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The Perfectly Imperfect Match

(Suttonville Sentinels #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  477 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it.

Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to
ebook, 252 pages
Published July 10th 2017 by Entangled Teen (Crush)
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“You know, there’s more to life than baseball.”

This was a YA contemporary romance story about a baseball player and a needlepoint enthusiast.

I liked Lucy and Dylan in this, I liked how devoted Dylan was to baseball and how Lucy managed to ruffle his feathers.

The storyline in this was about Lucy and Dylan meeting when Dylan was coaching Lucy’s younger brother, and liking each other ev
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had really enjoyed the other two books in this series, so I requested it without reading the synopsis. I was excited to see that it was Dylan's story.

First off, Lucy was a lot of fun. She's hard working and smart and so sassy. Her little brother Otis stole every scene he was in. Dylan is straight laced and focused and insanely driven. It was delightful reading the two of them clash.

Plot wise, it was a lot of fluff. Of course there's conflict and a hurtful exchange, but the break up doesn't l
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ok. That´s probably the best word to describe this book. It was simply ok. No great plot twist, a overused story. Nothing impressive to be honest.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Perfectly Imperfect Match is the third book in the young adult contemporary romance series, called the Suttonville Senitels by Kendra C. Highley. I love that this series centers around the baseball team. It is a series formula that works so well with me, but before the Suttonville Sentiels I had only seen it done in the adult sports romance world, so I love that there is a young adult series that is doing something s ...more
Lenore Kosinski

4 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

Before I get into the meat, as an aside: Covers don't make or break a book for me, but can I just say that this cover is absolutely perfect for this book?  I love it when a scene from the book is represented, it always makes me auto-smile and squeal when I get to it!!

Ahem.  Anyways.  I am falling in love with Ms. Highley.  She writes just my kind of cu
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Swoon-worthy Stars (okay, Highley, where are my unicorns? Just proving I read the note at the end. LOL)

Young Adult age-range: 12+. Kissing & adult language.

The Perfectly Imperfect Match is the 3rd installment of Suttonville Sentinels, and can easily be read as a standalone. While the hero and heroine from book 2 do make an appearance on the pages, their previous story doesn't make an impact on the current one. Although, I was
Kate (beautifulbookland)
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, net-galley
Dylan has one focus in life, and one focus only; baseball. Being the best player he can be and working up to the big leagues. There are sacrifices to be made, though; he has his strict routines and a strict no girls rule. He can't afford distractions. The problem, however, arrives in the form of Lucy Foster, a wild spirit with a love of chickens, sewing, and expressing herself through t-shirts.

Dylan and Lucy meet when Lucy's brother attends a summer baseball camp that Dylan happens to coach. Th
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Extremly light and sweet story - a perfect read for late summer evening.
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every time I read one of Kendra C. Highley's books, I inevitably say that she's done it again, and The Perfectly Imperfect Match is no exception. This story was all kinds of swoony, and to be honest, the epilogue brought a few tears to my eyes. Beyond the romance between Dylan and Lucy, I loved the secondary characters from Lucy's mom and brother, Otis, Dylan's parents and Uncle Rick, Serena, the chickens, and of course, the other players on the team. I loved getting a glimpse of Tristan and Aly ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A really fun summer read. Quick, witty, sassy, and quirky lead female character. She is bold and knows what she wants and goes after it. Lucy Foster is not afraid to learn new things, change them up, and make them her own by putting her own flair on it. She will blaze her way into your world and make it a better place.
She has a young brother Otis who is nine-years-old to her seventeen-years-old. While she is off for summer break she is helping her mom care for Otis. She also, works at her mom’s
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the author via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

I've been blitzing through this series again when I realised I hadn't finished the last book, and I've rediscovered my love of contemporary, especially the ones that Entangled publish.

This time around, we have the story of Dylan, who we saw in the previous book, Swinging at Love. Last time we saw him, he was coming to terms with the fact that the girl he had had a crush on was Alyssa, who his best
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So honestly, I've been thinking what I should write in this review for days and days.
Because frankly my response to the book, is a big sigh. A good one mind you, the kind of sigh that is full of contentment and swoony cute & fluffy feels.
Yeah, so basically Highley killed any logical response I am trying to come up with. It is that cute.
The Perfectly Imperfect Match is the third book in the Suttonville Sentinels series and I am pretty sure it's my favorite. I love that we get to revisit th
Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-galleys, 2017, ya, sports
If you want an opposites attract, The Perfectly Imperfect Match is just for you.

I had such a good time reading this book seriously. It's so fun and light and a perfect read for summer! It actually develops in the summer, more specific, in baseball summer camp, because Lucy's little brother is going to camp and she meets Dylan there. He is coaching the little kids and actually has this big Plan for his future.

They meet each other and everything goes out the window.

It was adorable and I love the
L.P. Logan

So this love story is basically my own love story -- without the baseball. Which means that I was literally grinning the entire, sappy, lovey-dovey thing. I loved it! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is simply because it was lacking some depth. But that it totally a personal preference. Regardless, I highly recommend it to all readers who are wanting a happy love story with characters who figure out that they bring out the best in each other early on. Read this. You'll be smiling too.
Monique V
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
3.5 stars a little too short but still good!
2.5 stars

***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

This book was a little too basic for me. I don't mind reading YA books, I actually enjoy them.
But I couldn't relate to this one or the characters.
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Suttonville Sentinels is easily becoming one of my favourite series. I love sports romance, and I love the YA/teen genre. This series offers something different in the way of male lead characters. They may be athletes, but they aren't cocky jocks. They work hard to achieve their goals.

