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A God in Carver

Haven Francis
    Everyone in Carver, Georgia knows not to mess with the hot-headed, sharp-tongued, stunningly beautiful badass. And she likes it that way. She wants nothing to do with the small town that has, against her will, forced football to become the center of her life.She hates that she’s not allowed to charge players for their meals at The End Zone where she waitresses. She hates that her stripper sister and washed up mom are still chasing their glory days as conquests of former football stars. She hates cheerleaders and despises the spirit girls who willingly do homework, make baked goods and drop to their knees for any man in a football uniform. She hates that football is the reason she lost her best friend, Brandon Eastman, when they were twelve. And she hates that she and the star linebacker, Nash Carter, have been in love since eighth grade. So when she’s given the opportunity to become the new sports reporter for The Carver Observer she’s skeptical. Until she realizes she can use the paper to shed some well-deserved light on the negative side of the game that every small minded citizen around her worships. Dragged back into the world of popular jocks and cheerleaders, Tatum’s unattainable bad-girl image begins to falter. Two of her former best friends – Brandon and his girlfriend Summer- are back in her life and she can’t help that she misses what the three of them and Nash used to have. Which is a problem because the series of articles that are finally getting her recognition as something other than one of the notorious Austin girls and Nash’s girlfriend, will surely take it all away from her again.

Crimson Catch

S.M. Donaldson - 2016
    Collin Atwood is a sophomore at Everly High School and the all-American boy in an all-American family. It's his first year on the varsity team and the pressure is on, from his dad and the town. For the first time in over twenty years his hometown could be in line for a state championship title and he’s their ticket to get there. That is if he can get his grades up enough to play. Enter the daughter of the last guy that held the town's hopes and dreams of state titles, who turned into a drunk after he blew it all. Paired up with Joelle Prescott as his tutor, these two are far from being in the same social circle. She's an honor student and a badass on the drum line. In her family full of athletes, she feels invisible. Which is good sometimes...makes it easier to keep her secrets. Will he keep her secrets? Will she help him make the grade? WARNING: This book is a Mature YA book. It is intended for people 15+, it is not suitable for those younger.

True Love: The Trilogy: The Complete Boxed Set

Harper Bentley - 2015
    but sometimes forever's not that easy. Ellen has loved Jagger since she was five and he was seven when they kissed through the chain link fence at school. She’s had their wedding planned since she was twelve and is ready for a happily ever after with him, but life just isn't that neat and tidy. Although they lost contact over the years, which broke her heart, during Jag's senior year in high school, sophomore Ellen catches his eye once again and their friendship is back on. When things between them gradually develop into something more, Ellen wants to give herself completely to Jag, but he’s not so sure he wants to risk their relationship in taking things to the next level. When Jag is drafted to the Dodgers as the hot, new pitcher of the team, Ellen decides to go with him, transferring colleges and leaving her friends and family behind. But things get more and more complicated when busy schedules, a slimy agent and a supermodel disrupt their lives, which makes Ellen question whether they’ll ever get their perfect forever. True Love, Book 2 – Finding Us They wanted forever... but does forever deserve a second chance? Jag Jensen and Ellen Love had been best friends their whole lives until he turned thirteen and started noticing girls his own age, but that didn't mean he stopped watching out for eleven-year-old Ellen. By his senior year in high school, baseball had taken the front seat in his life, with a scholarship to college and a pro career looming on the horizon, when sophomore Ellen caught his attention and they struck up their friendship again. Although Ellen wanted more, Jag didn't want to drag her into what he knew would be a crazy life, but love has a way of deciding one's future, and eventually they became a couple. Ellen followed him to California as he began his pro career, but his wild and hectic lifestyle screwed everything up. Now Jag is lost, realizing he's never been without his best friend in his life. Learning to live without Ellen doesn't settle well with him, so while trying to remain at the top of his career, he also wants to get his girl back, which proves to be more difficult than he thought it'd be. Will Ellen give him another chance or does that sort of thing only happen in the sappy romance novels she always used to read? Jag hopes she's willing to try again as he puts his heart on the line for the woman he knows will always be his forever and a day. True Love, Book 3 – Finally Us They wanted forever… but is forever really their destiny? After several misunderstandings and unsavory characters get in their way, Ellen Love and Jag Jensen have called it quits after nine years of being together. Now they find themselves in places with which they’re not accustomed: Ellen is trying to get used to the idea of dating another man, having never gone out with anyone other than Jag, while Jag is coping with an injury and the loss of baseball, a game he’s played for over twenty years. Neither is sure how to handle their new situation, but they’re dealing. When a surprise trade lands Jag right back in the middle of things and right back into Ellen’s life, new boyfriend and all, can he keep his cool and try to recover what they once had? Does Ellen still carry a torch for her first love or has she already fallen for her new baseball player, making it too late for them to start again? The fight is on as Jag goes head-to-head with Ellen’s new love interest as he tries proving to her that their love deserves another shot.

