Charissa Stastny hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, but has never pulled a handle of a slot machine and can't shuffle cards to save her life. Her hobbies include reading, writing, painting, spending time outdoors, and savoring good food (especially sushi and chocolate...but not together). She has loved writing since the 4th grade when she wrote and illustrated the best seller (at least in Mrs. Meade's classroom) "The Creature from McGool." She went on in shame to pen some cheesy romance scenes in junior high (which the world will never see), but has since put away the cheese and written four 'real' romance books (with three more ready to release in 2017). Besides Nevada, she has lived in Idaho and now resides in Utah with her husband, four children, one son-in-law, and a quirky pet bearded dragon (where shuffling isn't required. Whew!).
Meridee Mansford wants nothing to do with the popular crowd. She's comfortable being invisible. But that doesn't stop her from dreaming about the hunky football player who visits the campus ice cream shop where she works. Still, she's smart enough to know he'd never notice a girl like her, and she'd never want him even if he did. Too much unwelcome attention.
Parker Harrington basks in the glory that's been his since the game-changing passes he caught pre-season that pushed his team into the national spotlight. Sticky Fingers is his media moniker now, and the cheerleaders who used to ignore him when he sat the bench have become his most devoted fans. But when he accidentally crashes into a quiet coed and covers her in orange chicken, it throws off his offensive game and makes him question why he's drawn to a princess when he already has the queen.
As fate, ice cream, and orange chicken throw the opposites together, they will discover that skin deep perfection can't compare to the true beauty deep within one's soul. Will Parker continue keeping company with women he knows are only using him for his fame, or will he change up the game and risk his heart on a genuine girl who despises the attention he craves?