Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.
fter one fun and fateful night Casey can no long bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.
Published: March 14th, 2016
Cover Artist: Dane at eBook Launch
When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.
New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. But the truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no long bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.
Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt. But more importantly Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar in Emma's eyes.
After a local journalist uncovers the secret of Ben's past their lives begin to converge on a single promise that Ben Wilder has long since made: to never give up...no matter what.
My Top 10 Sports Romance Movies and the One that Inspired In Her Eyes
One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Why do you choose write romance novels?”
Traditionally speaking my first two books may fall in the “sports romance” genre, but they aren’t conventional romances like Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, or Nicholas Sparks. Instead they focus on a specific story and feature the love interest that ultimately impacts that story.
For example, when writing In Her Eyes my initial focus was on a runner named Benson Wilder that was given a second chance to run at the collegiate level, after a tragic past. My goal wasn’t to write purely about running through. I wanted to show how love could impact Benson’s life, his focus, his decisions. It’s this intersection that draws me to writing sports romance.
With that said though, one of the main inspirations behind In Her Eyes was the story of Steve Prefontaine, which I first learned about in the movie Without Limits.
I love movies almost as much as I love writing, and so I thought it would be fun to share with you my top ten sports romance movies.
Top 10 Sports Romance Movies
6. Tin Cup
7. Bull Durham
8. Karate Kid
10. Top Gun
As you may have noticed Tom Cruise and Kevin Costner seem to dominate the list. Regardless of that though, they all have in common a powerful story that is changed by love. And that’s what I hope In Her Eyes conveys as well.
About the author:
Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.
Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.
Wesley’s debut novel, Hope In Every Raindrop, was released May of 2015