Her brother’s best friend used to be Callie’s friend too. But that was before he became a jerk, and then her coach, and now…her first kiss.
There’s no doubt about it, Noah is avoiding Callie like the plague now that she’s living in the dorms on his college campus. She’d hoped this weeklong softball clinic would help put their past awkwardness behind them–after all, he’d taught her everything she knows about the game. But her brother’s best friend is more of a jerk than ever. Until he kisses her. And now…well, now she doesn’t know what’s going on between them. But it doesn’t matter, not really. She’s not here for Noah, she’s only here to show the recruiters at the big showcase game that she has what it takes to play for a college team.
It’s a solid plan…until it all falls apart. Thanks to Noah’s overprotective interference, she’s kicked out of the showcase game, and any chance of college scholarships slips out of her reach. But there might be a way to salvage her plan and her future. She just has to be seen, right? Noah’s the new coach for a charity softball event and he owes her big time. She might just be able to save her scholarship chances if she can survive his coaching…and his kisses.
Title: The Perfect Catch (Kissing the Enemy, #1)
Author: Maggie Dallen
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Genres: Young Adult, Sports Romance, Contemporary
I’ve read a few of Dallen’s books and enjoyed them all. This one was no different! If you enjoy sports romances, guy falls first, and brother’s best friend tropes, this book is for you!
I thought this book was a really nice YA sports romance. It had the perfect amount of romance that was balanced well with sports action.
The romance in and of itself wasn’t my favorite ever, but it was good. It had the right amount of heat and tension to make things interesting. It had a conflict that lasted 70% of the book. And it was cute. I do wish there had been a conflict at the end to drive them apart so that way they could have come back together in the end, but that’s alright. It was still nice. I was starting to get a little frustrated over their lack of communication, but the relief came at just the right moment.
Overall, I liked this book so I’ll be picking up the other two in the series. It was a quick read so I expect the other two will be as well.