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Whatever Life Throws at You [KINDLE] ❆ Whatever Life Throws at You Author Julie Cross – Thomashillier.co.uk Life loves a good curveballSeventeen year old Annie Lucas's life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals Now she's li Throws at Epub µ Life loves a good curveballSeventeen year old Annie Lucas's life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals Now she's living in Missouri too cold attending an all girls school no boys and navigating the strange world of professional sports But Annie has Whatever Life PDF/EPUB or dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meetand one starring the Royals' super hot rookie pitcherBut nineteen year old Jason Brody is completely utterly and totally off limits Besides her dad would kill them both several times over Not to mention Brody has something of a past and his fan club is filled Life Throws at ePUB ↠ with C cupped models not smart mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level The last thing she should be doing is falling in loveBut baseball isn't just a game It's life And sometimes it can break your heart.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 320 pages
  • Whatever Life Throws at You
  • Julie Cross
  • English
  • 18 February 2016

About the Author: Julie Cross

Throws at Epub µ Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction including the Tempest series a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest Vortex Timestorm St Martin's Press She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series Whatever Life Throws at You Third Degree Halfway Perfect and many to comeJulie Whatever Life PDF/EPUB or lives in Central Illinois with her h.

10 thoughts on “Whatever Life Throws at You

  1. Pearl Angeli Pearl Angeli says:

    45 Jason Brody StarsThis book makes me want to read sports romance books It's a Young Adult slash New Adult read that is all kinds of cute and adorable I enjoyed every bit of it not just because everything was swoony but because the book also depicts life lessons and narrates a touching family drama that will make your heart melt It wasn't just all about falling in love with someone but it also deals with family issues and moralsWhen 17 year old Annie Lucas met the gorgeous 19 year old baseball pitcher Jason Brody she didn't expect herself to get infatuated with him after their series of encounters Annie's dad is Jason's and his teammate's new coach and she's just a high school student Thus falling in love with him meant she's on her way towards forbidden loveI had a very great time diving into this book The connection I had with the cute characters the beautiful settings the drama aside from the romance and the sporty theme was so unexpected It didn't fail to hold my attention and got me all wrapped up than I thought I could In the end it put a smile on my faceI especially felt connected to the characters Both Annie and Jason Brody are likable characters Annie is one responsible girl Her attitude is typical 17 year old but I like her because everything she says and does are on point and the way she cares for her dad makes me want to hug her Jason on the other hand is amazing Apart from the fact that he's seriously a hot athlete he's very different compared to some dudes in sports romance books that act like they own the world Although Jason was every girl's target in this book still he doesn't abuse his popularity and play around women He's just so perfect And very ideal When it comes to the romantic aspect well I really loved the fact that there was NO INSTA LOVE The romance was developed naturally Annie and Jason's chemistry here was off the charts as well I was literally rooting for them all throughout the book What I also loved was how Julie Cross described the dynamics of baseball game here I was impressed I mean I'm not a baseball fan and I only know few basic rules about this sport but it felt like I was watching a real live baseball game because of the way the action in the field was being described Bravo to thatAll in all Whatever Life Throws at You is a great sports romance book that I will highly recommend to everyone It's uickly engaging and with likable characters and side characters Lenny London included Life is funny sometimes the worst possible things can get you to the best possible places If you just enjoy the game

  2. Amy | Foxy Blogs Amy | Foxy Blogs says:

    45 baseball starsWhere's that story?A forbidden romance blossoms betweens Annie who is a 17 year old high school girl and Brody who is 19 year old baseball player for the Kansas City Royals Annie has grown up without a mom but instead with the love and devotion of her father Brody on the other hand has given his family so much heartache and grief that they basically disown him Overcoming defeating circumstances Brody lands a pitching position for the major leagues As the new pitching coach Annie's father takes Brody on as his personal project to make him a rounded person While this was a mild forbidden romance low on angst it was an enjoyable read And holy moly what Brody whispers to Annie in Spanish had me swooning I didn't think to translate what he said to her until I was over half way through the book I'm glad I did because it changed how I viewed him and his actions Once I knew what he had said I thought back through the book on different things that had happened and smiled What perfect timing for reading this book because the World Series just happened It was fun to open this book and find out it was about the KC Royals and then to see them play in the World Series on TV added another element to reading this book This was my first book by Julie Cross and I'm adding her to my must read romance authors list If you like sports books and romance than give this one a try One of my favorite types of movies to watch are sports movies especially real life sports stories Throw in some romance and give me some popcorn and I'm a happy girl StandaloneComplimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

