It's Scott Harper's turn to fall in love! Can he handle being in a serious relationship with a girl who is leery of being with him? There's an excerpt and giveaway too!
Perfect Game by Collette West
Publication Date: March 13, 2015
For New York Kings' first baseman Scott Harper, scoring women is easy. He's ready to get naked anytime, anywhere. But when a hacker leaks his nude selfies, he's unprepared for the scrutiny his full-frontals receive.
Boy did Scott Harper really get himself into a mess. I've met Harper in previous books featuring members of the fictional New York Kings, and while he was eye candy, I had no idea he'd be such a huge catalyst for changes at the Kings. The story started off a little oddly but I was hooked by the end of the book.
Initially when I started reading I felt as if there was some back story to how Scott and Carrie met that I was missing. As the story continued, the first 30-40% really seemed to drag. I wasn't sure Scott and Carrie's relationship was really leading anywhere besides Scott trying to get her into bed and match Joe DiMaggio's hit record. I was seriously thinking of not finishing this book, but then Carrie took Scott home to meet her parents and all of a sudden the book was interesting again. Thankfully the pace picked up and I was hooked to all of the drama going on in the lives of Scott and Carrie, and the Kings team as a whole.
I liked Scott. He might be the eye candy of the team and nailed some leading women, but he was all in with Carrie. I think the fact this book was dual point of view went a long way to making him likable. It also helped that I loved how he was with his family. I also liked Carrie. I liked how she was willing to help Scott repair his tarnished image even as she didn't like the image it was giving her. I also shared her concerns about how serious others took her and her career. By the way, the nickname Scott gave Carrie was totally adorable.
It was wonderful seeing characters I'd read about before, especially Jilly. This book also gave me hope the undisputed jerk of the team, Drake, might on day redeem himself. As it is, Jake another on the player gave us a little insight into his past. I also loved seeing the strong female characters in this book. Another aspect of the book I enjoyed was the involvement of Scott's family. The surprising relationship that developed between Bob, Scott's brother, and Alex, Carrie's sister, was wonderful to read and it uplifted my spirits when it felt like everything else was going wrong for the Harper and McKenzie families.
I'm hoping Collette West will continue this series. I'm hoping to see Drake reform and perhaps have Jake meet a nice girl. These New York King characters are such a wonderful tight knit family for the most part, and I love reading about them. I'm looking forward to seeing how I'll be surprised in the next book.
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
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