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Release Date: March 30, 2021
Page Count: 335
Genre: College Baseball Romance
A Game Like Ours
Author Marissa J. Gramoll
(Suncastle College #1)
To the outside world, Bobby Anderson is an attractive, charismatic baseball star. But inside, Bobby holds secrets—including his closeted sexuality—and each secret alone has the power to destroy his carefully-constructed life. When his best friend Cody dies, Bobby is thrown into the unwitting role of supporter for Cody’s grieving fiancée, Lexie. The issue? Bobby has long-harbored feelings for her that he never allowed to surface.
Torn between his growing attraction for Lexie and devotion to his deceased friend, Bobby is forced to re-examine his life and concern about divulging his sexual identity. Another secret spoken by Cody during his final moments eats away at Bobby’s conscience, driving the wedge of Cody’s death deeper. Once these secrets come to light, will Lexie ever be able to forgive them? Can she accept Bobby for who he is? Will she ever want anything to do with him again?
Format: Paperback, ebook
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In the content warnings, it should also say beware of feelings! Because if you're human and you read this book there is no way you wont feel something.
The book didn't capture me until about 45%, I think it's because there's so much turmoil in the beginning and it's clear both MC's have their issues to work through. Which, I understand, you have to have the back story to really appreciate the growth.
Around 60% I was on edge waiting for the other shoe to drop. I knew something was going to happen, something big, that either they would work through, or wouldn't. I couldn't tell you which I would have preferred at that point in time though. Both MC's were at different points in their stages of grief, and self-loathing.
I don't want to say this book left me feeling empty, because the story has a clear ending. But dang, Gramoll left my feelings ALL messed up. Like right after a storm, you're hoping for a rainbow. But you don't get the rainbow, messed up.
All in all it was a good read!
Thank you LiteraryBoundTours and Marissa J. Gramoll for sending me an ARC. This review is strictly voluntary and all opinions are my own.
Review Date: April 10, 2021