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The long game : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The long game : a novel / Elena Armas.

Armas, Elena, (author.).


A disgraced soccer executive reluctantly enlists the help of a retired soccer star in coaching a children's team. Adalyn Reyes has spent years perfecting her daily routine: wake up at dawn, drive to the Miami Flames FC offices, try her hardest to leave a mark, go home, and repeat. But her routine is disrupted when a video of her in an altercation with the team's mascot goes viral. Rather than fire her, the team's owner--who happens to be her father--sends Adalyn to middle-of-nowhere North Carolina, where she's tasked with turning around the struggling local soccer team, the Green Warriors, as a way to redeem herself. Her plans crumble upon discovering that the players wear tutus to practice (impractical), keep pet goats (messy), and are terrified of Adalyn (counterproductive), and are nine-year-old kids. To make things worse, also in town is Cameron Caldani, goalkeeping prodigy whose presence is somewhat of a mystery. Cam is the perfect candidate to help Adalyn, but after one very unfortunate first encounter involving a rooster, Cam's leg, and Adalyn's bumper, he's also set on running her out of town. But banishment is not an option for Adalyn. Not again. Helping this ragtag children's team is her road to redemption, and she is playing the long game. With or without Cam's help.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668011300
  • ISBN: 1668011301
  • Physical Description: 376 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Paperback, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2023.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Soccer for children > Coaching > Fiction.
Soccer players > Fiction.
Redemption > Fiction.
Romance fiction
North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Sports fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 20 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 2 current holds with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F ARM (Text) 39640100666856 JUNM Fiction New Checked Out 12/20/2023

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