Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley

The Perfectly Imperfect Match 
By: Kendra C. Highley
Release Date: July 10, 2017
Series: Suttonville Sentinels, #3

Description:
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.
Each book in the Suttonville Sentinels series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. 
Series Order:
Book #1: The Bad Boy Bargain
Book #2: Swinging at Love
Book #3: The Perfectly Imperfect Match

Review:
Swoon worthy and adorable, that’s how I can best describe this book. 

This is my second Suttonville Sentinels books, luckily they can all be read alone.  It was so very sweet to watch these two characters develop and grow with each other throughout the book.  We meet Lucy who is very out there and unique in her own right, she likes to sew which is not something common in young kids these days but it was great to watch and visualize.  We also dive into Dylan’s life and his dream for becoming the next hot baseball star.  These two are very determined people but in different ways.  Where one is very low key and leaned back the other is very strict and regime in the things that they do.  

It was fun to experience the full on attraction of this ying and yang couple.  Sure there were some hiccups in the road, but it’s how they overcame them that mattered.  I loved all the secondary characters like Tristen and Otis as well as Lucy’s mother.  I really felt for her and her family when they would talk about their father and how they wish he was home from the military but it’s hard sometimes. 

There were moments in this book where my heart would sink and soar and I would connect with the characters so much.  Life is hard sometimes.  Achieving your goals can be even harder, but it’s that determination and that strength that will always get you there, sometimes you just have to get sidetracked to get on the right path.

I thought this book was overall adorable and sweet.  Very realistic it wasn’t insta love but there was definitely an instant connection between these two characters.  I really believe that they needed each other in so many ways to show each other that there are other things out there sometimes it’s good to be free and sometimes it’s good to have order.  Very quick and easy fun read.  Loved the baseball facts throughout the book and the insight into previous characters as well.  

Disclaimer:
I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blog Tour: Artificial Sweethearts by Julie Hammerle



Artificial Sweethearts
By Julie Hammerle
Release Date: 7/10/17
Published by Entangled Teen

Description:
It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying student golf coach, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer.
So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone they’re both taken. Definitely not. And it’s not butterflies that makes a kiss for appearances during the lake party go on way too long—so long that Sam wishes it were real.
But Tinka keeps people at arm’s length—she’s always been second best, even to her parents. And her relationship-for-show could crush everything when she realizes she’s done with fake, pretend, and second-best.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains bikinis at the lake, a lot of making out in dark theaters, and a meet-cute you’ll read twice.
Buy Links:
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Entangled | Goodreads 
About the author:
Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us (Entangled TEEN, 2016) and the North Pole, Minnesota young adult romance series (Entangled Crush, 2017). She writes about TV and pop culture for the ChicagoNow blog, Hammervision, and lives in Chicago with her family. She enjoys reading, cooking, and watching all the television.
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Review:
I haven’t read anything by Julie Hammerle previously but I have always adored Entangled Crush books.  Ms. Hammerle did not disappoint in the very least.  I think this book was well written and really sucked the reader into this small town in Minnesota.  I was almost tempted to bring out some Christmas stuff, after all it is July!

We meet Tinka who is back from boarding school and who has moved to a new town without even knowing it.  Her parents just uprooted and did all this without her knowledge, as if that wasn’t shock enough she was going through her own things with her roommate who just happened to come along for the summer break.  This book definitely had a lot of complicated realistic situations that happen to people all the time.  It was hard to read but worth the read.  Tinka is a strong girl, but instead of facing her issues head on she tends to run away.  You see her grown throughout the book and finally realize what she’s been doing to herself and others around her.  Of course she has help learning this not only from old friends but from Sam, her neighbor.

Sam also has his own family issues to deal with, he never really stands up for himself and let people know what’s going on.  Sometimes it’s hard keeping up a fa├žade like that.  But together he and Tinka learn to grown as people with new emotions growing between the two of them.

I really can’t say enough good things about this book.  It was a quick read, very sweet and endearing. I had my heart strings pulled more than once throughout the book, I really felt invested in the characters and what they were going through.  I just hope you get a chance to read it and remember how important family and friends are in your life, and how important it is to always talk to them truthfully.  Letting things go will not only make yourself feel better but will make those around you understand and feel better as well. 


The relationship between Sam and Tinka was cute, should I or shouldn’t I, is this real or is this pretend struggle between the two.  It was sweet, and I was rooting for them the entire time.  Loved this book, definitely need to go read the first book in this series just to see how it all began in this small town in Minnesota. 


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