The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger
Here is a palette cleanser to indulge in between literary fiction and thrillers, for tennis fans looking for a summer/beach read. The Singles Game, by the author of The Devil Wears Prada, is an insider’s behind the scenes ticket to the professional tennis world.
The Singles Game features Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, an up and coming player injured at Wimbledon. She switches coaches, reinvents her image, starts dating another handsome tennis star, and changes from America’s Sweetheart to “The Warrior Princess.” Charlie tries to come back to win a Grand Slam. Her adversaries are classic love to hate them characters, and her love interest ripped from the cover of a romance novel.
Weisberger drops enough names and creates characters who are fictional yet reminiscent of real players and actors to give the reader that People Magazine voyeurism some of us enjoy every once in a while. (Some of us more frequently…at our library, the staff often has a pool going on Fridays to guess who will be on the cover of People.)
A quick, fun, slightly gossipy read worthy of your beach bag.