A former women’s tennis pro with one last winter to chase the dream she thought she’d given up.
The opinionated coach who can get her there—if she can forget about his sad eyes and her ridiculous need to make him smile more.
I’ve loved tennis since I could wrap my tiny hand around a racket and, for a while, I was good. Damn good. My dream of a career Grand Slam—that’s winning each of the big four tournaments for the non-tennis-obsessed types—was within reach.
The rotator cuff tear in the middle of the French Open had other plans. My tennis career was over. So, I did what any perpetual optimist would and embraced a different future—the one my parents and perfect older sister had always expected of me.
Until an old tennis rival issues a challenge I can’t refuse. If I have any hope of defending my name against the haters, I’ve got one chance to give my all to my first love.
I just have to stay focused on my game. And not on my handsome new coach, who’s full of opinions and advice, impossible to read…and even harder to resist.