July 9, 2021 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review


SCORING WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: July 9th


This ADDICTIVE, SPICY, FORBIDDEN M/M Sports Romance is sure to capture your heart…and soul!!

Scoring With Him, the first book in the Men of Summer series is now live!!!




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Falling for the rookie wasn’t part of the plan.

As a pro athlete, I have one unbreakable rule when it comes to men — Don’t date another baseball player.

Good thing I haven’t been tempted once in four years in the majors.

Until the day a rising star walks into my locker room. Outgoing, affable, and sexy-as-sin, Grant has confidence and talent for miles. He seems to get me too, maybe because we each have our fair share of secrets and scars — ones we’ll both fight to protect.

But, I’ve got far too much trouble in my past to want to bring any into my present.

All the more reason to resist the kind of dirty deeds his lips and eyes promise.

Even after I plant a scorching, hot kiss on the rookie one night after a game.

Even after he sends me the world’s sexiest selfie.

But when Grant reveals his biggest secret, I’m so damn ready to rip up the rulebook.

Turns out he’s a virgin and he wants me to help him get around all the bases.

The only rule? Don’t fall in love with him as we go.


Kara's Review

Scoring with Him is the first book in the Men of Summer Series by Lauren Blakely. Yes, you read that right, series. It ends on a cliffhanger but you don’t have to wait long for the rest of their story. I have read every word Lauren has ever written, and this book is hands down my absolute favorite. You also read that right. My. Absolute. Favorite. We already know Grant a little and have seen and met Declan briefly in the Rules of Love series, but you don’t have to have read those to enjoy this! Here’s what you need to know. Grant and Declan are baseball players. Grant is a rookie catcher reporting to Spring Training for the first time. Declan is a four year veteran all star shortstop who Grant might have had a little crush on. They are on the same team. Grant is trying to get the starting catcher job. They can’t get involved. But they can’t not see each other so they agree to be just friends. They start working out together, talking, having fun. Baseball is all they’ve ever wanted and they can’t take a chance on their futures. But it’s too hard to stay away from each other. When Declan finds out Grant is a virgin and he wants to explore his sexuality with him, he can’t refuse the sexy catcher. One sexy, lust filled kiss leads to so much more. Stolen moments together. Sneaking around. It’s temporary and has to end so why not have fun while they can. But what happens when emotions and feelings start to happen? Can they be together and still do their jobs? This. Book. My. Lord. Declan is so guarded and sexy and I loved the way he wanted to protect Grant. He’s older and has been in the game longer so he knows what it takes. It’s not just a physical game, it’s mental too. And, Grant? Sigh. He’s everything I wanted him to be and much more. So. Much. More. He’s young, but he’s not innocent. He’s worked his entire life to play the game he loves. He needs to focus and be ready. Meeting Declan is just a bonus. He’s always had a little crush, but it didn’t even remotely compare to the real thing. The heat. The lust. The feelings. The intensity. This book just blew me away. Lauren never ceases to amaze me with her writing, her characters and her stories. Scoring With Him got me right in the feels. I laughed, cried, had to seriously fan myself and enjoyed every second of it. I actually cried three times! That’s a first for me! Grant and Declan are the perfect couple. Talented, smart, sexy, funny and intense. They connect on more than just a physical level and it’s a beautiful journey. And the nicknames? I was swooning all over the place and every time they said them I got the tingles. We also get a lot of baseball, which I loved!! I could picture Grant squatting behind home plate making calls. And Declan up to bat, ready to swing. Dear Lord, I couldn’t love this couple more and I can not wait to see how their story ends. Don’t worry, you don’t have to wait long to find out what happens next!

Audio: Teddy and Jacob brought their A game to Grant and Declan. I’ve never heard Teddy sound this good! He made me cry, I loved every minute of it!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Scoring With Him is the first book in the Men of Summer series by Lauren Blakely. If you have read the first few books of Rules of Love series then you have met this hot men of summer as secondary characters. I started falling for Grant and Declan then and I am now completely swooning over them. I knew their story was going to be epic but damn…and this is just the beginning. 


Grant was a rookie. Declan was starting his fifth season as a pro ballplayer. They were dedicated to their first love. Baseball. They lived and breathed the game. It was everything to them. That was the reason for their rules. Number one being to never date another ballplayer especially a teammate. They definitely weren’t supposed to fall for one. It was an easy enough rule until the moment they met at spring training. It was lust at first sight and it was completely adorable. Nerves. Sexual tension. Flirt. Laughter. 


They both knew it was a bad idea. Grant had to make the majors. It was his dream. His goal. His purpose. Declan might already be in the big leagues but he had to stay on top of his game. No distractions. No men. He only played off the field during the off-season but this rookie was unexpected and he was hooked from the start. There was no way he could be this close to him for five weeks without a taste. And you know how it goes, one taste turns into two and two turns into more…


What will happen at the end of spring training? Will Grant make the majors? Can they go back to just being teammates? 


Omg! This book is fire!! 🔥🔥 It’s full of temptation, baseball, passion, friendships, sarcasm, desires, and family. I absolutely loved every moment of it. I am so invested in this couple, it’s a little crazy. I can see why Lauren decided to give them more than one book. They are chatty men in and out of bed and I love it. They have lots of story to tell. 




“Well, Grant,” I sing-song, “when a male bird loves a female bird very much…”

“Enjoy this bird,” he says, flipping me the middle finger. 


I’ve never felt anything like this spark, this sizzle. It’s impossible to turn off when all I want to do is let him turn me on. I feel everything I’ve ever wanted to feel as a man. With a man. 


His face is exquisite torture, excruciating bliss, and his mouth is dirty magic. 


Scoring with Him is book one in the utterly addictive Men of Summer series. This romance between two professional athletes spans five epic years and continues in Winning With Him.



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performed by Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan

About Lauren Blakely:


A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.


With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.

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