May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (43)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to get into our hands.

This week I'm waiting on....

By: Simone Elkeles


After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

Why I Want It:
If you follow me on twitter or Facebook, you know I am obsessed with this book and since the cover reveal was last Friday (seriously - gaze at the gloriousness of it, people!), I've been dying to share this with you.

I'm a huge Simone Elkeles fan. In truth, I don't know that I would even be blogging right now if I hadn't picked up a copy of Perfect Chemistry several years ago. That book totally changed how I reviewed YA books. It's edgy and tough and dark. I loved every second of it.

Ever since I read the synopsis of this book I've wanted it because it combines two things I adore: Simone and football. I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this book and you should be, too!


  1. Wow! Sounds like a good one. I'm not familiar with this author, but it looks like I should be :)

    1. Seriously?! Get on board the Simone Elkeles train, girl!

  2. I never got into the Chemistry series, but this does sound really good. Nothing's better than knowing one of your favorite authors is coming out with something new. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  3. Yep, great minds think alike :) I love Perfect Chemistry and the Paradise series too.

  4. I'm super excited for a new Simone Elkeles book. Loved Perfect Chemistry.

  5. This is my WoW today also! I am so excited for this book and series.
    My WoW

  6. You are so sweet! Thanks for choosing Wild Cards for this week's Waiting on Wednesday!! :) I'm really excited for October to get her so everyone can meet Ashtyn and Derek! By the way, I WILL BE GIVING OUT GALLEY COPIES at BEA! Come to the Autographing Area, table #25, at 11:30 AM on Friday (5/31). :)

    1. You KNOW I'll be in that line super-early. :) This is the one book I need to get my hands on at BEA.

  7. Omigosh, YES!! This has been on my TBR list for foreverrrrr, like way before it had a title, haha. I can't wait!


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