The Singles Game | Lauren Weisberger

Charlotte “Charlie” Silver has always been a good girl. She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world. When she leaves UCLA—and breaks her boyfriend’s heart—to turn pro, Charlie joins the world’s best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines.

“Tennis”

Breakdown:
Book:
The Singles Game
Series: Standalone
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 352
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis:

Charlotte “Charlie” Silver has always been a good girl. She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world. When she leaves UCLA—and breaks her boyfriend’s heart—to turn pro, Charlie joins the world’s best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines.

After Charlie suffers a disastrous loss and injury on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, she fires her longtime coach and hires Todd Feltner, a legend of the men’s tour, who is famous for grooming champions. Charlie is his first-ever female player, and he will not let her forget it. He is determined to change her good-girl image—both on the court and off—and transform her into a ruthless competitor who will not only win matches and climb the rankings, but also score magazine covers and seven-figure endorsement deals. Her not-so-secret affair with the hottest male player in the world, sexy Spaniard Marco Vallejo, has people whispering, and it seems like only a matter of time before the tabloids and gossip blogs close in on all the juicy details. Charlie’s ascension to the social throne parallels her rising rank on the women’s tour—but at a major price.

REVIEW/SPOILER FREE:

Lets see.

I tend to avoid books that are themed around any kind of sport, hint: I’m not sporty nor am I interested. Buying this book was by no means something I wanted to do. What happened was simple really. I was running out of time because the bookstore was closing. And I’ll be damned if I ever left a Barnes & Noble’s without a book in tow. And it was just published, displayed all over the shelves next to the register, so I grabbed one and ran.  Don’t look at me like that, you’ve done it too!

The Singles Game turned out to be ‘not half bad’. Even though I’ve watched The Devil Wears Prada at least a dozen times. This is actually the first book/work I’ve ever read by Lauren Weisberger. So I really had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Let’s just say it was a pleasant surprise. It wasn’t that great, but it kept me hooked. I have to admit, if Lauren got me interested in reading a book about sports, then she must be some sort of writing goddess. Her other ‘non-sporty’ books must be AMAZING! I might actually get a few more of her books just to test this theory out.

Anyway, the main character is rising tennis star Charlie, who I feel is slightly annoying, self entitled and stuck up maybe? She hires a new coach, Todd, who is a complete prick. His main job is to get her to a certain important Tennis finale/match thing… you can tell I’m so bad at this right? So now, she has to put her life on hold and deal with him.

I feel like this kind of plot is very typical in a sports themed book. However, since this is my first time reading something of this sort, I was entertained.  All in all, this spur of a moment book buy was a good one.

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Final Rating:

“More Tennis”

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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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10 thoughts on “The Singles Game | Lauren Weisberger”

  1. LOL, it’s blasphemous to leave a book store without a book in tow, I agree. I personally love sporty books, so definitely going to give this one a go. Fab review darlin’♥

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  2. I personally also avoid books that are concentrated on sports, but after reading your review, I decided to add it to my TBR and give it a go!

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