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Sideline Confidential

Brooke Bentley

A young sports journalist soon learns the toughest hits occur off the field.

​Fresh out of journalism school, Blake Bishop lands her dream job as a reporter for her hometown pro football team in Oklahoma City. But from the first day, Johnny, her boss and the team's chief media executive, blocks her forward progress with the intensity of a defensive line.

Johnny singles Blake out with his "old school" rules that make it hard for her to do her job. He won't let her in the locker room. He tells her to dress like the cheerleaders. He punishes her for choices in her love life. And Johnny may be the one leaving notes on her desk about how great she looks in pants. Hit after hit, Blake forges on, determined to prove her worth to the team and her journalism peers. But in a world where co-worker bonding takes place at strip clubs, Blake finds her moral compass turning askew. Can Blake realign her professional priorities and get herself out from under Johnny's tyranny before her dream job does her in?

Debut novelist Brooke Bentley is a former television anchor and award-winning sports reporter. Through Sideline Confidential, she gives us a glimpse into the challenges women professionals face in the male-dominated world of pro sports

Book Details

  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
  • Publish Date: Aug 15th, 2023
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9798886450866
  • Categories: Sports

About the Author

Brooke Bentley is a former television anchor and award-winning sports reporter. After graduating with a Masters in Journalism from the University of Southern California, she spent two years working for the Houston Texans as a media personality and over a decade working in sports journalism. Brooke now runs a Houston-based grassroots nonprofit, Homemade Hope, that provides culinary enrichment programs to at-risk youth. She and her husband are raising two young boys who dream of visiting outer space.