For the Win by Amber Garza
She lives in the pages of the books she reads, preferring the safety of fictional worlds over the dark and scary reality of her own life. Books aren't her escape...they're her salvation.
Cooper Montgomery has one true love.
When he's on the mound, throwing a pitch, the darkness of his world fades away. The game is something he can control, something he can count on.
A twist of fate brings London and Cooper together, a curve ball that forces them both outside of their comfort zones. As they spend time together, a relationship begins to blossom and both of them start to believe that there just might be something bright and beautiful in their lives.
However, the game changes when your heart is on the line. You have to play with everything you have for the win.
Amber Garza is the author of the Delaney's Gift Series and many contemporary romance titles, including Star Struck, Tripping Me Up and Break Free. She has had a passion for the written word since she was a child making books out of notebook paper and staples. Her hobbies include reading and singing. Tea and wine are her drinks of choice (not necessarily in that order). She writes while blaring music, and talks about her characters like they're real people. She currently lives in California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years.
Amber loves to connect with her readers. You can visit her at ambergarza.com, or find her on facebook or on twitter @ambermg1.
This is a great YA read. I could not read it fast enough.
Two polar opposite London and Cooper meet and their whole lives change. Cooper and London were very likable and relatable. I felt the novel flowed beautifuly and enjoyed the different POV's.
I love how Amber divided the book into two parts.
Part one: how London and Copper met. How their friendship blossomed and how they fell in love.
Totally sweet and endearing. Right?
Part two: The game changer. (Cue in the tears) Emotional roller coaster. WoW, this was where I started to slow down. I wanted to know what was next but was affraid to keep reading. This is where their love and friendship is put to the test.
This is a great read at any age, from YA to adult.