Southern Saturday Nights
Be perfect, or be who you really are? For Allyson Reed, the choice is far from easy. Her younger brother, Caleb, is autistic, a social blight on the family, and Allyson's mother has always demanded she make up for it by being more than perfect in the eyes of their small Southern community. When Allyson finally gets the chance to attend the University of Alabama, she hopes to build her own life away from the guilt and the family that suffocates her.
As the university's leading wide receiver, Daxson Winters is used to his name showing up on every television across the country, but there's something he keeps hidden from the cameras- a traumatic event that left him grieving and heartbroken. While his football career prospers, Daxson grapples with his own feelings of guilt and struggles to get his life back on track for his broken family.
When their worlds collide, Allyson and Daxson see the pain hidden in each other, and find comfort in their friendship, but the more Allyson learns about Daxson's dark past, the harder it becomes to hide her real feelings. She knows falling in love with him could change her life for the better, but what she doesn't know is if Daxson opens his heart to her in return, it could mean losing everyone and everything he loves forever.
Warning: This story contains material that may be inappropriate for some readers. If you are sensitive to violence, eating/mental disorders, strong language, acts of racism, or sexual harassment please read on with caution.
Cover by @witchoria
Copyright © 2019 Taylor Hallon