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“The Sweetest Game” by J. Sterling

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“The Sweetest Game” by J. Sterling


Format: Available for eBook
Series: book 3 of 3 of Game Series
Rated: 16+ language, sexual content
Genre: New Adult
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In the 3rd book of the series, Jack and Cassie get married and begin their life as a married couple, settling into their roles. Everything is going good until Jack gets hurt and it threatens his career.

Jack is struggling with his injury, trying to adapt to a life without baseball and Cassie is trying to be supportive, but it’s hard for him to adjust.

After his hand heals, he thinks that life will go back to normal, but he finds it hard to adjust to the fact that he’s not that dominate pitcher that he was before he broke his hand and if breaking his hand wasn’t enough, something else happens that gets him frustrated with the game he loves.

Cassie and Jack have to work together to overcome the hardships that come their way and build a life for themselves and the family they want to have.

I love book series, especially when I really like the characters. And I really liked Jack and Cassie so when I saw that there was a new book I was excited. But a about a third of the way in, I wished that Sterling didn’t release another book. It felt redundant and kind of stupid. There was nothing added to their story and it felt like the only reason why she did another book was for the money or to appease those fans that wanted another book. I liked how the 2nd book ended and it felt final and concluded. While this one has that same feeling, it felt like it was unnecessary.

The story had potential to be somewhat interesting considering the fact that Jack got hurt. The audience knew just how important baseball was to him form the first two books so it’s understandable that he would have a hard time adjusting. But Sterling didn’t deliver. He just seemed to come to grips with it easily and I think that it would have made for a more interesting book if he went into a depression and started drinking or he started lashing out against Cassie. Something like that.

I found that I was more interested in Dean’s (Jack’s brother) and Melissa (Cassie’s best friend). Jack and Cassie’s drama all seemed to resolve itself and tie itself in a bow, that it was refreshing to have something not work out, at least not at first.

I know I am probably in the minority with this story, but the whole thing just seems redundant and ridiculous. It had the right stuff to make it interesting but it just seemed to easy. I would have preferred to have more drama, but the lack of it made me not like this story. I wished she would have just left it done after two because that had a nice bow ending. This one seemed like a bit overkill and definitely left a sour taste in my mouth with the series.

Rating: C-

Recommended: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Broken by Kelly Elliott


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