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Weekend Writing Warriors #66!

Heyyy, everybody! Happy Sunday! I’ll be sharing more from Learning to Love today, and there’s a bonus giveaway at the end, so be sure to stick around! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off….

Pete gestured for him to go ahead, then ensured the doors to the gymnasium were both locked, too. “They’re a bit stingy with the keys around here, but I’ll see if I can get you an extra set for next week. Otherwise, just nag me or Ledgey to let you in the gym or storage area.”

Ledgey. The gruff nickname hardly suited her. No, she was a Rebecca through and through, she of the gorgeous head of hair, eyes the color of pecan pie, and fair skin with an undeniably healthy glow, an obvious perk of the job. His mouth ran dry when her other perky assets swam into his mind.

“Any questions before I take off for the weekend?”

Snapping his attention back to Pete, Will shook his head. “No, uh, I think I’m good, thanks.”

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if it makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

So, I believe I mentioned a certain giveaway. Those of you who’ve been warrior-ing long enough are sure to remember Maggie Wells. To celebrate my best pal/crit partner’s first mass market release, Love Game, I’m giving a paperback copy away to one of you lucky ducks! Publishers Weekly gave this book a starred review! Be sure to include your email addy in your comment if you’d like to participate. I’ll contact the winner later this week and pop your book into the mail. And, hey, even if you don’t win, this book is worth every penny, and I truly hope you’ll buy yourself a copy! 🙂 Have a wonderful week, everyone!

23 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #66!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    He needs to pay attention to his new position if he hopes to finish the practicum successfully.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      He’s picking up the essential things. Mostly…lol. Thanks, Ed! I appreciate your concern for my hero! 🙂

  2. Maggie Wells says:

    Awww. Now I want some pecan pie. *is highly suggestible* Thanks for offering the giveaway. I wanted to scare myself a bit, so I looked back on my blog archives and found that I was sharing snippets of LOVE GAME (then titled Full Court Press) on #WeWriWa from September 2014-February 2015. Eep! Where does the time go?? Anyhoo – thanks again!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I knew you’d enjoy the pecan pie bit. 😉 Wow, I can’t believe so much time has passed. I’m so excited to share this book with another reader! It’s my pleasure, and it’ll be theirs, too! 🙂

  3. Laurie says:

    My goodness you guys have been warrioring for a long time. Keep up the great work on this story. It’s right up your alley.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I think I started warrior-ing in 2013. It’s been a crazy-long time, but I’ve made wonderful friends along the way! 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

  4. Diane Burton says:

    I like the way he describes her, but what color is her hair?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Chestnut! 🙂 I’ll add in that detail. Thanks, Diane!

  5. Nancy Gideon says:

    LOVE this! His attention to detail says it all.

  6. Amy Braun says:

    Aww, I like how he sees her!

  7. Christina Ochs says:

    Wow, he’s already got it bad! That’s going to make the job interesting for sure!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Indeed he does and indeed it will. 🙂 Thanks, Christina!

  8. Jess Schira says:

    Excellent description in this snippet. Wonder why they have such a difficult time getting keys.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks! It’s like that at a lot of schools. They’re hesitant to hand out keys for non-staff members because keys tend to go missing, get into the wrong hands, etc.

  9. Teresa Cypher says:

    I like the pecan pie eye color. 🙂 He’s having trouble focusing for sure!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Makes me hungry every time I read it lol. Thanks, Teresa! 🙂

  10. Caitlin Stern says:

    He should have asked for her phone number (and Pete’s) just in case he gets locked out, or something… 😉

    Ooh, a possible free book, sign me up! 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Ooh, now you’re thinking, Caitlin! 😀

      You’re definitely entered to win! I’ll contact the winner later this week!

  11. Carol says:

    I think every employer is stingy with the keys. We’d been pushing to get one of our staff members (who sometimes has to open in the morning) his own set of keys and they were just granted not that long ago. I’ll chime in with the love for the pecan pie description. It’s unusual and so precise – a really good visual key.
    Yay to the lucky person who’s going to win Love Game!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Are you the key master? I’m the gate keeper. 😀 Thanks, A-M! Glad you enjoyed that description! And I’m super-jealous of anyone who gets to read Love Game for the first time. Though it’s still fabulous the fifth and sixth time through, too!

  12. The Real Cie says:

    Could be that for Pete she’s a “Ledgey,” but Will obviously sees her through different eyes. 🙂

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