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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Beyond the Book: The Captain and the Cheerleader

Welcome to Beyond the Book. Today I'm sharing excerpts from The Captain and the Cheerleader. We'll be picking up where we left off last week. We know that Robin just bet my heroine Susan that she can't get the football coach Kurt Deveraux to ask her out.  The other teachers are also getting in on the betting.

Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.


All at once a carnival atmosphere permeated the room. They chose Don Brooks who taught art to keep track of the bets, and everyone hurried to put money on his or her favorite.

From the corner of her eye, Susan watched as Robin smirked at everyone in the room. Why did Mr. Dennis hire such an undisciplined, annoying child? It would be a pleasure to give Robin her comeuppance.

Don recorded the last bet on a sheet of copier paper. “It’s about fifty-fifty. Sorry, Robin, but my money’s on Susan. When she enters a room, men sit up and take notice.”

Melissa, who stood near the door, wildly waved her hand to get their attention. “Here comes Kurt now.” 

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Teresa Cypher said...

This is a beautiful excerpt, Elaine. It really shows the atmosphere. I kept shaking my head at how childish they all were. lol.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks so much, Teresa. I do appreciate it.