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Team Manager: SWISH!

by Devon Layne

Published: 2021-05-05. 155,000 Words.

ISBN: 978-1-950183-99-9

Categories: Fiction » Coming of Age

Format: EPUB   Kindle

Content Rating: Older than 17

Underdeveloped and extremely near-sighted sophomore Dennis Enders is recruited to manage a new girls' basketball team at their school in Bartley, Iowa. The girls adopt him readily and his gentle nature, kindness, and vulnerability make him an instant favorite. They can't believe he was overlooked and ignored for nine years in school. But bootleggers, drug dealers, rapists, and kidnappers all seem to have it out for Dennis and members of his team. They survive in a world rife with danger and learn intimacy and love from and for each other.
It’s a timeless story of the reluctant hero who is always being picked on and shunned but finds the character and courage to stand up to the bullies and to protect his growing harem of young women. In this classic trope High School Sophomore Dennis Enders, the near-sighted shrimp who was abused as a manager for the JV basketball team, comes into his own as manager of the newly formed girls' basketball team.
What's not to like about one shrimp geek with thick glasses tossed in with a dozen tall athletic girls at the peak of their teen hormones?


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SSJ152

A Great Book by One of My Favorite Authors

Reviewed it on September 2, 2021

I really hated for the book to end where it did - right up to the point on the last page where Devon announced that it would be followed by another story. I can’t wait to read more!!

Vincent Berg

Tremendous Book

Reviewed it on August 3, 2021

A wonderful book, without the typical 'can't fail' hero. This one has flaws, and a troubled background (practically everyone in the story does), but things work out for everyone. I especially like the graceful transition to the next book, opening up entirely new storylines without curtailing any of the current ones.

My only issue is with the villains, as they seem 'too evil', without any real nuance or perspective. They're just out to hurt whoever they can, so they'd not relatable, and thus don't seem real, acting merely as straw dogs to be kicked over when the time is right. I prefer realistic villains of have their own ideals, which simply conflict with the protagonists without invalidating them as human beings. But, those nits are easily overlooked in this book.

keith_fowler

well worth the read

Reviewed it on August 2, 2021

Can't believe I waited this long to buy it... great read

ferretman61

Very good

Reviewed it on July 8, 2021

Very good book can't wait for the next one keep up the great work.

jymithing

Solid story with great build up

Reviewed it on June 21, 2021

Solid story with great build up.

johnnienorbury

Beating a disability

Reviewed it on June 15, 2021

I thought it was well written and a pleasure to read.

walkingintherain6

Really Good Story

Reviewed it on June 3, 2021

I love the MC here as well as his group of friends and lovers. The story develops organically and I was shocked by some of the twists but still I am anxiously awaiting the sequel. Please write faster, Mr. Layne.