Doubletalk by Teralyn Mitchell

 


Release Date: 09.13.2021



Synopsis:


Basketball has always been his one love, until now . . .

Zeke Armstrong never imagined he’d be back in Vermont, but here he is, living in Colebury and trying to rehab an injury that could mean an early retirement from pro basketball. Running into his former classmate, Mallory Barrett, shouldn’t be a distraction. It shouldn’t mean anything, so why is he accidentally on purpose showing up at the coffee shop where the beautiful writer spends her time?

Mallory Barrett has met a guy. Well, she hasn’t met him yet, except for on the dating app she almost refused to download. “Coby” sparks her interest and gets her jokes--and gives the romance-novel heroes she loves so much a full-court run for their money. When their first date doesn’t work out, she decides to give him another shot . . . just as a man she despises reenters her life. While her interest in the mystery man on the app grows, she clashes constantly with Zeke in real life. She can’t forgive him for humiliating her in high school, yet she can’t deny she’s drawn to him now.

She’s somehow gone from confirmed bachelorette to the tie-breaker between two men. Meanwhile Zeke has a secret--one that will cost him the game if Mallory finds out . . .


Review:



Mallory is an author suffering with a writer block, Zeke is a basketball player back in Vermont for physical therapy. They knew each other since they were kids but they don't speak to each other since they had a fall out years before. After a cold encounter at the Busy Bean they can't stop to think of each other. Could they put their past at rest and be civil? Or their friendship is irretrievably lost?

I enjoyed this story but I felt it a bit dragged out.
Mallory is too stubborn at times and she got on my nerves but I can understand how she is still hurt and she hasn't moved on from het past. I loved Zeke, he is intent on gaining Mallory's trust and friendship back and he is not scared to beg her for forgiveness. I was glad to see them to grow chapter after chapter because when they are together they are so cute and sweet you can't stop rooting for their happiness.






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