Happy Friday, Misfiteers! Have you been as totally bowled over by this month's great releases yet as we have? Today we're celebrating one of them, a hot new romance by Simone Elkeles called WILD CARDS featuring the dual POVs of football-playing Ashtyn and new-to-town Derek.
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?
Now, I was lucky enough to snag an ARC for WILD CARDS at BEA, and by "lucky" I mean "lucky" but also it was the number one thing I wanted and so I ran for it like the devil until I got one and no, no one looked at me funny at all. ANYWAY. I really enjoyed the hot romance of this one, and definitely recommend it to fans of Elkeles' other books and/or of Miranda Kennealy's CATCHING JORDAN.
When I was done with it, I passed it along to Misfit Erica, who I knew would be a huge fan too, and judging by her Goodreads review, I wasn't wrong ;)
We got to love it, and now it's your turn! We'd love to send that wonderful ARC to one more destination - you! (Provided you live in the US - sorry!) So if you want it, leave a comment telling us why and how to contact you! Not sure? Maybe this excerpt will help convince you it's a book you need to have in your arsenal ;)
Need to have it as badly as I did? Tell us why in the comments for a chance to win* an ARC!
*Sorry, U.S. and Canada only
Simone Elkeles is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Wild Cards series, Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year. Simone's funny way of looking at the world shines through in novels that are bursting with sarcastic wit, edgy characters, and exhilarating drama. You can find her at www.simoneelkeles.com.