Monday, 7 January 2013

The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game #1) By J. Sterling Review


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 book was one roller coaster of emotions. Breathtaking. Heart-wrenching are some of the words I'd use to describe this book. I loved that it made me question how I would act or feel in the situations Cassie went through. The beginning was more of a good/typical start. College good girl sees and swoons over college bad boy at a party and of course she catches his eye, too. Friends immediately intervene with the whole “Stay away, he’s bad news.” You know. He’s a player… and everything that goes with that. Of course he’s a superstar amongst his peers (this one is a baseball hero), and he’s a sexual  legend, too!

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?

The supporting cast in this story was wonderful as well- I absolutely adored Cassie’s best friend and felt so humbled by Jack’s sweet brother, Dean. I’d love to see either character’s book in the future! This was my first novel by J. Sterling and it most definitely won’t be my last. Overall, The Perfect Game was a devastatingly wonderful read.


“Sometimes letting go is the only way to find out who you're meant to hold on to.”


“Watching the two of you interact, it was like watching fireworks light up the night sky. You two burn brighter when you're together.” 

“My head questions everything and believes nothing."

"So your head wants proof and your heart wants reassurance?” 

“Kitten, I’d break my fucking pitching arm if it meant keeping you safe.” 

“Oh my God! You little slut! You want to have a good date with him and want to have ten thousand of his little baseball babies! Cassie!!!” 

“Jack: I’m going to kiss you.

Cassie: This doesn’t change anything
Jack: It changes everything.
Cassie: Prove it.” 

“Half of me wanted to punch his gorgeous face, and the other half wanted to make out with it.” 

“Don’t make me beg, Kitten. Don’t make me beg in front of all these people. It’s embarrassing.” 


Letting go of someone who owns your heart is hard.
Sometimes holding on to that person is even harder. I
know I'm not the easiest person to love, but you are.
I'ts not that I can't live without you; it's that I don't want to. There's a difference. We all make choices in life and I choose you.
My heart belongs to you. And I'm not asking for it back, even if you don't want it anymore. I'm just asking for the chance to have yours again. I promise I'll be more careful with it this time.
Love Always,