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Tomboys Don't Kiss the Quarterback by Christina Benjamin
The plan was to catch footballs, not feelings.
Tomboy Marissa Munns has a passion for acting and athletics.
And she’s just landed a role of a lifetime—fake dating Northwood High’s golden boy quarterback, Archer Montgomery.
Marissa wants to catch the eye of her fellow soccer star crush.
Archer wants to save face after being dumped.
A fake relationship gives them both what they want.
The tomboy gets popularity. The quarterback gets privacy.
The plan is perfect.
Until the lines they’ve drawn begin to blur.
While mending his broken heart, Archer begins to realize that Marissa is everything that’s missing from his life. But how can he convince her his fake feelings have turned real?
Archer’s good at throwing footballs, not throwing his heart on the line.
Falling in love with his fake girlfriend was never part of the plan.
But if he doesn’t tell her how he feels, it could cost him more than just the big game.
A sweet stand-alone high school sports romance.
The Wrong Bachelor by Alexandra Moody
Bachelor: A desirable potential boyfriend. AKA not Cole Kingston.
Seventeen-year-old Madison (Madi) Matthews wants nothing to do with the dating competition her school is holding to raise money for charity. She's never been interested in chasing a guy before and she certainly isn't interested in competing for one in front of the whole school.
But, when Madi is voted as one of the ten "lucky" contestants, she's given no choice but to vie for the heart of Lincoln High's most eligible bachelor. The problem is, they've chosen the wrong guy.
Cole Kingston might be good looking, great with a football and practically the king of Lincoln High, but he's also cocky, arrogant, a serial flirt and Madi's sworn enemy.
Will she be able to resist him though when the competition heats up and he turns his charms on her?
One of the Girls by Robin Daniels
FROM ENDZONE TO FRIENDZONE...
Senior Nick Moody is the second string quarterback on Roosevelt High School’s championship football team. He’s crushed on Mia for years, but she doesn’t know he exists. It’s time to come off the bench and into the game. Nick refuses to graduate without getting the girl or the glory.
Mia Ashlock is the remarkably kind cheer captain. She’s a yes girl, and her penchant for people pleasing always leads to bad relationships. After being humiliated in a very public dumping, her teammates decide to break her bad habit with a ban on boyfriends.
When Nick sees a poster, advertising cheer tryouts, he has a crazy idea: quit football and become a cheerleader. It’s perfect! He can get close to Mia and steal the spotlight, using his true and hidden talent—gymnastics. Nick and Mia have instant chemistry, but it does him little good. If Mia’s zero dating rule weren’t bad enough, the team treats him less like boyfriend material and more like one of the girls. Breaching the friendzone will be much harder than he thought.
Content: This book contains kissing along with limited/mild swearing and minimal inuendo/crude humor. No explicit language or references to sex.
The Nerd & the Quarterback by M.L. Collins
I had a plan to survive my senior year.
Too bad Jackson High’s star quarterback BLEW. IT. UP.
Last year, I was the most hated girl at my old school.
This year, my plan is to lay low, keep to myself and graduate.
My plan’s working. Until the day I run into Dax DeLeon.
It’s impossible to stay invisible when the most popular guy at school claims I’m his girlfriend.
Did I mention his ex—the head cheerleader and the most popular girl in school—wants him back?
Now I’ve got a fake boyfriend.
And a target on my back. Again.
But what’s scaring me the most…
If this thing with Dax is fake—why does being with him feel so real?
The Nerd & the Quarterback is a sweet YA romantic comedy about a nerdy bowler, a hot quarterback, a possible case of mistaken identity, a bunny-napping, ransom notes, a failed ransom drop, thievery, and mean girls being mean.
But mostly about a boy and a girl learning to trust.
*Warning: this book has a romance so sweet you'll get an urge to call your dentist.*
A laugh-out-loud Romantic Comedy! Grab your copy today!
#TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas
Ella’s only friend (and crush) lives on the other side of her phone’s screen. She and Baller929 know everything about each other.
Except their real names.
When they have a chance to meet at the school dance, Ella must decide: is revealing her identity to Baller929 worth the risk?
