Review - Winning Ace by Tracie Delaney
Debut day! It's my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Winning Ace, by debut author, Tracey Delaney. A books release day is always a special moment but when it's your debut, it's a moment to savour. Congratulations, Tracie! Enjoy your publication day.
A journalist desperate for a story A tennis star who loathes the media Do opposites attract? Or are the differences too great? When the opportunity arises for journalist Tally McKenzie to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it without hesitation. Desperate for a killer story to advance her career, she’ll have to betray her idol and her own morals into the bargain if she is to succeed. Renowned bad boy Cash wants one thing; to remain at the top of his game. He’s fought hard to get there, and he’s not about to lose his crown, especially over a woman. When Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an explosive article. Incensed, Cash sets out to get his revenge. Except the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest. But Cash is a man with secrets—secrets that could destroy his career. Dare he take the risk? Or is the cost too great, even for his perfect match. Buy links: smarturl.it/qtubpm
First of all let me confess that I'm a HUGE tennis fan, so the premise of Winning Ace was too tempting to ignore.
Tally McKenzie has been a fan of tennis player, Cash Gallagher, for what seems to be forever. And you never forget your first crush, do you? So when she gets the opportunity to push forward her career and meet Cash in person, Tally has to step out of her comfort zone and do whatever it takes.
Cash loathes journalists and doesn't tend to play nice, so he's relieved that the woman he is unable to take his eyes off isn't one. I doubt he'd have given her a second glance if he's have known the truth. Instantly attracted to Tally, who isn't his usual type at all, he finds himself sharing a snippet of his past that he wouldn't usually share with anyone. But surely he can trust her?
When Cash hunts down Tally, their chemistry is off the charts and I'm not sure whisking her away was the punishment he intended, but Cash gets to show Tally exactly how he treats his women! Lets just say, she has lots of opportunities to explore his ball skills.
Cash. Ah, Cash. I have mixed feelings about him. Yes he's incredibly hot! But he's arrogant and surly too. It seems Tally is the perfect foil for him and Cash for Tally too. She needed his confidence to unearth hers. And it seemed to me that Cash needed Tally to help him face his vulnerabilities. I feel like there is a lot yet to explore with Cash. So isn't it brilliant that you get more of him in the next book in the series?
This book didn't read like a debut. The author has written with absolute confidence and skill. I'm really looking forward to getting deeper under the skin of Tally and Cash and reading more from this talented author.
More balls please! :-D
5 Butterfly Rating!
About Tracie Delaney
Tracie Delaney is the author of the Winning Ace trilogy. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romance, although she sometimes, rather cheekily, makes her characters wait for their HEA. When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee. Tracie studied accountancy, gaining her qualification in 2001. Her maths teacher would no doubt be stunned by this revelation considering Tracie could barely add two plus two at high school. Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband. They both share a love of dogs, travel and wine.
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Best of luck with the series, Tracie!