Your passions are the keys to happiness ?
Way back when, I was a cheerleader.
I wasn’t a flip-across-the-gym prodigy or anything having to do with exemplary talent. No, I just liked to cheer.
There was something so special about being a part of the group. We rooted on the (smallest town in our state to have a ) football team. And then, in the summer, we would haul off to summer camp and cheer for ourselves and the other squads in the July Midwestern heat. Despite the sweat, the bonding, the camaraderie amongst us—it was unparalleled.
Then I graduated high school and left my pom-poms behind.
What I didn’t leave behind, though, was my love of football. There’s nothing better than watching an eleven-man team execute a plan to outwit their opponent … and then do crazy celebrations in the end zone.
It doesn’t hurt that the uniforms were clearly designed by a woman. Have you seen those pants?
There are few times in life when you are able to bring your passions together. But that’s what the the Kings of Football series is to me—the merging of my love of football and my old cheerleading days. I was able to write a smoking hot, slightly broken, and mysterious tight end (there’s a joke to be made there!) and do it alongside two talented writers (and cheer for them along the way!).
This year has taught us all lessons. The thing I learned in the last month is possibly the most important thing I’ve learned so far: your passions are the keys to happiness.
The Relationship Pact reminded me of that.
I’ll walk out of twenty-twenty with that little life lesson in my pocket. (The pocket of my hoodie because who is wearing jeans these days?)
How hard can it be?
That was the question rolling around Larissa Mason’s mind just before she asked Hollis Hudson to be her fake boyfriend.
It was only supposed to be for five minutes, after all.
Granted, that was also before she felt his hand on the small of her back as he charmed the heck out of her family.
And it was definitely before she saw the football god shirtless. Otherwise, she would’ve had an idea of just how hard some things could be.
It turns out that pretending to be in love with a crazily handsome, somewhat enigmatic, and absolutely unforgettable tight end (that has an amazing tight end) is easy.
Reminding herself that just because opposites attract doesn’t mean they’re forever is much harder.
What they have isn’t love—it’s a relationship pact. Right?
AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Relationship Pact is a fun and flirty college sports romance with lots of heart. No cliffhanger.
USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.
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