by Jennifer Iacopelli. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Grass courts, tennis whites and the fiercest competition in the world. Wimbledon. After two crazy weeks in Paris, the girls of the Outer Banks Tennis Academy are headed to London with just one thing on their minds: winning.
Indiana Gaffney is fresh off a surprise win at the French Open junior tournament. Sponsors are clamoring for her attention, but what she wants more than anything—aside from a wild card to Wimbledon—is to be with Jack Harrison, but international fame and a secret relationship rarely mix well.
When Penny Harrison dreamed of playing at Wimbledon she never imagined agonizing pain shooting through her ankle with every step. With just a month until the tournament and the whole world expecting her to win, she’s determined to play, with or without the support of her coach or the love of her life, Alex Russell.
For the first time ever, no one expects anything from Jasmine Randazzo. After a crushing first-round defeat in the French Open juniors, the tennis world has given up on her, but worse than that, so have her parents, her best friend Teddy and maybe even her coach. With everyone writing her off, can she find it within herself to go after her dreams?
Also check out the first book in the series: Game. Set. Match.
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I am a huge tennis fan, so as soon as I read that this book was set at Wimbledon I was sold! I haven't read the first book in the series but I had no trouble in following the story or figuring out who was who. Despite my love of the sport, I've never read any novels set in the tennis-world, and so I found it really interesting reading about the training and what goes on behind the scenes at tournaments - I definitely learnt a few things! The scene is set so well that you can easily picture the grass courts, the tennis whites and the gruelling matches. Indy, Penny and Jasmine are all characters that I warmed to instantly, and the boys were all gorgeous, especially Alex. Other reviewers have mentioned the fact that this is very much a character-driven novel, and I'm inclined to agree, but that is no criticism! The multiple viewpoint narrative works really well as we follow the lives and loves of the characters both on and off the court. I loved this book, and I now have Game. Set Match. - the first book in the series - ready and waiting to be read! Given that the first two books in the series cover the French Open and Wimbledon - two out of the four grand slams - I'm hopeful that there are another couple of novels in the pipeline too!
About the Author
Jennifer Iacopelli was born in New York and has no plans to leave...ever. Growing up, she read everything she could get her hands on, but her favorite authors were Laura Ingalls Wilder, L.M. Montgomery and Frances Hodgson Burnett all of whom wrote about kick-ass girls before it was cool for girls to be kick-ass. She got a Bachelor's degree in Adolescence Education and English Literature quickly followed up by a Master's in Library Science, which lets her frolic all day with her books and computers, leaving plenty of time in the evenings to write and yell at the Yankees, Giants and her favorite tennis players through the TV.
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