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The 18 in 18 Phonics Challenge
G for goal — Read a romance in which the heroine and/or hero is involved with sports, e.g. athlete, coach, team owner, etc.
All the Right Moves by Linda Raye – heroine is a referee, hero is a basketball coach:
This book was published in 1986. Despite the often dated ‘battle of the sexes’ vibes, the 80s/90s were the heyday of category romances to me. The h/h both taught high school and worked part-time as referees. In addition, the hero coached the school’s women’s team. He wanted to coach professionally and believed there was no reason that woman’s professional basketball would not soon reach the same levels of popularity as men’s. The heroine was still dealing with the emotional wounds from her divorce years earlier and had just moved to the area. Their whirlwind romance was only complicated by miscommunications which were usually quickly cleared up until they found themselves on opposite sides of a strict “no pass/no play” law. They actually agreed about the situation more than disagreed and each had valuable points about the drawbacks and benefits. The actions causing their big break up toward the end seemed more plot-driven than character-driven. A few plot quibbles, but overall a fun read.

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