Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BLOG TOUR [Excerpt + Giveaway] Rival Dreams by Natalie Decker (Rival Love #3)

Rival Dreams by Natalie Decker
(Rival Love #3) 

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.


The Daily is spread out before me on the table. Caleb is across from me working on his philosophy paper. I look up from the newspaper and say, “I found one.”
Caleb rubs his temples and says in a tired tone, “Yeah?”
“I think so. We’ll have to check it out, of course. But listen to this: two-bedroom apartment with walk-in closets, one bathroom, kitchen, spacious living room, washer and dryer included. No more rolls of quarters. Yay!”
His gaze meets mine. “Sounds good. How much is it?”
“It’s only five hundred a month. We can afford that.”
He nods. “Whatever you want, babe.” He looks back down at his laptop.
“Caleb, we don’t have to move in together if you don’t want to.”
“Skylar.” He focuses on me again. “I want to move in with you. I’m just frustrated with this stupid paper that’s due in a couple days. My prof has been on my ass, and honestly, I think this is by far the stupidest class I’ve ever taken.”
“I told you you’d hate it.”
“I know you did.” He smiles. “I thought it was going to be a cake class.”
I laugh. “Serves you right, then, taking stuff because you think it’ll be easy.”
He groans. “Hush it over there.” He leans across the table, and I meet him halfway with my lips. He pulls back a little. “Much better.”
I smile at him. The alarm on my phone goes off. “Crap. I have to go. I love you, and I’ll see you later.” I push back my chair, fold up the paper, grab my backpack, and then kiss Caleb one more time.


In the weight room, I count out a rep on the sled. Zachery, one of the butterfliers on the guys’ team, stands over me as I push the weights up with my legs again. “Looking good from this angle, Sky.”
“Keep dreaming, Zach,” I grind out as I lower the weights to my chest and push them up again.
“I’m telling you, you have no idea what you’re missing out on.”
“Oh, believe me, I’ve heard, and it’s not worth it.” I use my thumb and index finger to measure out an inch, and he just laughs.
His dark eyes do a once-over on me. His blond hair reminds me of a Brillo Pad, all stiff, tight curls, and closely shaved to his head. Definitely nothing like Caleb’s hair, which is soft, long, and always looks like he has bedhead.
“Anyway, I came over here to tell you Coach needs you to stop by the office.”
I lock the sled into place and stand. “You know, you could have just said that first.”
He smiles. “And miss all of our flirty conversation? Where’s the fun in that?” He winks.
I roll my eyes and push past him. I snatch the cleaning spray and paper towels and head back to the machine to wipe it down. Once that’s done, I head to the locker room, change, and then leave for the pool area.
Entering my coach’s office, I look around and don’t see him in the room. Great. I came here for nothing. I’m going to smack the hell out of Zach the next time I see him. I turn to leave and slam straight into a chest.
I look up at Coach Marshal and take four steps back. “Sorry,” I mumble.
“It’s okay. Have a seat, Skylar.”


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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Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Michelle! :)

Judy Thomas said...

I love that saying :Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

Judy Thomas said...

I love that saying :Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

katieoscarlet said...

I really like the authors saying...Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!