He lied to her. Fed her the same lines as he did all the other girls. Instead of proposing, he dumped her on national TV. Would a romance with a hockey superstar prove just as disastrous—or could it be the greatest love story of her life?
Cast as America’s reality show sweetheart after being jilted on a dating show, Skye Reeve is ready to stop being a brokenhearted woman by proving she’s more than what the camera portrayed her to be. She’s landed her dream job as a TV lifestyle reporter and promises to work hard to be a success.
Skye also vows never to be swept up in a fairy tale romance ever again, as she obviously has no clue what real love is.
Being in the same city as Denver Mountain Lions hockey star Maxime Laurent, however, might make this last goal impossible.
Dealing with ghosts from his own past, the Belgian hockey star is known for keeping his life off the ice private. He’s not sure if outgoing Skye could be a match for him, but he can’t deny his attraction to her.
When the two embark on a romance, will they be able to move forward from the past to let love into their hearts? With no reality blurred, will Skye find real-life love to be what she had been looking for all along?
Excerpt from the book
This is coffee. A cup of coffee with a neighbor, so to speak. No different from a cup with JoJo and Sierra. Perhaps we’ll become friends. That would be nice. If there is more between us, I will take the time to get to know him.
No six-week fast track to the love of my life this time.
With fresh confidence, I ring the doorbell.
Within seconds, I hear dogs barking at the door. I reach up and fiddle with the end of my braid as I wait.
“Coming,” I hear him call out.
Then I hear him tell his dogs to be quiet—in French.
The second I hear him speak French, I freeze.
Good Lord, that is one incredibly sexy language for a man to speak.
The dogs fall silent as soon as Maxime issues his command. The lock turns on the other side of the door, and all my bravado begins to crumble. My fingers work faster on the end of my hair as my heart accelerates in response. Nerves fill me, despite my badass self proclaiming this is “just coffee.”
The door creaks open, and my remaining bravado vanishes.
Maxime stands before me, more handsome than I remember. I look up to take in his full six-foot frame. His hair is thick and wavy, a gorgeous combination of blond and brown. He’s wearing a plaid flannel shirt in a rich camel and chocolate brown color, layered over a white T-shirt and paired with dark jeans and suede boots.
I swallow hard.
He’s easily the most gorgeous man I’ve ever laid eyes on.
My gaze meets his. Maxime’s piercing blue-green eyes, the ones that studied me so intensely in a café in Brussels, are on me once again, this time studying me up close through the fringe of his long, thick, dark eyelashes.
“Bonjour,” he says softly. “Bienvenue chez moi, Skye.”
Then the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen lights up his face.
Butterflies appear out of nowhere, dancing furiously in my stomach. I can’t breathe.
In this moment, I know I’m in trouble.
Because suddenly this is so much more than coffee.
And I don’t know if I can even try to fight it.
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I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.
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