Author: Collette West
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
For New York Kings' first baseman Scott Harper, scoring women is easy. He's ready to get naked anytime, anywhere. But when a hacker leaks his nude selfies, he's unprepared for the scrutiny his full-frontals receive.
Carrie McKenzie has a love-hate relationship with her body. No longer the fat chick guys can ignore, she wins the job as the Kings' clubhouse reporter. With her svelte new figure, she nabs an exclusive interview with Scott to get his take on the scandal.
However, the two are already on a first-name basis after Scott came on to her in the hotel bar, and she woke up in his arms. The problem is that Scott doesn't do relationships and Carrie doesn't date jocks, yet the way they burn up the sheets is deserving of more than just a one-night stand.
Scott shows Carrie that he has a sweet, caring side beneath all the swagger. But can she really trust her heart to the biggest player in the game?
I enjoyed Perfect Game. I liked Scott in Game On, he was one of my favorites. I liked that he was easy and open about the way he was. Unfortunately, it comes back to bite him in the rear in the end of the last book. Carrie is tough. She doesn't take much crap...well, except from her family. But, one person she doesn't take it from is Scott, and I really enjoyed watching these two battle it out.
One thing I thought was kind of unfair of Carrie, as far as Scott goes, was that she kept some things from him that he most certainly had a definite right to know. I also didn't like some of the things she allowed all in the name of her job. I found myself wondering "Where is her integrity?" While I did liked Carrie, I felt that Scott was much more genuine than she was. I didn't expect that.
All in all, I liked the storyline in Perfect Game. I had fun watching The Manwhore and The Ballbreaker battle through some tough situations. There is some really fishy stuff going on in the Kings' world, though. Crazy stuff, actually. It was fun to read about, though.
Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.