𝗖𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗿𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆. 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 ... 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲!!!
Rating: 4 Stars
Told in the first person. Alternating persons.
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𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸:
From the author of the Wicked Bay series, comes a new angsty YA/NA enemies-to-lovers romance.
𝗛𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿.
One year of life in her football obsessed town.
One year of nauseating school spirit.
Just one more year of her cruel step-brother Jason; and his cocky, arrogant, football-playing friends.
She hates them. Especially, Cameron Chase, the guy she thought was different.
𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁.
He has it all; good looks, talent, and the charm to go with it.
He has colleges lined up at the door, all wanting a piece of Rixon Raiders star wide receiver.
Until something threatens everything he's ever worked for, and only one person can quiet the war raging inside him.
But he's supposed to hate her; his best friend's sister.
She's trouble with a capital T.
Then Hailee finds herself in the middle of a football prank gone wrong...
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝘀𝗼 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘪𝘹𝘰𝘯 𝘙𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴!
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𝗔𝗱𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀:
Even though most of the characters are in high school, they act and do things that someone older might do. That’s just one reason I feel this is more for the new adult – unless you read before your child does and then you can make an informed decision. Another reason, and one thing that I had an issue with, we have someone of authority that doesn’t mind underage drinking. Good thing this is fiction because otherwise that person would be in a lot of trouble and would lose their job. But if you’re thinking your teen might like this, you could use it as a teachable moment.
The primary secondary characters all add something to this story. First you have Flick. She’s a great friend to Hailee. She’s a great sounding board as well as helping Hailee get out of her comfort zone. Then we have the boys. Jason Ford is something of an obscure character. We see how important his career choice is to him but some of his choices could put a stop to what he really wants. He also likes to aggravate his stepsister. Then we have Asher. He seems to like to make jokes even though some may seem a little tasteless. He also seems to be a follower. It will be interesting to see how the author develops these characters as the series continues.
Some scenes may seem as if they’re going by a little too slowly but I think it just helps to put things in real time. It might give you a sense that you’re there with the kids as they experience what may be one of the most important years they will have. By going slow, and being that this is the first book in a new series, our author is giving a start into the world of the Rixon Raiders. Once you get to the ending you know you’re going to want to continue – for older readers it may even be a trip down memory lane.
“Hells yeah, Fee baby, get over here.”
I smirked, watching as Felicity’s eyes widened at Asher while his gaze swept down her body. The guy had it bad, which sucked for him since she had it bad for the moody fucker sitting beside me.
“The girls are here.” I nudged Jase with my elbow, and he blinked at me, ripping his ear buds out. “Huh?”
“The girls”. I pointed in their direction.
“Oh, great.” He grimaced, a dark look falling over his expression.
“Can you at least try? I know it’d mean a lot for Hailee if you did.”
He got up and grunted, “Like I give a fuck. You want a beer?”
“Sure.” I let out an exasperated breath, watching as he skulked away. Jase pretended not to care but something told me did, and he didn’t know what to do with that.
“Hey, everything okay?” Hailee asked as she sank down in the chair beside me.
“Yeah.” I reached for her hand, pulling it onto my thigh. “Just Jase being his usual self.”
Her lips thinned. Things were strained between them. My girl and my best friend. It was a mess, but tonight was about cutting loose, and I intended to do just that.
“Go in the pool with me,” I said, eyeing Asher across the yard. He was busy charming Felicity although she looked less than impressed at his efforts. I kinda felt sorry for the guy. But not enough to go save him. Not when I had more important things to be doing.
“You’re not serious?” Hailee’s eyes went wide. “It’s too cold.”
“It’s heated. Besides, you’re not afraid of a little chill, are you?” My brow rose, daring her.
“Oh, it’s like that is it?” She smirked, her eyes darkening with lust and love and acceptance.
Fuck, I loved this girl. I couldn’t remember a time when I hadn’t always felt something for her, but it was different now. We might have only been seniors, with our whole lives ahead of us, but I knew one day, I was going to put a ring on her finger and call her Mrs. Chase.
“Cam?” My name rolled off her lips in a breathy sigh. “Where’d you go?
“Nowhere.” I grinned standing up and pulling her with me. “Come in the pool with me, Sunshine.”
“I don’t have my costume.”
“So, it’s only us, the guys, and Felicity. Go in your underwear.”
“You’re crazy.” Laughter spilled from her lips and I dipped my head, kissing her.