The Perfectly Imperfect Match is Dylan's story. We meet him in Swinging at Love, however, if you haven't read book 2 in the series you will still have the full enjoyment of this story. Dylan is a square. He keeps
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley is book three in her series about some of the Suttonville high-school baseball players finding their match.

Dylan Dennings, pitcher for the Sentinels, has his whole future planned out: he is going to make it to the minors straight out of high school, move up the farm system, and be playing in the major leagues by twenty-three. All he needs to do is stick to the plan and focus without distractions especially in the form
Three and a half stars.

Dylan Dennings has a plan. He's a high school pitcher and he aims to go to the minors and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. He is 100% focused on that plan. He practices religiously, eats clean, gets the right amount of sleep. Oh and he's avoiding girls, especially since the girl he had his eye on is now dating his best friend. His family would prefer that he went to college and then tried out for a major league team but he is adamant. It's just th
Colleen's Conclusions
The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley was provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, I was very glad that the file was changed from a PDF book to a mobi file/epub file. I know this doesn't matter too much, but mobi and epub files are MUCH more reader friendly on e-readers. It made it more enjoyable for me to read on my Kindle. Thank you, publishers!

I think this was one of my first baseball romance books. I'm trying to remember if there were any others
books are love
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange of a honest review.

So I like that Dylan and Lucy both have a journey and both see the other wrongly at first. I like how Lucy is out to help Dylan lighten up while Lucy is learning to be a little more serious but not serious ie she has a lot on her plate but doesn’t always balance it well.

Lucy has taken a lot on her plate while her dad is away and sometimes she is scatterbrained. Of everything her love for her brother above everything else so her and Dylan have a hard time
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
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I think I’ve outgrown most YA entangled romances… or maybe I’m not in the right mood at the moment? But the fact is, I couldn’t quite maintain any interest in this book, and it took me a lot to go through it.

I’ve now read several books by this author and I quite enjoyed them, so I enjoyed the writing on this one too. It just didn’t quite grip me. I did like how different the two characters felt, but I thought something was missing there, and I couldn’t quite connect with eit
Bette Hansen
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful wholesome YA read. It's a light, fun read with very little angst and some really great characters.

Dylan Dennings, who had his heart crushed in a prior book, has a plan for the future. Rule 1 - no girls. Rule 2 - work hard at baseball and get his career kick started. No college plans for him. Lucy Foster has plans for the future too but dealing with right now is taking all she's got. Her father is called away on an unexpected reserve deployment leaving her with the responsibi
Jordan Marie
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads**

The Perfectly Imperfect Match is book #3 in Kendra C. Highley's Suttonville Sentinels series and just as addictive as her second, Swinging at Love. You can easily read these as a standalone, but Swinging at Love, book #2, is totally worth a read for any YA romance fan. Highley will easily draw you in with her swoon worthy characters and keep you turning the pages all night!

Book #3 follows the story of Dylan Dennings, Pit
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Rounding up to 4 stars. This is the third book in the series. The characters in this were not quite as organic or easy to get at the start of the book but it picked up traction as the book went on. It was still a cute, sweet, escapist YA but probably had a bumpier start than the first two for me. That's also probably because I've enjoyed this authors books so much that I'm starting to hold them to a high standard. Still really enjoyed it!

I'd compare this authors style to Kasie West with slightly
Jackie Turner
I'm so excited that netgalley and Entangled Teen gave me the opportunity to read this book! While I haven't read the other two books before this, I didn't feel like I was lost when it came to Dylan's past along with two of the other characters. I do definitely need to get my hands on the two previous books so that I can get even more of the storylines. I'd love to see Lucy and Dylan in future books if Kendra chooses to write any!

While some of the romance was quick - they kissed the day after the

Another cute addition to the Suttonville Sentinels series. Lucy and Dylan are two soon-to-be high school seniors who couldn't be more different if they tried, at least on the surface. Lucy's a free spirit. She doesn't mind a little trouble, and while she does have a plan in mind for her future and is shouldering quite a bit of responsibility, she enjoys life and lives in the moment. Dylan has his life so focused and structured, he's got his future planned out to the smallest detail. There's no r
Josie Shinkfield
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

This was a cute read with a swoon worthy romance.
I loved Lucy's character. She was responsible and hardworking but a little crazy and a whole lot of fun, all mixed into one fun package.

A fun romance, and a perfect read for when you are relaxing by the pool this summer.
Sheryl C. Nash
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, ebooks, favorites
The Perfectly Imperfect Match!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
This book comes out july 10th.
This book is the 3rd book in the Suttonville Sentinels series but can be totally read as a stand alone. I haven't read the first two books but I'm planning to read them, cause it's my mission to read all of Kendra C. Highley YA contemporary books.
This marks my 4th book, I read by the author and let me just say, I LOVE her writing, her stories and all the different character
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Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate

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