Here’s a fun fact: the first job I ever had was working for a sports management firm in the tennis division. Every summer from 10th grade until I graduated from college, I helped a team of amazing people put on these massive sporting events. I mostly worked in the men’s tennis division, but spent a little bit of time in the women’s tennis department. I met a lot of players, coaches, and entourages (Including Oates of Hall & Oates. John Oates is a tennis groupie. I had no idea!). I quickly learned that these tennis players, who are some of the […]
Having enjoyed Last Night at Chateau marmont and finding The Singles Game, ok, if a little meh, I decided to read another Weisberger book. Well, not so much decided as saw that it was the next book in my unread books dropbox folder. Did I regret my lazy choice? Yes. Yes I did. Emmy, Leigh and Adriana have been best friends since college and have maintained the so-called BFF status even as they approach their 30s. The girls are of course, so different from each other but are utter stereotypes. And not pleasant ones either. Emmy is the “desperate” one […]
Someone on here recently recommended this one. They said the heroine was an athlete (tennis by the title) and that there was some romance. Okay, I was sold right there. Thanks fellow CBRer. This one was a decent read that entertained me for a while. Charlotte (Charlie) Silver is the 23rd best female tennis player in the world. After what could be a career ending injury at Wimbledon she decides she needs some changes. She fires her loving coach who helped her go from juniors to pro, and hires a new arsehole of a coach who creates winners. With him […]
This book is about wholesome American sweetheart tennis player turned warrior princess turned just plain herself Charlie Silver. After a serious injury sidelined her for a few months, Charlie decided that being seeded somewhere in the double digits was not enough. She wanted her grandslam win and would do anything to get it. Including hiring an asshole coach, revamping her image ang disappointing her Dad. So Charlie started living the glamorous life of a top seeded tennis player after her rebranding as a Warrior Princess. But that meant sacrificing some of her relationships and principles. Full review.
After the depressing, albeit fabulous, Inside the Obrien’s I opted for something light and fluffy next. Revenge Wears Prada is the sequel to Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada which was one of my most favorite books in high school; I’ve seen the movie a hundred times and was intrigued at what was probably an unnecessary sequel. It is ten years after the events in Devil, Andy Sachs is on the verge of marry a media mogul heir as well as running a successful bridal magazine with her enemy turned bestie, Emily. On her wedding day Andy discovers her mother-in-law to […]