The Perfect Game by J. Sterling
Here's what you should know before you read ANY further into this review:
This book has some relationship issues that piss people off, just generally - people don't like to read about things like this (topic), or about happy endings - usually because they don't have their own happy ending (jerks). That said, I will say: Don't ever judge a book based on a crappy review that uses words to bash a piece of work that someone spent a lot of time crafting. In fact, don't ever judge ANYTHING based on a review like that. Those people suck and you should not be friends with them. Ever. Under no circumstances should you base a decision on something these idiots say. Got me? Good.
Alrighty. So, The Perfect Game for me, was a read that I completely lost myself in. The second Jack Carter came into the picture I was all like
He's a total douche nugget though. Honestly. What a disaster. But he's one of those beautiful disasters that deserves to be cleaned up and made stronger because of the storm that passed through. (yep, I'm using weather analogies again. You can take the girl out of meteorology but not the meteorology out of the girl... or. something.)
Here's another one. The love in this book is like a fresh summer rain. At first you're really pissed off because, JEEZ! you were enjoying the lovely summer day by the pool getting your tan and drink on. But then the stupid rain comes along and ruins your plans. You run inside to realize that you're actually getting sun burned and it's probably a great time to take a break anyway. Then the sun comes out and it smells amazing and the world looks so fresh and so clean.. and it all makes sense. That - everything in life happens for a reason.
That's how this book is. (damn. that was deep.)
Also, it breaks the mold by talking about hot BASEBALL players. There's this saying we used to say in high school (I'm full of it, I say it all the time). It goes: "Baseball butts drive us nuts!!" and it's so true. If anyone reading this KNOWS me, they know I love the St. Louis Cardinals, especially that Yadier Molina. YES PLEASE. (sorry I'm getting side tracked.)
Jack is one of those baseball players that has no worries about work. He'll never "work" a day in his life because he "plays" for work. Would he drop it all to fall in love? Would he have to? Does he want to? Should he? No. He shouldn't, not ever. You should never give up your dreams for someone else's. And out of all the negativity that surrounds the topic in this book, that's a great lesson that anyone can take from it. Cassie never puts her dreams on the line for Jack, and you know what? It works for her. It works for them. It works for LIFE.
This book really was the PERFECT game for me. I loved it, couldn't put it down. I'm actually going to leave you now to start the second. So, go buy this book! Tell me what you think!
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Here's some music for you. Because, it counts.
The Perfect Game Playlist:
What Happened to U- Usher
Love Somebody-Maroon 5
Everybody Talks- Neon Trees
Taking Over Me- Lawson
As Long As You Love Me- Justin Bieber
You Don't Know Her Like I Do- Brantley Gilbert
Let Me Down- Kelly Clarkson
Truth- Jason Reeves
Nothing- The Script
I Won't- Colbie Calliat
Wipe Your Eyes- Maroon 5
New York- Snow Patrol
Don't forget! You can come meet 3/4 of the grownupfangirl/ohthebookfeels staff plus (and let's be honest, this is the part that matters) ALL of these amazing authors, including Jenn Sterling in Nashville in just under 3 weeks. HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP!
Yaaaaaa. Griffin Peterson is playing a gig after the signing, too. Holy Crap. (I already said that, didn't I?)
You can also check out THIS POST for even more fanfare about this Nashville event!