Monday, January 15, 2018

Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Match

Kendra C. Highley
Format e-ARC
Print Length 252 pages
Publisher July 10, 2017
Published Entangled Teen (Crush)

Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it. 

Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type. 

Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken…

Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete.

My Opinion

The high school baseball coach is making his players coach the elementary school kids. Otis is one of the kids on Dylan’s team and pretty much Dylan is his hero. Dylan wants to fast his way to the pros by starting in the minors and not going to college. His parents are against this plan but he thinks it is for the best. He has it all laid out. Lucy is Otis’ big sister, she teaches needlepointing and wants to help her bestie save her chicken farm. Neither have time for the other and yet time and time again they are paired together.

If you love stories where opposites attract this is the story for you. Dylan and Lucy could not have been more different. Him a Type A personality, her Type B. Both of them have stress on them, yet it is how they handle things differ vastly. Dylan straight-laced and no nonsense, Lucy feisty and a bit of a pistol. She is not however flakey as she does have a lot of responsibility on her plate.

My favorite thing about this story is that the parents were not absent. They were very much involved in both of their children’s lives. Dylan’s parents hoping for a plan B, as they understand that being a major league baseball player may not work out for him. Lucy’s parents being supportive of her, even with her dad being deployed. Regardless of their parents involvements they were still able to make their own decisions.

It takes a while for the chemistry to build between these two, although there were sparks right away. I like that they spare Otis the heartache of his coach dating his sister. I like even more when they decided to give it a go.  There is some heart ached mixed in when the these two have communication issues.

Cute, fast read that will leave you sighing and thinking that love just may be real after all.

My Rating
3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote

Other People

Otis- Lucy’s brother
Serena- Lucy’s bestie
Tristan- Dylan’s bestie

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