The school of her dreams? Check. The perfect boyfriend? Check. The only problem? He’s best friends with her brother… and her dad is their coach. Kaley didn’t intend to fall in love, but what started out as innocent study dates with her favorite baseball player has turned into excuses to see each other as often as possible. They know they need to stay just friends, but they can't fight the pull toward one another. When the lines start to blur, Jax must decide whether he's willing to risk his friendship with her brother and his spot on the Firebirds. If not, he’ll have to leave behind the one girl who reminds him that there is still some good in the world. The girl who reminds him that love is real.
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The story reflects so many emotions, from caring to uncertainty, like to love, anger to understanding, and more. The sweetness of Kaley and Jax’s relationship with each other comes across, even through the conflict that must occur in any book of this nature that is meant to keep them apart and shine a light on the troubles that might ensue if they stay together. Yet, through it all, they keep finding that they are drawn to each other, no matter how many obstacles stand in their way.
Jax is a great book boyfriend, and Kaley is definitely deserving of the love he so desperately has to give based on other issues in his life, from his parents to his sister and aunt. Life isn’t always easy, as Jax very well knows, and even though he doesn’t share his troubles with Kaley right away, readers do learn how he and Kade understand each other and find ways to cope with their issues together, making it all that much harder for Jax to tell Kade the truth about his feelings for Kade’s sister.
Definitely a recommended contemporary romance for any lover of that genre!
Jax doesn't date. He has enough going on in life with family and wanting to get into MLB. Then, he meets Kaley. She feels different from other girls he's talked to and it isn't because she's his best friend's sister. Not wanting to risk his bond with her brother Kade, Jax decides it's best to keep their meetings a secret. But the more time he hangs out with Kaley, the more he realizes that she isn't like other girls at all. She keeps him wanting more.
MAKING THE PLAY is a contemporary romance with characters people can relate to. Everything seems perfect in Kaley's life, but her brother won't even talk to her. As for Jax, he has a lot going at home with helping his sister and is known for being a player around school. Jax and Kaley compliment each other and I enjoyed watching as their relationship progressed. Both are strong characters with imperfections anyone can have. The hardest part is to overcome and rise above them.
Final Verdict: MAKING THE PLAY is a perfect read for fans of sweet love and sports, especially baseball. This was a book I didn't want to put down, which is to be expected from Cait Marie's books.