Beautiful Game, Bella Books, July 2011

It's 1991 and Melissa Etheridge is a brand new voice on the radio. In Southern California, it's almost—but not quite—safe to say the word lesbian out loud. For Camille Wallace, a sophomore attending San Diego University on a soccer scholarship, life is sweet. She has gay friends, the sport she loves and a future full of possibilities.

Her possible futures don't include a woman like Jess Maxwell. Potential all-American, star-caliber tennis player and in every way the perfect co-ed, Jess isn't likely to notice Cam's admiring glances. Even if she does, chances are she'll never regard Cam as more than a fan.

The brilliant sunshine might be one reason Cam sees a side of Jess that no one else has realized is there. But it will take more than training and tenacity to find out if Jess wants to be the woman Cam believes lurks within. It may take more than Cam can possibly risk.

Kate Christie looks at love and the pursuit of happiness for two gifted college athletes in the early Gay '90s.

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