Hailee’s hands went to my chest as she sank against me, giving over to the connection that tethered us. I sucked her tongue, nipping and licking. Chasing my lips down her throat and back up, lingering at the shell of her ear. “I dare you, Sunshine.”
“You don’t play fair,” she breathed, inching away from me. Her hands hooked into the hem of her sweater and she yanked it off in one before kicking off her pumps.
“Now it’s a party,” Asher yelled, and I flipped him off, fighting a smug grin.
“Your turn.” Hailee arched her brow, the corner of her mouth tipped in anticipation.
Silently, eyes locked on hers, I pulled off my jersey, and kicked off my sneakers, before unbuttoning my jeans and shucking out of them. Hailee’s heated gaze ran over my body, pausing at the bulge in my black boxer briefs. “See something you like, Sunshine?” I asked all while wondering how much Asher and Jase would give me shit if I was to throw her over my shoulder Neanderthal style and take her to up to my room in the Bennet’s house.
“Oh no.” Hailee’s voice snapped me out my trance. “We are seeing this thing through now. You should know by now, I never back down from a challenge.”
Slipping her fingers in her pants, Hailee pushed them over her hips letting the soft material glide down her legs. “On three?” she asked, her face lit up with happiness.
“One.” We counted together. “Two.”
I wrestled her over my shoulder, sprinted to the pool and jumped. Water filled the spaces between us, but Hailee managed to wrap herself around me just as we emerged.
“You’re dead,” she ground out. “So dead.”
I glanced over at Asher and Felicity before doing a quick sweep of the Bennet’s yard for Jase.
“I’ll make it up to you.” I carried Hailee through the water to the far end of the kidney shaped pool. It wasn’t completely hidden from view from the rest of the yard, but it was discreet enough.
“Cameron, what are—”
I cut Hailee off with my lips, pushing my tongue deep into her mouth. Her legs clamped around me until she was grinding on me.
“Here?” Her soft laughter washed over me as she eased back to look at me.
“Later,” I said with a hint of promise. “For now...” I dipped one of my fingers down to her soaked panties.
“Cam,” she gasped as my finger hooked inside and found her clit. “Oh God.” Hailee buried her face into my shoulder. I’d positioned us against the edge of the pool, trapping her body there. It probably looked all kinds of obvious should anyone come look for us, but right then, I didn’t care. I needed to touch her. Needed to feel her come undone.
“Look at me, Sunshine,” I commanded softly, and Hailee gave me her eyes.
“I want to watch you when you come.” Pushing two fingers inside her, I curled them up, rubbing the spot that I knew drove her wild.
“Oh God...” she cried, biting her bottom lip to trap the sound.
“Not God, Sunshine, just number fourteen.”
Even through the pleasure, Hailee managed to roll her eyes at my words. “Fuck, I love you like this.” I whispered. “You have the cutest blush along your neck.”
Watching Hailee come was one of my favorite pastimes.
“Cam, more... I need...”
My mouth crashed down on hers as I worked her over, alternating rolls of my thumb against her clit with the steady stroke of my fingers. Hailee began to tremble, her hands clamping onto my shoulder as she rode my hand, demanding more, taking what she needed.
She could take everything and I’d willingly give it to her.
“Come for me, Hailee.” I whispered against her lips, and my words sent her over the edge.
Skin flushed, eyes closed, my name spilled from Hailee’s lips over and over as her body clenched around my fingers.
“You okay?” I asked, chuckling.
Her sated expression turned into a frown. “It was great... but all I’m thinking now is how many girls has Asher done the exact same thing to in this exact same spot?”
“Seriously, that’s what you’re thinking right now?”
Hailee smirked. “It’s not my fault your best friend is a slut.”
“He’s not...” I rolled my lips together.
“Exactly.” Her smirk turned smug. “We should probably get out of here before we catch something.” Hailee slid out from between me and the wall, but I snagged her wrist.
“I’m pretty sure Asher wouldn’t mind getting Felicity in here.” My brows waggled but she didn’t laugh.
“Number one, that’s gross. My bodily fluids have contaminated the water, you should probably go tell Asher to clean it out or whatever; and secondly, we both know if Flick does want to get in the pool with someone, it won’t be Asher.” Her expression was tight.
“Okay, the pool is strictly off limits for the rest of the night,” I said, attempting to lighten the mood.
“Can we go get dry now?” A hint of a smile played on her mouth.
“Will you let me dirty you up again first?”
“Only if you can catch me.” Hailee dived for the steps, hauled her cute little ass out the pool and took off toward to the house.
And what did I do?
I went after her.
Like I always would.