“Shouldn’t you let high school go? I know you loved it, but it was ten years ago.” – My husband…who clearly doesn’t know when he’s about to step in a steaming pile of his own making.
Okay. First of all…it was only nine, thankyouverymuch. And second…let go of high school? Seriously? Those were my glory days! And as a twenty-seven year old, I really don’t have a wide selection of days in which to glorify. So please, let me have them.
Dearly beloved—yet often clueless—Hubs walked in on me searching through a photo album of my high school days. I was looking for pictures for this post—yes, they’re all me!—and he thought I was having some sort of depressing walk down memory lane.
Um. No. Not quite.
But he’s right in one thing…I did love high school. (Did I hear some groans?) Truthfully, it was a great time in my life. Mostly because I was doing something I loved every single day. Sports.
So naturally, when these characters sort of showed up in my mind—a pair of high school coaches with former pro athlete status—I had to take them up on their offer to share their story. My heroine, Christina, she didn’t have the greatest experience in high school ever. But my hero, Brett, he had an experience more like I did. And I think their past really colors how they feel when they return to the high school arena, even though they’re the adults this round.
So I ask you…how was your high school experience? Did you love it? Hate every minute of it? Would you burn down the building if you thought you could get away with it?
Chris St. James is ready for normal. After walking away from her pro tennis career and a toxic relationship with a star hockey player, she’s starting a new life as a teacher and tennis coach in a small town. Now all she needs is an average guy to share it with.
Brett Wallace is no average guy. Forced to retire from the NFL after an injury—and suddenly single after being dumped by his status-conscious wife—he’s returned to his hometown to coach the varsity football team. Wary of women interested only in his celebrity, Brett finds Chris’s indifference to his former career refreshing.
The last thing Chris needs is to get involved with another pro athlete, but she can’t deny the sparks that fly between them. So she agrees to a purely physical, no-strings-attached affair. But the rules of the game change when she falls for him…
Jeanette Murray is a contemporary romance writer who lives with her sweet & sassy little girl, a dumber-than-expected Goldendoodle and her husband. She loves to post pictures on Facebook, she tweets whatever’s on her mind, and she blogs on the regular. Head on over to www.JeanetteMurray.com to find out more about the author, the books, the dog, or all the above.