A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.Big move . . . Jodie’s motto is “Don’t wait for the perfect moment—take the moment and make it perfect.” And that’s just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend’s boyfriend has just the answer.
Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. He loves them. It’s just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem—because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.
Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him—around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn’t want. But maybe she’s just what he needs. . . .
About Kelly Jamieson
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
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Nick is focused on his career as a hockey player first and renovating his home second. He is a loner who keeps his secrets and his pasts buried deep within and doesn’t allow anyone too close. He enjoys his friends, but he has no interest in love or relationships as they only bring pain.
Jodie has never experienced love first hand until she chose to become a single mother by choice and her two year old daughter Zyana is the light of her life. She has recently moved to Chicago to be near her business partner and best friend who happens to be the fiancée of a teammate of Nick’s.
Finding accommodation for her and her daughter is not as easy as she had thought. When her friends arrange for her to stay in Nick’s guesthouse she agrees but only until she can find her own place. Their landlord/tenant relationship becomes complicated when Nick who never wanted a relationship or children and Jodie who thought she would never need anyone but her daughter, start to like having each other around. There is no denying the chemistry between them but are they willing to open up their hearts and let each other in?
This is a hot and heartwarming story as two people find what they didn’t know they were looking for in each other.