Finding a Keeper

Finding a Keeper

Sports Series Book #4. This series is related by a sports theme, not by characters.

Sloan Rossi is about to go to college on a soccer scholarship. She has spent the past six years living in London and playing for a well-known team. Now, she’s ready to bring her talents back to the States in hopes of developing into a world-class footballer and heading back to England to play for the English Premier League one day.

When Sloan arrives as a freshman thinking she’d get the starting spot in her role as a forward, she is mistaken. An injury to their goalkeeper and a backup goalie forces Sloan into a different role on the team than she had planned, but she happens to be good at it.

Too good if you ask Marley Nichols, the star goalie for Winterpark University. Marley is a junior, with her sights set on playing in the NWSL after graduation. An injury sidelines her for the entire season, putting a freshman who’s never played goal into the starting spot.

The real problem with all of this isn’t that Sloan’s good and Marley’s worried about losing her spot. It’s that Sloan has become a friend; a best friend, really. And as the two spend time together over the course of the school year and the summer, it develops into more for Marley.

Sloan hasn’t ever thought about being with another woman before. She’s suffered loss after loss in her life, and she puts her heart into her sport. When she and Marley spend an entire year getting to know each other, though, Sloan starts to think that maybe Marley isn’t just her best friend. Maybe she’s something more altogether.

Books in the series:

Book #1 - Always More

Book #2 - A Shot at Gold

Book #3 - The Unexpected Dream

Book #4 - Finding a Keeper

Title:Finding a Keeper
Edition Language:English
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    Finding a Keeper Reviews

  • Hsinju

    Content warnings: death of parent, mention of conversion therapy, disowning2nd read: 25th Dec 2020Sloan and Marley are one of my favorite couples ever. After reading the novella about Emily and Alison...

  • Skip

    It's probably fair to say that soccer was my first love, so it's perfectly possible that my five star rating partially relates to the fact that this a book full of all the feelings I experienced about...

  • Dawn

    I love this series! I am not a fan of soccer but this book was amazing. The best one out of the series by far coming from a softball coach. Marley and Sloan were there for each other through tragedies...

  • Lorraine Rusnack

    I just love Nicole’s books and this might be the best of the sports series. The game action was great. There is a great friendship that builds over time. The supporting characters of Emily and Aliso...

  • Best Lesfic Reviews

    New adult, slow-burn, self-discovery, growing up fast, dealing with painful exigencies – this book covers a lot of dimensions with panache.Read the full review @

  • Paula

    I love it!The build up was amazing, a love a friend to lovers plot and it was amazing.I think Marley made real the dream of all girls who had fall in love with her straight best friend (not so straigh...

  • Allison

    My absolute favorite of the series and not because it was about soccer! (I’m going to ignore the all of a sudden being a star keeper in college after never having played the position before part.) ;...

  • Louise Ball

    Another great book in the Sports seriesThe newest installment in Nicole Pyland’s Sports series, Finding a Keeper, was a truly enjoyable read. It is a slow burn romance where a solid friendship is bu...

  • AC

    I’ll put this closer to a 3.5 just for the good descriptions of matches.This is the fourth book in Pyland’s Sports Series stories and this one focuses on what most of the world calls futbol, but A...

  • Rowan

    This is a very good book, part of the sports series, about Sloan who goes to college on a soccer scholarship with a view to playing as a striker. There she meets Marley who is a goalkeeper for the col...