A seasoned pro at getting under the opponent’s skin, Brett Allred will do anything to win. Now the hockey star is gearing up to score a big goal off the ice – but his plans to open his very own brewery and restaurant are blindsided when he learns about the adult shop next door. Someone’s gotta go, and it won’t be him, because “Showtime” never loses. Brett’s naughty-store neighbor, McKayla, might look like an easy target – she’s a curvy cutie with a booty to die for. But the young entrepreneur isn’t just a pretty face with a killer body. She’s a savvy girlboss who won’t back down from a fight.
Hockey isn’t forever. The money, excitement, and glory of being a professional hockey player meant more to me than a family, a home, and a forever. Another man has my forever, and I have hockey. I thought making the big bucks and playing against the best in the world would feel better than this. Instead I’m empty and hollow, like a big piece of my heart was hacked off. There’s something missing. Something big. Something I can never get back.
I didn’t plan on falling for my brother’s teammate. It’s my first semester at Valley U, and I’m just getting over the last hot jock who broke my heart. But the cocky hockey player is determined to win me over. We start as friends, but the more time we spend together, the more the lines blur. I’m falling for him, and nothing can stop me.
I execute many roles: owner of the NHL’s Carolina Reapers, CFO of Silas Tech, and genuine fan of all things professional sports. One thing I’m not? Chaotic. So when a friend asks if bombshell romance author Daisy Lewis can shadow me for a month while researching characters for her upcoming release, I don’t hesitate to say yes. I mean, she’s an author, it’s ninety percent typing and quiet time, right? Wrong. Daisy’s a hurricane storming through my regimented days. She’s as gorgeous as she is sharp, and has a mouth on her I can’t stop obsessing over. And the stuff she writes? I’ve taken more than one cold shower just from reading over her shoulder. Our chemistry is a firestorm, but we live in different worlds. And when our two worlds clash on every level, I’ll lose her forever if I can’t manage the one thing I can’t handle—change.