The Sweetest Game by J. Sterling Buy Links
This is the third (and final) installment in Jack & Cassie's story!
“It’s one hell of a sledgehammer to the chest when your baseball career comes to an end. It’s like you finally realize that baseball never loved you back. All the sleepless nights, the hours spent at the gym trying to stay fit, the conditioning, the training, the mental preparation, the holiday’s missed, the birthday’s passed, the memories you didn’t get to make with your family…all for what? It’s not like baseball lost any sleep over you. She didn’t stay awake for nights on end trying to figure out how to make you a better player. She didn’t care. Baseball’s a business. A sport. A game. And as much as my entire life has been wrapped up in it, it’s time to let it go.”
- Jack Carter
The Game Series:
The Perfect Game- Book One
The Game Changer- Book Two
The Sweetest Game - Book Three
The Sweetest Game was my favorite of the series. I loved finding out how everything played out of Jack & Cassie (and the supporting characters).
The author obviously knows soooo much about Major League Baseball. I had absolutely no idea all that was involved in making it and maintaining a position. I never knew what a difficult life it is. All I ever knew was the glamour.
"Say it, Cassie. Tell me you know this body was made to fit with mine. And only mine. No rookie can take my place. No one else can have this position. You're my fucking wife and no one else's. Ever. I worship you. I will always worship you."
Also the jars of quarters continuing on in this book were so über romantic. So unique and sweet how it was a lifelong tradition.
"I need to be inside you. You're my home. I need to be home right now."
My hands down favorite part was the Gran and Gramps scenes. Everyone needs that kind of wisdom in their lives. It's amazing seeing love that strong and long-lasting.
I can see this being Jack and Cassie's future also.
Lastly, per my usual, I have to give shout out and bonus points to any mention of Harry Potter.
"Jack. Oh God, Jack. Don't stop. Don't ever stop. You're like Harry Potter, oh God!"
"Did you just call me Harry Potter?"
"I just meant that you were magical. Your tongue is fucking magic. Get down there and perform a spell."
"I'm Harry Potter, remember? I'm fucking magic!"
I'm way hotter than Harry fucking Potter.
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