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Review: The Perfect Game by J Sterling

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 thoughts

I started this book and I had reasonable hopes for it. It was better than the last book I read of a similar genre as the writing quality was better and therefore more enjoyable to read but when it comes down to it I didn't think it was all that great for a few reasons. Be warned there are spoilers below.

Firstly this is the second new adult book I have read where the main character starts by hating the boy in question but ends up falling for him. This is 'a thing'? Is there something I am missing? Where are all the nice guys who aren't complete arseholes? That's what I'd like to know. Why is the fact the boy is drop dead gorgeous means he gets excused for being a complete tosser? Bring on the nerdy nice guys, they age well and are lovely guys. That's who I want to read about.

Secondly the girl in this book must have something missing in her head. The boy cheats even though it was the one thing she told him she wouldn't forgive and she lets him back? Why? Why would you do it to yourself? If my husband cheated on me now he'd be out of the door and we've been together for 11 years. I sure as hell wouldn't have put up with it aged 19 when I had nothing as such to lose. I wanted to shake her and tell her to get out of there and have some self respect.

Thirdly the boy in this is also a moron (hence probably why the girl puts up with him). He cheats on his girlfriend who he claims he loves. He gets the other girl pregnant (why on earth he decides to shag around without contraceptives I don't know) and then he drops everything to marry the girl he cheats who claims she is carrying his child. Surely you'd want proof from a girl who had the reputation she did before you did that? Seriously?

All in all not the best read I've read all year and more another book that left me exasperated at the idiot choices of moron teenagers who are acting like adults when they clearly aren't there yet nudging by their actions!


Jesse Owen said…
Great review - I think I'll probably give this one a miss ;)

Although a boy calling a boy a moroh? (hehe, just the way they text is rendering in my browser) :D