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Out of My League

(Love in Fenton County)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  430 ratings  ·  96 reviews
It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings.

Sophia Wallace is convinced her life is over when her high school cuts the journalism program. Without the elective, she loses her chance to intern with the biggest newspaper company in the county, and why? All because the baseball team needs more funding.

To make matters worse, her boyfriend publicly dumps her at a part
Paperback, 326 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by Golden Crown Publishing, LLC
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Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
A thousand times yes!

Sarah Sutton is officially my new favorite and auto-buy author.

Most romance books have "alpha males", who make me so fucking uncomfortable, but her love interests are sweet and kind and soft and just decent human beings, really.
They never force the idea of "I'm a girl, you're a boy, we have to bang", most of the time I don't even think about what their geneder is, they're just two people having and/or building an emotional bond. It's such a breath of fresh air.
And if it's
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars

I actually really liked it, I didn´t expect to tho. It´s cute and over the top sometimes but mostly fun read, it took me less than a day to finish. Out of My League is filled with some teenage cliches but that´s not really surprising and it does have that somewhat annoying "grand gesture" but its mostly good.
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so sweet it made my teeth hurt. The characters are so fun and relatable and I was rooting for them from the very beginning. I didn't realize how much I needed to read an adorable high school romance until I picked up this book. I was sent an ARC of this book on May 25th and finished the book in less than 24 hours. It's been a very long time since I've down that! This book makes me feel like I did high school all wrong! Maybe it's just because we didn't have a baseball team, haha!

May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.
Once again, Sarah Sutton has impressed me with her writing skills. She really hit a home-run with this one! Given how great her last book was, I’m not surprised to see her knock another book out of the park! (Don’t worry, I’ll stop making baseball puns now!)
Sophia Wallace has a problem; actually, make that a lot of problems. Her future in journalism is suddenly bleak, her parents have quite a few issues, her boyfriend pu
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-read, arcs
**I received an ARC via BookFunnel in exchange for an honest review**

I will make this pun right off the bat - oh, lord, I guess I'll be making two puns - by saying that Sarah Sutton truly hit a home run with this book.

I woke up this morning with an email that I was selected to get an ARC of this book and I was over the moon. So much so that I didn't put it down all day. There was no stopping my reading of this. No interruptions. And I am so happy I binged it.

OUT OF MY LEAGUE is an adorable nov
Tiffany Hannick
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so sweet and cute!! It was a fun and entertaining read. It takes place the summer between Sophia and Walsh’s junior and senior year of high school. This is a book about learning about yourself and family. It is a sweet story of first love and learning hard life lessons. Sophia learns about herself and more about her family. She matured so much as the story unfolds. I absolutely loved everything about this book!!
Bethany Godwin
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read! I found the characters well-rounded and the story fun and easy. I especially liked Walsh, because from the get-go, it’s apparent that he’s not as perfect as everyone perceives him to be, and that’s important to me, because it’s easy to make love interests too perfect. I thought Sutton did an excellent job of walking the line between what her audience wants from her characters and plot and not being cliche. Additionally, she did a great job at creating the moral push-and-pu ...more
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A sweet summer sporty romance that teens are sure to love. This book has some serious rivals to lovers vibes and I like it. I don't believe I've ever read a fake relationship romance before this but I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you're a sports person, that's a bonus (part of the reason I'm considering getting my younger sister a copy for her birthday. Shh... Don't tell her). As a writer myself (and someone who has come from a kind of broken home) I definitely empathized with Sophia's feelings. As ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another home-run from up and coming YA author Sarah Sutton!

I LOVED this book! It hit me right in the feels and I cried more times than I care to admit. I related so much to the main character, Sophia, and was rooting for her the entire book. Sutton is amazing at creating well-rounded characters and tying up all the loose ends. The pacing of the book is perfect and, no surprise, it's incredibly well-written.

