The Singles Game
The main themes throughout the book, were do what it takes to succeed in a competitive sport, change who you are to do it.
The Singles Game” is equally in part serious and frivolous, specifically in reference to Charlie ( main character) and Marco (love interest), a rather high school approach to describing their so-called tabloid material relationship.
The parties, interview requests and events described in the book, are a close replica to Hollywood branded a-list celebrity parties where money is no object. In this case, players are revered as celebrities so long as they win and their image in the public eye remains clean.
The seriousness of the book, is Charlies determination and will to succceed in what she believes is the very thing she wants to become: a champion tennis player. After, a hard blow at a Wimbledon competition where she tears her Achilles and breaks a wrist, then spending months at rehab, upon her recovery Charlie hires notoriously ruthless coach Todd Felter to ensure she gets there. Until she realizes his methods are turning her into more than what she was willing to become.
A nice light, enjoyable summer read.