Hit Zero by Perrie Patterson

September 17, 2020

Author: Perrie Patterson
Genre: Young Adult, Christian Fiction, Sports Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2020

17-year-old, Landry Woods is grateful for a second chance. She's leaving her past in the dust and heading to Texas where she'll meet her new team at a college known for it's title-winning, competition coed cheer team. Her new team feels like family and Texas feels like home.

When she meets Cole Collins, the freshman, star quarterback, sparks fly and Landry feels happy for the first time in a long while. But someone from her past returns, dredging up old wounds she'd closed long ago. How do you forgive someone who's hurt you deeply?

Having the son of a preacher for a boyfriend, helps Landry learn to heal and learn how to forgive. When she hears a message during a New Year's Eve event at her coach's church it touches her soul and her heart begins to mend.

Life is uncertain. People will let you down, your team may not always hit zero, and love may not last but if you have faith like a flyer, you will know someone will catch you when you fall.

An inspirational story of falling in love, learning to forgive, figuring out how to live in the moment, making friends for forever, and gaining faith for a lifetime. You'll be rooting for this small-town Louisiana girl with a heart as big as Texas.

My Thoughts

The extent of my knowledge on cheer leading is what I have seen on TV and on movies. This is one of those sports I was never interested in when I was in school,  so reading this story was fun because it was something completely out of my knowledge wheel. The story is about Landry and is told . She is a young girl on a path trying to find her faith and redemption. She feels like she is not worthy or deserving of any happiness. She has big hurts stemming from her father and him leaving the family at such a young age and has a hard time coming to terms in forgiving and reconnecting with him.

The love story between Landry and Cole was one of those that you think about when you reminisce about your first love or what you think your first love could be. Cole is the football player, Christian boy whom Landry thinks is way out of her league. But Cole is good for her and he helps her see that she is worthy of the love he has for her. 

Overall I liked the story and I think young adults will definitely enjoy it. There was some trending themes regarding cyber bullying which is relevant to today's society and what teenagers deal with so the story is very relatable to that age group. My only negative is that  there was some mild language towards the beginning of the story that I didn't feel like it was necessary to make the story good.  So just a warning if that is something that takes effect into your reading. 

My Rating: 3 Stars/Liked it

(I received this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

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About the Author

Perrie is the mother of two teenagers. She lives north of Atlanta where she often works as a background actor for TV and movie productions. She designs jewelry and volunteers as a mentor with Forsyth Co. schools. She is the facilitator for her neighborhood book club (Polo Women's Club) and she enjoys volunteering with the Chestatee River Chapter DAR, where she is a board member. She has three rescue fur babies. Soon she and husband Jeff will officially be empty nesters and plan to travel more.
When she's not writing or promoting a book. You can find her curled up with her kindle in one hand and a cub of Earl Grey in the other and of course the fur babies by her side. Walking the Crimson Road is her first novel.

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