Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQA+, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Winning With Him by Lauren Blakely

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Winning With Him; Men of Summer #2 
(#2 within a duet)

Publication Date: August 3, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Second Chance/Sports Contemporary/MM Romance

Author: Lauren Blakely

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



An emotional journey that has all the ups and downs of a great second chance romance.

The first half of this duet is sooooo steamy, the second half is heart pounding emotional, together this story is phenomenal.

Winning With Him picks up right where we left Grant and Declan, but Lauren brings us that heart stopping moment where Grant’s heart was smashed. However, this time it’s from Declan’s POV and why he had to let the best man he’s ever known go.

Winning With Him takes us from spring training where these two fell in love and spans over five years with so many touching moments and moments that will rip your heart out. There is a constant back and forth, pull and tug throughout the years with baseball always at the center, after all that was the agreement when they first met. Nothing would stand in the way of their career, especially love.

As much as I love Blakely’s romcom’s, I really love when Lauren delves deeper into her emotional writing. She brings out passion and depth in her characters which made this duet a steller read.


Resisting the shortstop has never been my strong suit. I failed at it during my first spring training. It sure as hell looks like I’m about to fail at it again.

The sport I love playing with my very soul hangs in the balance. But everything my heart craves lies with the guy I’ve got to resist.

A guy who’s asking me to make the toughest choice ever.

But how do I become the man I want to be…with him or without him?

Trouble is, I can’t seem to get Declan out of my head, even if I stand to lose everything I’ve worked for my entire life…

Winning with Him is book two in the utterly addictive Men of Summer series, and should be read following Scoring With Him. This romance between two professional athletes spans five epic years.

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