Waiting on Wednesday (25) - Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Publisher: Flux
Release Date: March 8, 2011

Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

That summer, Chelsea's dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and "boot camp" trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint's haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up hurting them all over again—or finally heal their heartbreak?

My heart is already breaking for Chelsea and this is from reading the description alone! Playing Hurt sounds like it will be an emotional, contemporary read filled with self discoveries after losing the ability to play something you love with your heart and overcoming the pain to move on. Add in some romance that complicates these feelings and we have one novel that I absolutely can't wait to read!

Cover Comments: It's so pretty! I like how it's so light and soft on the eyes, instantly capturing that summer feeling while also giving me hope that Chelsea and Clint will both find a way to heal and help each other.

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  1. Wow, I love the sound of this one! Thanks so much for sharing it, I haven't heard of it before but can't wait to read about Chelsea and Clint:) I'm with you on the cover too, it's so nice and soft and innocent looking! Great pick this week:)

  2. You're so right! This cover is beautiful-- so crisp and clean.I'm not sure if this is my type of story, however, I might change my mind after reading some reviews. Thanks for sharing and I hope you get it soon!

    My WoW

  3. I've seen this around, and I'm definitely excited for it, too! I love the look of it, and I'm trying to read more contemps :)

  4. I can't wait for this one either! I am participating in the blog tour for it so I am excited for that. It sounds sooo good!

  5. This sounds great! Especially being a Minnesotan.

  6. I haven't read Holly Schindler's other book but this one sounds like one I would like too.