Book Review: Love By Number by D.J. Jamison

Blurb:

Aidan doesn’t have the best record with relationships, but he’s had a lifelong love affair with baseball. Player stats and computer simulations make sense. People don’t. But when he needs a ride to the World Series, he must rely on another person: a sexy artist who is as spontaneous as Aidan is predictable.

Jesse doesn’t care about baseball. As an artist, he’d rather paint a player than watch him at bat. But his grandpa loves the Kansas City Royals, so he takes him to every home game. He has no idea a fender bender in the parking lot is about to deliver new inspiration in the shape of a man with a whole bag of quirks.

Despite their differences, Jesse and Aidan hit it off, and their sexual chemistry is fantastic. But when Aidan’s numbers betray him, Jesse isn’t prepared for the fall-out. If Aidan continues to put his passion for baseball stats above everything else, he could miss out on the most important numbers in life: the number of smiles, kisses and laughs they could share in a journey of a lifetime.

Love By Number Book Cover Love By Number
D.J. Jamison
Romance
D.J. Jamison
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Review:

I read the blurb and expected an opposite attract romance, I got the opposite attract bit, but the "romance" bit had me thinking meh. I loved Jesse, he was a completely relatable character. Aiden, on the other hand, had me raising my eyebrows.

The author pointed out MANY times, that Aiden was different, I got it because yeah he is a bit different and his past experiences, especially with love, has been shitty. That still didn't give him the right to be a shitty block of ice to Jesse, like seriously dude please stop using your difference as an excuse to be a douche canoe. Like for real, halfway through the book, I was like "Lord gimme strength, else I smack this child"

I was happy when Aiden began to see my point and tried to make things better.

Jesse wasn't perfect either, he is a relatable character so it was easy to pick apart his flaws, for one he gives up too easily, he is one of those "bang em and leave em" types who only sleeps with a person twice, I swear those types think sleeping with someone twice must mean that person is the one (Sadly I have friends like this to back up this claim... I need to reevaluate my life choices).

So yeah I rolled my eyes so hard when Jesse said he thought Aiden was special.

My character critic aside, I didn't feel any deep emotional connection between them, I felt like I was told they had feelings for each other bit never actually felt it. Nevertheless, I was happy when they finally talked things out.

The ending felt a bit rushed though. I give this 3 stars

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