Can’t Wait Wednesday – CLEAT CUTE by Meryl Wilsner


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is CLEAT CUTE by Meryl Wilsner. I enjoyed Wilsner’s last novel and this new one is really calling to me with its blurb referencing Ted Lasso and A League of Their Own, two of my favorites.

CLEAT CUTE by Meryl Wilsner

Publication Date: September 19, 2023 by St. Martin’s Griffin

From Goodreads:

A sapphic rivals to lovers rom com for fans of Ted Lasso and A League of Their Own, where two soccer teammates are at odds before falling in love as their team gears up for the World Cup.

Grace Henderson has been a star of the US Women’s National Team for ten years, even though she’s only 26. But when she’s sidelined with an injury, a bold new upstart, Phoebe Matthews, takes her spot. Phoebe is everything Grace isn’t—a gregarious jokester who plays with a joy that Grace lost somewhere along the way. The last thing Grace expects is to become friends with benefits with this class clown she sees as her rival.

Phoebe Matthews has always admired Grace’s skill and was star struck to be training alongside her idol. But she quickly finds herself looking at Grace as more than a mere teammate. After one daring kiss, she’s hooked. Grace is everything she has been waiting to find.

As the World Cup approaches, and Grace works her way back from injury, the women decide to find a way they can play together instead of vying for the same position. Except, when they are off the field, Grace is worried she’s catching feelings while Phoebe thinks they are dating. As the tension between them grows, will both players realize they care more about their relationship than making the roster?


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

9 replies
  1. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    Too bad I don’t like sapphic novels because the blurb sounds so good! Especially as I love rivals to lovers!

  2. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    I keep saying this title out loud because I love the way it rolls off the tongue 🙂 The blurb for this one is adorably cute!

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