Have you ever wondered about that girl at the edge of the crowd? The one who has dark, bushy hair that hides her eyes while she’s reading, but tight shirts that don’t even try to hide the size of her breasts? You’ve heard the rumors, you know the rude nicknames, and you wonder what she really does when she’s not in school. She never comes to parties and she lives in a neighborhood where nice girls never venture. Everyone tries to ignore her…but there is something about her that’s impossible to ignore. Especially for the star quarterback, apparently. Because he just asked her to the Homecoming dance, after dumping the head cheerleader.
Catchpenny tells the story from the eyes of “that girl,” and Wicked Lover is just the beginning of this coming of age serial novel. The small town minds of Shirley County have underestimated Meg Shannon for too long. She’s even more fun than she is trouble…but maybe she has finally met her match.
Wicked Lover is part one to Catchpenny and it helps to introduce you to Meg. In a way, Meg is a bit of a conundrum. She’s a strong, self-confident, highly intelligent young woman who is just trying to make it through her senior year of high school. Sadly, she suffers from a terrible reputation because she’s from the wrong side of the track and isn’t afraid of her sexuality. All of which serves to make high school fairly unbearable. As someone who was kind of “that girl” in high school, I felt I could really relate to Meg.
So when the most popular guy in school asks her to Homecoming, I couldn’t help but feel worried. Fortunately, it’s the start of what could possibly be a great thing for Meg. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy journey for the two. A fact that becomes evident as they make their way to the big dance and are met with a lot of resistance and judgement from his friends and of course, the girls.
Sadly, part one is just the beginning. I wish there had been more to it, but I’m glad that there’s a lot more to come. Since this portion of Catchpenny is so short, there’s not much I can say without possibly spoiling it. I plan on reading the rest of the part of this book, but for now, this is a great start and I can’t wait to read more!
Up next: Catchpenny Part Two: Battle Ax