Published by Entangled Teen (Crush) on July 10th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
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.
Dylan Dennings has a plan to become a major league pitcher at the age of 23. This plan includes a strict no girls policy. Lucy Foster is the big sister to Otis who is an aspiring pitcher himself. Lucy takes Otis to practice where she finds herself meeting his coach. When Lucy finds herself in the company of Dylan sparks fly. They keep running into each other and the attraction grows. Dylan finds Lucy to be a welcome distraction and questions his no girls policy. Lucy struggles to balance family life with friends and work. Dylan is a distraction to her also. Neither one of them are looking for a relationship but that might be just what they find.
In an Oyster Shell – An adorable romance that left me feeling satisfied.
The Pearls – This was a nice opposite attract story. You couldn’t find two more different people than Lucy and Dylan. Them coming together made sparks tangible for me. It was a really great story.
The characters were well-defined and distinctive. Lucy was my favorite character. She was an oddball with lots of quirks. She had lots of chicken T-shirts that added to her charm. Dylan was a down to earth, disciplined athlete. The supporting characters like Lucy’s best friend Serena added a nice complexity to the story.
This story had lots of layers. There was the sports aspect to the story. Then there was the story about saving the chicken farm. You wouldn’t think two things like that would work together but the author makes them work. This story was a romance but there were a lot of other elements that made this a nice balanced story.
The Sand – Dylan was a little bit too focused sometimes.