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Genre: Young adult, romance

Stars: 5

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend. And tonight she’s going to be there.

Lisa Matthews has been in love with her best friend since kindergarten. They’re close as can be, they’ve even slept in each other’s bed. But they’ve never kissed. Weeks away from her seventeenth birthday, Lisa hopes that soon things will change between them. But when Tony comes home after summer soccer camp, his mind is focused on someone else. And worse, that new girl is a soccer player.

Fighting for her love, Lisa gets carried away and makes a stupid decision: Without the least bit of talent or any passion for the sport whatsoever, she goes for the co-ed soccer team.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.


My Review:

First love, sport, wit, and teenage angst all combined into one incredibly fun young adult romance – what more can you ask for?

Lisa Matthews, in love with her best friend Tony for as long as she can remember, is disturbed by the appearance of a rival in the form of leggy blonde football (soccer) player, Chloe, and, in a moment of madness, decides to try out for the mixed team. Making it onto the team, she’s invited by the captain, Ryan Hunter, to one of his legendary parties that Tony has been keeping her from for years. When she wakes up the following morning in Ryan’s arms, she finds herself questioning a lot of things…

Clean and sweet, this novel’s portrayal of teenage confusion and feelings is strong and realistic. The writing was so tense, it had me relentlessly turning the pages until I got to the end, and then I kept thinking about the characters and their shenanigans for days afterwards. Highly recommended.