Today I’m thrilled to welcome Cheryl Headford to the blog. Cheryl, what is one thing readers might not know about you?
Keith Williams is twenty-two and struggling to feel normal again. Once a rising super star in the competitive world of snowboarding, he’s only now healing from a horrible crash that almost wrecked his body and ripped his confidence from him.
I have to confess that I have a real thing for friends-to-lovers stories. Yet, when it’s a case of enemies overcoming their differences and falling in love, I find it even more compelling, especially when the heroes are such complete opposites as in the book I’m giving away today.
“Everyone settle down!” Mr. Robinette said. “Here’s the syllabus and tentative practice schedule through winter break.”
Clashing personalities, sexual tension, heated exchanges…the pages of this debut novel by Zane Riley are crammed to bursting with them. Love/hate romances are always fun to read, as are opposites attract stories, and when the heroes hail from such vastly different backgrounds as Will and Lennox, it only adds to the entertainment value. Toss into the mix all the usual elements of high-school life, not to mention some steamy makeout sessions in the music room, and it’s little wonder this book sparked my interest.
Will Osborne couldn’t wait to put the roller coaster ride of his public education behind him. Having suffered bullying and harassment since grade school, he planned a senior year that would be simple and quiet before going away to college and starting fresh. But when a reform school transfer student struts into his first class, Will realizes that the thrill ride has only just begun.
One of the best things about escaping into the pages of a book is that it allows us to indulge fantasies from the comfort of our favorite reading spots. No one—well, hardly anyone—would actually want to be kidnapped by a couple of armed thugs. Yet, there’s something dangerously appealing about a drop-dead gorgeous captor with a heart of gold, and the novel I’m giving away today certainly has one of those.
Ben woke up facedown in the backseat of his car, one cheek pressed hard against the warm leather seat and a hand hanging down to the bristled mat on the floor. He yawned into his sleeve. He’d been driving for hours yesterday and was still exhausted. The last thing he remembered was parking up at the roadside late last night and pulling a blanket and coat over himself for warmth. He’d only intended to take a quick nap, but judging from the bright light, he must have slept until late morning. His groggy mind started to clear, and he turned over onto his back, pushed his coat away from his face, and stretched out.