A review by zinelib
Cleat Cute by Meryl Wilsner

emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes


Grace Henderson is the old-timer, despite being only 26, and recent college grad Phoebe Matthews brings the new player energy to professional women's soccer--the NOLA Krewe, that drafted her, and she hopes the national team, which invited her to camp for the time. Camp is where Phoebe meets her idol, Grace, and sparks fly, but not necessarily in a good way. 

When they get back to NOLA, both of them a week before team training starts, the two players also get a fresh start...and sparks fly. 

It's a prolonged will-they-or-won't-they, with more sex and less soccer than I anticipated. No cats are injured, but one does get locked out of a bedroom.