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The Shortstop
A.M. Madden, author
“Quint and Annie sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.” Quint Lawson and Annie Weber heard that childhood song over and over and it never bothered them. Even though Quint was only five, Annie wasn’t just his neighbor. She would become his best friend and the love of his life. Annie wasn’t interested in dolls, or girly things when growing up. A tomboy at heart, having a boy as a best friend suited her just fine. That same boy captured her heart. Quint had two passions, his girl and baseball. From kindergarten to college, Quint tore up every baseball diamond he played on. His position was shortstop. His talent was undeniable. Professional ball was most definitely in his future, and he was ready for it. Annie would be right by his side. When everything in life is perfect, it’s hard to imagine heartbreak in any form. Quint wasn’t immune to its power. This shortstop had no idea what any form of heartbreak could do to his perfect world. When it hit, there were many casualties left in its wake…the most important one was Annie. Can a person be prepared for, understand, or even endure a misfortune if they’ve never experienced one before? In Quint Lawson’s case the answer is no. The Shortstop is a contemporary romance stand alone novel meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content.
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Amazon

Holy …., this book… Ms. Madden RIPPED my heart out and put it back together piece by tiny piece…

Oh. My. God. This book… I say I “cringe” read it. I flipped pages because I HAD TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN but I CRINGED with every page turn. To the point where I may have threatened to hunt down Ms. Madden if this didn’t end in the HEA I wanted. I kid—a little…

I FLOVED Quint and Annie. Their love, angst, anger, sadness, happiness, uncertainty, hope, faith, friendship—basically everything about each of them, I LOVED. Even at their worst moments, I LOVED them… Well, I wanted to hit them up-side the head a couple times, but I still loved them.

Add in their parents and friends, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I loved everything about this book from start to finish. 10 stars if I could… ~ Missy, 5 stars
 

Amazon

Holy freaking wow!
This book is so sweet, and then just so sad, overall amazing!
Annie and Quint have been best friends since they were five, and became a couple at 15. They were each others first kiss, first time, first boyfriend/girlfriend. They went off to college together and shared that experience along with all the others. At just 22 years old they consider themselves having been together for 17 years, their relationship is ridiculously sweet and pure. I fell in love with them as a couple, I adore childhood sweetheart stories.
Everything was going perfectly to plan for them, they both graduated college and Quint got picked up as Shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles and Annie followed him to Baltimore. Anne's dream of being a teacher was put on the back burner whilst they settled into their new lives.
If you read the blurb then you'll know tragedy is coming, but it doesn't come right away, oh no, you are left dreading what is around the corner. I was on tenterhooks for a good portion of this book waiting for the other shoe to drop. I knew it was coming, and having fell in love with all things Annie and Q I was just dreading it. The more I read the more I fell in love with this sweetest couple that ever was, and the more I hated the thought of anything going wrong.
So here's your warning, brace yourselves because Annie and Q WILL get to you! Don't worry though, the ending is worth the path of heart ache you'll travel to get there.
I definitely recommend this book, and this author. I've read every book she's written so far and I don't think I've ever rated one below 5 stars. I can't get enough of her books!

Amazon

Have you ever read a book, where at the beginning all you are thinking is things are going too well and you know something HUGE and HORRIBLE is going to happen??!! Because that’s all I was thinking at the beginning of this book!!! I literally had to put it down and wait a day because I was afraid of what was to come. Things were amazing, Quint and Annie had this undeniable, fairy tale love. They were in love, I was in love with them and then…..
BOOM!!!!! IT happened and I was RUINED and a crying mess.

This book elicits so many feelings. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters and their story. You are feeling their emotions right along with them. Your heart will break. Seriously I was a hot mess reading this. But the writing is amazing. Their story is amazing and is my new favorite from the author. I love when a book makes me feel and this book took my feelings on a roller coaster ride.

Now usually I’m not surprised in books, I can see things that are coming. But one secret that was revealed totally caught me off guard and had me yelling at my Kindle. It totally threw me for a loop.

We not only get Quint and Annie’s story but we get glimpses into some of the side characters lives. I found myself enjoy them as much as I did Quint and Annie. I cant wait to see what AM Madden comes up with next. She’s one of my go to authors. I’ve read all of her books and will continue to one-click every new release. You need to experience Annie and Quint and all of their ups and downs.

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07/23/2015
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