Today’s Wednesday Wonders features Elaine Cantrell and her contemporary romance, The Captain and the Cheerleader.
Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.
Susan bounced out of her car with a smile on her face. Usually she dreaded Monday morning, but not today. Today she felt better, and she’d have that talk with Kurt. On the way to her mailbox in the faculty lounge, she mentally rehearsed what she would say when Kurt asked to see her again. Turning the corner into the room, she was greeted by a roomful of teachers, about half of whom clapped and cheered her arrival.
Don Brooks laughed and handed her an envelope. “We’ve been waiting for you. We hear that you won some money over the weekend.”
“I told them you went out with him on Saturday,” Melissa explained.
Robin appraised Susan with a gleam in her eyes. “I underestimated you, Susan. How did you do it?”
Susan shrugged. “I let him know I was interested. He did the rest.”
“Well, I guess you deserve to win.”
Susan handed the envelope back to Don. “I don’t want anyone’s money. I wish I’d never made that
stupid bet, and I don’t want any part of it. Just take your money back.”
“No, you won it fair and square,” insisted Robin. “Take it.”
“I won’t do that, Robin.”
Kurt arrived just in time to hear Susan’s answer. “Won’t do what?” he asked as he stepped into the lounge and approached her side. He had a nice little smile on his face that made her think he was glad to see her.
The air in the lounge turned positively electric.
About the Author:
Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators and is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she enjoys reading, traveling, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.
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