Code of Conduct by Cheyenne Blue
Genevieve Jones is a world tennis champion. After losing an excruciating match because of a fault called by a chair umpire, she suffers from a painful wrist injury that might take away all her last hopes to win a Grand Slam once again. She is forced to face a new reality that is clearly out of question for her.
Gabriella is a silver badge umpire for tennis tournaments. Passionate about her job and the opportunity it gives her to travel, she wishes to finally get her golden badge, a highest point in her career.
Meeting Genevieve (better known as Viva) out of the tennis court wasn’t part of her plan and her car breaking down wasn’t either. Them being friends is strictly prohibited by the umpire’s code of conduct, so the matches can always be impartial. Is there any chance for them to drop the war hatchet and become friends, or will Gabriella’s respect for her Code of Conduct keep them away?
It was the first time I read a book by Cheyenne Blue and it was a great read. The story is enthralling, the characters are loveable, you feel for them and their misfortune. Being unused to all the Tennis jargon and with the language barrier I still have at times, it took me a few chapters to figure out all the details of the matches and I had to google some of the Tennis rules, so I could be more informed on what was happening and whether it was permitted or not.
The story is fun to follow because the action starts almost at the beginning of the book, getting you hooked as fast as possible and keeping you intrigued all book long.
I loved Gabriella’s character more than Viva’s in this story. Don’t get me wrong, Viva is a nice woman with a nice familial back ground and friends she can always count on, but Gabriella’s interactions with her friends are more like mine. I loved how strong she felt about her convictions and her need, almost stubborn to respect her code of conduct to achieve a goal she always tried to reach. I like the way her personality makes her almost as intense as tennis players are, the way she keeps being physically active even if she is in the shadow of the professionals she watches over, it doesn’t seem to diminish her passion and love about the sport and its surroundings.
This story is what happens when two women who are perfectly good for each other, find themselves at a crossroad having to choose between integrity, love, work and dreams. Sometimes the obvious choice isn’t always the right one and watching them go through all the struggles they must face is amazing.
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