Book Reviews

Girl at Heart by Kelly Oram

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 256
Stand alone
Genre: YA, High School, Sports, Baseball
Published: November 4, 2019
Rating: 5 stars


As the daughter of a successful Major League pitcher, Charlie Hastings has baseball in her blood. Unfortunately, being the only girl on her high school baseball team, Charlie has always been just one of the guys.

When her best friend, and secret love of her life, asks another girl to the prom, Charlie is devastated. She’s tired of being overlooked by boys because she’s not like other girls. Suffering a massive identity crisis, she decides to hang up her cleats and finally learn how to be a girl.

But with only two weeks until the state championships, the Roosevelt High Ravens can’t afford to lose their star catcher. Team captain Jace King makes her a deal: Don’t quit the team, and he’ll help her become the girl she’s so desperate to be. After all, he’s got four sisters, one of whom happens to be a cheerleader. He knows a thing or two about girls. (And if he can win her heart in the process, all the better.)

From the bestselling young adult author of Cinder & Ella, V is for Virgin, and the Avery Shaw Experiment comes a new sweet romance that’s sure to leave you with all the feels! Girl at Heart is a clean and wholesome sports romance that will leave you with warm fuzzies and an itch to watch a baseball game.

A sweet YA romance


I’ve read three of Oram’s books before and loved them. So I’m giving another one of her books a go.

Charlie has grown up playing baseball with her three best friends Eric, Kevin, and Diego. Charlie has had a crush on Eric for a while now and is slowly getting the courage to finally tell him. That is until he says he is taking another girl to prom and that he and the guys planned prom… without her.

Charlie gets upset because she is tired of not being seen as a girl that can be datable. Once she decides to quit the team, Jace the team captain jumps to keep her on the team. Once he finds out what the problem is, he enlists his twin sister to help Charlie become the girl she’s always wanted to be.

I don’t think there was a time that I wasn’t smiling. This is a totally cute and adorable story. A girl trying to find her identity of not being a full blown tomboy, but yet not being a complete girly girl. Jace and Charlie are a cute couple and I love how patient Jace was with Charlie. Not once did he rush her and he saw the real her. The one even her best friends didn’t see.

Kelly Oram has created another adorable YA that I absolutely love.