Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Game Changer (The Perfect Game #2) Review

The Game Changer by J. Sterling

Jack & Cassie's story continues in the follow up to the Best Selling book, The Perfect Game.

Thrust into the spotlight, Cassie must learn how to navigate the waters of this sometimes unforgiving and cruel world. It's a lifestyle that makes you question your happiness and sanity as the past is never truly far behind.

How do you stay together when the world's trying to tear you apart?

 ***This Review DOES contain spoilers to BOTH The Perfect Game and The Game Changer***

I'm not going to lie... I struggled a little bit with the sequel to a book that J. Sterling executed perfectly considering I'm one of those readers who shuns any kind of cheating in books... the fact that she was able to make me see what happened in a different light and find the heart to forgive Jack for what he had done - Pure Genius!  I was extremely excited for the release of The Game Changer because I was dying to know how they would overcome what had happened in The Perfect Game.  But I have to say I was a tad disappointed... not in the writing, not in the story itself, but in Cassie.

Here's the deal.... or at least my thoughts and please feel free to correct me if you disagree because I've not been in Cassie's situation but I'm going to give my 2 cents anyway:

HE cheated... why did she appologize for bring something up?  While I will definitely admit that I LOVED the flashbacks I hated the fact that it seemed like Cassie was walking on egg shells trying to avoid conflict because she was afraid to lose him again.... that bummed me out because that is not the Cassie we all know and love from The Perfect Game.


She comes back... the girl that I seriously could not get enough of because of her smart mouth and strong back bone... she comes back and even though she doesn't share things she really should she DOES make sure that Jack knows his place... regardless of where they are.  (Poor Cassie)


I got a little frustrated with Jack... well okay I got really frustrated with Jack.  Why in the world would he feel he has the right to get mad at her considering all she'd been through because of him... maybe I should reword that because it's not that he got mad at her it's what he said to her when she told him "I know what I want"  His response... Uh yeah - Pissed me off.  I will say that again... J. Sterling knows exactly when Jack's POV (when he's about to do something royally stupid) is needed.... had I not read that scene in his POV or at least not gotten his thoughts on how he felt about what happened between the two... I probably would have lost all hope that these two could ever make it.  BUT the writing genius that is J Sterling gave me exactly what I needed to see where this was going.  I wasn't happy with the characters decision but I have to admit the anticipation of what was to come was pretty intense.

With all of that said I have to say that J. Sterling gave all Jack and Cassie fans exactly what we all wanted by the end of this book  - Complete closure with one of the funniest yet sweetest HEA's.

3.75 hearts!

Happy Reading!

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