But she didn’t think that was a bad thing.
Bitches were strong, tough AF, spoke their minds, and definitely didn’t take any crap from anyone. So when anyone called Olivia a bitch, she took it as the best type of compliment. She was strong and tough, never hesitated to speak her mind, and was about as far away from a pushover as one could get.
Great for her job—she’d become a VP at Prestige Media Group, managing some of the best athletes in the world and she was excellent at her career of choice.
Great for her bank account—it was flush, and she could live well on her salary, even in expensive San Francisco.
Not so great for her love life.
Turned out that most guys weren’t super into women who could take care of themselves, women who didn’t need rescuing. Either that, or they wanted her to take care of them, including every night out and sometimes even rent. Now, she didn’t mind paying her fair share, but that’s where she drew the line. Her fair share. As in, she was looking for a partner, not an owner or, worse, to be someone’s mother.
She wanted an equal. But she’d all but given up on finding that.
Cole was about as far away from Olivia’s city girl polish as one could get. A retired hockey player, he wore jeans to her suits, cowboy boots to her heels, ate simple food to her gourmet. Hell, he lived on a ranch half the year.
And yet . . . he also challenged her mind. Never gave her an inch. Not to mention, he was gorgeous, kind, incredibly insightful and always, always, called her on her B.S.
He’d done it when she’d been his agent, and continued to do it every time they talked.
The only difference now was that she was no longer his agent and so Olivia was faced with the age-old question . . .
Did she play it safe or take a leap of faith?
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or find more information about her books at http://www.elisefaber.com.
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Olivia has had to be strong and show no weakness to excel at her career, but it also makes her comes across as cold and unfeeling. She had just about given up finding a man who could not only challenge her but make her feel secure in him as well.
Cole has left his hockey career in the past and is now a rancher. He knows the dedication it requires to succeed in your career and sees the real Olivia and not just the persona she shows to the world.
They have always been attracted to each other but never acknowledged to the other how they felt due to their business relationship. Will he be able to show Olivia that the reward of trusting him with her heart is worth the risk?