Is this her chance at something more than friendship? Or will Baller929 ditch her when he finds out that Ella’s the geeky girl at the bottom of the totem pole?
This is the Cinderella fairytale you know and love... set in high school with 4 quirky best friends, an anonymous Prince Charming, and a fairy godmother you'll never expect. Start this binge-worthy YA series today!
The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her online. The school mean girl has made it her mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister is the most popular girl in school and is dating Mattie's secret crush, Jake Kingston.
Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She'll start by running for senior class president against Jake.
Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie's going to rule the school.
And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her.
Finley and the Foster Brother by Anna Catherine Field
When a social worker and a truancy officer show up at Finley Rhodes' cottage in Ocean Grove she knows her life is about to change forever.
She just didn't realize how much.
At sixteen, she'd grown up fast, having the responsibility of taking care of her mentally ill mother, holding down a job to pay the bills and dropping out of school to do both. When her case manager tells her she's being placed in foster care, Finley never expected her new home to be in the exclusive gated community and she certainly never thought she'd attend The Academy, a school for the privileged and elite. But the biggest surprise comes from down the hall.
Her new foster brother, Chase Powell.
Chase Powell grew up in the shadow of his famous model mother, living a life of fame and excess. After a dangerous accident Chase is sent to live with his grandmother in Ocean Grove, where he settles into a life of normalcy and routine.
Until Finley moves in.
Late night talks, a game of truth, and revelations about their fears bring these two closer together, but it’s not like they can ever be more than friends and even if they could, does Finely worries that her whole life can be taken from her once again. What’s the point of falling in love?
Finley and the Foster Brother is a standalone novel from Love in Ocean Grove, a series of books about swoony, first-time love and toe-curling kisses for readers of all ages.
Dating My Best Friend by Michelle Macqueen and Ann Maree Craven
The kiss was perfect.
The accident that followed was tragic.
Eighteen months have passed and I haven’t seen Cameron since that night. My best friend kissed me and then ghosted me.
Fifty pounds later and I’m the F word. No, not that F word. This one has three letters that have haunted me my entire life.
Now, Cameron Tucker is back.
But who am I kidding? Peyton Callahan doesn’t get the guy.
The kiss was a huge mistake.
The accident ruined my life.
I kissed my best friend and then abandoned her. Now I’m back.
I don’t regret loving her. I only wish she’d forgotten me and that incredible kiss.
Because I know her. Peyton pushes buttons and pries into secrets.
And this secret I’ve returned with?
Let’s just say my label has a lot more than three letters.
Book 1 in the Redefining Me series, Dating My Best Friend is a YA romance with all the feels.
The Last Summer by Cait Marie
For the first eleven years of their lives, neighbors Lila and Gavin were inseparable best friends. They did everything together. Until they didn't.
Every detail of Lila's life has been meticulously planned out since she was a child. To the point where she forgot one vital thing: to live. When she receives news that drastically alters the path of her future, she realizes she has one last chance to create memories and make the most of her summer.
Gavin, on the other hand, is known for his carefree attitude. He has lived a charmed life for almost eighteen years. He's never short on friends or a good time, he has a supportive family, and he's all set to go off to college and follow his dreams. The one thing he doesn't have is the girl.
He doesn't know why Lila pushed him away all those years ago, but when Gavin finds her summer bucket list, he's determined to help his goody-two-shoes neighbor cross off every item and hopefully mend their friendship in the process. Even if that's not all he wants from her.
He just hopes it's not too late.
My High School Royal Boyfriend by Kylie Key
Two people with secret identities…
Can anything between them be real?
A tragedy at Langley Estate puts my family in the spotlight
Hounded by a ruthless press, it’s decided I should disappear for awhile
That’s how I’ve ended up on the other side of the world
At River Valley High
The new exchange student from England…
I’m Covington Prep royalty, but after being accused of stealing
My world comes crashing down
I’ve shamed my family name
And I’m finishing my senior year at River Valley High
No one can know who I really am
Leaving my privileged life isn’t easy
And falling for Alex certainly wasn’t in the plans
But how can we be in love…
When Blaire Ashley and Alex Lord aren’t even real people?