Publisher: Walker Books
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?
And she have done it again.
Simone Elkeles does this all the time, she leave me with no words!
Her books are easy to read but they are yet so powerful and strong, the way she writes is just magic.
She manages to make ME feel what the characters feel, every single time. It's like it's happening to me, and to be able to do that is what I call skills. Knowing how to use the alphabet.
Wild Cards was so heartwarming, so beautiful and just oooh so perfect. I fell in love with the narrators after 20 pages in, they just captured my heart without warning the way her characters always does.
Simone Elkeles books really show that just because the book is easy to read and fun doesn't mean it can't be emotional at the same time. I really like that.
I got this book from Simone Elkeles herself as a 'get well' gift, because my friend Linnea told her about my surgery, and after that she contacted me via facebook. To be able to say "my favorite author cares about me, she is my friend" is just so surreal. She is the the most nicest author out there, no questions
about that <3