Published by Swoon Romance
High school senior Kenzie Harper-Shea has no time for dating, especially after the arrival of the basketball coach from hell. Now Kenzie has lost her confidence, is in a slump, and in danger of losing out on a scholarship to play college ball. The last thing she needs is her “vacation boyfriend,” Dylan McCoy, distracting her with warm smiles, inside jokes, and swoony kisses.
Dylan, however, is totally ready to date. He finally lives in the same town as Kenzie and is not about to lose the chance to let their relationship grow into something more. But for now, he’ll stay in the friend zone because he’s determined to find out what has her running scared. It can’t be just about basketball.
As Kenzie spends more time around Dylan, her feelings become a jumbled-up mess. It’s obvious they’re into each other. So, why does she panic whenever she thinks about dating him? Is it connected to basketball or to something deeper? She’s not sure. Does she have the courage to examine her heart, even if it means breaking Dylan’s?
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The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.
Road to Publication
I began writing fiction in my late twenties, but life and raising children intervened. My current road to publication started in 2006 when I entered the Writing Popular Fiction master’s program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. I learned so much from the wonderful writers there and continued to build my craft after I graduated in 2008 through workshops, both online and in person. I’d been querying and had four manuscripts in various stages of completion when in 2013 I submitted a Twitter pitch for my YA romance Life in the No-Dating Zone and received an offer from Swoon Romance. The Dylan Dilemma is my fifth book with them.
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