August 10, 2018

5*Review: COURTING CARLYN by Melissa Chambers #NowLive

Courting Carlyn by Melissa Chambers
Publication Date: August 6, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.

When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

Vaughn is trying to redesign his image from party boy to straight laced college guy. He wants more than anything to get into the prestigious Avery but he has to show the school that he has what it takes. But first he needs the help of the sweet, kind-hearted Carlyn. She is the one to help him do just that.

This is my first book by Chambers and I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed. This book and these characters were absolutely adorable and definitely loveable. I am not sure if this is planned to be a series, but I could see a couple stories blooming from it. And I would be one of the first to read them. I will also be checking out the author’s other works as well.

I loved the gradual change that took place with Vaughn. He was so very sweet and charming all through the book, but he just got even more so as the book carried on. I loved the way he took care of Carlyn all throughout their time together. I also adored that Carlyn, though a good girl, would sometimes show a different side when with him. They brought out the best in each other.

Absolutely loved this book and Chambers’ zeal for writing an excellent romance. It is a fantastic, well written, quick read that I 100% recommend to anyone looking for a sweet YA read.

Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of the Love Along Hwy 30A series and the Before Forever series (YA).

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