Virginia Valley University
In the Pocket
Fame, fortune, and paparazzi? No, thank you. Been there, done that.
All former child star Katie Sullivan wants is to live a normal life. She’s spent years burying her past, and she’ll do anything to keep it that way. Then one too many drinks combined with a dare has her asking out Wyatt Archer. Unfortunately, he’s anything but low-profile, and she’s not about to give up her anonymity for some guy.
Except Wyatt Archer isn’t just some guy.
He’s the best college quarterback in the country, and he loves everything that comes along with it– like winning a national championship and having no shortage of girls. It’s never bothered him that the main thing they’re interested in is his potential to make it big.
Katie’s different. Instead of basking in Wyatt’s spotlight, she runs from it, which only makes him want her more. Good thing he never walks away from a challenge, even if it means risking his heart.
Rachel Byrne is the black sheep in her family, meaning she didn’t marry straight out of high school and immediately start popping out babies. Determined to have a career of her own, she’s putting herself through college. So what if her love life has been less than stellar? She doesn’t need a man getting in her way, anyway.
Virginia Valley University wide receiver Jake Truitt’s dreams of going pro took a nosedive when his parents died at the start of last season. Finally coming to terms with the tragedy, he’s ready to pick up the pieces and get his life back on track only to be derailed again when he takes custody of his three younger siblings.
Jake needs help and Rachel needs money. When she accepts his offer for a summer nanny job, she knows it’s a bad idea to get involved with her new boss. But sometimes the worst ideas are the hardest to resist.
As an engineering major at Virginia Valley University, Becca Zizzo is used to being the only girl in the room. Until now, it didn’t bother her to be just one of the guys. But she’s been in love with her older brother’s best friend half her life, and she’s sick of spending time in his friend zone. She’s studied his playbook, and she’s ready to go big or go home.
Tight end Carson Fleck has spent most of his life not living up to his family’s expectations, so who can blame him for not taking life seriously. He’s only ever been good at two things–scoring in football and with the ladies. Okay, and maybe a third thing–scaring off the losers who want to date his best pal’s little sister. But when he realizes his feelings for Becca go beyond the need to protect her, he has to figure out how to become the man she deserves.