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The Wrong Side of the Tracks Series
It's called a knockback, not a knockout. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in the ring…
He is going to be a major league star one day, and he knows it.
Incredibly popular with students and staff, even while quiet and reserved, Gavin Freeman is the kind of guy that everyone thinks lives the best kind of charmed life. But while his childhood haunts him and his parents eagerly try to siphon money away from him, Gavin puts on a brave face and plays the role everyone expects of him in the quiet Georgia college where he is the star of their competitive baseball team.
When he meets a girl named Star, who becomes the focus of his intense attraction, he finds an unlikely wingman in her roommate, softball player Lila. If he can help her with her grades, she will help him get into Star's orbit.
The only problem is, Gavin might be finding himself enjoying Lila's company more than he expected, and their friendship is getting dangerously strong. Dangerously.
Oversharing might ruin your joys…
The last thing Gavin Freeman needs is a distraction as he heads into a huge showcase tournament in Myrtle Beach. But when Star decides to skip off with some friends at the last minute, and Lila, who is staying at the same hotel competing in her own tournament, comes down sick, Gavin feels the need to take care of her.
When a biker gang from his parent's past begins to interfere in his life, it leads Gavin through a whirlwind couple of days and his bond with Lila gets so strong that it might just break him. If the gang doesn't literally break him first.
Lila started her trip sick and by the time she got better, Gavin had proven to be not only a great friend, but too intense an attraction to ignore. With Star being hard to talk to and dismissive of the very existence of her relationship with Gavin, Lila fights the feelings she's catching like a second dose of her cold, only way worse.
Chaos takes over on a night out and Lila feels pushed toward making a decision; should she be the better friend and walk, or follow her heart and maybe strike out?
Sometimes in life, you must fight back…
When Gavin and Lila last saw each other, she'd run after a passionate embrace on the beach. Gavin's injury and the distraction of the Lila-Star situation ends with him having a poor showing during the tournament, while Lila uses it to fuel her into becoming a superstar overnight.
When they get back home, Lila and Star finally talk and Star completely acts like the breakup with Gavin is no big deal, but doesn't seem to be acting the same way. Meanwhile, Gavin is happy for his roommate and best friend Kevin for falling into a relationship with Lila's friend Emma, and is trying to clear the air with Star so he can pursue Lila.
When Lila and Gavin finally meet again, things get explosive, but despite what Star is saying, is she really okay with the new relationship? And when the fight and ransom payment to the gang comes back to haunt Gavin, will he be able to salvage his career before scandal takes him down for the sin of saving his families lives?
Will Lila and Gavin be able to finally be happy together, or are the star-crossed lovers doomed to never be one?
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