- File Size: 1568 KB
- Print Length: 312 pages
- Publisher: NineStar Press (October 9, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075NMZVF7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,912 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Off Pitch (Pitch Prodigies Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Adeline and Gabriella become close. However, it isn't easy to fit spending time with each other into their busy schedules. They also have to deal with jealousy, being the center of a scandal, homophobic parents, injuries and more. Will they have a chance to get to know one another and be in a relationship together? Will their crazy hours allow them to spend any time with each other and is their connection strong enough to stay intact when things get tough?
Off Pitch is a wonderful romantic story. Adeline is an excellent soccer player. She's a good captain, she's confident, she wants to score and she's prepared to make sacrifices for her passion. She's also an intelligent student with perfect grades. A TA can date a student, but the situation between Adeline and Gabriella isn't common. They can't stay away from each other though. Gabriella truly gets Adeline's drive to be the best. They're both hardworking and know what it's like to chase a dream. In that area they're a perfect match. They also have plenty of chemistry and it's clear from the start they have something special. The question is what will win, their ambition or their love for one another. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out.
Brianna Kienitz's writing has a nice easy flow. She writes about fierce young women with a lot of personality, which is something I liked very much. There are plenty of sparks between Adeline and Gabriella, but there's also more, an attachment on a deeper emotional level. I loved the descriptive and honest way Brianna Kienitz addresses the more difficult topics like the lack of time and the pressure to achieve, parents who don't want their daughter to be gay, jealousy and heartbreak. The result is a fabulous complete multilayered story with an amazing sweet ending.
The novel hits some of my sweet spots: women in love, sports, and music. Those elements delivered as promised. I really enjoyed the descriptions of the soccer games and the concerts, and the dynamic between Adeline and Gabriella is sexy, fun, and romantic. Those aspects are where this book really shines and what made it worth the read.
The storyline itself isn’t a whole lot to write home about. It’s got some standard arcs, and if that’s what a reader is looking for, then this is perfect. There’s the homophobic parents, the slightly taboo relationship, the lovers’ misunderstanding, and the almost losing each other. While there’s nothing really fresh here, the characters are likable enough to pull it off and make their happily ever after worth the work to get there.
There were a few things that made me cringe a bit (use of the slur “gypsy,” for example). Some of the plots were resolved without any explanation, particularly what becomes of the situation with Adeline’s family. That was glossed over and never had closure. This is the first book in a series, and if these characters are back, then perhaps there’s some better conclusion. The only reason it’s even important is that Adeline does some things that I couldn’t quite wrap my head around, given it’s never quite explained how she managed them under the circumstances.
Overall, I liked this one enough to see where the series goes. Whether that’s with new characters or a revisit to Adeline and Gabriella, I’ll be looking out for more.
For hot sensuality, gentle humor, and a lot of heart, this gets 4 stars.