The only thing neither woman hadn’t counted on was each other . . .
Throughout her long career, professional tennis player Jay Pierce has been burned by both players and the press. She’s learned the hard way that she can trust no one and nothing, especially her own judgment. So, when she undertakes one last career comeback, she knows the only hope she has to redeem her legacy is to go it alone.
Sadie Larsen knows virtually nothing about the world of professional tennis when her daughter, Destiny, breaks onto the women’s tour at the age of 17. Sadie learned everything she needed to know about single parenting on her own, and she knows she can do the same now that the stakes are higher than ever. All she has to do is stay laser-focused on protecting her family of two.
Neither Jay nor Sadie expects the path ahead to be easy. The only thing neither woman had prepared for is each other. As Jay and Destiny fight their battles on the court, Sadie and Jay fight their attraction off it.
Awards and Honors
2019 Independent Publisher’s (IPPY) Awards, Silver Medal, Romance Category
2019 Golden Crown Literary Society, Short List in Contemporary Romance (Long Novel) Category
“Rachel Spangler is one hell of a romance writer and she keeps getting better with each new book she releases.” —TARA SCOTT, The Lesbian Review
“This story showcases Spangler’s ability to develop the emotional intelligence of her characters, tackle multiple complex women and their individual needs, and merge the whole into a spell-binding story of personal achievement and growth. I literally couldn’t put it down.” —VELVET LOUNGER, Curve Magazine
“An original and superbly crafted romance by an author with a genuine flair for deftly crafted and memorable characters expertly woven into a narrative driven story of unexpected twists and unforeseen turns leading to a dramatic conclusion.” —MARY COWPER, Midwest Book Review
“Rachel’s writing style is so natural it makes the reader feel the sense of eavesdropping—a polished skill for authors. This is a solid, entertaining, lusty and well-scribed important novel.” —GRADY HARP, Amazon.com Hall of Fame & Top 50 Reviewer
“Everything in the book is realistic and Spangler writes powerful prose. I have been reviewing her work for several years now, and I have seen a new maturity with each book. What I find particularly interesting is that I am a gay man reviewing a lesbian love story and I have fallen in love with Jay, Sadie, and Des, and I am quite sure that if the genders were switched the story would have the same power.” —AMOS LASSEN, Amos Lassen Reviews
“Rachel Spangler has written an epic tale of two women falling in love while navigating family, old news, and the ever-pressing paparazzi and she wrote it all beautifully.” —RACHAEL BYRNE, Les Rêveur
RACHEL SPANGLER is a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and the Golden Crown Literary and Rainbow Award-winning author of twelve lesbian romance novels and novellas. She lives with her wife and son in Western New York. You can read more about her and her adventures on her website.