The Perfectly Imperfect Match
Suttonville Sentinels Series # 3
by Kendra C. Highley
Published July 10, 2017
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.
Received a Copy from Netgalley on behalf of Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Not too long ago I read and reviewed Swinging at Love, which was a baseball themed book. In that story there were two best friend trying to help the other one get the girl. However, it all back fired. In this story we get to see what happens to the friend that was left brokenhearted.
Dylan has a plan. That plan is set and there is no detour from it for him. He is a pitcher and wants to play ball in the minor leagues right out of high school then get drafted to the majors. He is also known as Iceman. He is completely type A personality and doesn’t like any type of change. So when Lucy Foster walks into his life he becomes off kilter with life, but Lucy may be just the little bit of chaos that Dylan needs to find joy in his “type A Life.”
Lucy has a lot on her plate. Her dad is deployed for the army, she helps her mother at their sewing store, and she helps take care of her little brother. This doesn’t include her side jobs for patrons at the store, helping her best friend with their farm, and being a chauffeur for her little brother. Lucy likes a little bit of crazy thrown into her life to help her stay sane with all her responsibilities. She likes to protest and “stick it to the man” for causes near and dear to her. When Lucy takes her brother to the baseball fields for his summer training she is blown away by the guy walking around with a stick up his butt. He is the last guy she could ever see herself with, even though he is mighty fine to look at.
These two are like “oil and water.” They are each passionate in their own way and focus on their individual goals; however, they seem to be off-balance until they have each other to fill in the space were they lack personally.
Dylan and Lucy relationship is not your “A Typical” teen crush book. Lucy isn’t a quiet girl who waits for the boy to come to her. She is strong, independent, and states her mind. I like her. Dylan even describes her like a flower child or hippie. These two characters need to either loosen up or get the rains pulled in on them. Lucy and Dylan helped with that.
I liked Dylan in Swinging at Love. He is a very likable guy, and I am glad the author decided to tell his story. I honestly felt bad for him and the situation that occurred in book 2. In this book we get a little taste of what happened from his POV, and the pain he feels/felt through the betrayal of Tristan and Alyssa. Lucy helps mend his broken pride and heart.
This book is a cute read. Has some steamy scenes that can put a smile on your face. Is is told from alternating POV’s.
It says it could be a stand-alone, however I would read book 2 prior to this book.
To See my review on book 2 in this series Swinging At Love Click here
Parental Info: Mild to active swearing. F bomb dropped 3 times. Skinning dipping, but no physical contact. Serious make out sense, but nothing further.
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 critical job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.