The Singles Game
Author: Lauren Weisberger Publisher: Harper ISBN: 9780008105488
NOT BEING a sporty type of person, I usually steer clear of sports-related books as I find them of no interest. But then, I love the title of this book.
Yes, it’s about tennis, but the title has a double meaning that is alluring.
The story revolves around Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Silver who wants nothing more than to make it to the top of the tennis world. She’s placed 23rd, when an accident at Wimbledon almost finishes her.
Even her coach has doubts about a comeback so Charlie fires her. Charlie then turns to the infamously brutal Todd Feltner for help, and subsequently, finds her life turned upside down.
Todd tears away Charlie’s good-girl image and transforms her into Warrior Princess Charlie.
Catapulted into a world of stylists, private parties and secret dates, Charlie is surrounded by scandals as she jets around the world.
With the new image that gives her confidence, Charlie begins to make headway but can her conscience stomach the changes?
Is winning more important than the look of disappointment and disapproval on her father’s face?
The stakes are high and no-one plays by the rules and everything comes with a price.
Romance-wise, The Singles Game is totally predictable. Game-wise, the author has some tricks up her sleeve that give you both a reality check, and leave some room for imagination.
From the author of The Devil Wears Prada, The Singles Game is both horrifying (oh, the things that go on behind the scenes!) and entertaining. – K.K. Wong