Blog Tour | Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler | Review


Author: Dahlia Adler

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Pages: 304

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.25


In this sweet and funny new f/f romance from the author of Cool for the Summer, a cheerleader and the school’s newest quarterback are playing to win, but might lose their hearts in the process.

Amber McCloud’s dream is to become cheer captain at the end of the year, but it’s an extra-tall order to be joyful and spirited when the quarterback of your team has been killed in a car accident. For both the team and the squad, watching Robbie get replaced by newcomer Jack Walsh is brutal. And when it turns out Jack is actually short for Jaclyn, all hell breaks loose.

The players refuse to be led by a girl, the cheerleaders are mad about the changes to their traditions, and the fact that Robbie’s been not only replaced but outshined by a QB who wears a sports bra has more than a few Atherton Alligators in a rage. Amber tries for some semblance of unity, but it quickly becomes clear that she’s only got a future on the squad and with her friends if she helps them take Jack down.

Just one problem: Amber and Jack are falling for each other, and if Amber can’t stand up for Jack and figure out how to get everyone to fall in line, her dream may come at the cost of her heart.Dahlia Adler’s Home Field Advantage is a sparkling romance about fighting for what – or who you truly want.

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Author Info:

Dahlia Adler (she/her) is an Editor of mathematics by day, a Buzzfeed blogger and LGBTQReads overlord by night, and a Young Adult and Romance author at every spare moment in between. Her novels include the Radleigh University trilogy, Kids’ Indie Next pick Cool for the Summer, and Home Field Advantage, and she is the editor of the anthologies His Hideous Heart (a Junior Library Guild selection), That Way Madness Lies, At Midnight, and, with Jennifer Iacopelli, Out of Our League (upcoming from Feiwel & Friends). Dahlia lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @MissDahlELama.

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Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours, Netgalley and the author for providing me with a free digital copy to read (My review). This in no way, has influenced my thoughts on the book. You can check out the other posts on the tour here.


Okay, so this was a goodish book. Like, I love the premise and I love how realistically homophobia has been portrayed and so have misogynistic views, but the romance wasn’t very well portrayed. Let’s get into more detail!


The plot was awesome. A girl playing football among boys who do not accept her? Um that’s the realism I want! I enjoyed the plot a lot, as I mentioned- the portrayal of homophobia and misogyny was amazing. Like, the author kept romance as the main focus of the book, but I feel that had that been the main focus of the book, the book would have been better.Also, the book felt a little like instalove. That irked me off, honestly- like I just couldn’t feel the chemistry between Jack and Amber developing all that well.


I loved all the characters individually, but as I said, Amber and Jack’s romance was a little jerky. I did enjoy Miguel and Malcolm together, and I also loved Miguel and Amber’s platonic chemistry!Also, I am so happy to see a polysexual MC! Most people make both the main characters gay in a gay romance, but I was happy to see a polysexual MC!

Writing Style:

This was really good as well, and it was fun to read. I loved most of the scenes- not all of them were very smooth, but they were not all bad.I would recommend the book to those looking for a fun, quick romance read!

Have you read this book or ‘Cool for the Summer’? Let me know in the comments!

P.S.- I am so proud of myself I typed this entire post on my phone.

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