Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 17, 2019
Format: eARC, 318 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge
Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?
If you haven't, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.
Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.
But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.
So when the girl I've fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it's time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.
The only question is, will she accept?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
The Locker Room has been on my TBR since shortly before it released in June, but I didn’t get around to reading it until now. Literally the story of my life, right? If I’m honest, I put it off a little because I heard some folks say how emotional it was and, quite frankly, I’ve had enough real life emotions the last few months. For whatever reason, I wanted nothing more than to read it this weekend. So, I dove right in. I only wish I’d planned better and read it before attending an event where Meghan was signing this past weekend. But that’s ok. Next time, right?
I have to say The Locker Room wasn’t really the book I thought it was going to be. I don’t mean that in a bad way though. It was a fun and fairly light read overall, but it did punch me in the feels a few times. I want to be cautious not to get all spoilery, but I think the book’s been out long enough now that it’s probably ok. I’ll just stay as vague as I can. I wasn’t prepared for an eight-year gap in the story. It was really almost two stories in one in some ways and, if I’m honest, I preferred the second one. But you know I’m a sucker for a good second chance romance.
The portion of the story while Knox and Emory were in college was cute, sweet and sexy at times. It was also, unsurprisingly, laugh out loud funny. Exactly what I expect from Meghan. It felt a little repetitive at times, with Emory trying to keep him at an arm’s length after being hurt in a past relationship and his relentless (but not in a creepy way) pursuit of her. Their friends first story was charming and enjoyable.
The second portion of The Locker Room, which takes place eight years later, was really where both characters shined for me though. Did I love all the things that happened while they were apart? Of course not, but it was realistic. I think it also made their reunion that much sweeter. My feels were all over the place in that 10-ish-percent of the book. I wish I would’ve gotten just a little more time with them after they got their crap together, but hopefully I’ll see them again in a future book. Meghan’s characters tend to pop in and out of other books, so I have my fingers crossed.
“I don’t want to be your friend. I want to be your boyfriend, your goddamn forever.”
Even though we live in the same city, our wavelengths have been on completely different tracks.
He wasn’t a college fling, or a steppingstone to the next man in life, because Knox will always be the man.
There are so many words we need to say. So many corners of our hearts we need to open again. But not yet.
Have you read The Locker Room?
If not, is it on your TBR?