Anyone who says they’re having the worst day hasn’t met me. My girlfriend cheated, I blew out my knee, and probably trashed my chance of going pro. All in one day. Then my jerk professor tells I’m almost on academic probation.
Awesome. Now I get to find a tutor.
Enter Mallory Fine, quiet, a little intense, and my kind of gorgeous. Who also happens to hate baseball and any guy who plays it.
I tell myself this will be nothing more than a tutoring relationship. I’m a liar. I want this girl. How hard can her secrets be to unravel? It might be a challenge, but so is getting back on the ball field and I’m determined to make that happen—no matter the cost.
There are times you request an arc and you think you know what the story will be like. Well… not this one. Of course, you meet Aaron, the star-to-be baseball player, when he had a really, really bad day. Losing his girlfriend, hurting his knee and almost getting flunked in history by his professor.
And we meet Mallory, the girl he hires to be his tutor. She reluctantly agrees to help him tutor, because she really hates baseball and she doesn’t want anything to have to do with guys who play baseball.
Since Aaron is up for a challenge, he tries to find out why Mallory is so determined to steer away from baseball. But the more he pushes, the more she closes up. Until he finally finds a crack in her armour. What he doesn’t realize, is that when he opens up her secrets, he may have to hide some of his own.
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review and without revealing all the secrets and twists in the story, I must say that this story kept me on edge. Lynn Stevens manages to touch some very relevant issues about baseball, peer pressure and using drugs.
So, why not five out of five stars, but only four? Basically because of the ending of the book. It was too sudden and too flat for me. The story build up nicely with several unexpected plots and then suddenly, the story was over. But still, a recommendable read. Thank you Netgalley for providing the ARC.
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Published: June 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