“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.”
4 1/2 out of 5 stars
I stumbled upon this little gem thanks to goodreads, and I’m so glad I did. I really loved this book!!
Anything but Minor is the story of Alice Boyd, a flight instructor who has just relocated to Charleston, South Carolina to start her life and get away from her strict, overbearing mother.
Alice is a googler. She’s obsessive about it. Once she gets an idea in her head about something, she will google it and learn all she can about a topic. There is a minor league baseball team in Charleston, and Alice decides to go to a game. She is sitting two seats over from Dutch, an older woman who has two seats to the game but only sits in one. Alice mimics Dutch’s enthusiasm during her first game, catching the attention of pitcher Rafe Hembrey.
Rafe has been pitching in the minors for a while, and he is waiting for “the call” to the majors. He notices Alice sitting by Dutch and is intrigued. Dutch invites Alice to join her at the games for the season, in her empty seat; which belonged to her dead husband.
Rafe and Alice end up meeting up at the bar in town, owned by Andy, Rafe’s best friend and catcher. The banter between Alice and Rafe is hilarious.
You see, Alice is kind of a nerd. She is waiting for her “Jake Ryan”. She is obsessed with John Hughes movies (on VHS). She quotes movies all the time and it’s adorable. I just loved Alice. She was very honest – she told you how she felt, and her character grew during the course of the book.
Rafe was great too, but he was a little rougher around the edges. This was a really fun book and I would highly recommend.