Summer's Desire

Olivia Lynde - 2013
    In each other, they find a safe haven... and respite from the darkness haunting them both. Until they are betrayed.Can they ever regain their friendship? And if they do, can they trust each other enough to take the biggest risk of all: falling in love?Genre: Mature YA/New Adult, Romance

The Penalty Box (The King Brothers)

Teagan Kade - 2020

Varsity Heartbreaker

Ginger Scott - 2020
    I even changed schools just to make the hurt disappear.But no matter how hard I tried to not think about Lucas, I just couldn’t stay away from the high school quarterback with perfect blue eyes and so many secrets.I’m back. We’re seniors now. We’ve grown—all of us. And Lucas Fuller might be different, but I’m different too. This is my time to take risks, to experience life and to fall in love for real.I want Lucas Fuller to be a part of my story, but I know for that to happen, I need to know the truth about our past.

Frayed: A Small Town Sports Romance

Laura Pavlov - 2021
    Innocent girl next door. Two different worlds. One small town. A million reasons why they should have stayed away from one another.My life was mapped out for me before I even entered the world.Who I'd date, where I’d attend college, what I'd be when I grew up.But there was a time in everyone's life when they'd face a fork in the road.Should I go left, or should I go right?It didn't matter as long as I didn't remain stagnant any longer.Jett Stone opened me up to a whole new world.Reminding me that it was okay to find my own way.I could have roots in Willow Springs and still spread my wings and fly.What I didn't expect was to fall in love with the broody football player.The boy I’d known since kindergarten.The boy who had somehow become my everything.


C.M. Stunich - 2016
     I know the feeling well. I'm the top draft prospect for the NFL, voted All-American last year, and a God at the University of Oregon. I didn't get here by fucking around or chasing fantasies—and I'll never forget where I came from. A guy like me only gets one chance to get out, to make something of himself. Passion. I thought football was my passion. But Teagan Fletcher, she's my obsession. My childhood friend is now a woman with curves for days and hair like fire. But she also hates me—and I don't blame her. I want her. But I can't have her. I need her. But I don't know how to let go. One way or another, I'll have it all: football … and Fletcher. ***KICKED is a standalone new adult sports romance with a happy ending and no cliffhanger. To celebrate the release of this bad boy, there are two free bonus books in the back: STEPBROTHER INKED and RAW AND DIRTY, both from C.M.'s pen name, Violet Blaze. All three are full-length novels, full of bad boys and tattoos, and loaded with hot, hot, hotness. Enjoy! EXCERPT FROM "KICKED": “What are we doing?” Teagan asked as I forced her to jog after me towards the tunnel. “Where are we going?” Her voice was breathy and patchy, and she panted as she ran after me, but she kept going, following me into the pitch blackness and down, down, down. At the halfway mark, I stopped, turned, shoved her back into the wall. “Tyce,” Teagan said, her voice high and reedy, like she was about to come in her panties just from looking at me. I reached up and tore my helmet from my head, tossing it aside and letting it bounce along the pavement beneath our feet. I was panting so goddamn hard in that moment, sucking in breath after anxious breath as my eyes flicked over her face, down her throat, across the full swell of her chest. I stepped forward and cupped the back of her head with a golden glove, leaned down and captured her mouth with mine. I kissed her hard and fast, frantic with time and need and desire. Less than five minutes. I bruised Teagan's mouth with my own, slid our tongues together, made her dizzy when I pulled back and looked her straight in the face. “We have five minutes,” I said and then we were working together to shove her pants down one leg, over her sneakers. Mine were next, pushed down halfway off my a**, my c*** springing free from my cup. I lifted Teagan up against that stone wall, slammed her back into the cool cement and let her curl her fingers in my sweaty hair. It was stuck to my forehead, probably a hot mess, but she looked at me like I was a god. I felt like a god there in that tunnel in the dark with thousands of fans screaming and pounding the pavement above our heads. In an instant, my coach or a security guard or one of the boys, they could come down here and find us screwing. I didn't care. Seriously. I didn't give a s***.


Anna B. Doe - 2018
    Three guys.Hockey and rivalry.Mean girls and friendships.Old loves and new chances.One more year of being invisible.One more year to win it all.The countdown begins.Senior year can’t come or end fast enough for Amelia Campbell. For the shy, nerdy girl-next-door that she is, high school is torture and all she wants is for it to be over. Having her heart broken by a popular, womanizing boy all those years ago doesn’t help the matters. Nor does his best friend who still has a habit of mercilessly teasing her. Now, she only has one year left, one year to be invisible before she can move on with her life.Derek King doesn’t do drama, but his life is all about drama once Maximillian Sanders steps foot into his town, his school, and into Amelia’s life. Max is always around, and he is making her smile again. But the boy who once broke her heart isn’t ready to let her go. Older and wiser, Derek isn’t about to let someone take away what he wants, and he wants Amelia.She's set on not believing in him and on not getting her heart broken once again. He is set on showing her wrong.She says she hates him, but maybe the line between past and present, love and hate is thinner than she ever realized.

