Mouthful by C.R. Grissom – Life after high school still blows. Between a judgmental beauty advice columnist mom who sends clothes several sizes too small, and social media sex-shaming her senior year of high school, Faith Lacerna needs a self-confidence boost. Being a freshman at Fortis University in Silicon Valley will be fine, as long as she doesn’t attract attention. Except wearing oversized hoodies in sunny California isn’t the best choice for blending in.
When football jock Caleb St. John shows interest, she recommits to studying anything but the hot tight end. Caleb wants to lose himself in football, avoid his unfaithful ex-girlfriend, and – unlike his cheating dad – live his life with integrity. He knows there’s more to Faith than baggy clothes. Her humor and audacity spark more than Caleb’s competitive nature.
Faith doesn’t want to be interested, but Caleb’s kindness and sense of adventure have her hooked. She soon realizes she needs to confront her hurts and fears if she wants to embrace a relationship with Caleb and not let the past intercept her future.
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group, LLC (March 9, 2020)
About the author: C.R. Grissom lives in San Jose, California–smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley. She works for a high-tech company by day, and at night writes contemporary sports romance featuring young adults as they transition to college. Winner of the 2018 RWA® Golden Heart® Award in young adult romance for her debut novel: Mouthful.
Review of Mouthful
Mouthful is an emotionally charged romance that is sure to send you on a roller coaster of emotions. You will need the tissues for this one! Page after page you will cry then laugh as you read Caleb and Faith’s story. This couple has quite the story that is sure to grab your attention from the very beginning. Grissom writes with a loving and emotional touch that shows in her words making it easy to get caught up in the feelings of the characters. I fell in love with the characters and could not put this one down until I knew how it would end. I was left wanting more! I look forward to reading more from this author. *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.*