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Scroll down for a printable coloring page, Evie & Rob's questionnaire with instructions, and more!

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Welcome to Ironville High

Real life doesn’t come with a playbook.

 

Eva Papageorgiou has one goal—to make it through her senior year of high school unseen and unscathed. When her strategy to stay out of the limelight is derailed by rampant rumors, she’s forced to change tactics. Her new game plan is to keep everyone at arm’s length. Especially boys. So when she’s partnered up in class with the hot as hell varsity quarterback, she pushes and pushes.

 

Until he pushes back.

 

Rob Falls just wants to fit in. With his teammates, with his friends, with everyone. His image as the quintessential jock makes him feel like a fraud. Especially since it’s the only reason all the girls at school want him, except the one girl he dreams about. She wants nothing to do with him. When he’s forced to tutor the class pariah, he realizes it’s time to get in the game instead of standing on the sidelines.

 

She’s going to help him get exactly what he wants, whether she knows it or not.

This cute coloring page was designed by Jason McCormack at AfterMac Art!

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Free download! ->

The Bio Experiment questionnaire from First and Goal is based on the real-life experiments of Arthur and Elaine Aron, both PhDs of psychology. They postulated that a series of increasingly intimate, honestly-answered questions—combined with deep eye contact—could create a sense of personal, close attachment to another person, even a stranger! Check out the questions below and download the printable to take on your next date! Already living your HEA with your SO? No problem! Try these questions out and learn something new about each other! It's fun to take them out from time to time to see how you and your partner change!

36 Questions to Develop an Intimate Relationship

 

Section I

 

  1. If you could pick anyone in the world, who would you invite to dinner?

  2. Do you want to be famous? How so?

  3. Do you ever rehearse what you will say before making a phone call?

  4. What is your idea of a perfect day?

  5. When was the last time you sang to yourself? To someone else?

  6. If you lived to be 90, and you could pick either keeping the body of a 30 year old or the mind of a 30 year old, which would you choose?

  7. How do you think you will die?

  8. Name 3 things you and your partner appear to have in common.

  9. What are you most grateful for in life?

  10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

  11. In four minutes, tell your partner your life story. Use as much detail as possible.

  12. If you woke up tomorrow with any quality or ability, what would you want it to be?

 

Section II

 

  1. If you had a crystal ball, what would you want to know?

  2. Is there something you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time, and if so, why haven’t you done it?

  3. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

  4. What do you value most in a friendship?

  5. What is your most treasured memory?

  6. What is your most terrible memory?

  7. If you knew you were going to die in a year, would you change anything about your current life? Why?

  8. What does friendship mean to you?

  9. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

  10. Alternate sharing five positive traits of your partner.

  11. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

  12. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?

 

Section III

 

  1. Make 3 true “we” statements each.

  2. Complete this sentence. “I wish I had someone with whom I could share ______.”

  3. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, share what would be important for them to know.

  4. Share something you like about your partner. Be very honest and open.

  5. Share with your partner one of the most embarrassing moments of your life.

  6. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

  7. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

  8. What—if anything—is too serious to be joked about?

  9. If you were to die tonight with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

  10. Your house—containing everything you own—catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

  11. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

  12. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how they might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

 

 

Section IV

 

            Stare into your partner’s eyes for 4 minutes without speaking or breaking eye-contact.

As a reader, I have a love/hate relationship with spoilers. On one hand, I want to go in blind to have the sort of experience the author intended. On the other hand, if I'm on the fence about subject matter, I'll seek out spoilers to avoid stuff that will leave me feeling unhappy with the time I spent reading.
To that end, here are several trigger warnings for the entire Moving the Chains series:
Sexual assault, both graphic depictions and remembered descriptions
PTSD
Therapy and the use of therapeutic medications
Cheating
Hazing—the criminal kind, not the cute kind
Binge drinking

Main Characters are high school students in the first two books

Blank Notebook

The first four books in the series are about Rob & Evie and must be read in order:

First and Goal

Second Down

Third and Long

Fourth and Inches

reading order

Holding is Mike & Tori's book. Technically, it can be read as a standalone, but it has major spoilers for the first four books.

The Rules is a prequel for Personal Foul. Both can be read as independent standalones. These are Alex & Amira's books.

Fun Facts:

In a novel, communication between the characters such as texting, letters, and paper notes passed back & forth (like in First and Goal) are called epistolary writing. In the Moving the Chains series, the characters each have their own handwriting fonts. These are embedded images in the e-book version of the novels. You can find them at the beginning of every chapter to denote POV.

This is Rob's handwriting. The font is Walter Turncoat.

This is Evie's handwriting. The font is Homemade Apple.