Sam Bradford has it all—he’s the #2 tennis player in the world, plenty of girls want to date him, and he’ll never want for money. At least, that’s what he thought until his accountant stole everything and disappeared. Interpol has no idea where to start, and neither does the American F.B.I., so Sam figures he’ll just have to take care of his body and play a few extra years to make it back.
When Blair Paddington, the accountant’s daughter and a friend of a friend at Whitman, shows up and claims she can help Sam get his money back he’s torn between wanting justice and the very real possibility that Blair is just as big a con man as her father. When she promises not only money, but justice, Sam agrees—but only if he can go along on the search.
The two of them set off on an adventure neither rich kid is prepared for—cheap hostels, the same clothes three days in a row, and nothing but a backpack of possessions—so they can fly under the radar as college lovers on a winter break. In spite of Blair’s shady family, her daring and resourceful personality strike Sam’s interest and he finds himself falling for the one girl he shouldn’t.
When they finally find her father, the truths that come to light not only make Sam question his affection for Blair, but could cost him more than money—if they can’t work together one last time, neither of them may be going home. Ever.
I have read all of the previous books in the Whitman University series so I was looking forward to reading about Sam and Blair. Staying on Top isn’t set on campus like the previous books, as this one is more adventurous. Blair is one character I truly have a love/hate relationship with.
The previous books in the series do not need to be read prior to reading Staying on Top since Blair and Sam were simply minor characters in those. As with the other books though, this one is also well-written and full of romance! Staying on Top does add two new elements to the Whitman University series and those are suspense and adventure and they are great additions!!!