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Winning Ace

(Winning Ace #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Tally McKenzie has a plan.
She's going to get the story.
Even if it means breaking her heart.

When the opportunity arises to meet her hero, Tally grabs it with both hands. Especially as he’s the key to advancing her career.

Cash Gallagher is ruthless on and off court. When he finds out what she’s done he won’t show her any mercy.

Except the bad-boy of tennis gets more than he b
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published May 29th 2017
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Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely love Cash and Tally! Cash has so many challenges living a life in the public eye, yet Tally keeps him grounded. Tally is still growing her confidence, but finds strength and always stands up for herself. They are great for each other! Definitely reading Losing Game, Book 2 in the Winning Ace Series, next!
Kathi Defranc
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
New, exciting romance between a tennis ace and a journalist, great, fun reading! The connection and raw feelings between Cash, the tennis player and sort of a bad boy, and Natalia, or Tally, a writer for a newspaper, start at an event Tally attends to get a story. She has followed the career of Cash from when he started playing, and as they both grow up, and is very excited to talk to him. But knowing his dislike for reporters, she takes her press pass off, and when talking to the hot headed Iri ...more
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Book Review For: 'Winning Ace' by Tracie Delaney  
'Winning Ace' by Tracie Delaney is the First book in the New Trilogy called "Winning Ace". This is the story of Natalia 'Tally' McKenzie and Cash Gallagher. This does end with a cliffhanger to set you up for the next book and the next installment in Cash and Tally's story. Cash is a famous Tennis Star and a very private person. Cash only talks to the press when he has to for his "job' and is very guarded. Cash is also a hot Irish talking, alpha m
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My thanks go to the author for the ARC of this book.

My rating: 5 stars

You know those books that stay with you, that you think of long after you've read them because they were that good they refuse to leave you? Well this book is one of them.

This is Tracie Delaney's debut novel and is the first in an overarching trilogy and if this is anything to go by then the rest are going to be awesome.

Okay, so in Winning Ace we see Cash Gallagher, a tennis ace and all round bad boy whose attitude is he's bas
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in The Winning Ace trilogy by a new author Tracie Delaney. This is my honest review of the ARC I received.

I won't give any spoilers in this review. In this book we meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher and roving reporter Tally McKenzie. Two people so different but fate may have other plans.

I love the writing of this book. I was sucked in from the first chapter and couldn't put it down. The chemistry between the two main characters is intoxicating. I devour romance novels of ev
Joanne Robertson
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve always been a huge tennis fan (I went to my first Wimbledon Mens singles Final in 1982 where I fell madly in love with Jimmy Connors!!) so I was intrigued to see how this contemporary romance would work in the competitive, jet setting world of this popular sport. It’s not a sport often used in a romantic setting, although it did work well in the film Wimbledon with Paul Bettany And Kirsten Dunst which I really enjoyed. So I’m thrilled to say that Winning Ace was just brilliant and that I lo ...more
Oct 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Tally McKenzie has a plan.
She's going to get the story.
Even if it means breaking her heart.

When the opportunity arises to meet her hero, Tally grabs it with both hands. Especially as he’s the key to advancing her career.

Cash Gallagher is ruthless on and off court. When he finds out what she’s done he won’t show her any mercy.

Except the bad-boy of tennis gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest.

Can Tally win his hear
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Received an arc copy of this and certainly wasn't disappointed.
The book's detailed character development and good pace keeps readers gripped to the storyline.
Would recommend this book and author.
Will be keeping a watch out for the next one in the series.
Incy Black
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A volcanic tennis ace (Cash, a keeper of dark secrets) and an ambitious reporter, (Natalia, with enough verve to her serve to keep a hot hero on his toes). What could go wrong? Plenty, as it happens. But you’ll have to read Winning Ace to find out if trust is elastic.

Written with an intriguing mix of energy and empathy this romance defines a push-pull relationship. Complex characters (skillfully laid out on the page), convincing dialogue (you can ‘hear’ the separate voices and ‘feel’ the tone),
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all let me confess that I'm a HUGE tennis fan, so the premise of Winning Ace was too tempting to ignore.

