With the latest release of the third book, Best Player, and the upcoming release in January 2020 of the final book in the Cleat Chasers Series, I wanted to do a mood board for each story. First--I LOVE creating photo collages for stories. It is such a fun and easy way to showcase the mood of the story with a few key plots. Secondly-- showing how I envision the characters in my mind is always a challenge and I spend way too much time searching for the perfect photos. But here we are. Photo board for each story.
Book 1 | Challenge Accepted
-Cinnamon roll hero who adores his mom and sister
-Sassy, tomboy heroine who fights for what she wants
-Found family on college campus
-Lots of baseball lingo
-Slow burn friends-to-lovers romance
The recipes all used in this story are ones my father taught me and are my go-to's!
Book 2 | The Game Changer
-BFFs who fake date to save reputation
-Constant nickname battles
-Angsty & dramatic with LOUD characters
-Steamy and lots of chemistry
There is a scene where Greta, our heroine, almost misses an observation for one of her classes which is based off a real event from my college life. I did miss the observation and had to sprint across campus... I didn't have a "hunky" bff-fake boyfriend to bring me coffee and drive me.
*my now husband did attend a different college than I did, so no shade at him. : )
Book 3 | Best Player
-Roommates for the summer
-Falling for brother's best friend trope
-Secret fling with lots of kissing
-To do lists and coffee dates
-A feel good, low angst sports romance
The film class that both Kenzie and Tanner have to take is based off a VERY real film class that I took during summer classes. The films we watched were featured in this story and if you haven't heard or seen Delicatessen... that movie scared me for my life.
Book 4 | No Easy Catch
-Party girl and jock teaming up
-Investigators with benefits
-Steamy as hell
-Uncovering a campus scandal and totally "not" dating
-Second chances are a real thing
My Alma Mater, The University of Illinois, is where the entire series takes place in my mind. I envisioned real places when writing this but created fictional names and changed just enough details for it to not be recognizable.
Releasing January 2020!
Goofy, romance-loving sports fanatic who often talks about her baby, her husband, or romance novels that make her heart feel squishy.