  3. Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always says:

    Four things you'll absolutely love about Whatever Life Throws at You1 Annie was such a fantabulous protagonist She was a responsible young woman who didn't whine or bitch about her life problems At times she was also pretty feisty and sassy which made her character totally relatable I also adored how passionate she was about running She also constantly put into consideration other peoples' feelings and situations making sure to give way to others In short she's a main character you could definitely use as a role modelPressure is just that pressure It's all in your head It has nothing to do with what you can or can't do2 Jason Brody is one swoon worthy guy Jason's the exact opposite of your typical douchebag hero in most new adult novels he's sweet caring and hilarious He's also realistic in a way that he made lots of bad choices in the past but he's trying everything he can to fix his mistakes and to be a better person3 The ship is very shippable Annie and Jason have so much chemistry together and you're going to love them They have some pretty fun and cute back and forth banter They also went through that friendship stage before being attracted to each other and it was glorious seeing their relationship progressI'd rather be alone than be head over heels in love It's like being drunk Your I drops a hundred points and you make stupid choices4 Family plays a big role in this book Annie has such a strong bond with her dad and it was heartwarming to see how much they cared for each other They pushed each other to be better and they were always making sure that the other was all good healthy and happy5 FEELS You are going to feel everything Annie feels the sadness the need and the love There are tears both happy and sad laughs and swoons

  4. Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z. Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z. says:

    Buy this book HERE on or buy this book HERE on BookDepository with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIIPPING I received a finished edition of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own 35 of 5 stars Please read my rating system further belowI found this book relatable to on so many levels not just because this book being about a sport since I play one very vigorously It was the characters in this book that really stood out to me because they were so genuine and each one was uniue in their own way Personalities of characters really stand out to me while I'm reading and the fact that there were so many diverse ones made me love this book even I found this very refreshing because while reading Whatever Life Throws At You I really could connect to Annie the protagonist on a deeper level because I've been through the things that Annie had to go through because of me being an athlete and because of her strong bond with her father Did I also mention that Jason Brody was just purely irresistible? He cared so much for Annie and the ending was absolutely perfect I would totally recommend this book to someone who loves witness lots of character development in a protagonist and someone who loves to laugh and smile a lot get it My rating system I do use half stars5 I do not use the 5 star Not because a book might not be worthy but because a book is never perfect4 I loved it There weren't too many flaws and I had no trouble getting through it A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book3 I enjoyed the book but there we're flaws that made me enjoy it less2 I finished the book but there were too many flaws for me to enjoy it1 I could not finish the book and I probably did not finish it

  5. FMABookReviews FMABookReviews says:

    I loved this book Color me impressed I don't know if this author spent time in Missouri specifically Kansas City or just did her research but this is the first book I have read that didn't make me cringe I am sure there are out there I just haven't found them From the weather which on any given day can change 5 or degrees to people mistaking Kansas City Royals for being located in Kansas they are in Missouri Julie Cross thankfully wrote a book with accurate facts Apparently Kansas City is the barbecue capital of the world All I know is that I want to be the person you and your dad think I am Maybe even than I want to be a great pitcher I began reading 'Whatever Life Throws At You' last year when the Kansas City Royals were in the pennant race and eventually went to the World Series Yes they lost but we don't talk about that around here But my reading schedule and life got busy and I had to put the book aside Gratefully this week I was able to pick it up again because this was a gem Many friends had read and loved it so I knew I was in for a treatWhen 17 year old Annie Lucas finds out her dad is being offered a pitching coach job for the Kansas City Royals she pushes him to take the job She knows it's a tremendous opportunity for her father They have a fabulous relationship He is a single parent even though he is still married to her mother19 year old Jason Brody is given a chance of a life time when he is called up from the minors to fill in for an injured player Being a rookie with a shady past looming over him Brody knows he needs to prove himself worthy of respect and a long term contract When Annie's dad Jim provides words of wisdom Brody listens and takes action he soaks it up earning Jim's respect This is something new for Brody His past created tension with his mother and he is on his own without any family so essentially Jim is the first person to show pride in his accomplishmentsBut Jim isn't the only one who noticed Brody Annie has been appointed to tutor him for his GED and the she spends time with him the she sees the real him not the philandering ball player he is made out to be I don't know when this happened but I know for sure tonight I've developed a big fat crush on Jason Brody and unfortunately there's a club forming and membership is growing with every inning he pitches I appreciated that this author respected the age of these characters in her treatment of sex and the situations that were important to them Jason took such great care of Annie wanting to take things slowly and respected her at every turn He was what I would hope for my daughter Listen to me Annie You are amazing You don't need to make out with me or any guy like me to figure that out Don't sell out because you're worried about not being someone's type There are many things I liked about this book It was FUNNY yet there were moments where my heart was in my throat The side characters were fabulous Lenny was fantastic and I would LOVE to read her book She was a terrific friend strong independent and courageousThis was a fantastic coming of age story With solid characters and plot that never waveredAs a side note I would definitely recommend this book for a young adult Not a teen The sexual situations while not extremely explicit were too advanced for a teen reader IMO

