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Homecourt Advantage

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  67 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The sports pages trumpet the exploits of the superstar players of the New York Flyers basketball team -- while the gossip columns hint of their infidelities and steamy off-court activities. And in the shadows behind the bright spotlights, the wives and girlfriends struggle to keep the insanity at bay and their relationships alive in a world of fame, big money, shady dealin ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 1st 1998)
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Rachelle Ayala
This was a very interesting compilation of the lives of pro basketball playing wives. It was full of drama and intersecting story lines and personal tragedies. However because of the parallel subplots, it skipped all over the place, from one character to another character and some of the transitions were confusing. Like who are we talking about now?

In any case, the book reads like a gossip column and provided some insights into the lives of the super rich and famous athletes and their women and
May 14, 2009 Mick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As an NBA fan of course I want to know what goes on "behind the scenes." And who would know more about the steamy, groupie-driven adventures of the NBA world than two ladies who are (were?) married to former players? Ergo I began HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE with much anticipation; my anticipation quickly turned to trepidation. This book is just plain bad, folks, and here's why:

Way too many subplots. Let's see. We've got Casey, who's unhappy with hubby Brent, because he cheated on her three years ago; w
Britt Griffith
Jun 14, 2012 Britt Griffith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sports fans, chick lit fans
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
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May 17, 2012 Livia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE is a fast-paced fiction novel writtened by the ex-wife of Patrick Ewing and the wife of basketball player Greg Anthony. The fictious team is the New York Flyers and the wives and girlfriends of the team's high profile players, and their explosive and sometimes rocky relationships are the basis for the story.

A step well above "Basketball Wives", HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE is well worth reading.
Jun 11, 2012 Phillis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes, but it's very "light" reading.
Recommended to Phillis by: Saw it mentioned in newspaper book review.
This is perfect beach reading, or in the doctors office or whenever you have to sit and wait. It went fast, I liked the story but it turned out to be a typical story. You could almost guess what was going to happen. I was glad it had a happy ending but because it was obvious, a flip in the story would be welcome. I would only recommend it if someone needed something light to read.
Aug 19, 2008 Mindi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can only assume it's an accurate account of what goes on with athletes and their wives, girlfriends or both!

Definitely entertaining!
Oct 30, 2007 Jana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another quick/easy read. Some interesting moments but I really just bought it to pass time in an airport and on a flight.
Nov 15, 2011 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Rita Ewing has done it again!!!! I loved Brickhouse and I am loved this book that she co-authored.
Dec 29, 2011 Nikki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall this was a well written entertaining book. If you like drama and relationships, it is the one for you.
Jul 26, 2008 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I have read several times!
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