Points on a Curve by Diane Nelson

Taylor O’Brien has a checkered past—a former darling of the European Women’s Basketball circuit, she made a few bad choices along the way, mostly falling for a con man who managed to ruin her career and sent her back home to the States with her tail between her legs.

But Tay is no quitter. She vows to turn her life around by enrolling at NYU, even if that means being single and lonely in the Big Apple. What Tay never counted on was her best friend setting her up with younger brother Rob van Horn, a sports journalist who has the resources to dig into the particulars of her disgrace. It is definitely not a match made in heaven.

It takes all of Tay’s skills she’s learned on the court to deflect Rob’s nose for a story and keep him from going for the slam dunk. When they finally go head-to-head in the paint, Tay shows Rob that the best offense is sometimes a good defense, even if that means going man-to-man.

The TBR Pile says: “Ms. Nelson is a master with words. Her wit made me laugh out loud, and her flare for description had me fully immersed from the first page. It’s been awhile since I read such fully fleshed out characters. Once the action kicked in I could not put it down. The connection between Rob and Taylor was electric when they were together.”