Book Review: Winning Ace

Title: Winning Ace: A Winning Ace Novel (Winning Ace #1)

Author: Tracie Delaney

Publisher: Createspace Independent

Release Date: May 29, 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What does journalist Tally McKenzie want more—the story or the man?

When the opportunity arises for Tally to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it with both hands. Desperate to advance her career, she hides her true identity from the celebrity.

After the normally private Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an inflammatory article. Incensed, Cash confronts her, but the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself passionately drawn to the woman he should detest.

Yet Cash is a man with secrets that could destroy his career. Dare he take the risk of intimacy with Tally, or is the cost too great, even for his perfect match?

*Please note this novel is written in British English and includes British idioms.
Winning Ace is the first novel in an overarching three book series and as such does not have an HEA.
Book Series Publication Dates

Winning Ace (Game – Catching Cash)
Losing Game (Set – Holding Cash)
Grand Slam (Match – Keeping Cash) Releasing October 2017
Mismatch Releasing December 2017

3 stars
I liked it

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

*Copy received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

She wasn’t his type, and yet he wanted her regardless. 

Cash Gallagher is rich, famous, and one of the hottest bachelors in the world. He slept around with women, treats them right and knew what they want until he has his fill and moves on to the next skinny blonde. Natalia “Tally” McKenzie walks into the picture with her brunette locks, curvy body, large rack and would always find a way to surprise cash in any turn. To his surprise Cash couldn’t get enough of her. Tally on the other hand thought it possible for her to be in any form of intimacy with her long time celebrity crush. Knowing it wouldn’t last because of Cash’s reputation Tally still gave him her all. When things get serious Tally can’t seem to shake the fact that Cash has a lotof dark secrets that he isn’t planning to share soon.

But love? Was he even capable of feeling that deeply for someone? 

Utterly fun and sweet. My celebrity crush asks me out, what do I say? HELL YES!

Their first date was where?! Cash just set the bar extremely high. It’s such an adventure to roam the world with these two though they’d spend of the time in their room. 😉 Tally’s worries are very much understandable. Cash had it all, he could even have any woman he wants but why would he pick Tally who’s entirely not his type? Plus the secrets. How can you trust someone when they just won’t tell you what you want to know. Cash’s secrets are such a mystery, his close friends don’t even know about his secrets.

Her laugh made him laugh. her smile brightened the darkest of days. Her selflessness humbled him. She was the half that made him whole. 

The fact that they can’t seem to just tell each other how they feel. And the fact that they can read each other well in the short time they’ve known each other. They can feel it deep in their bones that they’re meant for each other but just can’t seem to say the three words eight letters bit.

“None of us start out with an idea of how long things will last. All we can do is live in the moment.” 

I never knew what goes behind the scenes of people who live for sports especially during tournaments and matches that happen in different parts of the world. They’re barely home. I love these kinds of books where it gives me a glimpse of the life of other people with a specific and not entirely common lifestyle.

“Life’s short. None of us know what’s coming our way. That’s why I live for today. Screw tomorrow.” 

I gave this book 3 stars because it was quite long, but I understand that to set the backdrop of everything and to understand everything that’s happening, the backstories and characteristics of many people. What I don’t like is Tally’s over jealous sometimes, it seem unnecessary and redundant. But overall I truly enjoyed the story.

I am so ready to begin Losing Game when I publish this review.

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