The Trouble With You (Rixon Raiders Book 1) <— SHE FINDS HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOOTBALL PRANK GONE WRONG!! “…One year of life in her football obsessed town. One year of nauseating school spirit. Just one more year of her cruel step-brother Jason; and his cocky, arrogant, football-playing friends. She hates them. Especially, Cameron Chase, the guy she thought was different...
Squeeeee!! Sounds right up our infuriating hero alley! It was just recently released and to celebrate, the author is this week’s newsletter sponsor, and has sent over a “Five Fun Facts”, an excerpt AND a signed book (and swag!!) giveaway!! :D!!!
The Trouble With You is an angsty, push and pull, enemies-to-lovers YA/NA romance, featuring a trio of cocky football players, a heavy dose of school rivalry, and two feisty girls who get in their way.
I binged watched Friday Night Lights (the TV Series), and QB One: A Netflix Documentary, as research for this series
I fell in love with the cover image before I had a story idea, and Cameron Chase evolved from the guy in the image.
The Trouble With You is my longest book, coming in at 97,000 words, but it’s also the quickest book I’ve ever written, taking me only a month to complete – the story poured out onto the pages!
I don’t often have muses for my characters but Jason Ford was definitely inspired by Tim Riggins from FNL; only a meaner more brooding version!
I’m from the UK so have very little experience of American Football … but I did go out with a guy in University who played the sport. Sadly, I can report he did defintiely not steal my heart like Cameron, Jason, and Asher have 😉
“So, you haven’t been avoiding me all week?”
The air in the room turned dense as Cameron’s gray-blue eyes stared at me intently.
Clearing my throat, I managed to choke out, “I think it was pretty clear after last Saturday-” He took a step forward and I swallowed, backing up, careful not to touch the trophy cabinets. “Cameron,” I sighed.
“Yes, Sunshine?” The corner of his mouth tipped.
“You promised this was just for research purposes.”
“Is that what we’re calling it?” Humor danced in his eyes as he kept advancing on me, and despite knowing I needed to escape, I found myself lost in his stormy gaze.
My back finally hit the wall, the reverberation rattling my bones. I pressed my palms against it to stop myself from reaching out for him. But Cameron leaned in, touching his head to mine, completely overwhelming me. “I can’t stop thinking about you,” he admitted, so quietly it was more like a rush of warm air than actual words. “Last Saturday was me doing the right thing, Hailee. You were drunk and I-”
“You just want what you can’t have.” My eyes burned with defiance, willing myself to stay strong.
“I wish it was that simple.” He let out a deep breath.
“What are we doing, Cameron?” What are you doing Hailee? I silently added as I breathed him in.
All week, I’d told myself avoiding him was for the best, that I needed to stay away from Cameron and his mind games. It was easy when I saw him with the team, the constant rotation of girls vying for his attention. Cameron Chase, wide receiver, number fourteen, belonged to Rixon. He was theirs to have, theirs to worship, theirs to love. But there were moments with him, when it was just the two of us, when it felt like he was mine. Like he was offering me a piece of himself.
And all I had to do was reach out and take it.
But I didn’t want the scraps. I wasn’t just another jersey chaser looking for whatever she could get. I wanted all of him or nothing. Something, I knew, he would never be able to give me.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY !!
An L.A. Cotton Book Box including: a signed paperback of The Trouble With You and series swag, and author swag!!
How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below and by 10pm EST, Sunday June 30th, 2019, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The signed book will be sent to the winner directly by the author.
Giveaway open to International!!!