Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#BookReview: The Perfect Game by J. Sterling - 4.5 Wine Glasses

17863022Title: The Perfect Game 
Series: The Perfect Game #1
Author: J. Sterling
Format: Paperback, 378 pages
Published : June 25th 2013 by Lake Union Publishing 
ISBN: 1477808671 
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | Audio | KindleB&N 
Source: Purchased
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4.5/5

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...

This is a MATURE YOUNG ADULT/NEW ADULT novel. Suitable for ages 17+. Contains strong language, sexual situations and references

J. Sterling hit this one out of the ball park! It's Jack F'n Carter y'all! Don't walk, run to get The Perfect Game now and make room in your harem of book boyfriends for Jack! 

Cassie Andrews just started her junior year of college at Fulton when she meets the infamous Jack Carter outside a frat party. Drop-dead sexy with an ego to match his womanizing reputation, Cassie can see why girls drop their panties at his feet. But she wants nothing to do with him and refuses to be another notch on his bed post, no matter how irresistible he seems. But Jack can't help but be attracted to the feisty blonde who seemingly wants nothing to do with him or his status as star pitcher and MLB prospect. He has a long road ahead of him if he hopes to convince Cassie that she's changed the game for him and he is no longer the guy he use to be. When one mistake leads to a heap of hurt, betrayal and heartbreak though will they be able to dig their way out of the anguish and despair to find their perfect future?

The Perfect Game was a complete sucker-punch of emotions throughout. There was one point in the story that I literally felt ill along with the character and eating a big ole' hamburger right beforehand did not help. But I can't articulate how much I loved this story, I simply could not put it down! I don't want to say too much because there was so much that Cassie and Jack went through that getting too deep would be spoilery. J. Sterling's writing was beyond superb. She weaved a rich tale with characters that were both compelling and impacting. Cassie and Jack's journey was absolutely intense and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough so see what would happen next! It was a story of love, trust, redemption and forgiveness. But the conflict was wrapped up too quickly for me, the last 10%, and I was left still wanting by the end. I'll definitely be picking up the next book in this series and I have a feeling that all three books are going to turn into a binge read of epic proportions! 

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