Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley

The Perfectly Imperfect Match  (Suttonville Sentinels, #3)The Perfectly Imperfect Match

Author: Kendra C. Highley
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: 10th July 2017
Pages:

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: Kendra C. Highley

Review: 3 out of 5 stars

The Perfectly Imperfect Match is the first book that I have read in this series, it was cute, fluffy and light-hearted without the unnecessary angst which was a welcomed relief for me to read at this time.

Our MC’s are Lucy Foster who has dreams of pursuing a career in fashion and needlepoint and Dylan Dennings who dreams of making it to the minor league straight out of high school; two complete opposites who met when Lucy’s younger brother was being coached in baseball by Dylan.

Lucy was an interesting character, full of fun and full of life; she was quirky, disorganised, a bit of a rebel and loyal to a tee. I didn’t completely fall for pitcher Dylan instantly, he was way too structured and too rigid; I loved that he had dedication and was focused on his goal but he seemed to be putting everything including life on hold with his strict rules; he did eventually loosen up but it took a while. I enjoyed the interactions between these characters and their chemistry despite the many hot/cold and indecisive moments, their relationship wasn’t without a small amount of drama but nothing was dragged on. Both are struggling with responsibility, particularly with family and I felt the author dealt with this in a realistic way.

Little Otis was a great side character and I did enjoy the banter between him and Lucy in particular, I also liked Tristan, Alyssa and Serena; the friendships were written well.

I enjoyed Kendra’s writing style and the baseball/needlepoint details, it was all engaging, humorous at times and entertaining – her characters were interesting. I would have loved a little more depth in the plot but otherwise this was a light and enjoyable read.


Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled for giving me the chance to read this book.


Kendra C. HighleyAbout the author: 

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fun and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon :)

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