Tatum Austin has a reputation that proceeds her. Everyone in Carver, Georgia knows not to mess with the hot-headed, sharp-tongued, stunningly beautiful badass. And she likes it that way.
She wants nothing to do with the small town that has, against her will, forced football to become the center of her life. She hates that she’s not allowed to charge players for their meals at The End Zone where she waitresses. She hates that her stripper sister and washed up mom are still chasing their glory days as conquests of former football stars. She hates cheerleaders and despises the spirit girls who willingly do homework, make baked goods and drop to their knees for any man in a football uniform. She hates that football is the reason she lost her best friend, Brandon Eastman, when they were twelve. And she hates that she and the star linebacker, Nash Carter, have been in love since eighth grade.
So when she’s given the opportunity to become the new sports reporter for The Carver Observer she’s skeptical. Until she realizes she can use the paper to shed some well-deserved light on the negative aspects of the game that every small minded citizen around her worships.
Dragged back into the world of popular jocks and cheerleaders, Tatum’s unattainable bad-girl image begins to falter. Brandon is back in her life and seems hell-bent on reminding her why they used to be the center of each other’s worlds. And she can’t help that she misses the friendship she once had with him and his girlfriend, Summer, and that she wants them back in her life. Which is a problem because the series of articles that are finally getting her recognition as something other than one of the notorious Austin girls and Nash’s girlfriend, will surely take it all away from her again.
When secrets from their past are brought to the surface, Tatum, Nash, Brandon and Summer find themselves revisiting old wounds and forgotten feelings that have the potential to tear them apart for good or put them back together in a way they never imagined.
*A God in Carver is and older YA novel and contains adult language and sexual content.