Ryan & Julie
After suffering from the sudden loss of her childhood crush, a disastrous plague disrupts the life of fourteen year old Julie Campbelle. First, her parents file for divorce and now several years later, her grandfather is hit with a stroke and she is now forced to live with her estranged father in Las Vegas, Nevada when her mother is off to a mission in Asia for the rest of the year. Despite not seeing her father for several years, Julie is forced to build a bond with her new stepfamily. When Julie steps foot into Coronado High School, she suddenly falls head over heels for Ryan Moore, the captain of the Boys' Varsity Basketball team.
Ryan Moore isn't your average high school freshman. At just fifteen years old, he's already the heir of Verona Resort and Casinos and is named as one of the most influential teens of his generation by ESPN. With colleges already eyeing him as the next Kobe Bryant, Ryan's future is already secured and he believes nothing can stop him. Well, that is until he meets the quiet bookworm Julie Campbelle, the new girl in town who then changes his life forever. However, when the two find out about their past and present of their family's history, Ryan and Julie must keep their relationship a secret. But as the scandal unfolds and the custody battles swooshes in, Julie is forced to move back to Scottsdale, Arizona and it is now up for the young couple to fight for their long distant relationship.
Based on the modern true story inspired by Shakespeare's beloved classic, Romeo and Juliet, Melissa M. Futrell brings you a tale about two young lovers separated by a rivalry so sick, you'd be at the edge of your seats. With a sprinkle of magic and several twists, the question brings us to: Will you ever give up on the ones you love?
#87 in Teen Fiction
#152 in General Fiction