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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rival Dreams by Natalie Decker: Excerpt & Giveaway

Rival Dreams
(Rival Love #3) 
by Natalie Decker 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: September 1st 2015
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Skylar Fletcher and Caleb Morgan have been together for almost two years. On the surface, everything is great. Skylar is kicking major butt in swimming and has been offered the captain spot. Caleb is the top quarterback in the league. And even though their schedules can be a little hectic at times, they’ve always seem to make time for one another.

But once Caleb is approached by the NFL, his behavior turns odd. He flakes out on appointments to check out apartments and doesn’t call her on the nights when they’re apart.
Pro football has been Caleb’s dream since forever. But what kind of idiot asks a girl to drop everything so he can follow his dream?
RIVAL DREAMS is the dramatic and heartwarming conclusion to Natalie Decker’s RIVAL LOVE series.

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He leans toward me and kisses my lips. “You’re amazing. You know that?”
“Oh, I’ve been told.”
Caleb frowns and returns his attention to his General Tso’s chicken. He picks at his food in silence, so I take the hint and remain silent too. Whenever Caleb is worried about something or is grouchy, I find it’s best to just not say anything. He comes around, he just needs his space. I’m the same way, but sometimes, like now, I really wish he’d open up. But I know Caleb, and he isn’t going to open up anytime soon. This means I’m going to be sleeping by myself tonight.
Once I finish eating, I toss my paper plate into the trash and pick up my binders. Caleb clears his throat. “Where are you going?”
“Home,” I answer, and kiss his cheek before making my way to the door.
His arms lock around my waist. “Hey, come here.”
I’m just starting to let him pull me back onto his bed when his door opens. Kyle storms into the room, dropping his backpack in the middle of floor. He takes a seat at his desk and chucks off his shoes. There’s a sweat stain circling the armpits of his shirt. His shaggy golden hair flops into his eyes. He pushes it back with his hand and says, “Hey, Sky. Didn’t know you were visiting.”
“Kind of a surprise. I’m leaving, though. There’s extra Chinese if you want it.” I start to twist away from Caleb. Caleb frowns again. I kiss him. “I’ll see you tomorrow.”
“Thanks,” Kyle says, drawing my attention away from Caleb’s pout.
“No problem.” My gaze returns to Caleb. He still looks upset.
I’m about to ask him what’s wrong, but he asks, “You aren’t going to stay?”
“I would if you wanted me to. But you don’t seem like you want that.”
“I always want you to stay, babe. I’m just … thinking a lot. That’s all.”
I nod. Kyle moans through a mouthful of food. A giggle bubbles out of me, and Caleb shakes his head. “Dude. I’m trying to have a conversation with my girl, not listen to your foodgasms.”
“This shit is so good,” Kyle responds.
Caleb rolls his eyes and groans as he walks me over to the door. “I’ll walk you back to your place.”
“Caleb, I want to stay and spend time with you. I have a long day tomorrow and so do you. I won’t see you until Friday afternoon, for our appointment.”
He looks at me with a confused expression. “What appointment?”
“You know, the apartment? You told me this morning you’d look at it with me.”
“Oh … ”
Now I’m the one who’s confused. Earlier he said he’d look at it. Now he’s acting like this is the worse idea ever. I push myself out of his room and into the hall. Caleb is right beside me. We walk in silence down three flights of steps. I spin on the landing and face him. “What is wrong? Is it the whole idea of us living on our own in an apartment that has you freaking out? Or is it your workload? I’d like to know.”
“Sky … ” He reaches for my arms, but I take a step back.
“I want to know.”

“Nothing is wrong. I’ll be there. Okay?”

Author Bio

Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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  1. I love sports romances and cannot wait to see how this ends.

  2. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt! Can't wait to read this book! Also love the cover! :)


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