Overall Grade: 4.5 ⭐️
There are three distinct truths about Meghan Quinn’s The Perfect Catch that should be the sole impetuses for reading this book:
- There is absolutely nothing better than a grumpy, closed-off hero who is changed forever by a persistent, intelligent, scheming woman.
- Sports romance is some of the best romance out there. In the world of Meghan Quinn, it’s a perfect mixture of comical and touching. One minute you find yourself laughing at the antics of her baseball players; the next, you find tears in your eyes because the gravity of her story hits you in the heart.
- This book, while funny in moments, is actually one of her more serious books I’ve read recently. I was actually surprised at the seriousness of The Perfect Catch, and it made for a read where I found myself emotionally invested in Walker and Kate. Even more, it also was pretty steamy throughout.
So, to be very succinct I LOVED The Perfect Catch. There is nothing I love more than a crabby, cranky, mean-spirited hero who is faced with a woman who can see more in him. Even when my stomach swooped at every mean thing he says to Kate…even when I can feel Kate’s dejection…even when all seems lost in this story, I love the journey of a man who has built brick after brick of protection around his emotions. A story such as Walker and Kate’s is a reminder that people experience deep hurts, and they simply need a person or people to invest in them. With persistence and perseverance, the Walkers of the world can find love, and in a story such as this, they love at a depth that makes you swoon. And that is definitely the case with The Perfect Catch.
Kate is the type of heroine that you can’t help but adore in romance. She has endured loss, and she has been tenacious in living her best life. She is the first person in the book to recognize the soft underbelly of Walker. She simply persists in helping him live his best life, and you can’t help but adore her.
This story is also a forbidden love story, and oh my word…Quinn makes you work for Walker and Kate’s every touch. This is some serious slow-burn with so much anticipation built into it. The eroticism of this book lies in Walker and Kate’s build-up. It’s the best part of the book. It’s also the part of the book that can be the most frustrating because you want these two to be together. You need them to be together because they make each other better versions of themselves. But…Quinn makes you work hard for a happy ending in The Perfect Catch.
Now, there is a little bit of a twist to this story. I will reveal nothing here, but it comes from out of nowhere, and it feels a little unnecessary. I appreciate it, though, but it’s the reason I wouldn’t call this a solid 5 star read.
If you’re like me and you love Meghan Quinn’s baseball players, GRAB Walker’s story in The Perfect Catch. You will NOT regret this one.
In love and romance,