Wild Cards - Simone Elkeles
(Wild Cards #1)
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?
Synopsis: Awesome! It reminds me a lot of Catching Jordan by Miranada Kenneally, which is also about a girl who plays football. I really adored that book and have since then been dying to find something similar. Also, I could always do with more of Simone's sexy cast of bad boys!
Cover: I wouldn't get caught reading it in a public setting or around my parents but I like how we see the football figure in the bottom half. If I were to look at it at a bookstore I would immediately know that football is present in this book, which is a great thing as covers should tell you something about a book.
Excitement: SUPER EXCITED! I need this book in my life, yesterday. I absolutely adore Simone and her books! Perfect Chemistry was and still is my top 5 favourite books of all time and I read it at least once a year. Very high expectations so I can't wait.
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