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Hijinks ensue in this hilarious sporty rom-com, in which "normal girl" Maddie must repair the image of Major League Soccer's bad boy, Gabe, to ace her internship.
A perfect read for fans of Morgan Matson and Miranda Kenneally. Maddie McPherson is sick of Normal-both her hometown of Normal, Illinois and being the normal' sibling. But when she lands a summer internship with a sports marketing firm, she finally has a chance to crawl out of her genius brother's shadow. Not to mention, a glowing letter of recommendation could land her the scholarship she needs to get into her dream college.
But Maddie's nickname is "Calamaddie" for a reason, and when the company assigns her to work with nineteen-year-old MLS star Gabriel Fortuna-who's famous for crashing a Maserati after flubbing Italy's World Cup hopes-she wonders if she's set herself up for another embarrassment. She takes the brooding soccer star to his appointments, and it's going well-a bit too well. The more time they spend together, the more Maddie wonders if Gabriel's lack of catastrophe has more to do with his flirtations than her abilities. Falling for a footballer is exactly how "Calamaddie" would botch this internship.
But with the firm calling her a miracle worker for keeping Gabriel out of the tabloids, is her heart worth risking?