay and only wants to find someone to spend his life with.  He doesn’t do the one night thing, he likes commitment.  He likes the stability of being able to come home to someone who loves him and someone he loves.  He wants his own family someday and after meeting Spencer he tells himself he will enjoy him until it’s over because surely it won’t be forever.  But he wants forever with Spencer so much he can taste it and his niece and nephew see it

“Unca Spencer and Unca Brock sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Unca Spencer with a baby carriage.”

There is hot steamy scenes that will leave your heart beating just a tad bit faster.  Have you palms sweaty and clinching your thighs tightly.

–His lover licked him like a lollipop, base to tip over and over, not one millimeter of skin left untouched. – Grand Slam

There was humor, oh dear god, the kids brought so much humor to this story – I knew just about every time they opened their mouths I would giggle.  Children and so innocent and the things that popped out of their mouth were priceless 

Not everyone views sexuality the same way Denise, Spencer, and Brock do.  Some people have so much hate and judgment inside them that they are pure evil.  What happens when Spencer and Brocks path crosses path with evil.  JT Cheyenne took real life situations that happen every day around the world and put it into Grand Slam.  People are evil, mean, and judge and sadly that will probably never change.  Parts that happened in Grand Slam had me fuming and my heart breaking for Brock and tears pricking my eyelids.

When Spencer’s baseball career takes a drastic turn but that same turn meets with evil and hatred will Spencer choose Brock or will he stick with his first love, Baseball, and break Brock’s heart?  Will Brock and Spencer find their way and their hearts back to each other?

JT Cheyenne brings us a beautiful story about love, plain a simple.  It’s about one person loving another person regardless of their gender.  It’s real and it’s beautiful.  There is humor, steam, pain, anger, compassion, love, and promise in this book and I am so happy I was able to read it.  Great work!

“I want you to stay. I just can’t believe you actually want to.”