This summer, from the author of If You Ask Me, comes a home-run romance about a woman who loses everything she’s been working toward in one day and decides to start over at a boarding school.
PLAY FOR ME follows Sophie Doyle, who is thriving in her dream job working as an athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox. That is until she made a call during the World Series that got her fired and dumped. Needing a place to live and work, she ends up at an artsy New Hampshire boarding school not knowing a thing about working with high school kids, especially those that prefer music over sports. Further, when she moves into staff housing, Sophie finds herself with three male roommates, including a very handsome one who plays by his own rules.
Libby Hubscher has a knack for writing engrossing stories about women whose lives have gone wildly off track, who've been pushed out of their comfort zones, and find joy and self-empowerment through the struggle.
"I would say Play for Me had me at baseball,but really it had me at Libby Hubscherbecause I love her warm, heartfelt writing. How could I not fall head over heels for this New England boarding school setting, the grumpiest reluctant roommate, and a woman on a mission to prove something to herself? This book is like a cup of hot cider on the coldest day."—Alicia Thompson, national bestselling author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers
“Hubscher hits a home run with this sweet opposites attract story of new love healing old wounds.”—Publishers Weekly
ABOUT PLAY FOR ME:
The story: When her new job takes her to a New England boarding school, she’s surprised to find her roommates are all men – including a very handsome one who plays by his own rules.
Sophie Doyle has her dream job as the head athletic trainer for her favorite baseball team (go Red Sox!), a handsome boyfriend, and easy access to the finest cannoli in Boston. When she loses all three and the World Series to boot, she’s forced to apply for the open trainer position at an arts-focused boarding school in New Hampshire. The only available room is a glorified closet in an apartment with three guys: Jonas Voss, the aloof and attractive orchestra teacher, and his two rambunctious roommates.
Sophie knows that training a bunch of privileged high school kids whose idea of a play is A Chorus Line instead of a walk-off homer is going to be a big change from the pro athletes she’s used to. She wasn’t expecting that these students would have big-time talent and even bigger-time problems. Sophie has troubles of her own—Jonas is a full-fledged grump who clearly doesn’t want her near him or the precious piano he never plays.
With sunny optimism, Sophie sets out to win over Jonas and help the kids she’s growing attached to. But when her relationship with Jonas moves to the major leagues and plans change at the end of the season, they have to choose whether they are playing for keeps.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Libby Hubscher is an author and scientist.
She studied biology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and holds a doctor of philosophy in molecular toxicology from North Carolina State University.
Her work has appeared online and in textbooks, scientific journals, and literary journals.
Her short story “The Unwelcome Guest” was long-listed for the Wigleaf Top 50 in 2018.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband,
two young children, and a menagerie of pets.
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