Join the University of Gatica’s sports stars in the challenges of life, training, competing, friendship, and romance. This is the complete series by USA Today best-selling author Lexy Timms.
Aspiring college athlete Aileen Nessa is finding the recruiting process beyond daunting. Tyler Jensen is U of G’s NCAA champion in the hurdles and Jim Thorpe recipient for top defensive back in football. His incredible ocean blue eyes and confident smile make Aileen stutter and forget why she is visiting U of G. His offer to take her under his wing, should she choose to come to Gatica, is a temping proposition that has her wondering if she might be making a deal with an angel or the devil himself.
Aileen Nessa surprised the track and field world by signing with a small D1 NCAA school. Talented on the track and in the classroom, she is headed to U of G.Tyler Jensen, the boy she desperately wants to catch the attention of, seems to have forgotten all about what happened on her recruiting trip last February. Devastated, she throws her frustration into the only thing she knows – track. Will pushing everything to the limit create the fulfillment she desperately wants?
High Jumper Jani Felix is on a full ride at the University of Gatica. She’s determined to make NCAAs. What she’s trying not to do, is focus on one of the varsity team’s top swimmers, Carter Daily. When Jani’s grades begin slipping, she keeps it quiet, afraid to ask for help. When her performance results start dropping, she can’t hide from it anymore.
When multi-eventer Chrissy is injured, she has to sit out a season of track in order to regain her strength. Focusing on getting stronger, she begins working out in the weight room and meets injured hockey star, Ryan Phillips. Will both of them recover physically, and will their attraction help fix each other?
Tyler Jensen, has it all – good looks, charm, athletic talent, and a multi-million dollar NFL contract on the horizon. Not one to give up on a challenge, Tyler pushes his limits as the pressures mount to continue being a star athlete in two sports, meet the high expectations of the school and the media, and try to win Aileen over. However, can he compete with her first love – track and field?
Turns out forever didn’t last as long as Aileen thought it would. While she’s busy picking up the pieces of her broken heart, she throws her focus back into the one thing that has always been constant – track. Tyler’s eligibility for NCAA track is over. He’s now focused on professional football. He opts to finish the rest of his courses online and move to Foxborough, Mass, to begin his preseason training. He’s running away and he knows it. However, running’s better than being forced to see Aileen, knowing he begged her to come with him and she turned him down. What do you do when life gets in the way of love?