Goodreads Book Description:
As king of baseball in the small town of Lewis Creek, Eric Perry can have any girl he wants and win every game he plays. But when a fight lands him in jail, he’s only got one more strike before his baseball career is over for good. His only chance for redemption? The girl next door, Bri Johnson.
Bri hasn’t talked to Eric in months—for starters, she’s been too busy dealing with her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, not to mention the fact that Eric’s been preoccupied trying to drink every keg in the country dry. But when he needs a way to stay on the team, she proposes a plan: if he helps her out with community service, he can stay on the team. At first it’s a nightmare—Eric and Bri stopped being friends years ago, surely that was for a good reason, right? But as volunteering turns to bonding over old memories of first kisses under the stars, they start to have trouble remembering what pushed them apart.
In a town as small as Lewis Creek, nothing stays secret for long and their friendship and romance might mean bad news. But in this final, tumultuous spring before graduation, Eric and Bri are about to realize that nobody’s perfect alone, but they might just be perfect together.
⇒Arc received from NetGalley for an honest review⇐
Game on is definitely a new favorite! Its the perfect summery contemporary read. I was shocked to see once I finished that this is actually the second book in a series. Thankfully, its a companion series so I won’t have a problem picking up Play On. This story focuses mainly on Eric and Bri, two high school seniors in a little town called Lewis Creek. I really like that the story is written in dual perspectives. This story is mainly about the character growth that the main characters go through so the dual perspective added a nice quality to my overall enjoyment of the book.
Eric is a hotshot baseball player and is finally getting the chance to star as pitcher in the upcoming baseball season. He’s waited and paid his dues but in a town where baseball is king and basically EVERYONE disapproves of him, he struggles with his new star position. I love Eric. After getting an ultimatum he has no choice but to clean up his act and what’s great is that he actually wants to. Eric is a great guy and I was rooting for his the whole way. And Bri, I love Bri too. She is such a strong character. She was not a pushover and was not okay with anyone trying to fight her battles. The situation with her ex-boyfriend had me fuming and I was so proud of her in the end. Eric and Bri together were a riot. I loved their conversations and playful/teasing banter.
I also enjoyed the Perry Family. What a great support system. And I can’t forget about Coach. In a town full of horrible people(pretty much everyone but the Coach and the Perry Family are horrible) it was nice for both Eric and Bri to have a group of individuals that were encouraging, kind and understanding.
I definitely recommend this book if you want to pick up a fun well written quick read!
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As always, thank you so so much for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful day! Till next time!