Claiming Carter has been awarded the 2021 Holt Medallion for Mainstream/Single Title Contemporary Romance, and I could not be more proud! I love this book so hard, and I’m thrilled readers are loving Austin, Kennedy, and the whole Wildcat crew as much as I do! I’m a sucker for new adult enemies-t0-lovers sports romance, and when I finally got the lady balls to dive in and write it, I wanted to ensure I was bringing something fresh to the genre and to my readers.
This book was inspired by Becca Longo, the first woman to earn a football scholarship to an NCAA Division II (or higher) school. After reading about Becca Longo’s amazing accomplishment, I knew I had to write a heroine who was smart, sassy, and who could hold her own with the guys on the Wildcat football team. Kennedy Carter, my STEM-loving heroine didn’t disappoint. She was fire on—and off—the field, which is just one of the many reasons I like to think smart is the new sexy.
Reader support for Claiming Carter has been incredible—THANK YOU—and I can’t wait to give you all Coop’s story, Catching Quinn, later this year!