Author Update

An excerpt from my upcoming YA novel…

So as you probably already know if you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram–if not, you really should get on that–my YA book debut, Falling for the Wingman, is coming out November 23 and I am SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEA!

I just got back the first set of notes from my editor which were very encouraging and have me even more pumped (if that’s even possible) to share Bentley and Cooper’s story with you. But since November 23 is so far out, I’m sharing the first excerpt from my new book here. So far the only people who have read this are the ones signed up to my monthly newsletter.

Again I say, if you’re not already signed up to receive my newsletter, FIX THAT. Seriously, you get news, updates, and a first-look and brand new content no one has seen yet. Best part is, if you sign up today, you’ll be added just in time to receive my October e-mail tomorrow, where I’ll be including another fun excerpt like the one I’m sharing today.

But first, a quick description for those who have no idea what my book is even about.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Erikson has gotten so caught up in school and in taking care of her younger siblings that she has barely had time to think about boys since she was fourteen. When her first crush moves back into town, she knows this is fate’s way of giving her a second chance at the boy of her dreams. But three years is a long time, and she has no idea what Liam likes now. Desperate to get this right, Bentley makes a deal and enlists the help of the last person she ever expected, Cooper Bradshaw. Her next-door neighbor and Liam’s longtime best friend, Cooper is as famous for his skills on the soccer field as he is notorious for his one-night stands with college girls.

All three of them were childhood friends; it should be easy for Bentley to maneuver between them. But when getting to know Liam means getting closer to Cooper, she’s reminded of the boy Cooper once was and soon discovers the man beyond the reputation. Just as her plans to win Liam over start to pay off, Bentley finds herself falling for the wingman and torn between the guy of her dreams and the one man she should never have wanted.

Sounds pretty good, if I do say so myself. Now, without further ado, I present an excerpt from my upcoming YA debut, Falling for the Wingman, coming November 23 from Boroughs Publishing Group.


Excerpt from Falling for the Wingman

“Trust me,” Cooper said. “Liam does not have a girlfriend in Charleston or Columbia or anywhere else for that matter.”

“Good.” The word slipped out before I could stop it.

“Good? What does that mean?”

I shrugged. “It means I like him, and I want to get to know him better. I think he and I could be a good fit.”

“I think you’re wrong.”

“Why?”

He stared across the car at me. “You don’t know him like you used to. You don’t even know what kind of girl he’d be interested in.”

“If only there was someone who could help me figure out what he likes. Someone who knows him better than anyone else. Like a best friend or something,” I mused before looking pointedly at him.

“You want me to help you? Why the hell would I do that?”

“We could make a deal. I drive you to and from school, you help me figure out how to get Liam’s interest.”

“You’re actually serious?”

I nodded. Whatever it took, I’d vowed. Even if it meant making a deal with the devil himself. My own personal, arrogant, annoyingly attractive devil. “Come on, you could be my goat.”

“You’re what?”

“You know, like in that eighties movie. Liam just mentioned it this morning. Goat and Maverick. You’d be my wingman.”

His eyes grew so wide I thought they might actually pop out. “Are you talking about Top Gun?”

“Yes.” At least I thought I was, seeing as I’d never actually seen it.

“First, it’s Goose. Goose and Maverick. Second, you’re insane.”

“At least help me find some stuff we have in common, just to get the ball rolling. Then if it’s meant to be and he asks me out and we live happily ever after, great. If not, no big deal. At least I won’t have to wonder anymore.”

“I don’t think this is going to end the way you want it to.”

“Good thing I didn’t ask what you think.”

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