A girl with an intense hatred for jocks learns a lesson about prejudice when she’s forced to tutor an injured star college quarterback so he can keep his scholarship.
Pass Interference Excerpt
“So, Sara, do you mind hanging out with a pseudo-celebrity? I mean, people might be curious about you too if you’re seen with me,” he said, feeling her out.
“Well, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty low-key. I definitely don’t have a world-famous sort of personality. But in your case, I might make an exception.” Before she had a chance to blush at her own flirtatiousness, she turned her attention to one of the trees right next to the walking path across from the bench. “Ooh, this is so pretty.”
Sara reached up and gently cupped a flower in her hand.
“It’s an orange blossom, the state flower,” Philip told her. “That’s how oranges start out.”
Sara put her nose to the blossom and closed her eyes. She inhaled a bittersweet citrus scent that reminded her of a freshly baked lemon muffin. “Mmmm. So fragrant.”
“You can pick it.”
She turned and looked at Philip over her shoulder, and then she looked back at the flower. “Oh, no. I should leave it, give it a chance to become a fruit.”
“It’s okay,” he promised. “The time has passed for that one. Go ahead, pick it,” he urged.
Sara gently plucked the blossom from its stem and twirled it in her fingers.
“Come here,” Philip said. Sara approached Philip. He took the flower from her hand and patted a spot next to him on the bench. “Come sit. I want to show you something.”
Sara took a seat next to Philip, still focused on the flower he was holding. Her eyes widened a little when he reached out and raked her hair with his fingers. He placed the blossom stem behind her ear, letting his fingers trail downward until they reached the back of her neck. He gently pulled her toward him until their lips met in a soft, sweet, unexpected kiss.
About the Author:Natalie Brock has had a lifelong passion for writing. She began writing fiction in 2007 and now she's taken her passion for creative writing to the next level. Pass Interference is her fourth novel, which combines her love for writing with her interest in sports.
Natalie has worked in a variety of industries, including advertising, publishing, and business communications. Originally from New York City, Natalie currently lives in West Central Florida with her husband.