The Perfect Game
by J. Sterling
Series: The Perfect Game (#1)
Source: Purchased Kindle/Won Paperback
Available as of October 12, 2012
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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.
Breathtaking. Heart-wrenching. Masterfully written. All words I would use to describe The Perfect Game. J. Sterling crafted a book that hooked me from page one and wouldn't let me go until the was word was read. Even then I couldn't tear myself from the story.
Cassie Andrews doesn't trust guys. She's sealed herself from them. Well, until Jack Carter walked in. Her father never followed through on his promises so learning to trust Jack is going to be a challenge. Can he follow all her rules? Or will everything they've worked for disintegrate until there's no going back?
O.M.G!!! Not only was this book intense, but the characters are to die for. Cassie is a sweet girl who doesn't trust easily, but is willing to take a chance. Jack is the star pitcher for their schools baseball team. He had a rough life growing up and, because of it, has become a player, afraid to get too close to anyone.
So what did I love? I love that this was an emotional roller coaster. I went from elated one moment to dread and disgust in the blink of an eye. I balled my eyes out and laughed with no regard for those around me. I got angry, beyond pissed, and wanted to stop reading, but I knew I had quite a bit to go. I loved that it made me question how I would act or feel in the situations Cassie went through. Nothing I could say about this book would ever be bad. It tore my heart out, made me want to punch a wall (no worries, they are still intact!), and somehow I ended up at a happy place again.
Overall, The Perfect Game was a devastatingly wonderful read that made me believe in true love. If I ever question whether it exists again, all I have to do is read the words of J. Sterling and believe.