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Harper Hunter doesn't know how it came to this.
Her tennis dreams are collapsing: her coach says she doesn't have what it takes to make it in the world of professional tennis.
Her new doubles partner is moody, mysterious and angry at the world. What is he hiding?
She is in love with Jacob, but he is her sister's boyfriend. Or, he was. Harper could never betray Aria with Jacob ... could she?
As Harper's heart and dreams pull her in different directions, she has to figure out exactly what she wants. And just how hard she's willing to fight to get it.
PRAISE FOR THE HARPER EFFECT
"An exciting peek inside the world of professional tennis, this adorable young adult romance will leave you wanting to hit fireballs at your opponent across the court and snuggling up to your doubles partner after the match!" Kristine Asselin, author of Any Way You Slice It
"Details about tennis and the struggles of teens on the cusp of adulthood are nicely balanced. Harper is well-characterized, and the secondary characters, including coaches and parents, ring true. Colt and his backstory are compelling, and the revelations are skillfully handled. The match action is pitch-perfect. . . . A layered romance in a unique setting." Kirkus Reviews
"debut author Bashford captures the conflicting emotions of a teen facing more than her share of dilemmas. Harper's struggle to sort out priorities, understand the meaning of love, and emerge a winner will be strongly felt." Publisher's Weekly
Dutiful daughter. Classical singer. Secret pop songwriter. And suffering from stage fright.
Trust-fund kid. Indie singer. Immensely gifted performer. And refusing to sing again.
Are they polar opposites? In his grief and fury at the world, Jacob certainly thinks so.
But when Jacob loses everything and Astrid uncovers a shocking family secret, they may need each other to make sense of their lives.
PRAISE FOR THE HARPER EFFECT BY TARYN BASHFORD
'A heartfelt story about perseverance, believing in yourself, family and love, The Harper Effect did not disappoint. Bashford kept me hooked from the first page.' Teenreads
'This novel is the kind of book that makes me want to be a better writer . . . Beautifully written, this story will stick with me for a long, long time.' Tara Gilboy, author of Unwritten