Today I am so pleased to welcome Brooke Edwards to Joyfully Jay. Brooke has come to share an exclusive excerpt from her latest release, Center Court. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Soren knocks on Elias’s hotel room door just after one, hoping he had given him enough time to settle in. He knows Elias hardly ever unpacks properly.

When the door opens, Elias is dressed only in a loose pair of shorts with a shirt hanging from his hand. The surprise on his face turns quickly, joy sparking in his eyes and the curl of his lips.

“Soren,” he says.

Soren is distracted only for the space of a heartbeat by the bare skin and defined lines of Elias’s chest. He forces his gaze back up to the other man’s face after a second.

“Elias,” he says, and his own lips curl up in a smile. “Angie said I am only allowed ice cream today, and no more until I win.”

Elias’s head tips back as he laughs. The line of his throat ripples with the sound, and Soren is off-balance already when his hand is caught up in Elias’s and he is tripping forward into the room.

“Come,” Elias says from ahead of him. “Once I am dressed, we will go and make ourselves sick.”

“She did not say not to be sick,” Soren agrees absently, the muscles in Elias’s back flexing as he pulls the shirt on and the bare skin disappears beneath the teal fabric.

“Her mistake.” Elias smirks at him as he turns around, fluffing his hair out with a hand. “Sweety’s?”

Soren blinks. “Yes,” he says immediately. “The best to start?”

“The best to start,” Elias agrees and slips past Soren, their hips brushing. “If we share, we get more flavors.”

Soren turns and follows Elias back into the hall and toward the elevator.

“Chocolate?” he asks.

“Always,” Elias assures him.


center court coverOrder of Play, Book 1

The world of men’s professional tennis has been ruled by the same six men for more than a decade. There have been a handful of shock upsets and victories snatched by underdogs, but they’re few and far between. Now, the next generation are done being denied and have come knocking.

When the time comes, Soren Norgaard knows that the world expects him to lead the charge and take his place at the top of his sport. He’s focused and lethal on the court, until he isn’t. Sometimes the past, no matter how comfortable and familiar, doesn’t fit anymore and needs to be left behind. Soren’s past doesn’t want to let him go, but his future is coming fast whether he’s ready or not.

Elias Engström has been in love with Soren for as long as he has known him. The race for titles, for glory and their day in the spotlight has always been less all-consuming because he knows that there is an entire life stretching out when he leaves the court for the last time. A life that, for the first time, might include Soren in the way Elias wants him. Everything he wants is within reach, if Elias is willing to fight for it.


Brooke Edwards is an Australian LGBTQ+ author and dreamer who got her start in fanfiction, and then started listening to the people in her head and writing up the incident reports afterwards. She’s a disaster masquerading as a functional adult, addicted to coffee and hopelessly obsessed with her dog.

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