Tally McKenzie has been a fan of tennis player, Cash Gallagher, for what seems to be forever. And you never forget your first crush, do you? So when she gets the opportunity to push forward her career and meet Cash in person, Tally has to step out of her comfort zone and do whatever it takes.
Cash loathes journalists and doesn't tend to play nice, so he's relieved that the woman he is
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by new author Tracie Delaney. I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review, so here goes....

So this book follows the story of Natalia (Tally) a junior reporter desperate for a big break, and Cash a superstar, multimillionaire playboy tennis player . I don't want to add any spoilers so I won't say much about the story itself.

What I will say is that you would not believe that this is Tracie's first book. She comes across as a highly experienced author, with a long t
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WINNING ACE by Tracie Delaney is an explosive, compelling, and addictive contemporary romance that has bestseller written all over it.

Cash Gallagher is the golden boy of the tennis world and has enough arrogance and charm to go alongside his expert talent. Tally McKenzie is working hard to carve out her big break in the world of journalism and when she gets the opportunity she cannot let it slip by her - even if it means compromising what she feels is right and wrong when it comes to her sports
Pelusa Rivera
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I truly enjoyed book, I love books about sports and roman. We meet Cash Gallagher a sexy superstar, and Tally a journalist looking to get her story on him, no matter what it takes. This is a rollercoaster, many twist and turns, but it keeps you interested.. And I can't wait for next book. l I'm always looking for new authors and was excited to read Winning Ace by Tracie Delaney, because I love sports and a good edgy romance. There was a reason I ...more
Julia Stevens
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You'd never know that this is the first book by debutant author Tracie Delaney. She has a wonderful way with words and Winning Ace drew me in from the start and hooked me completely.

“Well, there you go. Leave him to simmer in his own pompous stew for a few days. See if that doesn’t tenderise the meat a little.”

Natalia (Tally) is a budding reporter, trying to get her first big break at a charity event Cash (her childhood idol) is hosting. Cash is a superstar in the world of tennis. He loves women
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, loved it, loved it! But I'm sulking right now because I have to wait for my paperback order for book 2 to come in the mail. I loved Cash and Tally. This book was the perfect mix of "he loves me, he loves me not, hot love scenes, and dominating possessive & brooding yet kind hot male. This book sated my thirst for a great romance filled with food, drink, travel and adventure. I also loved how Tally was encouraged to start thinking positive about herself and embracing her own type of bea ...more
Emily Knight
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book Review of Winning Ace by Tracie Delaney

Winning Ace; The Winning Ace Trilogy Book One
Erotic Romance
Tally, a reporter meets her tennis pro idol, Cash. Sparks fly.
I loved the character of Tally; her fire and determination were enchanting. Cash’s dominance and skills beyond the tennis court made the book a real page turner.
My only wish was that I could have immediately progressed to reading Book Two! I just can’t wait for the story to develop even more - hurry up Tracie.
This romantic story wil
Dawn Higgins
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantasic book from a new Author

I recieved this ARC from Tracie Delaney for a honest review.

This is the first book for this new Author in her Winning Ace Trilogy.I must admit i was nervous before i picked this up, because she was writting her first ever book i really wanted to get stuck in and hoped i was in for a great ride along with her.

Well *WOW* you sure shocked me (in a good way) as right from the first chapter this book had me hooked and it kept my attention thought out this story that unf
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I was hooked from the very first page.

The writing is slick, the action is fast and the chemistry between Tally and Cash is smoking hot.

This is the first book in a three book series and the cliffhanger at the end was whopper (I may or may not have cursed the author for leaving me hanging like that).

I cant wait to get my hands on the next book to see what happens.
M.A. Comley
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book? Except WOW! Whilst I was reading it I was thinking this surely can't be the author's debut novel, but it blooming well is.

