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I wasn't expecting to like this book as much as I did, especially given that I wouldn't really call myself a tennis fan. I couldn't put it down once I'd started, managing to read it all in one evening! Yes, it's a bumpy romance, but quite eye-opening in how media and the tennis world works behind the scenes and how our 'heroine' finds herself artfully digging herself out of some compromising situations. A really enjoyable read and a jet setting story line that keeps you captivated!
Loved this book! Found it hard to put it down, great twists and turns. Pace was great and kept me utterly entertained, lately have been too busy to get into a book and devour it but Not Quite 30-Love changed that. Looking forward to the author's next book.
Tennis enthusiasts will certainly be cheering for Sally Bradfield’s new novel, ‘Not Quite 30-Love’. She has delivered a light romantic plot set within the professional tennis circuit. The novel is framed around the heroine Katie Cook who is a likeable character juggling the role of a publicist while racing around major tennis events. The author, who has a background of media work in the tennis community, is in her element when alluding to some real challenges faced by celebrity tennis players such as training and travelling. Contemporary themes such as privacy and social media are also powerfully addressed. The use of hashtags for chapter headings gives this novel a very modern feel. I have not been paid any fee to write about this new charming novel which will appeal to any tennis fan!
You don't have to be a tennis tragic to love #NQ30love. But for those of us who are, this was the perfect book to have on the go during this year's summer of tennis.
No question you're getting a true insider's view of the world of international tennis. With the drama -- and yes, the romance -- on and off the court, I wasn't surprised to learn Sally Bradfield comes from a career on the WTA/ATP circuits. The promise of 'Exclusive player access' is well delivered.
I found it fresh and funny on every page with a terrific lead character. Katie Cook is very believable for her marketing hutzpah but also her ability to create chaos and stuff up even her own best interests. (I was sure I saw her buzzing around behind the players in the post-match interviews at the Oz Open!)
A real page turned from a super talented debut author. Can't wait to read What Katie Does Next.
“Not Quite 30-Love” has been described as a “The Devil Wears Prada” for the world of tennis, and it’s a pretty apt comparison, at least as a starting point for acquainting yourself with this wonderfully charming book. A late 20-something woman on a journey of self-discovery, not in the high-stakes fashion world, but while following the cut-throat professional sports circuit. Really strong character development throughout the course of the book, you’re holding your breath at times finding out how Katie Cook gets herself out of her latest pickle. With lots of laughs along the way. Thoroughly recommended for anyone, not only for tennis fans but for lovers of coming of age stories as well.
Such a fun read. Great insight into the glamorous, high pressure worlds of international tennis and PR. Kind of like Devil Wears Prada for tennis. Really like discovering a new author. Sally Bradfield hope you working on your next novel. I love Liane Moriarty too and so enjoyed reading from an Aussie girl's point of view.
I loved this book. It had me hooked right from the beginning. I loved following Katie’s journey amongst the world of professional tennis. I love the writing style of the author Sally Bradfield. Definitely one for your collection.
If you are a tennis fan and are interested in a fictional account (with a lot of real-life anchors) of what happens behind the scenes and in the locker and press rooms, this is a quick and fun read. Almost as with an action novel, when you come to the end of a chapter, you want to keep going to find out what happens. It's a lot of fun.