Title: Sweet Southern Trouble
Author: Michele Summers
Pub Date: May 2, 2017
An ambitious Southern belle
Marabelle Fairchild knows she’s a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she’s a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn’t expect? A smokin’ hot football coach to throw her off her game…
A reclusive NFL bachelor…
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh’s most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career…not his playboy status. He doesn’t need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal—in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.
What could possibly go wrong?
MICHELE SUMMERS writes about small-town life with a Southern flair, and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor. |
Why sports or specifically NFL?
Good question. Athletes who excel at their sport have always fascinated me. My eight siblings and I grew up playing sports…not that we were very good AT ALL. Let me put it another way, we weren’t allowed to not play sports. If we didn’t pick a sport, then our parents would’ve picked one for us. In our home, watching TV was not allowed on school nights, and we didn’t have cell phones or even phones (landlines) in our rooms. We were expected to either be studying or playing a sport (preferably out of the house and my mother’s hair.) Since most of us were vertically challenged, basketball was out. (Instead we are fanatical fans for UNC basketball.) My brothers played some football, but almost all of us swam, played tennis, or ran track. In school, I played field hockey, tennis and golf. Again, not very well, but I did enjoy the competition. We grew up with an appreciation for what it took to be the best at your sport. As for the NFL, my son is my inspiration. He LOVES all sports and competes with way more success than I ever did. He’s a huge football fan and can spew stats and make predictions that are scarily accurate. He really should be a color commentator, because he’s not only entertaining, but tells it like it is. So when I mentioned I was writing about an ex-quarterback turn NFL coach, he was all over my technical questions, pointing me to different players as examples. I felt fairly confident tackling football, knowing he was on my team.
What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
Thanks for hosting me. This was great fun.
Giveaway: USA only sorry.