Review of Courting Carlyn

Courting Carlyn by [Chambers, Melissa]


Courting Carlyn

Melissa Chambers

Entangled Teen

August 6, 2018


Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.

When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features a super-hot sports star, the shy girl looking to grow her confidence on and off the court, and late-night shenanigans that would make your camp counselor blush.


If I had to use one word to describe Melissa Chambers’ Courting Carlyn, it would be cute. This is just the kind of book to read when you want something light and entertaining.

Carlyn wants desperately to go to Avery and be on their tennis team like her late mother did. Unfortunately money has always been tight, and Carlyn’s dad has been her coach and he hasn’t always pushed her the way he should have. When Carlyn has the opportunity to work at a tennis camp for underprivileged children, she jumps at the chance especially since she’ll be able to work with her crush, Vaughn.

Vaughn doesn’t know what to think of Carlyn, in light of the fact that he’s positive she played badly during their doubles tournament the previous summer on purpose. But he soon learns that she didn’t lose on purpose, and that they have a stronger connection than he might have originally thought.

I love sports romances, and this one was no different. Although much of it was predictable, it was well written and kept my attention. It has heart and a sweetness that is appealing.

If you’re looking for a cute novel to read now that the US Open is here, try this one.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

rating: 4-butterflies

4 out of 5 butterflies


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