Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Book Review: The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

The Perfect Game
(The Perfect Game, #1)
by J. Sterling
Adult/New Adult Realistic Contemporary Romance
Released on: October 11,2012
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.05
Pages: 386

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis available on Goodreads:

He's a game she never intended to play. 

And she's the game changer he never knew he needed.

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day. 

They're both damaged, filled with mistrust and guarded before they find one another (and themselves) in this emotional journey about love and forgiveness. Strap yourselves for a ride that will not only break your heart, but put it back together. 

Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful...

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

An Overview of the Novel: Cassie was instantly attracted to Jack Carter when she saw him and then he opened his mouth. She quickly realized he was a cocky jerk who was used to getting what he wanted. And she wasn't going to be the next girl he used and then dumped within a day. So when he makes his interest in her known she is quick to let him know that she is not interested.

Jack is intrigued by Cassie. He's not used to girls rebuffing him and he sets out to win Cassie. But when he does, he just might be in danger of falling for her. 

But Cassie is guarded. Her father made a lot of promises he couldn't keep and Cassie isn't about to trust a guy who cheats or lies. Jack's about to find out if he can break down Cassie's barriers without breaking her rules. Because if he breaks Cassie's rules, he knows he's out the door. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I had read a book by J. Sterling before and loved it. It was nothing like this book though. I enjoyed both styles of her writing.

I was actually drawn into the story rather quickly. It took a few pages but after that I was hooked. I found Cassie and Jack's characters to be really intriguing and the chemistry between them was undeniable. I kept wondering what would happen between these two characters.

To be honest, I was actually surprised I ended up liking Jack because he definitely had a lot of qualities I didn't like. I enjoyed how we were able to see the characters interact and I loved that I got to read from both character's perspectives.

J. Sterling is a great author and I will definitely be interested in reading more from her.

So Why 4 out of 5 stars? I really enjoyed the novel; however, it wasn't my favorite in this genre. However, it was very good and I would still recommend it to fans of this genre. 

In Summary: J. Sterling's The Perfect Game is the perfect mix of romance and sports to catch my interest. She creates compelling characters and places them in an intriguing plot to make this novel an enjoyable read. 

Warnings/Side-notes: It's new adult. It's tamer than several of the new adult books I've read; however, this one is still meant for mature teenagers/adults. 

The Wrap-up: A book that I really enjoyed and one that I'm glad I read. I will definitely be curious to see what happens in the sequel. I feel like this one easily could have been a stand-alone novel, so I'm curious to see what she does with the sequel. 


Danica Page

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