She has created a perfect cast of characters that are easy to relate to, and you just really want them to be real so you can hang out with them. The storyline is easy to follow. I was drawn in from the first paragraph. The characters are all compelling, and easy to relate to. There were moments where I just wanted to hug Kit, Jack, and Iz so they would know that everything is going to be okay. The characters seemed real with their own distinct voices, flaws, and virtues. The secondary characters are perfectly blended into the story of the main characters.
I love, love, love this series. I will recommend it to anyone and everyone who loves romance mixed in with sports. I give it 5/5 Platypires.