  6. Reanell Tisdale Reanell Tisdale says:

    Wow This book AMAZINGI'm going to try my best at putting words together to tell you how much I loved this book I just want to scream at everyone and say READ THIS BOOK That should work right? LOL Life loves a good curveballIsn't that the truth?Annie Lucas is a seventeen year old girl who lives with her fatherJim who lost his leg due to cancer and her grandmother who has Alzheimer's Her mother isn't in the picture but Annie is perfectly fine with that Jim is offered a job as a pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals by his long time friend Frank Steadman Frank just started his job as the new general manager and wants Jim to work with a young pitcher named Jason BrodyJim and Annie pack up with grandma and leave to Missouri The first encounter with Jason Brody was hilarious Locker room and Jason in a towelmakes for a good combination And Annie's reaction to this is one of my favorite parts of the book But Annie soon realizes that Brodyas she refers to him is a playboy and somebody she shouldn't be crushing on The character development in this book is absolutely amazing I think I loved every single character in it Brody and Annie's relationship is one that I am going to remember for a long time My absolute favorite part of this book is when Annie tells him she is struggling with spanish He whispers spanish in her earshe doesn't know what he said USE TRANSLATION PEOPLE You have to know what he says to her When the words were translated I sighed with adoration So sweet and romantic SERIOUS BOOK LOVE Bravo Julie Cross you have a winner with this one This coming of age love story is one that will touch the hearts of many I laughed I cried and during some scenes almost had a heart attack It has everything I love in a book I don't know what else to say other thanBUY THIS BOOK ON RELEASE DAY

  7. Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts! Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts! says:

    You can also read my review HERE  Still not sure but what I'm sure is I LOVE THIS BOOK I DO OMG WITH ALL MY HEART Which is a surprise because have you seen the reviews of the author's other books? Yeah that's why my expectation wasn't that high This book definitely surprised me Annie is such a cool chic She's a sporty one Her father used to be this famous pitcher i'm sorry if my terminologies isn't right All I know that her father used to be a hotshot in the baseball game until he had cancer and have to cut off his leg You guys the relationship between Annie and her father is phenomenal It was absoultely well done To the point that I was jealous of their relationship and wishing I have that as well yea I have father issues Anyway it's one of my favorite aspect from this book The characters were authentic likeable and made me feel what they're truly feeling DO YOU GET THAT? When you read a book and keeps saying 'yes I know what you feel stop you're making me feel emotions' I guess it's because of Julie Cross's amazing writing She's on point Also THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? So good and wonderfully done I love how seeing Annie grow And making decisions for herself and her father and her grandma For a week now I've been mulling on why I loved this book so much I mean I've been reading YANA contemp for like forever and to be honest this is not THAT new I've read this storyline before Met some cool chic like Annie before and totally swooned before I met Jason Brody But I realized this Whatever Life Throws at you has a heart It touched me Crept inside of me and I have a feeling it won't let go It's not just pure fluff but it's also has a message and a lesson I JUST LOVE IT OKAYThe romance was funny and HOT and totally adorable I don't know how Julie did that but she just made it From the first chapter that Annie and Jason Brody met I'M ALREADY ROOTING FOR THEM They just match you know This pair is my OTP and I love how their relationship sailed  JASON BRODY HOW DO I EXPLAIN JASON BRODY?  You know what? I can't   Do I recommend this? YES To who? TO YOU TO YOUR FRIENDTO YOUR NEIGHBOR TO EVERYONE TO SPORT MANIACS Be warned though Whatever Life Throws At You might have a cute and fluffy blurb but it has it's steamy moments Not a lot but it will sure make you blush 

