It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings.
Sophia Wallace is convinced her life is over when her high school cuts the journalism program. Without the elective, she loses her chance to intern with the biggest newspaper company in the county, and why? All because the baseball team needs more funding.
To make matters worse, her boyfriend publicly dumps her at a party, which is mortifying. But the icing on the cake is when the captain of the baseball team and the most popular guy at Bayview High, Walsh Hunter, decides to be chivalrous. He jumps in, throws his arm around Sophia, and declares his undying love for her. In front of everyone.
Suddenly, Sophia is thrown into a world of fake relationships and undercover journalism, and she realizes she’s way, way out of her league.
Good thing she’s got the team captain to teach her how to play.
But faced with choosing between saving her journalism class or her newfound feelings for Walsh, will she strike out or hit a home run?
Release date: June 16, 2020
I've been on a romance kick lately, I've been craving the sweet little warm and fuzzy feelings, and you know what? I got it with this book and more!
I dove into the story with no previous experience with Ms. Sutton's previous work but the synopsis sounded so darn cute that I had to pick it up! I could immediately relate to Sophia as a young adult, she's smart and driven but a little clueless on other things. I think the author does a great job of adding the complexities of being a teenager. She allowed Sophia to make mistakes BUT she allowed Sophia to learn from them to make her relationships strong. I LOVED THIS!
The author not only did this with Sophia but with Walsh! Sometimes I feel like the love interest or secondary characters don't get enough of a full story arc but I think it was done well with Walsh too! I enjoyed that Sophia and Walsh were able to relate to each other with their problems.
The writing was nice and straightforward and the pacing is excellent. There were a few things I noticed in the writing while I read that I think that could have been improved upon, but overall, I had no problem devouring this story.
If' I'm being super nit picky, there were a few things I had questions about or would have liked clarified but they were minor and probably didn't add any major relevance to the story.
I am extremely satisfied with the conclusion. I think it ended perfectly. Well done!
Pick this book up if you like feeling the warm and fuzzies or characters that grow learn from their mistakes to become better people. I highly recommend it!
4.2 out of 5 rating for me!
(An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.)
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