Title: Guarded Heart (Game Time Series #2)
Author: S.M. Donaldson
Genre: Mature YA Romance
Raven Quinn has always been a force on the basketball court, but in life, not so much. Having a dating life isn’t easy when she’s taller and stronger than every guy she knows, or he’s already put her in the friend zone. Which hasn’t really been a problem until now. Now she’s feels left out and left behind. What if she’s in the friend zone for the rest of her life? Shane Gibson makes her think different and takes her out of that dreaded friend zone, but in the wrong direction.
Grant Hudson has been Raven’s best friend since they were in diapers. She’s the best friend a guy could have, he’s always felt that way. So why does this guy she’s dating bother him so much? Why is he suddenly very aware of her body and the way his reacts to her? Why, for the love of everything, can’t he get her off his mind?
When things go south with Shane and Raven is broken, will Grant step up and take the shot, getting past the guard Raven has around her heart?
"Oh, how my heart is so happy! Guarded Hearts is so much more than a sports romance. It's a peak into the world that some of us know as small town USA. It's where everyone knows your business before you do, and life is more than a game.Thank you SM Donaldson for giving the world a little piece of heaven,but for me, it's called home!" --Young Adult Author Casey Peeler
S.M. Donaldson is a born and raised Southern girl. She grew up in a small rural town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the kind of place where everyone knows your business before you do, especially when your Daddy is a cop and your Mom works for the school system. She married one of her best friends at the age of 20 and has one son. She is a proud military wife, has always had a soft spot for a good story, and is known to have a potty mouth. At the age of 31, she decided there was no time like the present to attempt her first book. Sam’s Choice was born and she hasn’t stopped since. If you are looking for a good, steamy, Southern set romance with true Southern dialect, she’s your girl.