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Named a best beach/summer read by O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Parade, PopSugar, Marie Claire, Bustle, and more!

From the author of the Love at First Like and Playing with Matches, an electrifying rom-com set in the high-stakes world of competitive gymnastics, full of Hannah Orenstein’s signature "charm, whimsy, and giddy romantic tension" (BuzzFeed).

The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri.

Now, reeling from a breakup with her football-star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations. Despite her misgivings and worries about the memories it will evoke, Avery agrees. Back in the gym, she's surprised to find sparks flying with Ryan. But when a shocking scandal in the gymnastics world breaks, it has shattering effects not only for the sport, but also for Avery and her old friend Jasmine.

Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jasmine Guillory, Head over Heels proves that no one "writes about modern relationships with more humor or insight than Hannah Orenstein" (Dana Schwartz, author of Choose Your Own Disaster).

©2020 Hannah Orenstein. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Katie
  • 17-08-20

Ended short

I would have enjoyed knowing what happened at the olympics. The ending seemed rushed and just seemed to not stick the landing.

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  • TBC
  • 12-01-21

Sweet but...

This is a sweet story, easy to listen to but predictable. If you are really “in” to gymnastics you would love this book. There is a great deal of detail about competitions, etc. it is definitely a “light” read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-12-20

Eh

I felt like the whole time I was waiting for something bigger to happen. Was interesting to hear the dynamics of elite gymnastics but I often tuned in and out. Narrator isn’t bad, but I wish she was more distinctive during dialogue.

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  • Cassie
  • 12-07-20

Really enjoyed it

Overall loved this one. The narration was OK. I thought the storyline and the main characters were strong and well-developed. Loved the insight I to elite gymnastics too.