A chance encounter in a Rome hotel, two tremendously damaging photographs, and Hilton Joliet’s life is instantly altered. Previously working a dead-end job as an assistant in a portrait studio, she is now a freelance photographer for Game Set Match magazine, “the Us Weekly of tennis,” as she calls it.
Thrown rapidly into a jet-setting life of world-class tennis, the best seats at the best matches, and trailing the hottest young tennis stars and their model and actress girlfriends, Hilton, a former tennis player herself, can’t imagine a more fun job or a better way to jump-start her career while her boyfriend Luke finishes law school.
As Hilton spends more and more time away from home, grows closer and closer to Tanner Bruin—the world-ranked No. 3 player on whom she’s always had a huge crush—and becomes more and more hated by Aubrey Gage—the actress girlfriend of world-ranked No. 6 player Haidin Bayliss—Luke keeps a secret from her that could drastically change their six-year relationship. It is through Hilton’s discovery of that secret, her love for the tennis tour, and her front-row glimpse into its most high-profile relationships that she starts to see how love doesn’t always mean near as much as she thought it did.
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About the Author
I am a YA and adult fiction author currently living in Indianapolis. My books include YA and general fiction, mostly about relationships and everyday life, with some extra plot twists thrown in for fun! My characters reappear from one novel to the next, and even when they're not main characters in the current book, you can still get updates on their lives. I love writing because I get to capture emotions people feel in everyday life and play with my readers' emotions! ;) I write characters people can relate to, and I almost always end a book with a cliffhanger to keep my readers coming back. Plus, life is always better with a little suspense! ;)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Loves Means Zero by Daisy Jordan is the story of Hilton Joliet. She is living with her boyfriend (her best friend and her fiancé) in a nice apartment, with a nice job, and has a nice life. In short, her life is missing that thrill or spark that comes with doing something adventurous or even something that is normally fun. When Hilton and her best friend Jill go on a vacation to Europe, she believes she will finally find some perspective and some much needed me-time. However, her life will change. For good or bad? That depends on how you perceive it. During her visit to Italy, she attends a tennis match. Tennis has always been her passion and, as she is a photographer, she takes her camera everywhere. To the surprise of everyone, Hilton takes a controversial picture of a tennis star as he cheats on his actress girlfriend. This is when she gets the job as a freelance photographer at Game Set Match. Now she is all set to travel the world and do both the things she loves best. But this has given her an opportunity to do other things that have an influence on her life. The new job has its perks, but it also has its down side. Can her relationship survive? Or will she get something even better? Love Means Zero may seem like the usual boy-meets-girl-girl-meets-boy novel, but it is so much more than that. Jordan has written the novel with passion and you can feel it. The characters are beautifully written and portrayed with just the right words. Hilton is so much fun and Jill is very quirky. I really love it when writers can make their characters seem real and feel real. A good piece of fiction that will be the perfect book to read on a lazy day. A huge thumbs up!
LOVE MEANS ZERO follows about a year-and-a-half in the life of Hilton Joilet. When we meet Hilton, she is living with her best friend, Jill; Jill's fiance, Todd; their 2-year-old daughter, Adria; and Hilton's boyfriend, Luke. Jill and Hilton go on a three-week trip to Europe. Hilton, a photography major in college and a tennis lover, go to a tournament in Italy. While there, Hilton manages to snap a money-making shot of one of the players cheating on his actress girlfriend. She sells her picture to Game Set Match magazine, which is described as US Weekly just for tennis. She shows them other shots she took at the matches, and they hire her to travel the world, working all of the tournaments. Her assignment is to take pictures of the matches but also to follow the players around and take snapshots while they are partying - and go behind the scenes, too. Hilton thinks she has found her dream job, but will it set well with Luke, especially when Hilton becomes a celebrity herself? This is a good beach novel. It is exciting, sexy, and fun. The characters are over-the-top and like to have a lot of fun in life, so I believe you should give this one a try.