Review: Losing at Love – Jennifer Iacopelli

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Grass courts, tennis whites and the fiercest competition in the world. Wimbledon. After two crazy weeks in Paris, the girls of the Outer Banks Tennis Academy are headed to London with just one thing on their minds: winning.

Indiana Gaffney is fresh off a surprise win at the French Open junior tournament. Sponsors are clamoring for her attention, but what she wants more than anything—aside from a wild card to Wimbledon—is to be with Jack Harrison, but international fame and a secret relationship rarely mix well.

When Penny Harrison dreamed of playing at Wimbledon she never imagined agonizing pain shooting through her ankle with every step. With just a month until the tournament and the whole world expecting her to win, she’s determined to play, with or without the support of her coach or the love of her life, Alex Russell.

For the first time ever, no one expects anything from Jasmine Randazzo. After a crushing first-round defeat in the French Open juniors, the tennis world has given up on her, but worse than that, so have her parents, her best friend Teddy and maybe even her coach. With everyone writing her off, can she find it within herself to go after her dreams?

Losing at Love is the second part in the Outer Banks Tennis Academy Series and I enjoyed this one just as much as I did the first book.

Losing at Love continues on from right were Game.Set. Match. ended. This time, however, the main part of the story centres around the Wimbledon Tournament. Friendships are tested as secrets are unravelled and personal choices that will have an effect on other people have to be made.

I really love the atmosphere Jennifer is able to create in these books. Although I don’t have the slightest idea about tennis, I never felt lost or clueless of what was going on, but felt completely absorbed by the intoxicating matches.

Indiana, Penny and Jasmine are brilliant characters. Each one of the girls has different problems to cope with and the author is dealing with these fanatically.

The Outer Banks Tennis Academy Series is an exciting YA read with plenty of action, friendship and secrecy issues. I am highly anticipating the third installment. 

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