Friday, April 24, 2015

Blog tour (review): Catching Tatum by Lucy H. Delaney



ABOUT Catching Tatum

When high school heartthrob and star athlete Cole Jackson breaks Tatum’s heart, she makes a pact with herself to never be hurt again. She turns love into a game modeled after her family’s favorite pastime: baseball. Anyone brave enough to date her must step up to plate and get to each base by following her rules - or they're out.

Years later Cole, as handsome and charming as ever, makes an unexpected reappearance in her life with promises he’s a changed man. He’s got the story to prove it and says he’s willing to follow all of her rules just to have a second chance.

Complicating matters is the strong and steady Airman, Justin Parker, with a heartbreak story of his own. His friendship challenges all she ever knew of loving and being loved.

Will Tatum’s rules help her navigate two very different men, or will she strike out at her own game?
 

Here's my review:

NOTE: I received this title from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

To start this off, I want to say that this book was a surprise from the very first chapter. I didn't expect it to begin as it did (but I won't say more because I don't want to spoil it for you), or to develop how it did. What I can say is that I enjoyed the story, the characters, the truth of coming-of-age and how difficult it could be.

Most importantly though, this story doesn't feel like fiction, but like something you'd experience in real life. That's what really captivated me and drew me in.

About the characters... I can say that both Tatum and Cole started out as kids, but grew up as life moved on around them. There were moments when I didn't like how they acted, didn't approve of what they did, but like I said previously, that's why this felt like a real life story.

I really recommend this book to people who love reading new adult lit, but do keep in mind that you're in for something fresh. 



ABOUT Lucy H. Delaney
Lucy H. Delaney lives in the Pacific Northwest town of Leavenworth, Washington, nestled at the feet of the Cascade Mountains. When not tucked away in her writing room making up stories or standing in her cubicle in one of the offices of corporate America, Lucy spends her time with her family, former students, and friends.
Lucy loves to be in nature: She can often be found on her homemade backyard swing, curled up with a good book, hiking the surrounding mountains, or running country roads and game trails.

 

Connect with Lucy online
Twitter: @lucyhdelaney
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