Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.
Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.
He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.
Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.
Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.
That’s her goal, anyway.
Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.
It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.
The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.
Ahhh, my heart. I absolutely fell in love with Banner’s personality and way of life. He’s so good natured. The kind of boy you want your daughter to end up with. Perry is sassy and oh so perfect for Banner. It may take a bit to get there, but they find their way to one another.
I do however, have so many questions! I feel like a couple of things were left open-ended or at least a “bit what happened with ....”. I have to tell myself that Lani will answer those questions in other books. She always gives us what we want. Somethin’ About That Boy was unexpected. A new adult romance and she nailed it! I can only hope and pray that there will be more books to make it a series. I just love these families!
I absolutely loved this story. Banner was a surprise for me but boy, he didn’t disappoint. To be so young and have such great head on your shoulders, where were these boys when I was in high school.
Banner had to switch schools his senior year because he was quite the troublemaker. It wasn’t his fault entirely, but he took the high road anyway. Being the new kid can be a hassle but since he is a star quarterback he fits in pretty well unless you are the one he is replacing on the team.
Perry has her close-knit group of friends but otherwise tries to stay away from people. She is a star athlete and pushes herself to maintain that status.
When Banner comes to town, he is instantly attracted to Perry, but she tries her hardest to ignore the pull he has on her. Will he succeed in cracking that hard exterior of Perry’s?
I loved how Banner was supposed to be this rough kid but in actuality he has passion. Passion for the game and passion for Perry. He also has a goal set after he graduates which how many seniors know exactly what they want to do with their lives? Perry has a plan too but will her plan coincide with Banners?
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.