…with GAME ON!
Oh, you guys. I am so excited to share this book. SO excited.
GAME ON is a companion novel to PLAY ON, which means a few things:
1) We’re going back to Lewis Creek, y’all,
2) There’s more of the baseball that we know and love, and
3) There are lots of starry skies and Carolina nights. Basically, two of my favorite things.
We get to see the rise and fall of Eric Perry, the new starting pitcher of the Lewis Creek Bulldogs, along with his re-building. You’ll also get to meet Bri, the girl who completely swiped my heart and ran away with it. (Related: This book is dual POV, so you’ll get to hear from both of them!)
I’ve mentioned before that PLAY ON said a lot of things I’d always wanted to say, but didn’t know that I could. GAME ON is very much the same in that regard. Basically, it boils down to this:
Mistakes don’t define you. Falling doesn’t mean you’ll be down forever. No one gets to tell you who you are. And you are so, so much stronger than you think.
I will neither *confirm* (wink, wink, WINK) nor deny that we’ll get a few cameos from PLAY ON’s characters, but I’ll not-so-subtly remind you that Eric is Brett Perry’s brother. Ahem.
Release is scheduled for 2016, and you can add GAME ON to your Goodreads list here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25970036-game-on.
And if you’re in the mood for an official synopsis, I’m more than happy to oblige!
Eric Perry is Lewis Creek’s resident bad boy. When he’s named the new starting pitcher in a town that thinks baseball is everything and he is nothing but trouble, Eric knows he has to clean up his act. Lay low, his coach tells him—at least long enough to actually pitch a game. But when a fight with his teammate lands him in jail yet again, his season may be over before it starts… until his next door neighbor, Bri, comes to the rescue. Making a deal with Eric’s coach, she offers him one final chance at redemption: community service.
Bri Johnson hadn’t talked to Eric in months. Her boyfriend Matt, Eric’s teammate and the school’s golden boy, didn’t like her to be around Eric. Matt didn’t like a lot of things Bri did or said or wore, which is why she ends it with him the same night he and Eric get into a fight—a fight over her. That night is the reason Bri offers to take Eric with her to the community center each week, so he can keep his spot on the team. But spending time with Eric only makes her life worse, as scandalous rumors start flying and Matt refuses to let her move on.
While Eric and Bri work closely together at the center, old stories of stargazing, first kisses, and a time when they were friends start to re-connect them. As they open up their secrets and their hearts to each other, they start to see that they are more than what other people think they are—and even more than what they think about themselves.