Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley || Imperfectly adorable!

Title: The Perfectly Imperfect Match
Author: Kendra C. Highley
Series: Suttonville Sentinels, book 3 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 218 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: July 10th 2017 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

Blurb (from 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.


This book was just so freaking cute and adorable!!! I loved it so much, this book was a quick read and it was the perfect mixture of everything I loved! You can read my review of book 1: The Bad Boy Bargain, here and book 2: Swinging at Love, here.

After Dylan’s initial heartbreak, all he wanted to do was focus on his baseball career. But when Lucy Foster enters his life, a lot of things start to happen differently. And after their first meeting, he doesn’t want anything to do with her, despite everything the chemistry between them is undeniable. Both of them are complete opposites, would a relationship between them be ever possible?

The plot of this book was fun and engaging. We first got a glimpse of Dylan in book 2 of this series where he fell for the same girl as his best friend. But now, he’s over that fact and he only wants to focus on his baseball. Dylan and Lucy come face to face for the first time when Lucy comes to drop off her brother for baseball coaching under him. And that’s when their face off starts! This book is not exactly enemies to lovers but quite close to that and I enjoyed every moment of it. The tension between them was quite palpable and I looved the angst! Both Dylan and Lucy were completely different from each other, whereas Dylan was the uptight and career oriented, Lucy was living in the moment kind of girl and hence, they balanced each other perfectly. 

Underneath everything, Lucy had another side other than the carefree attitude. She took care of her mother, did stitches and embroidery in their shop and also took care of her little brother while her father served in te army. I enjoyed the family aspect of this book too. Especially Otis, Lucy’s little brother. He was just so damn adorable! And he reminded me a little of my kiddie brother. His insecurity was understandable when he voiced his opinion why he didn’t want them to date. But when he saw his sister hurt and crying, the way he defended Lucy’s honour in front of Dylan was just damn, too adorable!!! That scene was one of my absolute favourite in the entire book.

Despite all the differences, Dylan and Lucy both wanted to give them a chance. The chemistry between them was the off the charts and even they saw that. Their relationship escalated quickly and I have no complaints in that matter. I freaking loved the romance between them so much! Albeit, Dylan did mess up and to make up for his wrongdoing, the things he did was the sweetest ever and it melted my heart.

Overall, The Perfectly Imperfect Match was a fantastic read! The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with each and every character! I loved the chemistry between our two main leads, Lucy and Dylan. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by this author!

Recommend it?

Yes!


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Have you read any other book by this author?

Review: Artificial Sweethearts by Julie Hammerle || Utterly cliched and predictable

Title: Artificial Sweethearts
Author: Julie Hammerle
Series: North Pole, Minnesota, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 229 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: July 10th 2017 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying pro-track golf student, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer.

So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone they’re both taken. Definitely not. And it’s not butterflies that makes a kiss for appearances during the lake party go on way too long—so long that Sam wishes it were real.

But Tinka keeps people at arm’s length—she’s always been second best, even to her parents. And her relationship-for-show could crush everything when she realizes she’s done with fake, pretend, and second-best.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains bikinis at the lake, a lot of making out in dark theaters, and a meet-cute you’ll read twice.


I didn’t have much expectation for this book but still, I wanted a fluffy and cute read but I got nothing and this book massively bored me too. Anyway, you can read my review of book 1: Any Boy But You, here.

When Tinka comes home for her holidays, she finds her life uprooted as her parents have moved to a totally different place without even telling her for once. Also, she can’t overcome the guilt of the mistakes she did in the past. When her parents try to set her up with a boy of their choice, she quickly takes the closest option available, make Sam Anderson her fake boyfriend. But Tinka always runs when things turn complicated for her, so when her feelings for Sam begins to feel more than fake, what will she do?

The  plot of this book was utterly predictable. I am now losing count on how many fake boyfriend books I’ve read until now and seriously, it is kind of getting boring. But still some books with the same trope manage to surprise me but unfortunately this was not one of them. Sam and Tinka engage in the fake charade to get away from the unnecessary pressure from both of their families but soon the fake feelings begin to feel like real. Like the title, Artificial Sweethearts, this book kind of felt artificial too. I couldn’t feel any chemistry between our two main protagonists, Tinka and Sam and hence I couldn’t enjoy the romance either.

Another thing that I quite didn’t like was how Tinka’s family acted. It’s clear how the death of Tinka’s little brother still affected all of them but instead discussing and taking with Tinka, they chose the other way out. This I-don’t-care family trope really irritates me, I mean, most of the books I read, either the parents are dead or they don’t understand/care about their kids. Seriously, the real world doesn’t function like that!! Not everybody is like that. Anyway, I did like how finally Tinka stood up for herself which finally led to her parents confessing too. But shouldn’t the parents step up first, after all Tinka is just a kid too.

Anyway, I didn’t enjoy the other minor characters much either. Jane was a good friend to Tinka but she was too irritating sometimes and Karen simply didn’t want to give Tinka another chance at all which is understandable because Tinka was the one who messed it up in the first place. Though Tinka redeems herself, I just didn’t care much about her and hence my lack of interest. But I did enjoy how everything was tied up in the end.

Overall, Artificial Sweethearts was a predictable read. The plot was executed neatly but there was nothing new to it. I didn’t care for the characters much either. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Maybe.


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Have you read any other book by this author?