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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-09 13:57
The Perfectly Imperfect Match!!!
The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This book comes out july 10th.

 

This book is the 3rd book in the Suttonville Sentinels series but can be totally read as a stand alone. I haven't read the first two books but I'm planning to read them, cause it's my mission to read all of Kendra C. Highley YA contemporary books.

 

This marks my 4th book, I read by the author and let me just say, I LOVE her writing, her stories and all the different characters.

 

Summary: 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.

 

I got into this story super fast, the reading was amazing (as always), I feel in love with the two main characters really fast, and the side characters were amazing as well.

 

Lucy and Dylan are amazing main characters. They have their own story, they have their own personalities and have their own problems and flaws. And because they are so different from each other, whenever they meet, the air around them just explodes because of all the tension. WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR???

 

No, but seriously, I loved them. I'm not really into baseball (or lets just say that I have no clue when it comes to the sport) but I really loved Dylan's POV and I really loved the parts with the sports camp for the little kids. CUTE!!! I also loved Lucy and her sewing. I just love creative things like that (I'm a knitter myself, well, I haven't knit anything this year, cause books. BOOKS!!!).

 

I loved the side characters like Dylan's friends Tristan and Alyssa, they are the main characters in the book before this one. I really wanna read their story. I also loved Lucy's friend Serena and her family, the chickens. That was such an wonderful side storyline. SAVE THE CHICKENS!!!
And of course Otis, Lucy's little brother and overall Lucy's family. So many friendship and family feels. Also Otis was just the cutest when he was overprotective of his big sister. Awwww.

(Can I also just say that I loved that their wasn't one character that tried to ruin things for anyone else!!!)

 

The relationship between Lucy and Dylan was wonderful to read about. Things moved pretty fast but I worked and I was so happy that at one point they just stopped, took a step back and got to really know each other. Of course there were some hurdles along the way but they got through it.

 

And I loved the end of the story. Again, so many family feels!!!

 

So, yeah. Long story short, I highly recommend this story for everyone who is looking for a fun and fast read.

 

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text 2017-07-06 13:16
Reading progress update: I've read 54%.
The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley

These two are giving me all the feels, seriously!!!

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review 2016-11-16 15:59
Good Story and Characters
The Bad Boy Bargain - Kendra C Highley

Kyle was rumored to be a troublemaker, thief and girl magnate especially older ones in college when he was a senior in HS and played baseball.  Cade was Kyle’s good friend and wanted kyle to go to a party that cade was going to. Kyle was also dyslexic though few knew. Faith dated one of the most popular guys at school- Cameron but Faith wasn’t sure she really wanted to be with Cameron anymore.Also rehearsals for Oklahoma started in two weeks and Cameron wanted all Faith’s time. Cameron was not happy when Faith got the lead female part. Cameron and Faith had been dating for six months but Cameron was not happy faith would not sleep with him. Violet was Faith’s best friend. Kyle had a love for gardening but also kept that hidden but Kyle made money even though  his family was well to do but believed he should work for the things he wanted and he did. Faith and Cameron went to the party Cade had asked Kyle to go to. Cameron had asked Faith what wa sup then took off on her , then Faith caught Cameron in bed naked with Holly. Faith then broke it off with Cameron Kyle had only been three when his grandma and mom died in a car accident so he really didn’t know much about females. Kyle lived with his dad and grandpa. Faith finds out Cameron is trashing her and said he dumped her because she was an ice queen. Faith decides she needs to be with Kyle with his bad boy womanizer image. Then Faith finds out Kyle is working on their lawn in the back yard to redo it for an important luncheon. Also Cameron’s lies would be questioned if Faith turned up with Kyle. Kyle agrees to Faith’s idea as it was Cameron and his friends who made life hell for Kyle in middle school.

This was a good read and i did enjoy it. It was predictable but that didn’t take away from the story at all as there were a lot of little twists in the story. I liked how Faith seemed to sense the rumors about Kyle just weren’t true and that wasn’t who Kyle really was. I also liked how Kyle showed Faith who he really was. Kyle didn’t want Faith hurt by the lies that he had told. Yet when Cade came to him and told him faith needed him he went to her. I liked the plot and liked the characters a lot. I liked the ins and out of this story and I recommend.

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text 2016-08-02 12:12
My July 2016
Because I Love You (English Edition) - Tori Rigby
Perfectly Royal: Eine Liebe gegen jede Regel (Ein Royals-Roman 1) - Sandra Baunach
Dem Leben so nah: Roman - Teresa Wagenbach
Grischa: Eisige Wellen - Leigh Bardugo,Henning Ahrens
Resisting the Rebel - Lisa Brown Roberts
Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch - J.K. Rowling
Sophiechen und der Riese - Roald Dahl,Quentin Blake
Defying Gravity - Kendra C. Highley
Because I Love You - 5 stars
Perfectly Royal: Eine Liebe gegen jede Regel- DNF
Dem Leben so nah- DNF
Grischa: Eisige Wellen - 5 stars
Resisting the Rebel - 5 stars
Harry Potter und der Feuerkelch - 5 stars
Sophiechen und der Riese - 4.5 stars
Defying Gravity - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Because I Love you, Grischa: Eisige Wellen, Resisting the Rebel, Defying Gravity...Harry Potter (duh!!!)

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Stopping the Noise in Your Head, Shopaholic, Wake The Hollow, Verstummt, The Boy Inside Me (but I finished it today)

 

8 books this month. Well, 6 books, because I didn't finish two of them. The overall raiting is also pretty great. So I'm really happy with the amount of books I read in july. You go, girl!!!!

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-07-28 12:06
Defying Gravity!!!
Defying Gravity - Kendra C. Highley

First things first: I received an ARC of this book from Entangled through NetGalley.

The book came out july 25th. Check it out if you want something cute and fun.

 

Book summary: Zoey Miller lives for her holidays in Aspen. Her time up on the mountain with the Madison brothers, Parker and Luke, is everything. But for the first time, it’s not enough. This time, she’s determined to win one of the brothers’ hearts.

But the brother she has in mind is a renowned player, with hordes of snow-bunnies following him around Snowmass resort. And the other…well, he’s her best friend and knows she deserves better. Namely him. And he’s going to win her heart.

 

This is the second book in the Finding Perfect series. To read this, you don't have to read the first book. Zoey was a minor character in the first one, now she is the main character.

 

I really loved Zoey in the first book (and actually wanted to have a book dedicated to her), so I was really happy when I saw that this was going to be a story from her point of view. We also got some mentions of Paige and Ben, who where the main characters in the first book, something that I really enjoyed cause I loved these two adorable idiots.

 

In this book we met the Madison brothers, Parker and Luke. And they couldn't be any more different from each other, except their love for snowboarding. I really loved Parker right from the start, he was kind, sweet and funny, AND so obviously in love with Zoey. I loved their friendship. They basically grew up together and you could tell, the chemistry between these two were off the charts. And then we have Luke, the older brother, and no, he wasn't my cup of tea. It's not even that he's a player, cause you know, to each it's own, but I found him really annoying. I couldn't see what Zoey saw in him (thank god in time, Zoey didn't either).

 

Other things that I really loved about this book:

 

- The setting. Aspen. I loved the focus on snowboarding and I think those moments were really well written.

- The mom's!!!!

- Parker's friends and wish we could have seen more of them. Especially Shawn.

- The fact that everyone who saw Parker and Zoey together thought they were a couple and were obviously rooting for them. I love things like that.

 

 

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