First Impression Friday | Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross

First Impression Friday is a weekly feature created here at Alexandra Florence Books. I've been finding that what I think about a book changes a lot from beginning to end, so I thought it would be really fun to share my first impressions of a book, and hopefully read yours too! If you want to join in all you have to do is link your First Impression Friday in the linky, grab the picture, and make sure you link back to me!

Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross

I discovered Whatever Life Throws At You through the Contemporary YA Reading Challenge group on Goodreads, which seems to be where I’m finding all my books at the moment! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you’ll know that I love books set in America, it’s officially a thing. I would love to go to college in America, preferably in the south, and relive all the YA and New Adult books that have melted my heart. But that won’t be happening anytime soon, so instead I live vicariously through fiction. I also have a sweet spot for male characters (American, of course) that play sport. No sport in particular, I’m happy with American football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey and football/soccer. 

The cover of Whatever Life Throws At You caught my eye first, the couple in muted greys with the pop of yellow in the title is gorgeous and very YA (if that even makes sense). I looked the book up and bought it immediately. I’m not kidding, the time between reading about the book on Goodreads and purchasing on my Kindle was seconds. It sounded so perfect and so me.

Annie lives her dad and her grams, her mom walked out on them yet keeps on walking back in whenever she sniffs success. Annie’s dad gets a job as coach for a baseball team and she meets nineteen year-old Jason Brody, a new pitcher for her dad’s team. She’s seventeen, and from what I’ve read so far she seems mature and I love her. Jason is obviously gorgeous, six-feet, tan, muscular, and cocky. You can’t have a YA or New Adult male that isn’t cocky, it just wouldn’t be right.

Annie’s dad is adorable, he’s so protective of his little girl which is super super sweet. He’s the ultimate no-one’s touching my daughter kind of guy. I can’t wait to see how their daddy-daughter relationship develops as Jason and Annie get closer!

Whatever Life Throws At You is pretty damn funny, I've been laughing out loud quite a bit while reading this, not always the best when you're on a bus full of people. 

I'm definitely going to keep on reading Whatever Life Throws At You, I can't wait to start reading it again!

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