I’m excited to announce that Defensive Play, a novella in my Boys on the Brink series, will be released later this month by Beaten Track Publishing! Set against the backdrop of high school football, this is a young adult gay romance, heartwarming and sweet, about falling in love and finding the courage to be true to yourself.
Seventeen-year-old Davey has never made friends easily. Shy, geeky, crippled with social anxiety, he feels isolated from his peers, and only his position as defender for the school football team fills the void of loneliness. On the pitch, his deft footwork has earned him the respect and acceptance of his squad, though at a price. Desperate to hold onto this camaraderie, Davey conceals the truth from everyone, even his own family.
Then, during the annual Brookshire football tournament, his eyes meet those of a rival player across the field and a spark flares between them, one neither boy can deny. Adam is everything Davey longs to be—confident, popular, comfortable with his sexuality. Davey aches to explore their connection, to discover where it might lead, but how can he follow his heart and risk rejection by his teammates, the closest thing to friends he has ever known?
These boys were an absolute pleasure to write, and I can’t wait for you all to meet Davey and Adam. I hope you love them as much as I do. Over the next few weeks leading up to the release, I’ll be revealing the stunning cover designed by the amazing Natasha Snow, sharing a sneak preview, and providing buy links as soon as the book is available for purchase, so be sure to keep a look out!