  8. Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword says:

    35 “Loved the healthy sex talk” Stars “Pressure is just that—pressure It’s all in your head It has nothing to do with what you can or can’t do” ➽ FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED I re read this and ended up enjoying a bit than the first time so my re reading binge has been totally worth it Kudos to meA light enjoyable YA sports romance book that’s what this was It didn’t mind blow me thoughThe thing that I loved the most about this book was how our characters talked about sex And yes is kind of weird to start a review like this but I am tired of YA novels just pretending teenagers don’t talk about sex in everyday life with friends or significant others It wasn’t exactly explicit but it wasn’t the “bee talk or something people do when they have a sexual attraction to each other” type of talk It was profound and natural it was healthy Big fan of this because they talk with each other and made sure everything they did was okay with the other person yeap consent on point The characters were likable and we went in depth than I thought Annie was mature and understandable when it came to her family things I loved how strong her connection with her dad was Brody was a cool guy and he really seemed to care Although I wish we had of his past story handed so the bond with his character could grow To be honest here I was really invested in Annie's dad story and Savannah I would love if Julie wrote a companion novel about the romance between this two I WOULD READ IT Oh and the granny was adorbs and pretty funny at times The romance was cute and it certainly was developed This book is insta love free zone so hurray I loved their small interactions and all but I will be honest I didn’t though the secret part was necessary Everything would have been easier if they had just been honest from the start And I get she was 17 and he was 19 but to be honest it wasn’t a fucking huge age gap The thing that didn’t make it 4 stars for me was view spoilerthe whole sex one day before confessing to Annie’s father Like why? WHY? Also okay mingle and do everything but why sleeping there? IT WAS AS IF THEY WERE SCREAMING TO GET CAUGHT It was a pretty immature decision for two characters who were trying to be so responsible hide spoiler

  9. Jenny - TotallybookedBlog Jenny - TotallybookedBlog says:

    45 I LOVED THIS BOOK Stars “You are intimidatingly handsome I’m just now getting used to looking at you”“And you are intimidatingly pretty” This standalone coming of age story was so sweet so cute yet moving and just what I needed at the time It wasn’t overly angsty the characters won me over and I was left with a huge smile on my face feeling all warm and mooshy inside as I became swept up in those heady feelings of first loveEven though I’m not that well versed in the sport of Baseball it didn’t matter because I loved this sports themed romance that stole my heart This book made me want to grab a hot dog and check out a game The banter between Annie and Brody was so much fun the Facebook status updates had me giggling and the inner voice of Annie was a gem Yep I was on a book high through their whole story “God you’re like the corniest nineteen year old in the history of nineteen year old I plan on being way cooler when I’m your age” – Annie I shared the characters joy heartache tears and laughter Not only that I shared in their happiness hopefulness the pain and confusion of two young people feeling love for the first time and it was heart warming to say the least “You trust me right?” Brody“I Trust you with some things just not everythingyet” Annie“Good answer” Brody Annie Lucas is seventeen her father Jim has been offered a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals Annie is very supportive of Jim’s job opportunity and agrees to move with him This man has seen his share of pain and Annie is there for him at all timesAnnie’s had to grow up fast and in some respects she showed a maturity beyond her years but would then show her impulsive youthfulness that would remind me she is a young lady on a road of self discovery Sure she made some silly decisions but they were always with the best intentions though not always with the best executions “Everybody’s afraid of something Annie” Brody Jason Brody stole my heart completely Sure he’s cocky Who wouldn’t be with the talent he possesses at only 19 After all he’s young and has a shot at the majors but fitting in with an older experienced team causes him to feel on the outer despite his natural talentThis guy was carrying so much baggage from his past He’d made mistakes and he’s not allowed to forget them as reminders are always there of what a mess he made of his life Brody had to prove himself to his coaches and his team and to a degree himself Arrrgghh there were times I just wanted to reach through my Kindle and give him a big hug He broke my heart at times with the way he was treated‘No one deserves to be alone at nineteen’His feelings for Annie were beautiful and the pair of them had me giggling swooning and loving every minute I spent with them Oh and did I mention he speaks the odd bit of Spanish? Yuppers he does He could speak Spanish to me alllll dayTogether Annie and Jason bring out the best in each other Brody is the calm to Annie’s exuberance and Annie gives Brody a much needed confidence boost For Brody years of being told he wouldn’t amount to anything of feeling useless has had him uestioning his ability and his worth as a man “All I know is that I want to be the person you and your dad think I am Maybe even than I want to be a great pitcher” Whatever Life Throws at you was exactly what I needed It was fun uirky moving and so beautifully sweet I was completely smitten and fell for this book hook line and sinker Wonderful Just wonderful Grab it I think you’ll love it

