Three words to describe Austin Reid?
Quarterback. Captain. Player.
Did I mention delusional? His suggestion that I ditch the women’s soccer team to play Wildcat football is proof enough.
I’d rather streak across campus than surround myself with arrogant ballers. They’re all swagger and no substance. Guys who like to play games on and off the field? Hard pass. I know exactly how those stories end—with me crying into a pint of mint chocolate chip. But when the cocky QB dangles the prospect of a full athletic scholarship under my nose? It’s game on.
Sparks fly and the more time we spend together, the harder it gets to fight the sizzling attraction. Coach has forbidden dating within the team, which is fine by me–I could never give my heart to a player—but he didn’t say anything about teammates with benefits…
Title: Claiming Carter (Waverly Wildcats, #1)
Author: Jennifer Bonds
Publication Date: September 1, 2023
Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance, Contemporary
In the vein of Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus series and Kandi Steiner’s Red Zone Rivals, CLAIMING CARTER by Jennifer Bonds is the first in a college football series.
Similar to other sports romances and college-based books I’ve read, I loved that this book was dual POV. It got us into the head of our FMC, Carter, and our MMC, Austin. Both had different ideas of how they wanted things to go with the team and their relationship so it was nice to hear both sides.
I loved the hijinks, the flirting, the banter, and the swoony romance. I’m so glad more books in this series are already out because I can’t wait another second to read the next story from this Wildcat team.
Jennifer Bonds writes sizzling contemporary romance with sassy heroines, sexy alphas, and a whole lot of mischief. She’s a sucker for enemies-to-lovers stories, laugh out loud banter, and over the top grand gestures. Jennifer lives in Pennsylvania, where her overactive imagination and weakness for reality TV keep life interesting. She’s lucky enough to live with her own real life hero, two adorable (and sometimes crazy) children, and one rambunctious K9. Loves Buffy, Mexican food, a solid Netflix binge, the Winchester brothers, cupcakes, and all things zombie. Sings off-key.