Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: Cleat Cute

Today we are celebrating the publication of Meryl Wilsner's latest sapphic rom-com, Cleat Cute. It is perfect for fans of Ted Lasso, Bend it Like Beckham, and A League of Their Own. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Grace Henderson has been a star of the US Women’s National Team for ten years, even though she’s only 26. But when she’s sidelined with an injury, a bold new upstart, Phoebe Matthews, takes her spot. 22-year-old Phoebe is everything Grace isn’t—a gregarious jokester who plays with a joy that Grace lost somewhere along the way. The last thing Grace expects is to become teammates with benefits with this class clown she sees as her rival.

Phoebe Matthews is too focused on her first season as a professional soccer player to think about seducing her longtime idol. But when Grace ends up making the first move, they can’t keep their hands off of each other.

As the World Cup approaches and Grace works her way back from injury, a miscommunication leaves the women with hilariously different perspectives on their relationship. But they’re on the same page on the field, realizing they can play together instead of vying for the same position. With every tackle the tension between them grows, and both players soon have to decide what's more important—being together or making the roster.

"Wilsner breaks new ground with a sporty twist on the meet-cute trope...Fans of the popular Apple TV show Ted Lasso and the classic sporty romance film Bend It Like Beckham will cheer for this sexy sapphic romcom that fills a gap in the heretofore male-dominated sports-romance genre." - Booklist

"Wilsner makes this sports romance a winner." - Publishers Weekly

Credit: Brooke Wilsner
Meryl Wilsner writes happily ever afters for queer folks who love women. They are the author of Something to Talk About and Mistakes Were Made. Born in Michigan, Meryl lived in Portland, Oregon and Jackson, Mississippi before returning to the Mitten State. Some of Meryl's favorite things include: all four seasons, button down shirts, the way giraffes run, and their wife.

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Giveaway ends September 25th at midnight EST.

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Emily said...

A League of Their Own is my favorite sports movie!

shanbruz said...

Throwing it back here to the days of the Olsen twins! Switching Goals!

Lisa D said...

I love Blades of Glory.

Nancy P said...

A League of Their Own

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Mary Preston said...

None come to mind.