Football in June?
Football is everything,
but love is the only game that matters.
The guy who’s been my best friend since we were kids is now the star of the football team. He’s dating cheerleaders and hanging out at wild parties. He’s leaving me behind, and it’s breaking my heart.
And then there’s Nate . . . my other best friend. I know he’s crushing on me. I wish things were different, but for me, it’s always been Leo. It’s always going to be Leo.
When I finally get my shot with him, I’m not going to waste a single moment. I want to be the girl he can never forget.
My life is a friggin’ dream right now. Any girl I want is mine for the asking, and everyone treats me like royalty. What else could I need?
Apparently, the answer is . . . the one girl I shouldn’t want. The one who’s been my friend forever. The one who is too good for me. The one I can’t stop desiring, even though I know better.
No one is more surprised than me that Leo Taylor, the most promising–and maybe the hottest–tight end in college football today, is my boyfriend. Again.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t? I should feel like I’m living a dream. But our long-distance relationship isn’t easy, and sometimes I’m afraid football will always come first in Leo’s heart.
I thought once Quinn was mine again, everything would be easy. Instead, we’re living a rollercoaster of uncertainty, complete with breathtaking highs and lows that threaten to break my heart.
When I’m playing football, I never give up. But when it comes to Quinn and me, I’m starting to think that winning might not be an option.
Twice we’ve been together, and twice we’ve nearly destroyed each other.
This is our last shot at forever—if we’re brave enough to take it.
I thought I made the right decision—the selfless choice—but now it feels like I’ve hurt everyone, including myself. What I thought was true and solid and dependable is disappearing. I’m on my own, and I’m terrified.
Maybe it’s time to find out who I really am, even if that means running away from what I thought I needed. I can’t risk trying again with Leo until I know we have a real chance to make it, even though I can’t picture a future that doesn’t include him.
Once upon a time, not that long ago, I had just about everything I ever wanted. But if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that life is unpredictable. One twist can change it all, and suddenly, I’m alone. Even football, the one constant in all the insanity, somehow isn’t enough anymore, because without her, everything else is empty. Meaningless.
I’ve got one shot left. One more chance to win her heart. We’re not kids now, and I know that being good enough for Quinn isn’t some game I can fake my way through. She’s more than the prize; she’s my reason for living. The world only makes sense when we’re together.
And this time, I’m going to do whatever it takes to give us our happy ending.
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Football is our life, but love is what will save us.
An unrequited love finally gets a chance . . . and a broken soul finds a way to heal. But can forgiveness lead to forever?
Since the day my ex-boyfriend took his own life, I’ve been sleep-walking through the days and just barely surviving the nights. I didn’t think I was capable of anything more . . . until Tate Durham, the newest Philadelphia football hottie, found me sitting on the floor of a grocery store, crying over a bag of potato chips.
Tate’s patient friendship shows me that I might not be beyond hope. But what if I don’t have the courage to trust him with my heart?
I have been in love with Gia Capri since the moment I laid eyes on her back in college. Unfortunately, that happened to be the same night she met Matt Lampert. Even though that dude was my teammate, I knew he was bad news. Still, when it came to Gia, I didn’t stand a chance.
But now he’s gone, and an unexpected meeting with Gia means I get a chance to prove myself. For a time, it feels like my care and honesty begin to heal what’s broken in Gia’s soul. Still, no matter how hard I try—or how much I love her—making her whole again might take more than I can give.
But love never gives up. And neither will I.
The first time we met, it was a disaster. The second time wasn’t much better.
Eventually we became friends . . . and then we were more. But can this last?
I don’t do love.
I don’t do relationships.
But then Eli Tucker came back into my life.
The memory of my first encounter with Eli is all too vivid. Still, that was a long time and many guys ago. I’m not interested in long term or love. Men exist to fill a temporary need, and that’s all I want. Even if Eli Tucker still stirs something in my heart . . . I can’t afford the pain that might come from allowing him closer.
When I met Zelda Porter on the first day of freshman year, she seemed vaguely familiar. But I’d definitely remember a woman like her: blonde, built and beautiful . . . just my type, back when I had a type. Back when I was a football star. Back before I snapped my spine and ended up paralyzed.
Being Zelda’s friend—and then her friend with benefits—is a sweet deal, but I want more. She might be resisting, but even if I can’t run for touchdowns anymore, I know what wins the game.
Hold on tight to what matters most.
Use the element of surprise to your advantage.
Fight like hell for every down.
And, no matter what, never give up.
Our one-night hook-up somehow morphed into friendship.
Neither of us wants anything more involved . . . or do we?
I swore off dating athletes years ago. I’m completely committed to my career in politics and public relations, and I love being a single woman, thank you very much.
When I met Gideon Maynard at our friends’ engagement party, the attraction between was instant and undeniable. Still, I’m smart enough to know that a relationship isn’t in the cards for us. Being friends is enough for me . . . until it isn’t. And that scares the hell out of me.
People call me football royalty. Generations of my family have played this game, owned the teams, run the leagues . . . and as starting quarterback for the Richmond Rebels, I guess I’m fulfilling some kind of destiny. But I don’t care about any of that. I live and breathe football because the rest of my life is broken and empty.
The moment I spotted Sarah Jenkins at that party, I knew she was trouble for me. One night might not have been enough to get her out of my system, but it’s all I can risk . . . even if I can’t stop myself from wanting her.
When steamy nights and passionate kisses aren’t enough anymore, I’m tempted to try for something deeper, even if that means believing in scary ideas like trust and forgiveness.
If only love were as simple as football.
We’ve always been friends.
When we realize we want more, it’s terrifying to both us.
We won’t get it right the first time.
We break each other’s hearts.
And yet neither of us can walk away.
Read the three-book series that will take you from the highs of first love to the painful lows of heartbreak and loss, all set amidst the pageantry and passion of football.
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