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Peek Inside Courting Carlyn

Tennis star Vaughn is intrigued by his co-counselor at summer camp, but little does he know his coach has tasked her with convincing him to go pro.

Courting Carlyn

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Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.

When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features a super-hot sports star, the shy girl looking to grow her confidence on and off the court, and late-night shenanigans that would make your camp counselor blush.


Courting Carlyn is a sweet, coming of age story about two teens finding themselves--and love…” – A Court of Binge Reading

I LOVED it! This is an addictive read right from the start.” – Melissa’s Book World, Goodreads review

“Sparks fly, tennis balls sail, and there’s a lot more to the plot than a typical YA romance. Highly recommend.” – Victoria Bunce, NetGalley review

I love everything about this book! Carlyn and Vaughn have a really cute and natural chemistry.”- Shea, Goodreads review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640636149
Release Date: Aug 6, 2018
Page Count: 254
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: boss and employee, coworkers, opposites attract, redemption, ugly duckling

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By Danielle's July 22, 2018

I'm totally in love with Courting Carlyn and I'm not even a tennis fan. It is no secret that I'm a fan of Melissa Chambers. Her books are addictive! I think Courting Carlyn is my new favourite. Vaughn Yarborough is swoon-worthy material and the romance had me hooked. This book is great. It has every ...more

By Bette August 05, 2018

This was a great YA read. It reads a little older than a typical YA book which added to the enjoyment. Vaughn Yarborough has spent the last few years playing tennis on the Junior Professional tennis circuit. Now he's ready to trade all that in for a little normal as he starts his first year in colle ...more

By Samantha (WLABB) August 06, 2018

He wanted to put down some roots. She wanted to continue her mother's tennis legacy. They needed each other to make it happen.

• Pro: I am starting with my favorite part - the romance. It was very sweet. Carlyn and Vaughn had been in each other's orbits for years, but circumstances finally forced the ...more

By Colleen's Conclusions July 25, 2018

I received Courting Caryln from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.

I absolutely adored Courting Carlyn. I got that feeling right away that I just knew I would like it instantly and I kept wanting to stop reading t ...more

3.5 stars

***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

I really enjoyed this book. Even though it's a YA read, it's more mature than most of the last ones I've read.

Courting Carlyn is the sort of light read I enjoy and I'm glad I chose to read it. It's a well written book and everything is wrap ...more

By Edit~A July 23, 2018

(Source: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Teen and Melissa Chambers.)

“It means, if you run around here in a bikini, I might get distracted, and we’ve still got a long summer ahead of us.”
“My bikini and I are going swimming. If you ca

By Kacie August 09, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. It was a really adorably sweet romance. I really liked the authors writing style with the two POV. Sometimes its easy to get lost or confused but I was entranced from the first page. I like the teen romance I watch a lot of teen dramas but this was written with not so muc ...more

By Erica August 12, 2018

I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

Young Adult age-range: 12+, includes kissing and adult language.

4 Stars

Courting Carlyn hit many of my favorite notes. A slight love-hate vibe in the very beginning. Summer Camp crushes. Angsty dilemmas. Warm and Fuzzy of first love ...more

By Melissasfandomworld July 24, 2018

**Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review**

So this was my very first Melissa Chambers book and I'm so happy I got an e-arc of Courting Carlyn since I really wanted to read something by this author and I didn't have a chance yet to buy ...more

By Mandy (I Read Indie) August 10, 2018

Vaughn is trying to redesign his image from party boy to straight laced college guy. He wants more than anything to get into the prestigious Avery but he has to show the school that he has what it takes. But first he needs the help of the sweet, kind-hearted Carlyn. She is the one to help him do jus ...more

By Jessica August 28, 2018

I always get lost in Melissa Chambers books, and COURTING CARLYN was no exception. I LOVED this story, from the first page to the last. Contemporary YA romance, summer camp setting, teenage angst, stolen kisses, long-standing crushes, and (wait for it...) TENNIS (YES, TENNIS!), all wrapped up in a s ...more

By Greg July 16, 2018

I loved this book! A sweet summer romance! ...more

By KarenJo August 07, 2018

You guys… this book was just so adorable and touching! It was lighthearted, humourous, entertaining, and delightfully heartwarming. I smiled the entire time reading this novel and believe it or not, I even had a few drop of tears.

