Cleat Cute by Meryl Wilsner
A sapphic rivals-to-lovers rom com.
They're risking their hearts for a match worth winning.
Grace Henderson has been a star of the US Women's National Team since she was 16. But when she's side-lined with an injury at just 26, a bold new upstart, Phoebe Matthews, takes her spot.
Phoebe is everything Grace isn't - a gregarious jokester who plays with a joy that Grace has lost somewhere along the way. The last thing Grace expects is to become friends-with-benefits with this class clown. Phoebe Matthews has always admired Grace's skill and was starstruck to be training alongside her idol.
But she quickly finds herself looking at Grace as more than a mere teammate. After one daring kiss, she's hooked. Grace is everything she has been waiting to find.
As the World Cup approaches, and Grace works her way back from injury, the women try to find a way they can play together instead of vying for the same position on the pitch. But as the sparks between them start to ignite, will both players realise they care more about their relationship than making the roster?
'Vibrant, intoxicating romance' Ashley Herring Blake
"Sexy and compelling, reading it is like being in on the most tantalizing secret' Dahlia Adler
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publciation Date: 19 Sep 2023