Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of womens professional tennis that dramtically intertwines the heart-stopping excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds. Carmen Semanan loves three things passionalty tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Just twenty-four, Carmen is at her peak as one of the worlds top-seeded tennis champions, determined to win the coveted Grand Slam.
She is protected from everything but the grueling demands of her sport by an avericious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet. All the odds are in her favor. But there are weeds growing in her paradise patch.
Carmens vey latin brother, Miguel, parlays her succes into a financial house of cards with deals that include smuggling, forgery, and fraud. Susan Reilly, Carmens archrival and former lover, leaks word of Carmss relationship with Harriet to the pressand tenniss best-kept secret is blown into a front-page scandal. From the French Open to Wimbledon, jealousies, ambitions and passions are set to explode.
Now, with everything she cherishes on the line, Carmen must test the true depths of her feelings-both on and off the court. From the Paperback edition.