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
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Did I enjoy this book: I really enjoyed the first book in the Outer Banks Tennis Academy series, Game. Set. Match. (See my review here.) And Losing at Love is a great addition to the series. I have to say I’m not much of a tennis fan–watching the matches, learning how to play–BUT I love reading about it in this series. I found myself getting caught up in the matches and practices. I felt bad for Penny when she was injured. I rooted for Indy and Jasmine. I love Jack, Alex, and Paolo. I can’t believe Dom. And I can’t stand Caroline. I even learned more about the game in general. I may have to watch a few matches now. Would I recommend it: Yes, I would. And I can’t wait to read the next book in the Outer Banks Tennis Academy series. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It was SO much fun getting back into the world of the Outer Banks Tennis Club. Losing at Love, for me, is what a good new adult book is like. It's a good bridge between YA and Adult fiction, it has just enough spice, but not too much, and has a great story that has you loving the characters, waiting to be their best friend and live in their world. The series is about three girls who are all up and comers in the tennis world and they all train at the Outer Banks Tennis Club in North Carolina. The club is owned by Jasmine's parents who are living tennis legends. In Game. Set. Match., Indiana moves to train at the club and upsets the hierarchy the junior tennis stars have created for themselves. The stories is the lead up to the girls going to the French Open and how they preform. Losing at Love picks up shortly after the events of Game. Set. Match. with Indy enjoying her surprise win at the French Open juniors, Penny dealing with her ankle injury and Jas wondering what's next for her. I love that these stories are just on going, their not episodic stories about different tournaments, but everything flows together as we move through the Tennis season. Yes, each book seems to be centered around a major Tennis Tournament, but that's not the focus, it's how these girls get to and through each while dealing with their crazy love lives. The story fallows all three girls from France to London as they work towards being ready for Wimbledon, alternating between the three points of view. I love how Iacopelli is able to move through the points of view while keeping the story flowing and fluid. The girls are dealing with everything from how to handle success to how to handle under achieving to dealing with an injury, oh, and boys. It's great enjoyable drama that I totally love in my YA books. It's not the a point where I'm going OMG enough already and it's not too little that I'm bored. I also enjoyed the tennis aspect of the story. It's relatable and approachable for those who are not big tennis fans and I think those who are will also enjoy getting a look into the world of high level tennis.
What an enjoyable read! I wanted a book with tennis and romance, and I found that and much more! The dynamic, interwoven stories between the players is a definite page-turner. I loved how the romance and chemistry was sexy but clean PG-13. Such a refreshing change. The tension in friendships and romances makes you keep reading to find out what will happen on and off the court. It is reminiscent of the movies Love Actually, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, and all those delightful romantic comedies that make you smile. Plus it takes place in North Carolina and London. Beautiful, vibrant backdrops for a novel. I am able to show-off my newfound tennis knowledge to my tennis-playing husband :) I haven't read the first book in this series, Game. Set. Match., but I had no trouble following the story. Now to go back and read Book 1!