I think this follow up to her first book is even better and Sarah Sutton is an author to l
Lillian Amber
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of being sent the ARC of this amazing book! I made the mistake of starting it during finals week 🙈, and I had to refrain myself from picking it up sometimes when I was supposed to be studying, so thats why it took me almost three days to finish. But it's all good, because it was SO worth it.

Sophia and Walsh's story was so beautiful. Sophia was going through some things with her family and so was Walsh. They bonded over dysfunctional families, and learned maybe that isn't so
Lynelle Barrett
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If everyone can forgive the continuance of baseball puns, this book really "knocked it out of the park." I would arguably say that Sarah Sutton writes what YA should be. Her stories are filled with likable, relatable characters who are stuck in equally relatable (and realistic) quandaries. For me, Walsh and Sophia had great chemistry. I loved reading their banter, and despite their ups and downs, I couldn't help but root for them to work it all out. The entire book tugged at my heartstrings, and ...more
Lynda Dickson
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
Sophia is about to enter her senior year of high school and can finally apply for the internship with the local newspaper. But, when her school journalism course is shut down, she is no longer eligible to apply. She discovers that the funding is being diverted into the school’s baseball program and focuses her anger and frustration on Walsh Hunter, the oh-so-perfect captain of the baseball team. She decides to try to persuade the school board to change their minds with a killer article – an expo ...more
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Out of My League follows Sophia (not Sophie!) as she navigates the summer before the senior year in high school. She thinks that her life is over, and her dreams are crushed when her school cuts the journalism program she loves to put more money into the sports teams, the baseball team in particular. To add more, her boyfriend breaks up with her at the party, with most of her schoolmates witnessing the embarrassing scene. Enter Walsh, who pretends to have a feeling for Sophia. They start (fake) ...more
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun and cute YA romcom!

3.5 rounded up to 4.

Sophia is set on getting a journalism internship but has just found out her school program was cancelled thanks to the baseball team needing new bleachers. She decides she'll infiltrate the team and do an exposé, and it is a big help when the captain accepts to be her fake boyfriend for some weeks.

I was in love with Sarah Sutton's What Are Friends For? back in the beginning of the year so I had to get my hands on her next book. Let's just say that now
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Trust me I was done with books with fake relationships as their storyline but this somehow I did want to read this. To be honest pick this book when you want to read something really light. Also the plot is quite predictable and way too emotional. If you are going with this book for the hate-love , don’t pick this up.
Read this to see the best proposal ever.
Sophia Wallace an aspiring writer, I loved how determined she was towards her dreams. Her family time included just her even though her paren
Tathy's Cozy Nook
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read Sutton’s debut novel back in like February or March and I absolutely loved it! Going into her second novel, I had such high hopes and I can without a doubt say that it did not disappoint.

Out of My League follows the life of Sophia, a writer whose dream is to land an internship in her senior year of high school. The only problem is that in order to gain the internship, she has to write a stellar article for her school’s newspaper, but the school board has cut funding for the newspaper in o
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

Out of My League by Sarah Sutton is a super fun summer rom-com!

Sophia Wallace is having the worst day. Her parents don’t pay attention to her, her career in journalism might be over before it even began, and she gets publicly dumped at a big party. To help save her from the humiliation, the popular baseball captain Walsh jumps in to profess his love for Sophia. The fake relationship that ensues makes Sophia confront what matters most
Steph Downey
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I was provided an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review*

I think there are a lot of great things working in this book. I enjoyed the characters and thought they seemed true to life. Sophia had a clear character arc and I thought she had a lovable voice, exactly what you expect for a main character. I really liked Walsh a lot and thought the book could have benefited from even more scenes between him and Sophia. It’s easy to see why he’s the male lead, he has all the character traits I believ
Catherine Downen
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is AMAZING! I don't usually read YA romance, and I haven't any in a LONG time. (Usually I read YA fantasy) but this book reminded me how much I LOVE books like these. The story is engaging and relatable, letting the reader easily fall into the story. Sarah does an amazing job letting the reader feel everything Sophia feels. I never wanted the story to end or to have to say goodbye to these characters. For me the book took off around the 40% area, and I could not put it down! I read the ...more
Brandann Hill-Mann
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I enjoyed WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR so much that I jumped on the chance to be an ARC reader for OUT OF MY LEAGUE. This is my honest review.

