Hair is big, styles are bitchin, and Molly Mason must run for her life. Her plan is simple—race fast enough to get a cross country scholarship and get out of her craptastic little town, even if it means leaving her hot and cold boyfriend, Trevor, behind. Hayden Bishop has a different idea; convince Molly, his best friend’s girlfriend, that he can treat her better. When Trevor dumps Molly, the game begins. Breaking the sacred bro code, Hayden tries to win her over.
Soon he and Molly find themselves entangled in a relationship with more twists and turns than a Rubik’s Cube. Trevor won’t go down without a fight. Friends interfere. Lies are told. Molly’s scholarship is put in jeopardy, and Hayden’s chance to prove himself is slipping away.
Finding the truth may be harder than keeping Gremlins out of the kitchen at midnight but find it they must or be forever stuck in an endless loop of Jessie’s Girl.
5.0 out of 5 stars Whatgreat story. Full of romance
February 24, 2017
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What a great story. Full of romance, drama, and some comedy to lighten the mood. A perfect balance. Great read for anyone that loves romance. Enjoy!!
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat characters. Concise writing. More than just a love story.
May 3, 2019
I bought this book, and five others, as a way to support independently published authors during "indieApril." Of the six, this was the only book that kept me reading after the first few chapters. I am not the intended young adult or teen audience for this story. But the writing is so clean and the characters so engaging, I was drawn into the story from the start. It also helps that I was in high school during the "Jesse's Girl" era, an 80's song that highlights the classic "bro code" conundrum. The TV and other pop culture references added to my enjoyment (at one point, the main character's best friend hilariously complains about her parents wanting to live like the "Huckstables," changing the dinner routine to require all family members to eat dinner together at the the table every night), but the characters won me over. We can't help but cheer for cross-country track star Molly, whose Mom works several jobs to make ends meet. We can't help but love Hayden, who starts off as Molly's friend, but secretly pines for her, agonizing over breaking the bro code to tell her how he feels (his best friend, Trevor, starts off as her boyfriend). The baddies in the book are deliciously evil, reminiscent of every "Mean Girls" scenario many girls endured in high school. At first, I thought this book would appeal only to teen girls. But the author knows her sports. She provides tension filled descriptions of boys' soccer as well as track scenarios. Guys get into fights in very realistic circumstances. And although the book follows the all-important love story format of girl meets boy, girl and boy break up, girl and boy get back together, the plot offers a few twists at the end that keep the story interesting. My only concern was one plot point that seemed unfeasible chronologically and the story becoming somewhat repetitive before the tension starts building at the end. But all in all, I would buy this book for any teenager. Author B. B. Swann weaves an impeccable tale! (And now I wish I could see The Brady Bunch again!)