Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration in her hometown. But everything changed senior year, when she took a horrible fall during a game. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family. ... show more
Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration in her hometown. But everything changed senior year, when she took a horrible fall during a game. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family. As a graduation present, Chelsea's dad springs for a three-week summer "boot camp" program at a northern Minnesota lake resort. There, she's immediately drawn to her trainer, Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who's haunted by his own traumatic past. As they grow close, Chelsea is torn between her feelings for Clint and her loyalty to her devoted boyfriend back home. Will an unexpected romance just end up causing Chelsea and Clint more pain—or finally heal their heartbreak? Praise:"PLAYING HURT is a delicious, tantalizing love story that will captivate you until the final, satisfying sigh."—Kristin Walker, author of A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL
Publish date: March 8th 2011
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Sports And Games
, Young Adult Contemporary
, Young Adult Romance
, New Adult
WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS BOOK BEFORE NOW?! If it weren't for Jennifer L. Armentrout and Miranda Kenneally, I probably would have never read it but I'm so glad I did! (Word of advice, if author friends boss you to read a book, you listen.)Told from alternating POVs, PLAYING HURT is a story of lov...
So far, not really sure how I'm going to feel about this book. You have the typical injured teenager moping around and feeling sorry for themselves. You have another character who's just essentially ignoring all of his problems (or seems to be at this point, he's really just a mystery). Oh and then ...
This is an amazing book of loss, love, and most importantly - healing. I loved getting both Clint and Chelsea's points of views. The book was a lot more realistic than what I was expecting. With Clint and Chelsea slowly warming up to one another.I have to admit though, I'm secretly hoping for a seco...
I've been wanting to read this book for what seems like forever, since long before the book came out but I haven't been able to get around to it before now. Ames read and reviewed this book already, you can read her review here and after I read her review, I just knew that I was going to like it.And...
From "Best Kept YA Secrets 2011" www.jenryland.blogspot.com December 13, 2011I knew I wanted to read this book -- I just couldn't get hold of a copy. When I finally did, I wasn't disappointed. Chelsea, the main character, is a basketball star who was seriously injured during a game. [When I was in h...
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