A sapphic rivals to lovers rom com for fans of Ted Lasso and A League of Their Own, where two soccer teammates are at odds before falling in love as their team gears up for the World Cup. Grace Henderson has been a star of the US Women’s National Team for ten years, even though she’s only 26. But when she’s sidelined with an injury, a bold new upstart, Phoebe Matthews, takes her spot. 22-year-old Phoebe is everything Grace isn’t—a gregarious jokester who plays with a joy that Grace lost somewhere along the way. The last thing Grace expects is to become teammates with benefits with this class clown she sees as her rival. Phoebe Matthews is too focused on her first season as a professional soccer player to think about seducing her longtime idol. But when Grace ends up making the first move, they can’t keep their hands off of each other. As the World Cup approaches and Grace works her way back from injury, a miscommunication leaves the women with hilariously different perspectives on their relationship. But they’re on the same page on the field, realizing they can play together instead of vying for the same position. With every tackle the tension between them grows, and both players soon have to decide what's more important—being together or making the roster. The perfect blend of funny and steamy, Meryl Wilsner’s Cleat Cute is about being brave enough to win on and off the field.
"This blazing-hot forbidden romance manages to sensibly, and compassionately, capture the complexities of starting adult life after college and finding love and your identity in middle age. Cassie and Erin’s romance is by turns delightfully raunchy and deeply emotional. This reader hopes Wilsner keeps these scorchers coming." - The Washington Post “[Wilsner writes] erotic yearning in a class all their own.” - Entertainment Weekly From Meryl Wilsner, the acclaimed author of Something to Talk About, comes Mistakes Were Made, a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom. When Cassie Klein goes to an off-campus bar to escape her school’s Family Weekend, she isn’t looking for a hookup—it just happens. Buying a drink for a stranger turns into what should be an uncomplicated, amazing one-night stand. But then the next morning rolls around and her friend drags her along to meet her mom—the hot, older woman Cassie slept with. Erin Bennett came to Family Weekend to get closer to her daughter, not have a one-night stand with a college senior. In her defense, she hadn’t known Cassie was a student when they'd met. To make things worse, Erin’s daughter brings Cassie to breakfast the next morning. And despite Erin's better judgement—how could sleeping with your daughter’s friend be anything but bad?—she and Cassie get along in the day just as well as they did last night. What should have been a one-time fling quickly proves impossible to ignore, and soon Cassie and Erin are sneaking around. Worst of all, they start to realize they have something real. But is being honest about the love between them worth the cost? "Wilsner proves their serious romance range with a sophomore novel that laughs in the slow-burning face of their debut by kicking off with a hookup that'll have you fanning your face for days." - Buzzfeed “A steaming hot, thoughtful story about all kinds of love, featuring a firecracker of a couple that’s impossible not to root for.” - Women's Health
FROM POPULAR AUTHOR OF YA ROMANCE JAQUELINE SNOWE Cleat Chasers &– the complete box set 1 - Challenge Accepted Most college girls &‘swipe right' to meet the right guy—Callie meets All-Star pitcher Zade while he's buying tampons. College is all about learning, right 2 - The Game Changer Pretending to date your best friend is always a good idea...right? Wrong. 3 - Best Player Falling for my brother's best friend is not an option—right? 4 - No Easy Catch A jock and a party girl teaming up—makes total sense, right? Actually, maybe... Cleat Chasers follows the passionate, exciting, and dramatic lives of Callie, Zade and their friends as they go through college and navigate what lies beyond. There is baseball... lots of baseball as Callie, Greta and Zaria follow the men in their life. Callie has a chance encounter with the guy of her dreams, only to find out the games he normally plays with women and that she wants no part of. Unbeknownst to her, Zade is really good at winning. Greta wants to finally have a real relationship. She wants romance, only to find out it isn't what she imagined. In fact, it was nothing like she hoped and when she vows to give up dating, love sneaks up on her in the form of her best friend, Aaron. Zade's sister Zaria goes head to head with someone protecting his family. She loathes the lawyer with his perfect grammar and masked emotions, dreaming about setting him on fire. The friends to lovers journey isn't easy, but Zaria learns that the best things in life are worth fighting for.