(Rival Love #3)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: September 1st 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Skylar Fletcher and Caleb Morgan have been together for almost two years. On the surface, everything is great. Skylar is kicking major butt in swimming and has been offered the captain spot. Caleb is the top quarterback in the league. And even though their schedules can be a little hectic at times, they’ve always seem to make time for one another.
Pro football has been Caleb’s dream since forever. But what kind of idiot asks a girl to drop everything so he can follow his dream?
RIVAL DREAMS is the dramatic and heartwarming conclusion to Natalie Decker’s RIVAL LOVE series.
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Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!
I pull my phone from my pocket and call Sky. Yeah, I know I just dropped her off. And she’s probably studying one of her anatomy books. The dissected human body might be fascinating to my girlfriend, but it’s definitely not to me.
After the fourth ring I finally hear, “Hey, you.”
“Hi. I missed you.”
“Yeah, well, you should have stayed over. Brie is out with her new boyfriend.”
I laugh. “I give them two weeks, tops. What’s this now, boyfriend number fifty-five?”
“I don’t know, but don’t label them like that. It’s not nice. Some people aren’t as lucky as we are.”
“I know. But if you remember correctly, we weren’t as lucky in the beginning as people might assume around here. Speaking of which, I got attacked by a herd of girls again. Two of them were dressed like, what’s the word you use, ho-licious? And the other just looked annoyed to be there. The sluts, though, they attacked me. And one kissed me.”
I sit up a little and sigh. This is the first time a girl just openly kissed me while I’ve been dating Skylar.
This conversation reminds me how utterly screwed up I am, though. Because here I am opening up to Skylar about this kind of crazy shit, but I can’t tell her about going to Indianapolis at the end of the month, or that I’m not coming back next semester. And if someone just openly fucking kissed me knowing damn well I’m with Skylar, what’s to stop some crazed professional football fan from doing the same thing? No offense to any fans out there, but I love Skylar more than anything. She’s the only one who owns my lips, body, and heart.
“I was waiting for this notch of craziness. I mean the phone numbers were like, whoa. Especially in front of me. The balls on some people astound me. But this girl just kissed you and you called to tell me?” I hear her sniffle. “Thank you.”
I’m already jumping out of bed and whipping my coat back on. “Babe, don’t cry. I’m coming back over.”
“No! No! Don’t come back over. Just … Oh, this is embarrassing. I’m not sad, I promise. I’m really happy that we can trust each other enough to tell each other these kinds of things.”
I stop putting on my coat and sigh. She’s right. I should just tell her about the draft and not keep holding it back from her.
“I’m here. So, don’t come over, then?”
“No. I can wait to see you on Friday. Besides, I’m going to put a green mask on my face and I know how much you don’t like that stuff.”
“Sky, it makes you look like an alien. Why would I like it?”
She laughs. I love her laugh. It’s not all pitchy and annoying, or deep and throaty. It’s kind of musical, just the right pitch. “I should have stayed. I want to hold you,” I say.
“Me too. We could have cuddled and I could have painted you green, too.”
“That was a onetime thing. I told you, never again.” I let her put her green goo shit on my face once, and she teases me about it every time she puts that crap on her face.
She’ll even wave the jar in front of my face and ask, “Want some, baby?” It’s not funny, but she’s so cute the way she teases, it makes me laugh.
Sky interrupts my thoughts. “So … what happened after the girl kissed you?”
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