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Two for the Show Two for the Show is a great continuation of Playing for First Although it could be read as a stand alone book, I d recommend reading starting with Playing for First, as this story really flows from it.As I mentioned in my review of Playing for First, baseball provides an interesting context, but I found that it s not necessary to be a fan of the sport to enjoy the series The issues that arise for Amy as the first woman to play major league baseball are relevantbroadly For example, I lik Two for the Show is a great continuation of Playing for First Although it could be read as a stand alone book, I d recommend reading starting with Playing for First, as this story really flows from it.As I mentioned in my review of Playing for First, baseball provides an interesting context, but I found that it s not necessary to be a fan of the sport to enjoy the series The issues that arise for Amy as the first woman to play major league baseball are relevantbroadly For example, I liked the way that this book considers the dynamics of being out or not out and in the public eye as an LGBTQ player on a professional sports team.While Two for the Show follows Amy s baseball career, it primarily deals with the personal and emotional struggles of the four main characters Frankie, Lisa, Amy, and Stacy I thought that Chris Paynter did a very good job of writing about the emotional aspects of issues such as loss and serious illness and how they affect individuals and their relationships I d recommend this book for those who are interested in reading about the dynamics of long term lesbian relationships beyond the early romance stage As always, Chris Paynter is great at building tension The gradual build up is wonderful and each one of the characters plays their part, with great intricacy Enjoyed every minute I m really getting to love this sport I think I enjoyed the first bookbut still an enjoyable read The ending felt pretty abrupt and some of the description of baseball games didn t read as very suspenseful but I really liked the final couple games.A little bit of everything in this book We ve still got the baseball and romance aspects from the first but alsofocus on illness and therapy, and all the emotions that come with those which I felt was dealt with really well.Amy has been a mostly likeable character but in this I think I enjoyed the first bookbut still an enjoyable read The ending felt pretty abrupt and some of the description of baseball games didn t read as very suspenseful but I really liked the final couple games.A little bit of everything in this book We ve still got the baseball and romance aspects from the first but alsofocus on illness and therapy, and all the emotions that come with those which I felt was dealt with really well.Amy has been a mostly likeable character but in this book and the last there s a lot of stuff she does that really annoys me and she tends to act immature so definitely not my favourite in the book I love sports so when Chris Paynter put a female baseball player into a novel I had to read it This is the second in the Playing for First series and continues the story of Amy Perry, the first female baseball player to make it to the Majors The actual process and dedication that this player shows to the game makes it a believe scenario and Paynter has to be complimented on her depth of understanding that just because a woman is athletic doesn t put her in the same category of competing with m I love sports so when Chris Paynter put a female baseball player into a novel I had to read it This is the second in the Playing for First series and continues the story of Amy Perry, the first female baseball player to make it to the Majors The actual process and dedication that this player shows to the game makes it a believe scenario and Paynter has to be complimented on her depth of understanding that just because a woman is athletic doesn t put her in the same category of competing with men making this a realistic idea and an incredible story to follow The writing made me think of reading a sports column which kept me in the moment, the characters trials and troubles made the connection between them stronger and the story itself made me sit down and finish it in a day If you love sports, the idea of a woman playing on the same level as men, and a great cast of characters then this is a must read omg lol good story cant wait for the third book hahahah i like billie hahahah and of course stacy wow shes great and so is amy and lisa i like all of your books cant wait for Amy Perry s dreams have come true she s the starting first baseman on a major league baseball team Unfortunately, not everyone accepts an out and proud lesbian in the macho world of men s baseball In addition to adapting to life in the big leagues, Amy also has to learn to cope with harassment from many sources Thank goodness she can count on her loving relationship with her partner, Stacy McCrady, and the friendship and support of sportswriter Lisa Collins, who travels with the team to report on every gameThen personal tragedy strikes Amy s game suffers badly, but her union with Stacy bears the real damage Help comes from some unexpected sources, including one of Amy s male teammates and her former coach, as well as from Lisa, who has just been through a crisis of her own with her partner, Frankie DunkinChris Paynter s Playing for First introduced Amy Perry and Lisa Collins to readers and gave them a taste of the excitement that could come from a female athlete breaking the jockstrap barrier and making it into a sport that only men have played In Two for the Show, Ms Paynter irrefutably demonstrates that baseball is really just a metaphor for the game of life Step up to the plate and take your best swing Two for the Show is sure to be a hit with long time baseball fans and newcomers alike


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About the Author: Chris Paynter

Chris Paynter is the author of nine novels, including Survived by Her Longtime Companion, the winner of the 2013 Golden Crown Literary Society Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award and Finalist for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Romance Her latest release is Just a Touch Away, a romance set in Indiana about a grieving children s book author and the illustrator who captures her heart She has been a three time GCLS Finalist for the Ann Bannon Award, and her novels have won five Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions She was also a GCLS Finalist in Traditional Lesbian Romance for Come Back to Me.


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