Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:
Series: The Perfect Game
Author: J. Sterling
# of Books: 4 (The Perfect Game, The Game Changer, The Sweetest Game, The Other Game)
Book Order: Chronological; Connected (The Other Game)
Genre: New Adult, Sports, Romance, Contemporary
Heat Rating: warm
Point of View: First Person, Alternating
Publication Dates: October 2012 – October 2015
Source & Format: Own–eBook
Disclaimer: I never picked up Book 2, The Game Changer. Find out why below…
I was excited to read this book when I bought it. I had just discovered the New Adult genre (thanks to Crash by Nicole Williams) and was greedy to get my hands on this one. But when I went to read it (months later I might add), it took be awhile to get into.
I think the main reason was that I didn’t particularly care for Cassie. She irked me to no ends actually. Compared to other “heroines” of new adult reads, she has nothing on them. Most have a tragic past that really grips you and explains why they have trust issues. But Cassie’s problem? Her dad failed to get a concert for a high school dance and she was embarrassed–um, what?! After reading such heavy stories prior to this (I had just read Wait for You by J. Lynn), I felt this book was very juvenile in it’s approach to Cassie’s “damaged, mistrust” issues.
Jack’s reasons were totally acceptable in my opinion so I didn’t mind him so much but Cassie really needed to get over her “daddy issues”.
As I said before, it took me a bit to get into but I eventually got there. It wasn’t until halfway through the book that a plot twist grabbed my attention. After that happened, I started to enjoy the book more but I wasn’t overly impressed with it.
Series Rating: DNF
The Perfect Game 3.5/5 | The Game Changer N/A | The Sweetest Game N/A | The Other Game N/A
I’m not sure why there is a sequel. I would have been more than happy to have the series end as it did and have another set of characters in the next one. I will probably read it for curiosity’s sake but this wouldn’t be my first pick for a New Adult Series to read. But if you enjoy an athlete falling in love, then you might enjoy this one!
- Crash by Nicole Williams (Crash Series #1)
- My Favourite Mistake by Chelsea M Cameron (My Favourite Mistake Series #1)
Synopsis for The Perfect Game (from Goodreads):
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…
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