Book Review: Playing Defense by Cate Cameron (ARC)


Title: Playing Defense by Cate Cameron

Goodreads Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been popular. Never been to a hockey game. All that’s about to change. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, Claudia’s perfectly planned life immediately veers off course. And she kind of likes it. But as fun as Chris is, she knows she’ll never fit in his world.

After his latest prank lands him in hot water, Chris has to get serious about school or lose hockey. Not an easy thing for someone as carefree as the defenseman. The biggest problem, though, is how much he wants to help his cute, buttoned-up tutor loosen up a little. But while confidence has never been a problem for him, around Claudia, Chris is all nerves. Why would a girl as smart as her ever fall for a jock like him?


Review: I give this book a four out of five. I genuinely liked the story and the characters. I could really relate to them. I loved seeing Claudia growing and evolving as a person and Chris helping her with that. I will admit that I didn’t realize that this was the second book in a series but I didn’t have a problem getting lost. There was one thing that I didn’t like. The first was the shifting between Claudia’s point of view and Chris’s. As the story would go along it would just all of a sudden switched. After I read a bit of the book it started to be easier to see when it was coming. It was a really cute story and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to read a cute love story with two characters that blossom into who they really are.

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