Tracie has crafted a stunning contemporary romance (not a sweet, heart and flowers romance, so be warned.) Right from the very first page I was plunged into the novel that centres around Tally and Cash's relationship. It's definitely a feisty, almost confrontational one at times. Raw emotions are expressed through Tracie's incredible narration
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Winning Ace (The Winning Ace Trilogy Book One) by Tracie Delaney
• Secrets
Once I started reading this book I couldn't stop! What an amazing start for a series, and an absolutely awesome debut novel for Tracie. I cannot wait to read LOSING GAME to find out what happens next. Secrets don't stay secret forever, but when they're hidden they hurt too many people. To find out what happens between Cash and Tally you'll have to read WINNING ACE. This doesn't end with a HEA (yet) nor is it a cliffhanger,
Diane Dyke
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I thoroughly enjoyed this hot and sexy book. I loved the tension between the two main characters Cash and Natalia and the dialogue between them was fast paced and witty. It was nice to read something set in the tennis world for a change I haven’t seen many and as a huge tennis fan this was a bonus. The story moves at a good pace and the chemistry between them is electric. You couldn’t ask for more. This is the first in a series and I can’t wait for the next one to find out what happens between t ...more
Alex F
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Winning Ace is a fantastic read, and Cash Gallagher is HOT! Holy cow, I loved this book. Tracie sucked me in from the first page and held my attention until the last. It didn't matter that my clock read 2am, I kept reading, and I'm glad I did. This is a fast paced, sexy read, that will tug at your heart strings. You really feel for the characters, which is a true indication of Tracie's talent as an author. Also, the style is unique in a good way, and I loved the British editing. From an American ...more
Gail Atkins
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish.
A young journalist gets sent on a mission to interview tennis's number one player..Cash Gallagher!! Since she was a young girl, Tally had had a crush on him.
A chance meeting has Cash wondering who the stranger was; during a dance he starts talking unaware that Tally is a journalist: his most hated profession.
Cash is a playboy....Tally is a normal, if not chubby journalist..not his usual type at all.
Seriously I can't wait to read the next book, as this was a
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well, new authors are a bit like frogs. You've got to kiss (read) quite a lot ( a real lot) to find a good one.

This is I believe Tracie Delaney's first book. Well it won't be her last. What a find!

I loved the characters. Tally is so relatable and normal. How damn refreshing is that? There's no made up superfluous drama. It all felt so real, I just loved her. I rooted for her from the first page.

And then there's Cash. Wow! Loved him. He's such a complex and intriguing guy. Lucky Tally.

Perhaps Ru
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I recieved this book from the Author for an honest review.

winning Ace was the First book i read from Tracie Delaney. Now i must say i enjoyed the book very much. The author has a unique writing style that any reader would fall in love with.
Bad Boy Cash is a big time tennis player who wants to remain on top of his game. But when he meets the beautiful talented Tally he realizes that may not be.

Tally Mckenzie a journalist who wants a good story to help her career. But what she soon realizes is her
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She wasn't his type, and yet he wanted her regardless.

Cash Gallagher is rich, famous, and one of the hottest bachelors in the world. He slept around with women, treats them right and knew what they want until he has his fill and moves on to the next skinny blonde. Natalia "Tally" McKenzie walks into the picture with her brunette locks, curvy body, large rack and would always find a way to surprise cash in any turn. To his surpris
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Arghhhh!!! Winning Ace is one of those romances that leaves you cursing out loud when it ends.  You know the kind - the one where you are so consumed with the couple and their lives that when you hit the last page of their story that you immediately go to Amazon to one-click the next book because you can't let go just yet.  Yep.  That was me and Winning Ace.

The desire to further her career puts Tally directly in the path of Cash, a professional tennis player and her teenage crush. Immediately sp
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tally McKenzie is a journalist that has a great opportunity thrown her way, she's to go meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher for a story, which she grabs immediately. The only problem is that in order to advance her career, she needs to write a killer story, but in order to achieve that, she is gong to have to betray her idol. Bad boy Cash just wants to stay at the top of his game, and he won't waste all of his hard work over a woman. He feels a connection with Tally, and reveals personal information, ...more
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Cash and Tally brought a certain flavor back to the interesting world of tennis and the scrutiny of the public eye. Cash is our resident bad boy of center court. While Tally, she is the journalist looking to make that big story to propel her career forward. Cash lives his life more or less inside a fish bowl that seems to always need filling. Tally helps to ground in a way that makes him feel completed or at least more real.

I found excitement, warmth, passion, romance with both Tally and Cash. T
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well, I have to say that this book sucked me in right from the start. I was just dying to see how the relationship between Cash and Tally developed as it was clear she was going to give him a run for his money! The chemistry between them simply draws you in and doesn’t let you go. The characters were well written, believable, and I found myself wanting to give Cash a good slap at times for behaving like such a dick! That’s how convincing Tracie’s writing is!

This is a fantastic debut, and the cli
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