  10. Allison Allison says:

    I do not remember a book that has reuired so much eye rolling while reading as this one I picked this book to read because I wanted a cute fluffy YA romance and the reviews were all pretty solid Not to mention I love baseball This book should have been right up my alley right? WrongFirst things first I probably should have been committed to the idea that the baseball related things presented in this book wouldn't be the most realistic That was my first mistake No major league baseball team would have a minor league reliever who has never pitched in the majors be the Opening Day STARTER None Easy fix just have Jason Brody be an ace reliever Have him close out games throwing 100mph fire and he can still be a star None of this reliever turning into a starter throwing six innings nonsense Then he pitches three innings four games in a row But he was just starting so why is he now relieving? Then he is coming into the game in the third and pitching for the last 6 innings? Does this team have no other pitchers? I'm so freaking confused Also just the way that the baseball culture was presented was really weird and kind of took me out of the story For example I really doubt that spoiler there would be paparazzi in a club in Missouri to take pictures of the players' kids partying Baseball players are rich sure and baseball players are in the public eye sure but they aren't like other celebrities They and their kids certainly do not get followed by paparazzi everywhere they go I don't know Like I said probably should have not assumed it would be super realistic but man this was all hard to swallow I felt like the book was painting baseball culture as a place where all of the kids go out and party and cause trouble and the established players are assholes to the rookies and it's all women and money and contracts just no Baseball does have it's problems sexism homophobia whatever but none of these real problems were presented here Well I guess one of the veteran players does basically suggest the that main character sleeps around a lot WHAT SHE'S 17 AND HE IS A GROWN ASS MAN WITH KIDS HER AGE WHATBaseball aside I couldn't really stand the main character Annie The thing I dislike the most about Annie is her constant shaming of other girls or women I get it she's a teenager with a crush and you never want to see your crush hanging out with other girls that aren't you But COME ON The way that she talks about the other girls that Jason is with is disgusting She even recognizes that she is stereotyping and being judgmental but does nothing to fix it Why why why? One line says instead of finding bimbos to bang he's thinking about me? My eyes are so far back in my head Does Annie realize that her perfect crush would also have to choose to bang these bimbos? I cannot stand her Even after she learns that her beloved pitcher is not in fact sleeping with every woman he sees she is still so annoying She whines and complains and my GOD Like she goes to her beau's mom's house without asking him to get information that he is not comfortable with her getting and I just can't As if I actually know how gangs work As if anyone in the book knows how anything works apparently Then when JasonBrodyWhatever gets mad at her for doing this she's all like well I just had a really shitty time going out in the rain and like I really don't think it's fun to be getting yelled at right now You're 17 Annie You're not 10 or 12 or even 15 Stop whining OH MY GOD When Jason Brody calls her out I'm SO STOKED SHE THINKS IT IS STUPID TO APOLOGIZE SHE LITERALLY SAYS THAT'S FUCKING STUPID This book y'all Why did he have to call me a child? Oh I don't know Annie maybe because you are acting like one ALL THE TIME? The only thing I find interesting about her is that she is a super good runner but that kind of disappeared There are characters that are written as crappy people that I can still appreciate and then there is Annie Overall this book was a struggle to get through I had too high of hopes when I started it and by the end I was just laughing at how much I wanted it to be over Disappointingly crafted characters so many baseball inaccuracies unsexy sexy times There was one line that really just stood out as one that illustrated everything I dislike about this book and it was Annie's commentary on how a number five mid relief pitcher DARE speak at a dinner party they were having There is no such thing as a number five mid relief pitcher You are either a middle reliever or a number five starter And Annie when you're being a whiny brat someone else might want to talk to fill the awkward silenceAnd of COURSE this close turned super reliever turned starter pitched a perfect game to send the team to the World Series in his second ever start

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