Four almost Perfect Stars ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Hmmmmm so, for me, if I'm 100% honest this book wasn't perfect. It wasn't until the latter part of the book, probably from around the 60% mark when I finally started to warm to the characters.Why.....
Let me get my moans out of the way:
I found the dialogue a little clichéd and too telling in places, it wasn't subtle enough, if that makes sense? Sometimes less is more and actions speak a thousand words.
Also Cassie's character, to start with, was all over the place; she wasn't consistent with her inner thoughts and actions - She wanted the guy and was going to have him and hurt him first, in the next breathe, literally, she didn't want to know him?
Jack, loveable but whiney when he had NO right to be...I'm not going to say anymore than that....
All that said, I stuck with it because I knew there had to be a reason for the good ratings and I got there in the end. I LOVED the characters and LOVED the story,
♥Now, of course I can't wait to get started on the sequel!!
On to the good things, or should I say Yummy
things!!!!♥"The one and only....He never hooks up with the same girl twice....Jack fcuking Carter....he's the ultimate playboy."
(I know Jack's a pitcher but he decided to hold a bat for this pic, lol)
Yes Jack is charming, loveable, gorgeous, yummy, HOT, and a MANWHORE but the girls don't care; they all want a piece of Jack....."The next big thing in the world of Baseball."
Yes Baseball is a major theme, it's Jack's passion his dream; the thing he cares most about. His home life fell apart when he was growing up but Baseball stood by him, it's his escape and boy is he good at it. Not just good but AMAZING!!! A mega star in the making which makes him a magnet; a target, another reason for the girls to LOVE him.“Fucking and fighting were the ultimate distraction.”
Cassie our blond haired, talented photographer is our heroine. She had a fairly rubbish time growing up herself, hence the rules of her, "...boy test."
"You're both so screwed up alone that together you're like the perfect mess."
We see the emotional journey of Jack and Cassie's relationship, they both find something in each other, something they never expected.....it is a story about love, survival, trust, strength, honesty and forgiveness.....
"I'd finally met a girl who didn't try to impress me. She didn't care about what I did as an athlete; she cared about what I did as a person."
What they experience together is harrowing to say the least but quite beautiful in places.
"Fifty cents a touch, right?"
“You owe me a lot of touches, Kitten.”
I loved this part of the story...so cute ♥
They fall in love ♥......
"I felt him inside me. I inhaled quickly, a pleasure-filled moan escaping my lips."
But love is not always easy, life is not always easy; sometimes mistakes are made that affect everything....
Sometimes there is NO going back....
Some things are completely out of our control...
Sometimes trying to do the right thing can be the absolute wrong thing!!!
JACK "I'm sure I'll fcuk it up..." CARTER I'M TALKING TO YOU!!!!!
So, the story for most part was a three star for me then something happened (for the record I hate cheating in books, it's painful and difficult to read, you feel there should be no going back but, for me, in this book it made the story) suddenly the story had more depth and purpose and was set up beautifully for the sequel ♥
"Do you still love me?" he asked, his eyes unsure. "I never stopped," I admitted breathlessly. "Me either."
"Jack still had a lot of explaining to do."
♥ BR with the perfectly lovely Pink Lady, Deanna ♥