Can You Hear It

Casey Diam - 2019
    The deafening roar of the crowd. Football games have been a thing of the past, ever since the love of my life died playing it. One year later, my mom decides to help me to leave it all behind. So here I am. New school. New outlook. A new me, still trying to stop the grieving, and still trying to avoid anything to do with a game I’ve come to hate.In some cruel twist of fate, I meet Ashton.I’m instantly drawn to him with no idea who he is until it all begins to make sense. His height, his physique, his long, powerful arm hurling a football. Ashton Haigen is Alpen Springs High top-notch quarterback. Suddenly, I’m back in the game I swore I would never be in again, only this time, I have a choice. But how does one choose their own heart, over the one that beats for them? How can I put my past behind me and learn to love again?#AshandAverieCan You Hear It is a standalone sports romance that takes place in senior year high school. Due to explicit content, this book is suitable for 17+

The Girl Next Door

Jennifer Sucevic - 2020
    Mia Stanbury is the quintessential girl next door. Smart, beautiful, and determined. She’s got it all going on. Is it any wonder that she’s been on my radar for as long as I can remember? We’re talking middle school, folks. Fine, I’ll admit that I’ve made a few boneheaded mistakes as far as she’s concerned, but what can I say? I’m a dude. Sometimes I think with the wrong head. We’ll just chalk it up to one of the hazards of having a Y chromosome and leave it at that. But I’m older now. More mature. Sort of. Mia has spent all of high school and college keeping me at a distance. If she didn’t melt in my arms every time I put my hands on her, I’d almost think she was immune to my charms. Turns out that’s not the case. This is our last year at Wesley before we go our separate ways. Me to the NFL, her to law school. It’s now or never. I’m done playing games and allowing her to push me away. I was her first and I’ll damn well be her last. *This is a mature New Adult novel with strong language and sexual situations intended for readers above the age of 18*

Unfolding Ethan

Mahi Mistry - 2020
    She shouldn't have imagined his devilishly handsome face between her legs.But it was too late.Kiara and Ethan had been best friends since they were children. They'd shared everything in their eighteen years together except romance.But that all changed at the beginning of their senior year.Kiara began noticing Ethan's washboard abs when he hopped out of the pool dripping wet after swim practice. Ethan began gazing at Kiara’s golden skin in a bikini as a grown woman instead of the girl next door he grew up with.That kiss should have never happened.It was just one moment in a lifetime of moments, but they both felt its power. They knew the thrumming in their veins and desperation in their bodies might give them all they ever wanted or ruin everything if they followed it.Kiara and Ethan knew they should have never kissed. But it's too late to take that choice back, so they have a new one to make.Fall for each other and risk their friendship or try to forget one little kiss that might change everything.

Silent Treatment

Jackie Williams - 2013
    But while her hectic schedule is filled with dreams of Daniel, he discovers football stardom and contracts worth millions of dollars.With the allure of hundreds of beautiful women and the offer of a lifestyle beyond his wildest dreams, will Daniel find America a temptation too strong to ignore? Or was a single summer of thumping hearts and heated looks, enticement enough for Daniel to give up his silent treatment and come home to Carrie once more.


Autumn Avery - 2016
     They call me “The Stallion,” and every girl knows why. I go hard, whether it’s on the field or off – catching that game winning pass or scoring with the hottest girl on campus, everyone knows I’ll do whatever it takes to get what I want. I’m on my way to the NFL, and all I need is a good girl to bring with me. When Emmy Hutchinson, smokin’ hot reporter from the campus paper comes looking for an interview, I know I’ve got the leverage I need. She thinks I’m cocky. And maybe I am. She thinks I’m used to getting what I want, and she might be right there too. She’s hot, she’s professional – but she has a boyfriend. But what Emmy should know from watching me on the field, is that nothing stands in my way. STALLION is a stand alone flirty, steamy, titillating romance with no cheating and a guaranteed happily ever after!

Love's Learning Curve

Felicia Lynn - 2015
    Most girls don’t have to worry about having their every move scrutinized, criticized, and worst of all, publicized. As the only child of the governor of South Carolina and potential US Presidential candidate, Charlotte Maryland Baker is not granted the luxury of the typical college experience.Tyler Stone lives for baseball and everything that comes with it. The only place he feels he matters is on the pitching mound, and his stats prove he’s an exceptional player. Without the distraction of dating or making friends, he can concentrate on the one thing that makes him feel complete – Baseball.Opposites attract, or so they say, but what WILL happen when these two opposites collide?