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.Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
Published by Entangled Teen on 10/7/2014
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Halfway Perfect, Off the Ice
Life loves a good curveball…
Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas's life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she's living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals' super-hot rookie pitcher.
But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team. Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level. The last thing she should be doing is falling in love.
But baseball isn't just a game. It's life. And sometimes, it can break your heart
Most people who are around me know that I’m not a big fan of baseball, but the blurb sucked me in. I read this book in one night because I couldn’t put it down.
I love Annie. She hasn’t been brought up like the other baseball families, and is thrown into this completely new world. She takes everything in stride, and makes some pretty bonehead decsions. I admire her for owning up to some of the decisions. She doesn’t cower, but she hates disappointing her dad. She’ a good kid, and has had to deal with a lot for her age. I adore Jason Brody. He’s witty, and wants to better himself. Ther may be more to his bad boy attitude than meets the eye.
I think my favorite thing about this book is that Annie and Jason become friends. They have a pretty solid friendship, and I think that helps the romance be more believable. I also love the supprt system Annie comes to have after moving to Kansas City.
I still don’t really have words for this book, and I read it a few weeks ago. I will tell you this, make sure you have easy access to Google translator, but there is definitely some Spanish swooniness going on.