Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
“Pressure is just that—pressure. It’s all in your head. It has nothing to do with what you can or can’t do.”
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.
This book was super cute! I love a good sports romance and this is a perfect quick, fun and easy read. I had never heard of it before picking it up at my local library and I was pleasantly surprised.
Annie, the protagonist of the story, is smart, sassy and incredibly caring. Her relationship with her father is the real love story of the book. The support and love they have for eachother is so real and heartwarming. Jason is swoon worthy and it was great to see an athlete male character that isn’t a bad boy player. He kept surprising me and I really felt the love and connection between him and Annie.
I know nothing about baseball and yet I still found myself rooting for the team and wanting to know what happens next. 3 out 5 Stars for Whatever Life Throws at You.