Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘FAIR CATCH’ by Meghan Quinn.
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Title: FAIR CATCH
Series: Love and Sports #1
Author: Meghan Quinn
Published date: (December 14th, 2013)
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The Synopsis & My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘FAIR CATCH’ (Love and Sports Series book #1):
I came across this novel by chance and honestly, I’ve come to the realization that I enjoy sport laced love stories so I gave this one a chance. ‘Fair Catch’ is the first of hopefully an exciting string of great stories to come from the ‘Love and Sports Series’. In this novel, you get to enjoy the story through three P.O.V.’s (point of views) from Lexi, Jake and Margo. While reading this story, I enjoyed the fact that it did not focus solely on one main relationship only, while keeping the rest of the relationships vague. You actually get the main characters, Lexi and Jake as the potential main relationship but you also get to know Lexi’s best friends Margo and their friend Parker too.
Lexi is in her senior year of college and has spent the last three-years focused on her softball captain role and school. Now, in her last year, she is faced with trying to figure out what to do with her future. Her best guy friend, Parker Hill, is an attractive baseball athlete but they are only friends who support each other. He talks her into going to a football party so she could start enjoying her senior year just a little more. After the last three years of never partying and just being focused on her sport and school work, she decides she’d live-it-up a little this year. Lexi is a beautiful, curvy in the ways that could make other girls jealous, athletic, blond-haired, blue-eyed independent female. She heard about the quarterback Jake Taylor but never really was interested in him because of his partying ways and reputation. But one day… their paths crossed…
Jake Taylor is a star football player at their college, who has spent his last three-years partying, womanizing with many of the willing-female athletes who enjoyed his partying ways, while somehow still finding a way to continue to be a great athlete. He decided that he wanted to do things differently in his senior year at college. His plan was to cut back on the partying, practice more, slow down on the womanizing and try to find a special someone. The loneliness of having lost his parents in his freshman year of college, has always followed him but now that he was about to be done with school, he wanted to clean up his lifestyle. Too bad for him, his reputation and past ways haunt him even though he’s changed how he lives out his senior year. He had heard of “Sexy-Lexi” but never had laid eyes on her until the one night she decides to go to one of the football team’s parties. After he finally sees and meets Lexi, he wants to do anything he can to get to know her.
Then there is the third P.O.V. from Lexi’s friend and roommate, Margo. She’s a leggy beautiful brunette with green eyes who loves to date a lot. Margo is on the softball team with Lexi and she’s also friends with Parker but she’s always kept a secret from them. She has the hugest crush on Parker Hill. Her character helps to give us a glimpse into the the ups and downs of the potential relationship between Lexi and Jake as well as how she deals with her secret infatuation with Parker.
I enjoyed this story very much because there is a nice depth in this story especially with the three point of views. Can Lexi get passed her insecurities in order handle the past reputation of Jake or will it be too much for her? Can Lexi trust Jake enough to let him know her biggest secret? And will Margo ever confess her growing feelings for her friend Parker? I recommend this coming-of-age story about love, becoming who you want to be and dealing with the challenges life hands out. I’m definitely looking forward to the next story of this series! 🙂 Once I get information about the continuation of this series, I will post it below.
This novel is from the New Adult category and you’ll find that there are some scenes of a sexual nature.
★★‘Double Coverage’ is the 2nd novel of the ‘Love and Sports Series’. What else is in the series:★★
FAIR CATCH – Book #1 of the ‘Love and Sports Series’ – Follows characters: Lexi, Jake, Margo, Parker, Mason and Brooke (Released On: December 14th, 2013)
DOUBLE COVERAGE – Book #2 of the ‘Love and Sports Series’ – Book #2 of the ‘Love and Sports Series’ – Follows characters: Piper, Mason, Lexi, Jake, Jax, Ryker, Hannah and Brooke (Released On: April 21st, 2014)
THREE AND OUT – Book #3 of the ‘Love and Sports Series’ – Book #3 of the ‘Love and Sports Series’ – Follows characters: Mason, Jesse, Jax, Ryker, Brooke, Hannah, Ashlin, and Piper (Released On: October 14th, 2014)
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘FAIR CATCH’ IS 4 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined Lexi Knox, Jake Taylor, Parker Hill and Margo while reading ‘FAIR CATCH’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘FAIR CATCH’★★★
Lexi’s thoughts on Jake: She cursed and hated herself for even thinking he was handsome, but how could she not? The guy was a freaking fantasy. No man should ever be that attractive.
Lexi and Margo about Jake: “I don’t like him. If anything, I despise the guy. He just noticed me for the first time last night! We’ve been in the same class since we were freshman. That is just insulting.”
“How is he supposed to notice you when you’ve been a hermit your entire college career. Plus, he doesn’t really have to notice girls when they’re always throwing their bodies in front of his face.”
Margo’s feelings about Parker: Margo lifted her head and made eye contact with the most gorgeous man she had ever seen. She had a crush on Parker since Lexi introduced him to her their freshman year. He was the perfect man; athletic, sensitive, handsome as hell and funny but there was one thing wrong with him, he was untouchable.
Jake’s thoughts on Lexi: He wanted to do more than kiss her but he knew she was the type of girl you had to take your time with and he was ready to put in the time. Never in his life had he ever felt this strongly about a girl that came his way.
Lexi’s thoughts: Life wasn’t fair. Finally she found a guy that was caring and sweet, yea he had a bit of a battered past but he had changed, before her eyes and it pained her that she couldn’t do anything about it.
Jake’s thoughts: He couldn’t walk away now. He was so close to something he never thought he would ever want, he couldn’t give up now. He was was never a quitter and he wouldn’t start now.
Lexi and Jake: “Jake?”
“Hmm?” He said in her hair.
“I really like you.”
“I really like you too. You’re everything I never thought I wanted.”
Lexi’s thoughts: He was perfect in every way but that was not what she needed. In order to even be good enough for Jake, she needed to find out who she was first, then if he already wasn’t with someone, then she could fully give herself over to Jake; mind, body and soul.
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