Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

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Game.  Set.  Match.  by Jennifer Iacopelli
Publishing Date:  May 1, 2013





Goodreads Summary:


Nestled along the coastline of North Carolina, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the best elite tennis training facility in the world. Head Coach, Dominic Kingston has assembled some of the finest talent in the sport. From the game's biggest stars to athletes scraping and clawing to achieve their dreams, OBX is full of ego, drama and romance. Only the strong survive in this pressure cooker of competition, on and off the court.

Penny Harrison, the biggest rising star in tennis, is determined to win the French Open and beat her rival, the world’s number one player, Zina Lutrova. There’s just one problem, the only person who’s ever been able to shake her laser-like focus is her new training partner. Alex Russell, tennis’s resident bad boy, is at OBX recovering from a knee injury suffered after he crashed his motorcycle (with an Aussie supermodel on the back). He's hoping to regain his former place at the top of men’s tennis and Penny’s heart, while he’s at it.

Tennis is all Jasmine Randazzo has ever known. Her parents have seven Grand Slam championships between them and she’s desperate to live up to their legacy. Her best friend is Teddy Harrison, Penny’s twin brother, and that’s all they’ve ever been, friends. Then one stupid, alcohol-laced kiss makes everything super awkward just as she as she starts prepping for the biggest junior tournament of the year, the Outer Banks Classic.

The Classic is what draws Indiana Gaffney out of the hole she crawled into after her mom’s death. Even though she’s new to OBX, a win at the Classic is definitely possible. She has a big serve and killer forehand, but the rest of her game isn’t quite up to scratch and it doesn’t help that Jasmine Randazzo and her little minions are stuck-up bitches or that Jack Harrison, Penny’s agent and oldest brother, is too hot for words, not to mention way too old for her.

Who will rise? Who will fall?

Told from rotating points of view, GAME. SET. MATCH. is a 'new adult' novel about three girls with one goal: to be the best tennis player in the world.




Why I Can't Wait for Game.  Set.  Match.

First off, I love the book cover, and think it's sexy!  When I first saw this book, I was drawn to it.   I love how the photo of the couple is in black, white, and grey, while the writing is in neon colors, and really stands out.  Then, I read the synopsis of the story, and was immediately intrigued!  I've read books that I loved, that included sports and romance, such as Catching Jordan, and Stealing Parker by Miranda Keneally.  I love that this is a story told in multiple point of views, and that each character's story is related to all of the other characters stories.  I can tell that there is going to be a lot of romance, drama, competition, and intensity in this story.  I am a huge fan of the New Adult Genre, and cannot wait to read this book!



What are you waiting on this Wednesday?










25 comments:

  1. I've been hearing a lot about this one! Sounds charming.

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  2. I have to say, I'm not a big fan of tennis. This however, seems like it doesn't have too much to do with it! Hehe. Great pick :)
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    1. Ha Ha! That's why I like it! ;) LOL Thanks for following us! We look forward to getting to know you Beth!

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  3. While I love to watch tennis, I'm from NC and visit the Outer Banks every year. Will be curious to see if I recognize any of the local descriptions.

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    1. Oh yeah, that would be really neat to be able to match up the places in the book with where you're from!

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  4. I have to admit, I've never read any tennis related fiction, but I love tennis, so it should be a good fit. This one looks fun. Thanks for sharing. New follower.

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  5. Oh this is a good one. Nice pick!

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-39.html

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  6. A sport romance is something out of the ordinary for me, but I believe it's something worth trying. I'll keep this in mind, thanks for sharing. My WoW

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    1. Your Welcome. Thanks for stopping by Caro :)

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  7. I love smooching on covers..LOL Great pick! My WoW

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  8. There’s been a lot of buzz about this books and it looks like the type of books I love to read. And I think that cover is just adorable and matches the book summary perfectly. Great pick and thanks for stopping by my WOW:)

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    1. Thanks! I love visiting your site! I agree! I'm so excited to read this book!

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  9. I heard some reviews already about this book and they say it isn't a good read but it does have a pretty cover

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    1. Yes, I think the cover is very pretty! I hope to enjoy it.

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  10. Lucky super early reader here! The book is INCREDIBLE! Read it as soon as humanly possible lol

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    1. Thanks Leigh Ann! I'm really excited for this book, and can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  11. Ooh sorry it took so long to comment back! I live in Sacramento btw :) I'm not a fan of contemps or NA but I hope you enjoy it!

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I hope I enjoy it too :)

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  12. This one sounds like a lot of fun! I don't usually read books with sports present but I may have to check this one out anyways. :)

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