Book Review: Home Field Advantage

Posted July 5, 2022 by geograph in contemporary, nonbinary, queer, review, romance, sapphic, YA / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Home Field AdvantageHome Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on June 7, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ
Pages: 304
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

In Dahlia Adler's Home Field Advantage, a sweet and funny f/f romance from the author of Cool for the Summer, a cheerleader and the school's newest quarterback are playing to win, but might lose their hearts in the process.

Amber McCloud’s dream is to become cheer captain at the end of the year, but it’s an extra-tall order to be joyful and spirited when the quarterback of your team has been killed in a car accident. For both the team and the squad, watching Robbie get replaced by newcomer Jack Walsh is brutal. And when it turns out Jack is actually short for Jaclyn, all hell breaks loose.

The players refuse to be led by a girl, the cheerleaders are mad about the changes to their traditions, and the fact that Robbie’s been not only replaced but outshined by a QB who wears a sports bra has more than a few Atherton Alligators in a rage. Amber tries for some semblance of unity, but it quickly becomes clear that she's only got a future on the squad and with her friends if she helps them take Jack down.

Just one problem: Amber and Jack are falling for each other, and if Amber can't stand up for Jack and figure out how to get everyone to fall in line, her dream may come at the cost of her heart.

Dahlia Adler's Home Field Advantage is a sparkling romance about fighting for what - or who - you truly want.

COME ON, another fantastic sapphic novel by the incredible Dahlia Adler, author of COOL FOR THE SUMMER? Proprietor of THE book blog, EDITOR OF A BUNCH OF FANTASTIC SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES?

Look, pal, I don’t know what to tell you. I loved this book more than I loved COOL FOR THE SUMMER, and I wrote a whole paper on that book. The characters are complex but solid in their own identities, it’s enemies to lovers in the cutest high-school based way, lots of Angst. Content warnings do include a lot of homophobia, which I think is dealt with although there isn’t any on-page condemnation of it. Anyhow I’d die for Dahlia Adler. Five stars. Pick it up. Here’s the Bookshop link.


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