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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: (February 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1411664752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1411664753
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,542,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Sometimes love equals nothing. tennis terms, that is.

Abbigail Arden is a fledgling journalist, neurotic ice cream addict, quirky klutz extroadinaire. She also happens to have sworn off all men and has an extreme dislike of sports, which makes for an interesting first assignment at the American Cup, a premier tennis tournament held in the US each year.

Much to Abbie's chagrin and vocal protestations to her (totally evil) editor, she must interview one Max Tadeo, a drool-worthy, blue-eyed Spanish hottie that melts more than Abbie's dish of ice cream when she first lay eyes on him through the frustratingly inpenetrable glass of the TV screen.

Armed with a school girl sized crush on her dishy interview subject, a drive to succeed in her life's work though she is frightened to the core, and a mouth that doesn't quite know when to shush, she heads off to the big city and her assignment. Here, a sense of belonging envelops Abbie when she has no desire for it, new, unexpected friendships develop and investigative reporting takes a life-threatening twist. The ride is bumpy, and she's unsure. Does Abbie choose to live for fear or for love? And where in the world would her choice lead her? What is she to do? 'Cause you know, Abbie has to figure out...sometimes love equals nothing.

Or sometimes everything at all.

About the Author

Author Amy J. Bates has always had a crush on the written word. Good thing, because she needed many, many words to achieve a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Master's degree in Nutrition. In addition to that higher learning stuff, Amy has been a seamstress, a mannequin clothes changer and a file clerk, just to name a few. Amy admits to playing mediocre tennis (her other crush) with the ferocity of a pro and makes no apologies for her overzealous competitive streak. Amy lives in the Northeast US.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on March 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
Love Match is first and foremost a fun read. Not your typical "women's lit," this novel combines romance and intrigue in a refreshing setting: a tennis tournament. Abbigail Arden, the main character and first-person narrator, charms her way through the pages of this book with wit, determination, and honesty. Her expressions are funny and unusual enough to make the reader laugh aloud. Perhaps more importantly, Abbie sets an example for anyone who has ever been apprehensive about taking a big step or making a change (and who hasn't?). This book is a perfect choice for taking your mind off of something, relaxing at the end of the day, passing the time while traveling, or just trying something new and different.
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I love this book, it transports you into Abbie's world and it's easy to imagine yourself as her as it's written from her perspective.

Anyone who ever had a crush on someone (that's everyone!) will love this book and will identify with Abbie. I found myself imagining my "favourite famous person" as Max, the leading man and was totally transported into dreamland forgetting about everything about me and not wanting to put this book down.

It really engages you emotionally, is full of humour, is very descriptive and I loved the very profound epilogue.

You don't need to like or understand tennis to enjoy this book, if you enjoy love stories you'll love this!

Review by Juliette Westbrook-Finch, author of The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse)
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