If You Want It
by Kathryn Lively
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2017
The days when people called Winnie Segal “Sea Cow” are long over. She’s still a big gal, and everybody around her’s gone all PC and “Yay, body acceptance,” but once in a while something dredges up a bad memory. This time, the trigger is Cory Levane, former high school star quarterback and current NFL legend, former high school crush. After a triumphant career he’s come home to show off, so Winnie thinks. She’d rather design and sell her artwork than give a damn, yet the garden in which she grows her damns thrives.
After one month of early retirement, Cory is climbing the walls. He thought coming home would provide cheer and inspire him to plan his future, but people treat him like a celebrity instead of an actual person. He’s happy about one thing, though: Winnie Segal hasn’t changed—she’s still gorgeous and funny as ever, and talented. If he weren’t so damn tongue-tied around her he’d let her know.
The opportunity to work together on a project has Cory anxious to get closer, and leaves Winnie suspicious of his motives. Winnie doesn’t let comments about her weight get to her as much these days, and while Cory never made fun of her in school, he never attempted to start a friendship, either.
Winnie keeps a tight hold on her heart, and Cory knows it will take more than his football skills to get her to pass it to him.
Kathryn Lively has worked professionally as a writer and editor for over twenty years. She writes mystery novels, comic novels, romance stories, and suspense. She has also edited romance novels for several publishers and independent authors.
Things you need to know about Kathryn Lively:
I am the author of several novels and stories. Currently I self-publish and have works through Totally Bound and (later in 2017) Decadent Publishing.
I have edited stories and novels for various digital-first houses, including Mundania Press/Phaze Books, JMS Books, and the now defunct All Romance eBooks. I also work with independent authors.
I have seen every episode of M*A*S*H at least four times. I’ll binge watch it again, make no mistake.
My work in SEO began before Google launched. I have well over ten years of experience in online marketing.
I minored in German in college and continue to learn the language. I aim for fluency but will be happy with a strong reading knowledge.
I knit Doctor Who scarves. I am currently working on a fourth one.
I enjoy reading historical fiction and biographies.
I have seen Rush in concert ten times. Voluntarily.
I am working on my next book. Always.
I enjoy making lists.