Painting the Lines, the debut romantic comedy and book 1 in the Ace of Hearts Series by Ashley R. King, is available now!
About Painting the Lines:
Amalie Warner wants another shot to prove that she can be a successful writer. After hitting the bestseller’s list nine years ago, she’s lost her spark. Feeling pressure from her father to leave her writing behind and to work for her family’s lucrative hotel business, she’s desperate to find inspiration for her next big idea, something that challenges and excites her, something real.
Enter Julian Smoke, a failed tennis player making a dream run for the US Open. After a chance meeting at a bar, Amalie hates him instantly. He’s cocky and arrogant, but Amalie knows his story could be her big break. Could he be more?
Everyone knows that in tennis, love means zero, but these two are about to change that.
Perfect for fans of The Hating Game and Wimbledon.
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I wasn’t sure how much I would get into this book because I’m not a tennis player or even know the basics – I’m talking in high school, I just swat the ball around, and if it went over the net, that was awesome. BUT that being said, tennis is very important to this storyline but you do not need to be into tennis to enjoy this book. I started reading it late last night and then finished it while I couldn’t sleep this morning – not sure if I can blame the book or insomnia. Either way, I finished it within the 2 hours I was awake and was immediately taken with the story of Amalie and Julian.
I loved how different Amalie and Julian were. Amalie was so not what Julian thought she was: an entitled, rich, princess who is using him as her “project”. And Julian well is what she thought, but Amalie saw past the smug, cocky, drunk tennis player. But reading this story and their love/hate relationship definitely helped pass the hours awake by.
I haven’t read this author but I am definitely planning to read more of this series!!
About the Author
Ashley R. King is a middle school English teacher whose love of the written word began when her mom took her to the public library, letting her check out stacks of books taller than she was. She’s the least athletic person you’ll ever meet, but that doesn’t decrease her love for her favorite sport, tennis.
She loves swoony romances and is addicted to sweet tea. When she’s not teaching or writing happily ever afters, she can be found snuggled up with a book, travelling, or quoting obscure lines from her favorite movies and tv shows. She lives in a small town in Georgia with her favorite person in the world—her husband, and their sweet and chatty spoiled cat, Cleo.