Book Review: Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders #2)

Posted December 8, 2016 in 4 Star Ratings, Book Reviews / Leave a comment!

Book Review: Playing Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders #2)Playing Defense by Cate Cameron
Series: Corrigan Falls Raiders #2
Published by Entangled: Crush
Published On: May 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Sports
Maturity Level: YA - hints to sexual content, adult language
4 Stars
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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?

what-I-loved

My favourite part about this book is that it’s super Canadian. It makes me realize just how many books takes place in the US. It’s really nice to be able to relate to a book like this. Which is why we don’t only need diverse characters but diverse settings as well. I found it really helped me to get into this story, especially since it revolved around hockey. It’s not something I would have thought to pick up but I loved it when I did.

I love the idea of the team in this book. These guys really have each others backs and I love it. That’s how my group of friends always acted growing up so it was cool to see it happen in a book. The team was an extra important part in this book because they formed their own team of people to challenge themselves. I thought the idea was really cool and it was executed really well.

what-I-didn't-love

There’s nothing specific that I didn’t love. The reason it didn’t get five stars is because I just don’t like contemporary books as much. So really a 4 star contemporary book is basically the same as a five star book from another genre. I could also point out that some parts of this book were a little typical for a YA contemporary. That’s not always a bad thing but it lowered my rating a teeny bit.

who-I'd-recommend-to

I’d recommend this book for any who love a short and sweet romance story. Everything about this book is adorable and I think those in high school and looking at what to do afterwards will connect with these characters a lot more.

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A young and adorable story about what it’s like going through your teenage years!

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