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Top of Her Game [Book Review]

Genre: LGBT Romance

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Format: Read via NetGalley

Thank you NetGalley and Bold Stroke Books for the advanced review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sapphic soccer story. It’s a book I didn’t know I needed until I stumbled upon it by accident on NetGalley. I’m not even a sports person, but I love sports romances. It’s odd.

Kenzie is drafted to the Hurricanes. Her crush, Sutton, is team captain. There’s instant attraction, but Sutton has a girlfriend. She also seems to date people for like a soccer season and then end the relationship. Kenzie doesn’t want to break up a relationship or be the other person so she isn’t going to pursue Sutton despite the mutual feelings. They just don’t get together immediately after the reveal either, which is refreshing because it shows them as mature people assessing their feelings before just diving into a relationship.

There’s a lot of soccer stuff talked about, but it doesn’t detract from the story. This is probably a plus for someone who likes the sport…

I don’t so it was just kind of whatever to me.

Trigger warning for sexual assault in the book. I hate how it was just like skimmed over, I think it could have made an even stronger story by going in depth and empowering the character it involves to face what happened to her. As a survivor myself, I think it should be addressed better in books, including links to resources for people who need them because of that situation.

The relationship is fantastic. Kenzie is so likable the entire story, and Sutton gets better as the story moves along. I think anyone who has had a celebrity crush will love this story because it’s what you always wanted to happen to you so it’s a little of vicariously living through the characters as well. And the sex scenes are great. Always love good ones of those in a book. All in all, an awesome book and definitely a must if you love sports romance.

Definitely glad I picked this book up and I’d read more from this author.

Until I rant about books again,

Top Ten Tuesday [Books with Numbers in the Title]

Top Ten Tuesday was started way back in June 2010 by The Broke and The Bookish because of a love of lists and books. In January 2018 it was taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl. Jana assigns each Tuesday a different topic for discussion, she has a scheduled lists of topics on her blog.

So I’m just going to do this like the rapid fire book tag and list the books I can think of with numbers in the title. I may come up with a lot, I may come up with just a few. Either way, it’s fun to do these posts and see what everyone comes up with.

  • 1984… that’s a lot of numbers and a really good book. In the current social climate, it’s definitely a relevant read. Highly suggest this book if you haven’t read it yet.
  • Six of Crows… one of my favorite YA series, no doubt. I think everyone should read it. No mourners, no funerals.
  • One Day… I have read the book, but I don’t recall it. I know I liked the movie though.
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January… this is a book everyone seems to be talking about. I don’t know anything about it in the least. It’s the last one I could think of with numbers.

So, I’m not really good at this week’s post, but it’s still a ton of fun! If you’re doing this, I would love to see what number titles you come up with.

Until I rant about books again,