ARC REVIEW: Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross a.k.a i call dibs on jason brody
PUBLICATION:Published October 7th 2014 by Entangled: Teen
GENRE: YA > Contemporary | Romance | Sports
PAGES: 320pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via publisher (netgalley)
BLURB 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…
Still not sure but what I’m sure is… I LOVE THIS BOOK. I DO. OMG WITH ALL MY HEART!!! Which is a surprise because have you seen the reviews of the author’s other books? Yeah that’s why my expectation wasn’t that high. This book definitely surprised me.
Annie is such a cool chic. She’s a sporty one. Her father used to be this famous pitcher (i’m sorry if my terminologies isn’t right) All I know that her father used to be a hotshot in the baseball game until he had cancer and have to cut off his leg. You guys, the relationship between Annie and her father is phenomenal. It was absoultely well done. To the point that I was jealous of their relationship and wishing I have that as well. (yea I have father issues) Anyway, it’s one of my favorite aspect from this book.
The characters were authentic, likeable and made me feel what they’re truly feeling. DO YOU GET THAT? When you read a book and keeps saying ‘yes I know what you feel. stop you’re making me feel emotions!’ I guess it’s because of Julie Cross’s amazing writing. She’s on point. Also, THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? So good and wonderfully done. I love how seeing Annie grow. And making decisions for herself and her father and her grandma.
For a week now, I’ve been mulling on why I loved this book so much. I mean, I’ve been reading YA/NA contemp for like, forever, and to be honest this is not THAT new. I’ve read this storyline before. Met some cool chic like Annie before and totally swooned before I met Jason Brody. But I realized this: Whatever Life Throws at you has a heart. It touched me. Crept inside of me and I have a feeling it won’t let go. It’s not just pure fluff but it’s also has a message and a lesson. I JUST LOVE IT OKAY
The romance was funny and HOT and totally adorable. I don’t know how Julie did that but she just made it. From the first chapter that Annie and Jason Brody met I’M ALREADY ROOTING FOR THEM. They just match you know. This pair is my OTP and I love how their relationship sailed.
JASON BRODY.. HOW DO I EXPLAIN JASON BRODY?
You know what? I can’t.
Do I recommend this? YES. To who? TO YOU. TO YOUR FRIEND.TO YOUR NEIGHBOR. TO EVERYONE. TO SPORT MANIACS. Be warned though. Whatever Life Throws At You might have a cute and fluffy blurb, but it has it’s steamy moments. Not a lot but it will sure make you blush.