When I saw Courting Carlyn on Netgalley, I was instantly interested in ...more

By Darleen August 22, 2018

Title: Courting Carlyn
Author: Melissa Chambers
Rating: 3.5/5

Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for letting me receive a digital copy of this book before its official release date.

Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for c

By Natalie September 16, 2018

🎾🎾🎾Original Review HERE🎾🎾🎾

What can I say, I'm a sucker for contemporary YA sports fiction, who knew! I wish I had this niche of fiction when I was in high school. Maybe it would have made all the broody athletes more tolerable... probably not but I would have enjoyed looking at them a bit more. Ah n ...more

By v September 03, 2018

Look, it's an Entangled Crush novel. That means I'll love it. Quite honestly, I think I have too much of an obsession with their imprint. Genuinely.
Ok, but seriously now, I really fricking enjoyed this book! It was such an interesting dynamic to see in this novel between Vaughn and Carlyn. I mean, b ...more

By Suz July 29, 2018

I was excited to have the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on NetGalley.

Tennis means the world to Carlyn. Unfortunately, her game is lacking, both on and off the court. Hot shot phenom Vaughn asks her to work with him at a summer tennis camp for underprivileged kids, bu ...more

By Sascha August 27, 2018

If I had to use one word to describe Melissa Chambers’ Courting Carlyn, it would be cute. This is just the kind of book to read when you want something light and entertaining.

Carlyn wants desperately to go to Avery and be on their tennis team like her late mother did. Unfortunately money has always ...more

By Kathleen July 24, 2018

This was such a fun and quick read. I've never played tennis, but I related so much to the MC of Carlyn. She was very down to earth, smart, and determined. Vaughn was a great male MC. He's a star tennis player that just wants to relax and better his image so he can go to college. I liked that the ch ...more

By Melena August 04, 2018

Courting Carlyn is a sweet YA romance.

Carlyn and Vaughn are both tennis players about to start college. He is a well-known force in the tennis world, and she is hoping to play tennis at the college her mom did. Sparks start to fly while they work together at Vaughn's tennis summer camp.

As much as I ...more

By Gill November 19, 2018

I knew from the very first page that I was going to adore this book. The romance is positively swoon-worthy and brilliantly paced (no insta-love in sight.) The build-up created the perfect amount of tension and I could. not. stop. reading. I just wanted everything to work out for the main characters ...more

By Jennifer July 15, 2018

Thanks to NG for the ARC! Super cute summer romance between two tennis players, Carlyn has had a crush on Vaughn so she accepts when he offers her a partnership plus coaching in a summer tennis camp for underprivileged kids. They hit it off and become c;loser but they are not supposed to fraternize ...more

By Shea August 06, 2018

I love everything about this book! Carlyn and Vaughn have a really cute and natural chemistry. The story was engaging and the conflicts seemed organic. And I love that Melissa Chambers chose tennis as the backdrop for this story. This was my first Melissa Chambers novel but it certainly will not be ...more

By Tammy July 23, 2018

I liked reading about tennis and the camp. Even though it was slight it was a nice change. Vaughn and Carlyn were likable. Carlyn was one to go after what she wants. Vaughn was a bit used to getting things done for him school wise but was a hard worker with his sport. Jeffery was a bit back and fort ...more

By Cassi August 06, 2018

I know absolutely nothing about tennis, but this book is way more than just tennis. The story was amazing. I could not predict what was going to happen next. It took my emotions on a ride. I was happy one minute and then sad the next. The plot, setting, and characters were so well developed. I highl ...more

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Melissa Chambers

About the author

Melissa Chambers

Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She’s a member of SCBWI and RWA including several local and online chapters thereof. She holds her B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee.

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