Here’s the summary 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…”
When I first found The Perfect Game, I had high expectations based on some of the reviews I read. Well, now I’m going to negate those reviews. Overall, I would give this story a two star rating.
When I first started it, it was good and I really liked it. It had a good story premise and the characters were set up well, but then it seemed to just crash and burn. First of all, it reminded me of the first time you read Twilight and you really like it but then you read it the second time and realize that the writing is horrible—except Twilight had a better storyline than this one did. The syntax of this novel was as if a fifth-grader had written it. I couldn’t even finish the book because I couldn’t concentrate on the storyline itself with the horrible syntax.
The reason why I didn’t give this book one star instead of two is because of the character development was okay in the beginning but then it just never progressed. Another reason is because I felt like she had a good storyline but just didn’t express it correctly.
One of the first things that turned me off to this story was the fact that Jack and Cassie’s relationship was not properly established. Jack is portrayed as this uber-player in the beginning but then instantly asks Cassie out on a date. After this date takes place, there is a time jump of six months and they are instantly happy together and Jack has completely changed from who he originally was. The first six months of their relationship should have been shown to portray the transition in Jack to make it seem more realistic.
I could go into many other things that bothered me about this story, but I’ll just leave it at that and leave you with the advice of not even picking this one up.
Update: So…I just read a review that had spoilers of things that came after I stopped reading, and OH MY GOD! Why do people like this book?! Jack cheated on her, then got the chick pregnant, married her, and then comes back to Cassie and apologizes, AND THEN CASSIE ENDS UP APOLOGIZING TO HIM!!! WTF? Seriously?! I don’t understand why this story has 4 stars on Goodreads. I really don’t. After seeing that, this now becomes one star for me. Definitely glad I didn’t finish reading this.