Harper Whitmore, who stars in this new novel, walked into high school feeling confident about finding her niche. Though she was on the small side, she was attractive and her skill on the soccer field ensured her place in the freshman class. Fate had a different plan when it threw her into the path of senior Scott Pierce, star of the basketball team whose reputation with girls is of the “love ’em and leave ’em” variety. Immediately intrigued by Harper’s sass and confidence, Scott begins to pursue her in earnest. Initially thrilled by the attention, Harper finds herself falling for Scott, but soon the reality of their age difference -- as well as the shocking nature of Scott’s past -- begins to tear the two apart.
Scott desperately insists he’s changed his ways, and he’s never loved any girl the way he loves Harper. Harper wants to believe him, but girls from his past continue to pop up and derail their progress. Additionally, Scott’s teammate, freshman Barrett, is wildly jealous of their relationship, claiming Scott only became interested in Harper after Barrett expressed a desire to get to know her better. Can the two manage to overcome the many obstacles in their path and make their relationship work? Will Scott’s sordid past create an insurmountable barrier to happiness?
“He Calls Me Harp” is a riveting tale of first love in all its glory; Harper and Scott are three-dimensional characters just as flawed as any other human. Their ability to work past their flaws makes the story move.
This is the first novel for author Heather White Driscoll, a Washington native who relocated to the East Coast to attend the University of Massachusetts-Boston. There, Driscoll earned a dual degree in American literature and American studies. She lives in Boston with her husband and their dog, and she works as a financial analyst and a spin instructor.