Whatever Life Throws at You Review

I got out of my slump!

Summary from Goodreads

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

Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross is a YA/NA sports romance.

My rating: Four Stars. 20757528

Finally, I have finished a book that hasn’t made me mad! This book was so cute. Everything about it was fun, light, and easy. Though there was some drama, it wasn’t too heavy.

“Pressure is just that—pressure. It’s all in your head. It has nothing to do with what you can or can’t do.”

There was a great family dynamic to this story. The father daughter relationship was nice. It was refreshing to not have a main character that has daddy issues for once. Annie’s mom was terrible but she wasn’t in it too much to become annoying. I didn’t like how abruptly that story line ended but I was just glad it didn’t get too dramatic.

Jason Brody was fabulous. He was such a nice boy who wanted to work to make his life better. I wished that the story went more into what he did that was so bad but I liked that he wasn’t such an alpha male.

Annie was funny and a little annoying. She is 17 for most of the book and I didn’t like how she tried to make her self seem more mature. Brody is 19 so the age difference wasn’t that much but everyone acted like it was so huge. Annie tried to act like she had so much experience but, in doing that, she made her self stupid.

I did like how the sexual part of their relationship went slowly. They didn’t jump into it too much. (except for when they actually did have sex but that’s a whole other thing) I appreciated that Annie had her fears instead of becoming a sex symbol as soon as Brody said he wanted her.

All in all, this book was cute. It wasn’t perfect but it was a nice read that made me smile and gush. Read this book if you are in the mood for a light contemporary.

Also, it may seem YA at first, but there is a good bit of bad langauge and sexual scenes so beware if you don’t like that stuff.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

Until next time, Sam.

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