I’m so excited to share the cover for my upcoming book, Winner Take All. This book, which first became a twinkle in my eye in the fall of 2009, is very close to my heart. It’s taken on quite a few different forms over the year, but when it truly began to take shape was when I was forced to examine how I felt about living in a culture where girls are still expected to fit into such small boxes of womanhood.
Female ambition is at the heart of this book. The way we judge women who want too much, who want to be the best in a society that expects less of them, who take on masculine traits to succeed and who, at the end of the day, don’t apologize. So much of what this book is – girls learning there’s nothing wrong with being “like other girls,” the way society treats girls who want versus boys who want, and most importantly, that girls do deserve it all – is so much of what burns me up every day when I turn on the news. And more than anything, I wanted this book to say that sometimes, a girl just wants to win because she can.
Plus there’s a hell of hatemance.
So without further ado, check it out!
For Nell Becker, life is a competition she needs to win.
For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game.
They both have everything to lose.
Nell wants to succeed at everything―school, sports, life. And victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson Hart, the rich, privileged, undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep Academy. Yet no matter how hard she tries, Jackson is somehow one step ahead. They’re a match made in hell, but opposites do attract.
Drawn to each other by their rivalry, Nell and Jackson fall into a whirlwind romance that consumes everything in their lives. But when a devastating secret exposes their relationship as just another game, how far will Nell go to win?
Visceral and whip-smart, Laurie Devore’s Winner Take All paints an unflinching portrait of obsessive love, toxic competition, and the drive for perfection.