Monday, June 24, 2013

Sweet Reads Feature - The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

What better way to start your week than with an amazing book!  I had the opportunity to read The Perfect Game: A Novel last week and I wanted to share it with you on the eve of her Book 2 release!


The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

Synopsis:

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



Sweet Reads Review:

What a ride!!!  This book has angst all over it!  I have wanted to read this book since it came out, and when J. Sterling agreed to have me feature it on Sweet Reads I was on cloud nine!  So I waited…once I started last week I couldn’t put it down! This book almost killed me, talk about a roller coaster for your emotions!  I was up, down, laughed, cried, and wanted to punch Jack Carter in the nose! 
The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game, #1)
The Perfect Game by J. Sterling
Speaking of Jack Carter, allow me to introduce you to the biggest player ever…on and off the field.  He is the star pitcher for his college baseball team.  He is the Playboy when it comes to all the women and he knows it. He doesn’t do relationships, he does one night stands. So when Cassie comes into view he tries like hell to pursue her…but she’s heard about his colorful reputation and doesn’t want to have anything to do with him, or so she thinks.  She holds her guard up high due to the lack of confidence in men, mainly because of her own father.  He couldn’t keep a promise to save his life and it has caused Cassie to be on guard.  So when Jack tries his hardest to get her to go one even ONE date, she finally breaks and goes.  She really thinks he’s playing her like all the others, but when he softens up and exposes a bit of his past, her heart melts into a big pile of goo.

With insecurities looming for both of them there are lots of trust issues that come up, understandably so. They realize that if they want to be together they are gonna have to break down the walls of uncertainty and learn to love and trust one another.  Jack pretty much sums it up in one statement
“I love you. I’m sure I’ll fuck it up because I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. Just promise me that you’ll be patient with me. Grade me on a learning curve or something?”  
Yep…kinda fell in love with him from that point on.
 
So there is a BIG BIG BIG surprise (event, disaster, mistake, decision) in this story that about ripped my heart out…damn you J. Sterling!  I can’t say any more about it, but you will understand when you read it.  All I’ll say is that I was pissed, I even might have shed a couple tears AND I might have even called J. Sterling a sadist! LOL (Sorry girl!)  BUT….in the end, I was happy with the outcome.  It was slow and agonizing at times, but as you know, I am a realist when it comes to stories and if you right the wrong the next day and don’t work through it realistically, I won’t believe your book.  Thank You Jenn, for writing it in a way that was painful, yet believable.

Jack and Cassie are great together.  Both beautifully broken with walls built around them like Ft. Knox, but time, trust and love does heal wounds that can’t be seen from the outside. All and all, this book was wonderful!  And you know what’s even better?  The Game Changer: A Novel (Book 2) comes out TOMORROW!!!!!  Ummmm….yeah, guess what I’m doing at midnight tonight?!  Go download both...and enjoy your evening of reading! You can thank me tomorrow. :-)
 
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Up next....a little Brie and Sir!  Who's ready for Brie Learns the Art of Submission by Red Phoenix! WHEW!!!



30 comments:

  1. I love Jack f'n Carter! and I would love your cookies too I'm sure! =D

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  2. I felt the same way about this book! It's one of my favorites, can't wait for TGC!

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  3. Love Jack F'n Carter!!!!!! I would love to try your cookies!

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  4. I've been dying to read this!! Maybe this will be my lucky day. Fingers crossed LOL

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  5. One of my faves too! That Jack f'n Carter...and, I <3 cookies too :)

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  6. OK, so if I only ever win 1 of your giveaways, this is the one I want!!! I love J Sterling and I love The Game Changer!!! :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway and great review!
    Mimi
    miminbennett(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. How cool, I can't wait to read The Game Changer, I was up till 2am Saturday finishing up The Perfect Game :-)

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  8. I need a little sweet to break up the sultry!! Can't wait to read The Game Changer!!

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  9. Looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. oh god... I love this book, A lot. Great review, I think many, including me, wanted to punch Jack. Thanks for the giveway.. the cookies are really cool (:

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  11. Can't wait to read this book!

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  12. One of the best books ever! Can't wait for #2!!!

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  13. Book plus cookies = best giveaway ever! Thank you!

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  14. Look forward to reading this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  15. My absolute favorite book!! 'The Game Changer' is out tomorrow! Finally! Awesome giveaway Steph! :)

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  16. wow cookies and a book, what could be more perfect :)

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  17. Omgosh, I can't believe these cookies! You are so talented! I love the Perfect Game too!! Trying to to wait for the Game Changer tomorrow. YAY!!

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  18. those cookies look yummy & are the PERFECT way to celebrate the game changer! can't wait!

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  19. Thank you for the opportunity to win a good read and some good eats!!

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  20. I love Jack Carter!! The Perfect Game is one of my favorite books and I can't wait to read The Game Changer! I missed Jack and Cassie!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Ready for Brie & Sir. I'm sure the cookies will be quite fun to decorate! :-D

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  22. Jenn is one of my absolute favorite authors <3 my email is kellee926@hotmail.com

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  23. Just finished the book and im so excited to read the next ! Awesome book! Perfect timing in my life. ...its so hard to forgive BUT damn I love my man!! A author I am going to follow ♥

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  24. Love your review of TPG! I love love LOVE Jack F'n Carter!!! ♥ TGC is next on my TBR list and I can't wait! The quotes you choose for the cookies are my fav! Been joining all your Sweet Reads giveaways and I really hope to win this one! Thanks so much for a chance! :) Am dying to try your yummy and pretty cookies!!!

    Tess xx

    Raffle name: Tess Halim
    Email: tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. Heard so many awesome things about the book! I would love to check it out! Thanks Steph!
    alyssaxchen14 AT gmail DOT com

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  26. cant' wait to read this one!!!!

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