Published by Entangled: Crush
When Avery Stone learns her dad will be fired if his high school team doesn’t make the playoffs, she has to get her head out of her day planner and do something—anything—to help him win. Even if it means secretly coaching the team’s newest player, who seems to have more game than skill.
Lucas Black just transferred to Hillside with a fake name and a big secret. The MVP of every team he’d played on since he was seven—not to mention the MVP of every post-game party—he can’t understand why since arriving at Hillside, he’s been unable to catch a single. Freaking. Ball.
Until…Avery. Amazing, kind, generous, and crazy-freaking-hot Avery.
As Lucas goes from zero back to hero and Avery struggles with just what Lucas means to her, she inadvertently sets them on a collision course with Lucas’s secret…a secret that could take down not only Lucas but her father too.
DISCLAIMER: This Entangled Teen Crush contains a football player hotter than the Texas sun, hotel cuddles, and a steamy makeout session in the rain.
Suze Winegardner is a British YA writer, currently living overseas with her military husband, and lovely Lab. She loves Buffy, Fray Bentos pies, Archer, cheese, and the serial comma. Wait – Cadbury Flakes too. And naps. Wait, what was the question? Anyway, she thinks her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny…and if you get that reference, she already considers you kin.
WHAT IS ON YOUR DESK?
This is where I wrote THE LOVE PLAYBOOK, and most of my other books too. Well, I mean this is the desk where I write, but it’s been in four different countries, and four different offices in the past four years! But because we move around so darned much, it’s nice to have a set-up so familiar, that it always feels like home no matter where the desk physically is.
- This is a print of Lliterary London”. I’m from London, and fell in love with this picture when we were in the UK, so my husband got it for me for Christmas one year. If you zoom in, you can see the parts of London where some literary greats set their books.
- This is a fairly new print. My friend, Shauna, and I went to Paris for a few days to catch up (she lives in Connecticut, and I lived in Stuttgart at the time), and we both bought a copy of this Parisian magazine cover. It shows a man giving flowers to a newspaper seller, even though the headlines on the papers suggest chaos and misery…a reminder that love can light up the worst of times!
- These are the best action figures. I have Sydney Bristow, from Alias, the Black Widow, from The Avengers, and Jane Austen. I’ll fight anyone who disagrees! At the back, there is also a Japanese Sayonara doll that my husband bought me recently.
- Is a World War 1 china cup that commemorates both the victory, and all the allied countries that fought in it. I bought it for pennies in a British antiques shop. I use it as a pen holder, but sometimes wonder if I’m dishonoring it by using it for something so ordinary.
- This is a neat little cork thing in which I put index cards. By next week, these cards will have plot beats and scenes on them, that I’ll write into my next book. I love seeing these cards fill up. The opening scene is at the front, so when I’ve written that, I take it off the cork stand, and start writing from the card behind it.
- This white thing is a microphone. I have used it in the past to dictate notes and sometimes whole chapters of the books that I’ve written. I leave it on my desk even though I much prefer writing on a keyboard. Somehow it feels like cheating when I dictate!
- These are my brand-new notebooks (which I buy WAY too many of), and books on screenwriting…because a girl can dream…