Monday, June 2, 2014

{Romance Minute Review} Love in Straight Sets by Rebecca Crowley

{Romance Minute Review} Love in Straight Sets by Rebecca Crowley

Love in Straight Sets
Regan Hunter came to tennis late in life, but she's worked hard to become one of the world's top players. Beating the odds has made her unstoppable on the court and neurotically controlling off of it. So when her manager hires a new coach, a has-been who left the sport after a scandal, Regan wants him gone, fast.

Ben Percy, a former Grand Slam winner, is well aware of Regan's reputation for driving coaches away—usually screaming. But working with the notoriously mercurial Regan could be just the break he needs to take his career to the next level, and he's never been one to scare easily. He must stick to only one rule: hands off Regan.

Keeping his distance from Regan is more difficult than Ben ever imagined. Behind her tough, sexy exterior is a woman he wants to get to know better. And Regan feels a connection with her patient, easy-on-the-eyes coach that's hard to ignore. But with the biggest championship of all on the line, romance may be completely out of bounds…(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} Kindle Edition, 159 pages. Published April 14th 2014 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2014). Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Rebecca Crowley and Carina Press.

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"Regan exhaled irritably as a shadow fell across her poolside lounge chair, obscuring what little sunshine managed to penetrate the cloudy sky." (page 1, line 1)
Regan has a shell of fire and ice and an explosive temper. She's also insecure and anxiety ridden. She's hard to get to know but it's worth the effort. Ben is an absolute sweetheart. He's thoughtful, kind, supportive, an ass-kicker when necessary. Ben sees right through Regan's shell, sees her passion, strength and determination as well as the vulnerability that she tries desperately to hide. They have chemistry, on and off the court, but there are many obstacles standing between them and a happily ever after. Crowley does an excellent job of conveying the challenge and excitement of the game, even to a tennis luddite like me.

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