Goodreads Rating: 3.94 / 5 stars
My Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance
Publication Date: July 12th 2016
“She’s a nerd.”
“Okay, she’s a flight instructor.”
“He’s a ballplayer.”
“The best that ever was.”
“Technically, you aren’t according to MLB stats.”
“See? Total nerd. She also has no filter.”
“He’s no southern gentlemen.”
“I had one last season to prove my worth.”
“I’d never seen a game.”
“He told me he was a player.”
“She told me she was a lesbian.”
“But you fell in love with me anyway.”
“Yeah, baby, I totally did.”
Anything But Minor is your typical sports romance novel with a touch of humor. I would like to thank my friend, Clara (Click her name to read her fab review!). It’s about a pilot / flight instructor, Alice Boyd and a playboy baseball player, Rafe Hembrey.
Alice moves to Charleston to be free from her strict mother. She breaks out of her shell by seeking new adventures. She landed a new job as a flight instructor and while exploring Charleston, she watched a local baseball game where she meets an old lady named Dutch and the Swampgator’s popular pitcher Rafe Hembrey a.k.a. Bullet.
Rafe is allured by Alice’s personality but Alice have personal issues when it comes to dating and relationships. However, she isn’t easily swayed by his charms and Rafe doubles his effort to make Alice his woman. These two became great friends, have exchanged quick-witted banters and fair share of hilarious moments or I should say…..embarrassing moments.
Rafe and Alice are likable characters. Alice is sassy, independent and smart. In a male dominated industry, she’s a passionate and badass pilot. She doesn’t tolerate those sexists who constantly belittled her skills. I love her for that. Rafe is a thoughtful, charming and patient guy. He’s sincere and sexy. However, his character didn’t stand out as much as Alice’s.
The writing style was great and the romance was good. Alice Boyd and Rafe Hembrey have an average chemistry. It took me a while to pick this up because there are times it’s boring. I end up putting it down and pick another book to read.
Overall, I find the story unmemorable and the humor part just fell flat. It has a lot of embarrassing moments but it wasn’t funny as I’ve thought. Mostly I just want to face palm myself on Alice’s behalf. There’s a possibility I’ll read the sequel and crossing my fingers it’s better.