Soccer star Adeline Fahey has never taken an interest in the world outside of the pitch. The daughter of wealthy Irish immigrants, and a straight-A student, she sees nothing but the goal—finish her last two years of school and join a professional soccer team—no ifs, ands, or buts.
Then Gabriella Soto, a cello prodigy in her own right and the teaching assistant in Adeline’s dreaded Beginning Spanish class, walks onto her playing field.
After a drunken night in a T-rex costume boots their hearts onto a collision course, Adeline and Gabriella must tackle a field of school scandal, homophobic parents, and their own passionate career goals to have a shot at something more. In the face of so many obstacles, Adeline and Gabriella fear that their love may not be strong enough to score them the championship relationship they never knew they wanted.
|Publisher:||NineStar Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Adeline's only interest is soccer. She's the star of her university team and wants to be a professional player after graduation. Adeline is rich, she's a straight A-student and it's obvious she's going places. When Adeline meets Gabriella, her Spanish TA, she's instantly intrigued and all of a sudden soccer isn't Adeline's only interest anymore. Gabriella is a gifted cello player and has her own goals she's trying to reach, so they understand each other well. Adeline and Gabriella become close. However, it isn't easy to fit spending time with each other into their busy schedules. They also have to deal with jealousy, being the center of a scandal, homophobic parents, injuries and more. Will they have a chance to get to know one another and be in a relationship together? Will their crazy hours allow them to spend any time with each other and is their connection strong enough to stay intact when things get tough? Off Pitch is a wonderful romantic story. Adeline is an excellent soccer player. She's a good captain, she's confident, she wants to score and she's prepared to make sacrifices for her passion. She's also an intelligent student with perfect grades. A TA can date a student, but the situation between Adeline and Gabriella isn't common. They can't stay away from each other though. Gabriella truly gets Adeline's drive to be the best. They're both hardworking and know what it's like to chase a dream. In that area they're a perfect match. They also have plenty of chemistry and it's clear from the start they have something special. The question is what will win, their ambition or their love for one another. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out. Brianna Kienitz's writing has a nice easy flow. She writes about fierce young women with a lot of personality, which is something I liked very much. There are plenty of sparks between Adeline and Gabriella, but there's also more, an attachment on a deeper emotional level. I loved the descriptive and honest way Brianna Kienitz addresses the more difficult topics like the lack of time and the pressure to achieve, parents who don't want their daughter to be gay, jealousy and heartbreak. The result is a fabulous complete multilayered story with an amazing sweet ending.