Sutton's first book caught me from the opening paragraph, the characters so instantly relatable. I did not latch on to Sophia and Walsh as instantly, but once I was in I was in. Romance is my escapist genre, since I don't write it myself, and a good one always keeps me tearing through the pages. I had a hard time putting this one down.

The characters are frustratin
Nichelle Taylor
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Someone alert the media: this book is one of the sweetest and cutest things I have ever read! Usually, I am not a huge fan of contemporary romance, but Sarah Sutton knocked this one out of the park. (Yes, pun intended!!) There were so many aspects of the story I was not expecting, and it really kept me on my toes and made the read even more enjoyable.

If you are a sucker for an endearing love story and characters learning important—and relatable—life lessons along the way, this is the book for y
Darlene Rodriguez
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC for this book. Now, I know nothing about baseball, but that was fine because this was a sweet love story. The characters were well developed and complex, yet still relatable. It captures great conflict and emotion. I loved reading the banter between Sophia and Walsh. They had such great chemistry. Sarah Sutton also did a wonderful job of keeping a steady pace and tying up loose ends.

Honestly, if you’re interested in a cute YA romance novel, go and check out S
Grace Lambert
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I was lucky enough to be an ARC reader for this book. I loved 'What are friends for' and Sarah has created yet another feel good book, with another set of wonderful characters and a story that keeps you hooked! Dare I even say I think Walsh is dreamer than Elijah 😍 ...more
Ally Aldridge
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I know nothing about baseball but that didn't matter. This is a heartwarming sweet love story. I loved the friendship between the girls. All the characters and relationships were well developed, complex and had their own motives.

The fake relationship is believable, there was a good motive from both sides. The chemistry between the two was brilliant and I caught butterflies many times, rooting for them to kiss and realise what they have is real.

NB: I read an ARC copy in exchange for an honest re
Expected more... H’s emotions and responses were super annoying and inconsistent.
Feb 06, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this sweet YA fake dating romance. It’s a good look at what it means to be empowered but for the right reasons.
I really, really liked this!! So much that I read it in an evening! And goodness... it was cute. Seriously, I had an incredibly cheesy grin on my face basically the entire time. Ahhh🙈

Walsh and Sophia were just SO cute! Oh my word.
The fake relationship/ enemies-to-lovers trope was really fun, and well done. I loved watching them grow closer. Those two. ❤️
And I was so, soo happy with how their relationship wasn’t just about the physical attraction. That actually had little to do with it. They lik
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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A Spoiler-Free Review
Perspective: First-person
Writing Style: Full-narrative entertainment
The Ending in 3 words: Classic, Heartwarming, Giddy

Out of My League by Sarah Sutton is a cloud-nine cuddle in front of a fire with fresh baked cookies. I fell head-over-heels for this Pride and Prejudice meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before debut and it would have stolen my heart at any age.

What were my favorite aspects of the novel?

Sophia: From the moment I met her, I saw myself mirrored in th
Chahat Reads
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've been on a romance kick lately, I've been craving the sweet little warm and fuzzy feelings, and you know what? I got it with this book and more!

I dove into the story with no previous experience with Ms. Sutton's previous work but the synopsis sounded so darn cute that I had to pick it up! I could immediately relate to Sophia as a young adult, she's smart and driven but a little clueless on other things. I think the author does a great job of adding the complexities of being a teenager. She a
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Sarah Sutton is the author of YA Contemporary Romance books from a tiny town in Michigan. These standalone novels can be read in any order and are sure to leave you swooning. She’s always loved the idea of falling in love; capturing the fall through words and heart-melting kisses is one of her passions! Meet-cutes? She’ll take all of them! Accidental touches? She lives for them! First kisses? Yes,

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