Earlier this week I posted the release day blitz for The Locker Room with a little excerpt. Today I get to tell you my thoughts about this book! Before I start, I have to give a big thanks tothe author for providing me with an ARC to read and review.
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?
Meghan Quinn writes all different types of stories. Ones that make you laugh and ones that make you cry. The Locker Room is definitely one that makes you laugh. I read this on my commute to work and got some weird looks when I was laughing out loud at my book, haha. This book had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down.
Emory is an interesting character. She’s starting new this year after a long relationship that didn’t end well. It’s time for her to choose herself and get her dreams where she wants them. A man doesn’t fit in this time in her life, but when she meets Knox things get a bit complicated. I love Emory for the fact that school was really important to her, but that she also realizes she needs some fun. Emory takes risks, but really thinks about what she wants before diving in.
Knox is so much fun. He’s an amazing baseball player and knows it, but has a heart of gold. Knox seems like the typical jock, but there’s so much more to him. I love how hard he works for his dream and the fact that he realizes he needs his degree just in case. I think he’s my favorite male lead that Meghan Quinn has given us so far and there have been some good ones!
Knox and Emory are so much fun together. Just how their first encounter goes to them flirting was really perfect. In many ways this is a slow burn romance, but it’s not at the same time. I loved how they really took time to get to know each other before anything got really serious (I mean one rule, is friends always). Their chemistry was there from the start and I just wanted them to be happy. There were many sweet, funny and even awkward moments. Let’s just say I can’t look at Oreos in a normal way ever again!
There was only one thing that kind of bugged me about this book (it was a 5 star read before this). Around 75% of this book, there are certain events that take place and how the book continues after this didn’t sit well with me. I can’t say too much without giving it away, but I’m not sure how I feel about it. To me it kind of felt like the last 20% didn’t match the rest of the story. I mean I can understand real life goes a certain way, but this just felt off. Because of this the ending felt really rushed and not realistic.
That being said, I really did enjoy The Locker Room. I just wish the last part of this story was written differently. On top of this amazing romance, Knox and Emory both have amazing friends. They really added something extra to this story that made it even more fun. I really hope a few of these characters end up getting their own stories. Once again, Meghan Quinn gave us an amazing romance, fun characters, lots of humor and some steamy moments as well.
If you’re looking for a book with amazing characters and lots of laugh out loud moments, definitely pick up The Locker Room! I really hope a few of the characters we read about in this get their own stories.