Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review: Perfect Summer (The Lone Stars #1)

Perfect Summer (The Lone Stars #1) by Katie Graykowski

Publisher: Not available, 2013
284 pages, kindle edition
Source: Purchased through Amazon
Genre: Adult, Chick-Lit, Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
High school teacher Summer Ames is trapped in the nightmare morning from hell. Her alarm clock didn’t go off, she accidentally backed over the rosebush her grandfather gave her grandmother right before he accepted defeat against prostate cancer, she’s wearing clothes she picked up off the floor, and when she opens the door to her classroom, the lights from the TV cameras nearly blind her. She's won Teacher of the Year. But unlike the past winners, she doesn't get a new car or a Hawaiian vacation or even new school supplies, she wins an over privileged quarterback with a bright smile and questionable intentions.

Clint Grayson is an NFL quarterback in need of a reputation makeover. If he has any hope of landing a hundred million dollar endorsement deal, it will take some pretty impressive PR to clean up his bad boy image. In an attempt to polish his tarnished reputation, Clint agrees to be a high school class mentor.

When these two get together all hell breaks loose and they both learn that all is fair in love and football…and winning is just the beginning.

My Review:
Summer was quite endearing. I loved how she cared for her students and how she outwardly showed the utmost confidence, pretending that she did not care what people thought of her. Sure it suck ars that she always thought people could care less about her or they laughed at her appearance, but deep down she really didn’t care all that much, thinking things would blow over and all be forgotten anyways. What pissed me off was the way she thought Clint saw her. She was always constantly doubting him and second guessing his intentions. Like come on and give the guy a break for real!!!!!

Clint was a really sweet guy, he is the big shot NFL quarterback and yeah he may seem like an arrogant and self-centered idiot at first but really he is just insecure. He has a phobia that he has to deal with every day that stems from constantly trying to live up to his father’s image and expectations. I cannot blame him for hiding behind his arrogant acade in order to hide his insecurities, but apart from all of the mayhem is so he could get an endorsement deal, so he can become secure financially for the rest of his life, and leave the spotlight for good, little selfish – yeap – self-centered and arrogant – nope not really.

Overall it was cute and fun. I loved Clint and Summer even though Summer annoyed me at times, especially at towards the end. Also I may have enjoyed it more if I didn’t have to endure Lily’s story that much. Some of the things she thought or said still felt off for me and kind of contradicted what she was supposedly striving for.

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