If there’s one thing I love, it’s sports. If there’s another thing I love, it’s sports books. If there’s another, another thing I love, it’s sports books with a female lead.
Which is why Jennifer Iacopelli’s Break the Fall feels like the sports book I’ve been waiting for!
While I’m not an avid gymnastics viewer, like say I am a football nut, I’m absolutely captivated when gymnastics is on my television, whether it’s the Olympics or any major competitions. Which is why I’m so excited to dive deeper into this world as told by Jennifer.
Gymnastics? A fierce female lead? Sizzling romance? Sisterhood? Drama? Sign. Me. Up.
As if I wasn’t already excited for this Spring 2020 YA contemporary, the cover was just revealed.
AND. IT. IS. FIERCE. AND. STUNNING.
Yes, I turned my laptop upside down to get another view of it, and it’s captivating both angles, I must say.
And if you thought the cover was enticing, just read the synopsis, which teases conflict, support, rising from the ashes, romance and Olympic dreams.
Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics.
A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She’s made the United States’ gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She’s on top of the world.
The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most–but not all the gymnasts are as supportive.
With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach’s ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn’t date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world?
Balancing the tenuous relationship between her teammates with unparalleled expectations, Audrey doesn’t need any more distractions. No matter what it takes, she’s not going to let anyone bring them down. But with painful revelations, incredible odds, and the very real possibility of falling at every turn, will Audrey’s determination be enough?
I’m already in love with this book.
Make sure you pick up Break the Fall when it’s released Spring 2020 fro, Razorbill.
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