Waiting on Wednesday (152) - Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile US

Summary (from Goodreads):
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

I feel like it's been years of impatiently waiting for Simone Elkeles's Wild Cards, the first novel in a new YA contemporary series! Ever since I first heard about Wild Cards when the book deal was announced, I've been dying to read it. If there's anyone who knows how to write steamy YA romance books that are pure addiction, it's definitely Simone Elkeles. (And if you haven't read a book by her, you simply must read Perfect Chemistry!) I can't wait to read all about Derek and Ashtyn!

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