Publication Date: March 13, 2015
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?
Scott: seemingly unapologetic for his sexcapades, doesn't do relationships, that is until he caught the perfect girl, now he is scared to reach for it.
Carrie: Strong minded, career woman, lusted often after Scott, she has secrets
The Perfect Game is an emotional rollercoaster ride of anger, lust, and love. The writing is engrossing and kept me turning the pages hoping for some good outcomes and happy moments. The way Collette West wrote the relationship between Scott the playboy baseball player in trouble for having his phone hacked, privacy invaded and pictures of his junk with a few starlets posted all over the internet and Carrie the strong minded clubhouse reporter who is trying to make Scott look good again is pretty ingenious. These two couldn't be worse for each other yet they fit together when they stop fighting like puzzle pieces. Carrie has a remarked lack of faith and Scott just doesn't know how to proceed in creating a relationship. Not to mention all the obstacles in their paths trying to keep them apart.
This was an entertaining read, one I felt was fresh and new. The characters were a bit too emotional for my taste, but they were still fun to read. The heat in the book was pretty hot. This is a book you root for the characters to win and want to smack them when they are being stupid. Great fun.
About Collette WestCollette 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 email@example.com. She is the author of NIGHT GAMES and GAME CHANGER.