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The Prospects

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'Tenacious, sexy, effervescent, doggedly hopeful, and endlessly charming, with characters to root hard for and an irresistible voice - I completely adored it'

Casey McQuiston, author of Red, White & Royal Blue

'Endearing and tender'

New York Times


Enemies. Rivals. Teammates.

It's going to be a hell of a season.

Gene Ionescu is content to play in the minor leagues. He's seen teammates get their big breaks, but as the first openly trans man in the world of competitive baseball, he has nearly everything he's ever let himself dream of.

When his former teammate and long-time rival, Luis Estrada, is unexpectedly drafted onto the team, the careful equilibrium of Gene's life is destroyed. Luis is standoffish, talented and inconveniently gorgeous, and the two men can barely get through a game together. This is war, and the team pays the price.

So when Luis surprises Gene with a softer side to his haughty demeanour, Gene offers an olive branch - for the sake of his teammates. Soon they discover that their chemistry on the pitch might lead them all the way to the playoffs. And their chemistry off the pitch . . . well, that could be enough to change the game for ever.

'I can't even express how much I adore this beautiful, joyful book'
Alicia Thompson, author of
Love in the Time of Serial Killers

'This book is optimism and grit, dedication and unbridled joy . . . An absolute delight'
Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of
The Ex Talk

'A heart-stealing romance . . . My favourite book - of this and any year'
Anita Kelly, author of
Something Wild & Wonderful

Five-star reader reviews of The Prospects:

'The romance between Gene and Luis is
fire but also achingly tender and sweet. It gave me all the feels' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Funny and sexy and filled with such an incredible amount of hope, optimism, queer and trans joy, and queer found family' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

absolutely loved so much of this book, and it gave me many moments of reading on the couch, feet kicking, and giggling wildly. It was beautiful' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The steam and build of the relationship sucked me in . . . All I want to do is hug these two and live in this book' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Stunning, joyful, and
romantic as hell' ���⭐⭐⭐⭐

It's got boys, it's got baseball, it's got everything you could possibly want. Five stars isn't enough' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Gay Romance

Praise for this book

"The queer romcom I've been waiting for . . . The Prospects is a love letter to baseball, the Pacific Northwest, and trans joy. I adored every second of it!" - Alison Cochrun

"A gorgeously written tale of queer joy and trans possibility, a heart-stealing romance and a loving tribute to the art of baseball - particularly the beauty, struggle, and camaraderie of the minor leagues . . ." - Anita Kelly

"Tenacious, sexy, effervescent, doggedly hopeful, and endlessly charming, with characters to root hard for and an irresistible voice . . . I completely adored it." - Casey McQuiston

"This book is optimism and grit, dedication and unbridled joy. I fell in love with baseball, Gene and Luis, and the earnest beauty of KT Hoffman's writing. An absolute delight." - Rachel Lynn Solomon

"The Prospects is a beautifully resonant appeal to a future where gay and trans peopleare celebrated, and even expected, in sports. . . . My heart beat fast, my feelings soared, and then I got tickets to a minor league game." - Alicia Thompson

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