After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts


Purchase Link:After Wimbledon
Country Set in: Britain
My Rating: 5 stars

Summary: After 12 years on the pro. tennis tour and four years with her sort-of boyfriend, Lucy Bennett has had enough. She wants real life… and real love.

Her life, her decision. Right? Well, no one else seems to think so. With opinions on all sides, Lucy’s head is spinning. And she’s stumbling right into the arms of long-term crush and fellow player Sam. Shame her boyfriend – his arch-rival – would sooner smash a racquet over their heads than agree to a simple change of partners.

As the Wimbledon Championships play out, Lucy fights for her life on and off the courts. The question is: what will she be left with after Wimbledon?

Roberts is quickly becoming one of my favorite British chick-lit authors, I find her stories quirky fun & fast.   In fact I often read the stories so fast I am sad they are over not because the endings are sad, but because the characters that I quickly started to love are gone.

This story was not any different.  Can I say I just LOVED Sam!  He was a dreamy and well perfect.  It is a darn shame that man is fictional.   I loved him immediately.

Lucy was lovable too, although there were times I wanted face palm and scream why.  At the same time my agitation was the sort of agitation I would give to a close friend when the do something dumb.  Her family is an utter train wreck and her mother made me sick, but she was lovable and believable.  She was also kind hearted.

Joe? Ugh.  He doesn’t deserve much more effort than that.

I am not really that huge into tennis, but I do love watching Wimbledon.  It is the only time I watch tennis (gasp I know) but after reading this I can understand why.  I am not sure if the author has first hand knowledge of this event or not but I do feel like she was doing a great job giving us a behind the scenes account.

Needless to say I started reading this book and was finished with it a few hours later, this was a fast paced read and I was sad when the story was over.  The characters were just that well written.

I also recommend the Dr. Pepper Prophecies by this author.  I gave that book five stars as well


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