The Game Can't Love You Back by Karole Cozzo

The Game Can't Love You Back

Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school's baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she's focused on one thing and one thing only—being the best pitcher she can be.But when a freak accident forces her high school to be absorbed by the neighboring town, Eve has to contend with a new group of guys who aren't used to having a woman on their team. And the new team's...


Details The Game Can't Love You Back

TitleThe Game Can't Love You Back
ISBN9781250163899
Author
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherSwoon Reads
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports and Games, Sports
Rating

Reviews The Game Can't Love You Back

  • Karlita
    2018-05-01
    Full Review at Tale Out Loud | Facebook | Twitter | InstagramWhen an electrical fire broke out at Farmington South High School, students especially those who are member of the sports team didn’t have any choice but be absorbed by the Farmington East High School.Female baseball player, Eve “Phenom” Marshall was forced to join the Pirate’s baseball team playing along with their star player, Jamie “Ace” Abrams. Not only they’re both v...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    2018-06-12
    3.5*
  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    2018-05-17
    I was on the promotional blog tour for this book! I also received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley!4.5 out of 5 stars!This was a great YA Contemporary Romance to read, as the summer months begin and the baseball hots up. As I am from England, I was a little bit nervous to see what the baseball storyline regarding the main character Eve would be like. But rest assured, it was really refreshing to read a sport that I do...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    2017-12-21
    4.5 StarsAs a fan of books about sports, the enemies to lovers trope, strong female characters, and Karole Cozzo, The Game Can’t Love You Back just screams recipe for success. This book is empowering and follows the story of the only female athlete on a school baseball team. It is both cute and significant, and it lived up to my every expectation.Full review on The Candid Cover
  • Stacee
    2018-05-07
    2.5 stars?I really loved this premise and was fairly eager to read the book, yet I’m not entirely sure how I feel now that I’m done with it. Eve and Jamie are decent enough characters. I liked that they were driven and competitive and focused. I didn’t see the chemistry between them and never really got the shift in feelings. There are some great secondary characters {Scott and Marcella mostly} who felt very one dimensional. Plot wise, it w...
  • mith
    2018-01-12
    as always, this review's on the blog as well!---This is my second book by Karole Cozzo and it has a completely different tone than her last novel—The Truth About Happily Ever After. This isn’t bad at all, actually, and I loved that she’s able to write such different characters with really different voices.For the most part, The Game Can’t Love You Back is a good book. I liked the plot, I liked the romance—and the build-up to it!—and t...
  • Katy Upperman
    2017-07-16
    Three Awesome Things About THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK...1. Badass female lead. Just wait until you meet Eve -- she's strong, smart, loyal, determined, and super athletic. She stares down sexism and intimidation without flinching, and I adore her.  2. Dreamiest male lead. Jamie is a new favorite book boy; he has a reputation for being a player, but he's actually got a heart of gold. He's so sweet to Eve (eventually), and endlessly devoted to h...
  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
    2018-05-27
    CW: references to domestic abuseThis one hooked me very quickly. Ambitious, single-minded female athlete vs cool player (in more ways than one), both vying for the same position on the baseball team? Yes please. I don't even care about baseball (sorry, I'm a rugby girl). I was just in it for the competitiveness.There was something kind of ruthless about Eve. She was so focused on winning, and it wasn't even really about proving a point. It just w...
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    2018-04-12
    Super cute
  • Kathy Martin
    2018-04-07
    THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK was a great sports romance. It is told in two viewpoints. Eve is an athlete and, whatever she plays, she wins. She has awards for soccer, basketball ... and baseball. Yup, she's been playing with the boys since she and her older brothers were all in Little League.When her high school catches on fire, ruining the gym and some other areas, the school district decides that all the students will join their classmates at t...
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    2018-04-30
    (2.5 stars) I was super excited to read this book when I first got it. I don’t think I talk about it a lot, but I absolutely adore sport romances. I love Zapata’s books, but I read very few sport romances in the young adult genre. Therefore, I was super hyped about this one!Sadly, I had some serious issues with this one. Our two protagonists, Eve and Jamie, are thrown into the same baseball team due to an accident at Eve’s school (her scho...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    2018-05-24
    Rating: 4.5 StarsWhen I first heard about this book, I was all over it because I was a fan of the TV show, Pitch, and I love Karole Cozzo books. Needless to say, I devoured this book, starting and finishing it in the same day. It was fun, heartwarming, compelling, and swoony. • Pro: Eve was a fabulous female. She was fierce, empowered, and passionate, and she went after what she wanted, but she wasn't just this hard, tough as nails woman. She h...
  • T.H. Hernandez
    2018-05-28
    My favorite Karole Cozzo book to date, and the title, THE GAME CAN’T LOVE YOU BACK, might be the most perfect title ever — it perfectly sums up the themes of the story. When Eve’s high school suffers a freak accident, she and the rest of her Bulldogs are forced across town to attend school with the rival Pirates. And the school rivalry is only the beginning of her issues. As the only girl in a family of boys, Eve’s mom told her if she wan...
