Having read several of Elizabeth Marx’s books, I have had this one in my Kindle app for a while but decided it was time to read it. Other books I’ve read by Marx were set in the South but Cutters vs Jocks is not. This one is set in Indiana.
Be sure, whatever you do, to read the blurb at the beginning that explains what cutters means. Having lived near a college town most of my life, I always heard of the town people being referred to as townies. Or I may have used the town versus gown dilemma. Cutters is an Indiana term that initially was in reference to stone cutting professionals.
Libby first meets Aidan while out for a night on the town. When the cutter girl beats the college jock at pool, he is taken with her. It turns almost obsessive in my mind but he pursues her like he has his baseball career in college.
I do not want to spoil the book but I will say that it left me wanting to know more. The book ends with graduation, when Aidan finds out that Libby is not just a cutter but also a graduate and a smart one.
The setting may be different from other Marx books I’ve read but Elizabeth Marx writes characters a reader becomes invested in and the reader wants more.
I am going to pick up the next book in the series, Binding Arbitration, now to find out what happens to Libby and Aidan in the future.