Hoops - Patricia McLinn


By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2011-09-24
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings


Slam dunk? Not in their season of desire
Full-length novel prequel to THE SURPRISE PRINCESS
"Fast-paced and funny but soulful and deep.... Just right. That's what I thought of Hoops." -- 5-star review
The Coach and the Professor…
Carolyn Trent's logically mapped journey to becoming the perfect professor of English is hijacked the day she is appointed academic advisor to the Ashton University men's basketball team. Especially when she meets C.J. Draper, the team's infuriating, irreverent, and sexy new coach and discovers he’s the hijacker of her careful plans. She thoroughly disapproves of her beloved Ashton’s jump to big-time basketball, but how can she say no to safeguarding the academic progress of the players? As for saying no to the coach… surely she’ll get better with more practice.
C.J. has never lets adversity stop him -- if he had he'd never have gotten this far. He's not about to start by letting enticing Professor Trent derail him. He has goals. And Ashton is just one rung on his ladder up. If he chooses to rattle Carolyn’s ivory tower, it’s for the fun of seeing the fiery woman beneath the marble-cool exterior . . . isn't it?
When logic clashes with ambition in the game of love, will anyone win?

Brad Spencer plays on the college basketball team that has a role in C.J. and Carolyn’s romance in Hoops. But in the next book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series -- The Surprise Princess, Book 7 – Brad is grown up and finding his own romance. Now an assistant coach, he volunteers to be Katie's improbable knight. Despite what it will cost him. 

Praise for HOOPS
RITA Finalist
“Heart warming, funny, and enjoyable. When I started reading this book I found that I just could not put it down, until I finished. This is one of the good ones.” - 5-star review
"Warm and interesting characters, a charming romance." - 5-star review
“Wonderful book of romance and healing.” - 5-star review
“My favourite part was how he kept trying to define the colour of her hair. Actually, I'm lying. I also like that the woman was REAL. Not a size 2 model with the perfect body. But still beautiful.” - 5-star review

More 5-star raves for The Wedding Series
“Love it...Love it....love it..... very real. Do I recommend it? Without a doubt, 100%.”
“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!”
“Fun and serious all at the same time. ... Really enjoyed!”
"Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried!”
“This is just a great series to read, learn, love, laugh and cry sad and happy tears and look for more.”

Get all The Wedding Series books today!
1. Prelude to a Wedding
2. Wedding Party
3. Grady’s Wedding
4. The Runaway Bride
5. The Christmas Princess
6. Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
7. The Surprise Princess
8. Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
9. The Forgotten Prince

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About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). Now living in Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


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