Senior Tag: The Underwear Games

In Reagan Parker’s wildest dreams, she never could’ve imagined where she finds herself one April afternoon after school…in a public park, hiding behind a tree with a water pistol in her hands, and clad only in her undies.  How could she possibly have let five girls she hardly knew talk her into this craziness?  As a quiet, mostly invisible newcomer to Middlefield, Ohio, Regan had only been at Tecumseh High for a few months and had never even heard of Senior Tag before that day.  But somehow, at Kate Young and her friends’ urgent and desperate appeals to fill their team due to a last-minute opening, Reagan agrees–without knowing the hugely important rule about stripping to your skivvies before attempting to track down and douse your opponents!  As if that in itself wasn’t bad enough, she then accidentally runs face-first into none other than Alex Sutherland, knocking down the hottest boy in school and the one guy she’s secretly been crushing on since her first day at Tecumseh. 

Humiliation doesn’t even begin to describe what Reagan is feeling at that moment, but remarkably, after the most awkward conversation in the history of ever, Alex actually appears to be interested in her.  Unfortunately, her teammates insist he’s most likely just playing her, hoping to gain a later advantage in the game.  Reagan’s not sure who or what to believe–being home-schooled for the past three years because of her mom’s illness hasn’t exactly prepared her to be an expert on all things social.  Thank goodness she’s made one good friend since moving to Ohio, though…her neighbor, Ian Cooper, who graduated last year and can give her advice about Tag and Alex.   

But Ian has his own issues to deal with.  Known as “the” partier and clown of his own senior class, he’s spent a year trying to clean up while navigating community college with no study skills.  Even more difficult is his unshakable, devastating crush on Kate Young, who has good reason to hate him.  He hopes that by being the mentor for Alex’s team during this year’s Senior Tag, perhaps he can get closer to Kate again and make her see he’s changed.  Too bad her misplaced devotion to her ex, a loser by everyone’s standards except Kate’s, keeps getting in the way.  But when Ian realizes Reagan has landed a spot on Kate’s team during Tag, he can’t help feeling a little more optimism.  Reagan knows the new, improved version of Ian better than anyone–in fact, he’s diligently kept his past high school reputation a secret from her.  But sometimes secrets have a way of being revealed in the most unexpected ways…

 As Tag heats up, so too does Reagan and Alex’s growing relationship.  Although still a tiny unsure of Alex’s true motives, Reagan starts to lose her heart to this complex boy who sees parts of her soul that no one else ever has.  But just when she’s the most confident about everything in her unexpectedly quirky life, it all suddenly falls apart.  She discovers Ian isn’t the person she knew him to be, which is a shocking blow.  Then a seemingly undeniable betrayal by Alex ruins an emotional memorial service on the anniversary of her mom’s death when another team ambushes her–causing her bitterly angry dad to ground her for life.  But was Alex really the person behind it?  As the final battle round of Tag begins and her team needs her more than ever, will Reagan use her new inner strength to help them find a way to win it all, even if she has to defy her dad in the process?  Can she forgive Ian and help ensure he and Kate get together, at last?  Can she still find love with Alex, after everything they’ve been through?  Will she end up with true happiness…all initiated by a game she played in her undies?

 

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