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๐Ÿ”ฅ Slow Burn w/ steamy times
๐Ÿ“ฑ Online Romance
๐Ÿคฃ Witty Banter
๐Ÿ’ Hockey Hotness

Iโ€™m having the definition of a bad year.

Game Six loss costing my team the Cup? Check.
Getting arrested and ruining my image? Check.
Almost getting run over after my car breaks down? Oh, lookโ€”a hat trick.

My contract is up with the Carolina Comets this year, and I need to get it together if I want to stay with the team.

I need relaxation, not a relationship.

But when Iโ€™m scrolling on a dating app and stumble across the pretty girl who almost ran me over, I know I canโ€™t let her walk away this time.

Harper is funny, smart, and doesnโ€™t care about hockey.

Iโ€™m not supposed to be focusing on anything other than my career, yet I canโ€™t get Harper off my mind.

I know I shouldnโ€™t fall for herโ€ฆbut I think I already have.

TEASER

His green eyes bore into me as he steps closer. โ€œJust in case what, Harper?โ€

Just like before, my name rolling off his tongue does something to me.

My knees nearly buckle, but he holds me up with ease.

โ€œI-I thought we were on a time crunch?โ€ I ask, out of breath even though I havenโ€™t done anything to cause it.

โ€œWe are, but I have time to listen to your just-in-case scenario.โ€

I swallow the lump in my throat, my tongue darting out to wet my dry lips.

His eyes follow the movement. His hand leaves the wall to cup my face, his thumb tracing along my lip just like it did last night.

I hold my breath, relishing the feel of his simple touch that I swear I could still feel as I fell asleep last night.

It was like heโ€™d burned my skin and marked me.

โ€œYou smell like whiskey.โ€

โ€œI took some shots.โ€

His brows pinch together in an unasked question.

โ€œI was nervous,โ€ I explain. โ€œYou make me nervous.โ€

โ€œI do?โ€

I nod, unable to speak.

He stares at my mouth, watching the thumb heโ€™s brushing back and forth.

โ€œI should have kissed you,โ€ he murmurs. He drags his eyes back to mine. โ€œThat night after our driveโ€ฆI should have kissed you.โ€

โ€œYou should have,โ€ I agree. I wanted him to so badly. โ€œI would have let you.โ€

โ€œI want to kiss you now.โ€

โ€œYou can.โ€

His eyes darken at my words and he leans in closer, lips hovering just an inch above mine.

โ€œI canโ€™t.โ€ The words are whispered, and neither of us misses the whimper that leaves me. โ€œIf I kiss you now, I wonโ€™t stop.โ€

โ€œIs that a bad thing?โ€

โ€œIt is when I have a whole evening planned.โ€

โ€œDo we have to go?โ€

He lets out a string of curse words, then puts some space between us. โ€œYes. I told you I wanted to show you who I am, and I meant that. I want to earn your kisses, not take them from you.โ€

I want to point out that heโ€™s not taking, Iโ€™m offering.

But I also respect his desire to want to make up for his mistakes.

โ€œIs this one of those times when youโ€™re being a gentleman?โ€

โ€œYes. So enjoy it while it lasts.โ€

I grin and push off the wall. โ€œThen lead the way.โ€

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