  • Alexa
    2018-06-10
    This book definitely surprised me, because I expected a very cliched romance novel and this wasnt really one. It was super realistic, Id say - at least in comparison to other romance novels. The only thing that didnt quite make sense to me was that she was allowed to play in a boys team. The development of their relationship was very slow and normal. I was halfway through the book when they had their first real conversation and there wasnt that m...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2018-06-24
    2.5 starsI wanted a cute fluffy baseball romance, but I wasn't really into the romance aspect and there are SO MANY ELLIPSES. Like, holy bananas, there are seven whole ellipses on one singular page. I found it to be a really weird stylistic choice to show the character is thinking. Possibly full review to come?
  • Brooke
    2018-04-12
    Karole Cozzo hits it out of the ball-park (see what I did there?) with this sexy, rivalry romp! If you're looking for a fun, fast read, The Game Can't Love You Back is for you! Full review here:http://brooke-reports.blogspot.com/20...
  • Maggie
    2017-12-26
    Eve is the exact kind of fierce heroine I needed in my life this past week. I could read about her annihilating stereotypes and bucking expectations for at least another three books... wink wink Karole. :) Be sure to check this one out in May! You won't regret it!
  • Katherine Paschal
    2018-05-13
    Eve has fought hard to be given respect as the only female on the baseball team at her school, but now that she is forced to attend her rival school she will not have it easy. Her new high school already has a pitcher for their team, Jamie aka Ace, and he is not interested in sharing the position or the glory. Jamie wants nothing more but for Eve to quit the team, to stop making a mockery out of the only thing that makes sense in his life. But Ev...
  • KarenJo Custodio
    2018-05-16
    4.5 - Heartwarming, Cute, and Incredibly InspiringI think I’m slowly warming up to sports themed books and might just be my newest obsession. I didn’t really care for them that much before since I’m not into sports, but the books I’ve read in the past few months were pretty darn good. The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo was no exception and I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. I even had tears in the end and couldn...
  • Emma
    2018-05-18
    Grade: C+An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: YA sports books are often fluffy fun. I don't actively seek them out, but I have read a few (Miranda Kenneally's series and Being Sloane Jacobs come to mind).When writing a romance involving rival athletes, an author has to be careful that the guy doesn't come across as a sexist jerk. The synopsis seemed to imply to me that Jamie was going ...
  • Jennifer H.
    2018-01-18
    Smart, funny, and sexy! I devoured this glorious book! Eve is one of those characters that you can immediately connect to. Headstrong, passionate, and protective over what matters most in her life - in this case taking pride in being the only girl on the school's baseball team. When she finds herself on the same team as Jamie - a guy she has absolutely no use for - you start to see the other side of that coin where she is stubborn and challenging...
  • Gabrielle
    2018-05-05
    3.5 - 4If you love PITCH and mad that it got cancelled WELL!!!!!!! This book is it for you.The only thing that bothered me is that Eve and Marcella never resolved some of the more deeper conversations...I loved that periods/tampons were brought up even though it was really just the word. And the mention of birth control and morning after pill. I liked Eve a lot, Jamie was fine.I just felt there were a lot of things that were not brought up again;...
  • neveen
    2018-05-31
    ugh this was so cute! i’m feeling very emotional about this book because next spring i’m going to (hopefully) play baseball at my high school and i’ll be a senior (idky that makes me sad, it just does) and the story reminded me of friday night lights, which always makes me emotional. and overall i just loved this story. yes i’m feeling a little underwhelmed with the ending but i still loved the character development and who doesn’t love...
  • Kimmy
    2018-06-24
    A light, easy YA romantic read. With a strong and independent female lead and your typical sports mad popular guy this book was set to be right up my alley. The writing is punchy and the story itself is great. I have been needing the happily ever.after books lately and this.one did not dissapoint.
  • Sandie, Teen Lit Rocks
    2018-02-08
    Somehow I've read two books about the same thing this year: female athletes in male-dominated sports who fall for one of their teammates. Waiting for a third one for this to become an early trend of the year. Light and breezy read with a cute hate-to-love romance.
  • Enci
    2018-06-01
    This was so addictive s2g!More thought later, cause it's late and I need to pass out now.
  • Laura Cabezas
    2018-06-09
    I loooved this book. I love Karole cozzos writing and cant wait to read more from her. Jamie and Eve are honestly the cutest you’ll fall in love with them. :)
  • Maria
    2018-05-23
    3.5 stars
  • Teresa
    2017-12-04
    Eve is the starting pitcher on her school's baseball team and she has one goal...to be the best pitcher she can be. When a freak accident closes her high school, she must head to the other high school in town, the school with starting ace pitcher, Jamie. As the season goes on, the tensions run high between Eve and Jamie, so does the attraction. Will they be able to put their love for the game aside and really see if this attraction is worth it or...
  • Jeraca
    2018-01-07
    I received this eARC novel from NetGalley. This is my honest review. This book will be published May 2018. Being the only girl on the baseball team, Eve is looking forward to her senior year to win the Cy Trophy. But when her school has an unexpected catastrophe happen, her entire school is forced to join the other high school in her town. Which means that the entire class has to join together, and all of the sports now have to be changed from 2 ...