The Line Up is the third book in the series following a small interconnected group of professional baseball players from college to the big leagues. The Line Up is funny man, Jason Orson’s turn to fall in love and have his heart ripped in two... will it be put back together?
It’s hard not to like Jason. From the very first book, The Locker Room, he has stood out as the clown of the group, but also as someone who is using humour to cover a big heart. His propensity to kiss his friends on the lips, despite their protests, is just one example. Funny, yes, but also heartfelt. The boys’ reactions to receiving the kiss – hilarious!
Dottie was perfect for him. She truly appreciated his sense of humour, but as a bit more of a serious personality, she levelled out his tendency to go over the top, whilst at the same time his extroversion made her come out of her shell a bit more.
The Line Up is filled with the humour, heart, and a bit of angst, that I’ve come to expect from a Meghan Quinn book. It was perhaps a bit lighter than the previous two books, but no less addictive.
Meghan Quinn has quickly become one of my favourite authors and her books are on my automatic buy list. I love her ability to blend harmoniously snarky humour, great characters, depth of emotion, a bit of drama, and just a touch (okay a lot) of heat.
The Line Up can be read as a standalone, but if you haven’t read the previous two books, I would highly recommend that you do so. There is so much background information that you miss out on otherwise. This background information is not detrimental to understanding this story, but to have it, makes it a much richer experience.
* I was given a copy of this book by the author. This voluntary review is unbiased and all thoughts and opinions are my own.