Can an idealistic dog lover teach a jaded hockey player new tricks?
“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—Carly Phillips
Lilly: My life is like the love child of a train wreck and a dumpster fire right now. I’ve been canned, my professional reputation is shredded, and now I’m walking dogs to make ends meet.
But I still believe everything will work out. Somehow.
Then a dog at the park attacks my friend’s dog. At first, I’m ready to give the owner hell—but it turns out he’s in desperate need of doggie daycare. I figure, why not? I love dogs and I need the cash.
Too bad his cocky bad boy attitude annoys me. He’s too damn cute for his own good. And I’m not talking about the dog.
Easton: My coach is riding my ass and I’m not handling it well. When I’m saddled with an abandoned pooch, my teammate thinks a dog will keep my temper in check. I think I have enough problems already.
But when my new dog gets into a tussle that leads me to meet a smoking hot chick who knows how to handle the rascal, I start to think pet ownership isn’t all bad. At least it gives me an excuse to see Lilly again. . . .
Neither of us are interested in a relationship. First they steal your bed, then they steal your heart. And I’m not talking about the dog.
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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After losing her job for doing the right thing Lilly’s life has been a battle as she tries to figure out what direction she wants to take in the future. As a way of paying bills she decides to follow her heart and has begun walking dogs which is how she meets Easton when their dogs interact.
Easton is a professional hockey player with a painful past. He is trying to adjust to the new team he has been traded to when he finds himself the temporary caregiver to a dog he named Otis until he can locate his owner.
Due to his game schedule hiring Lilly seems like a win-win for both of them as he has someone to look after his dog when he isn’t able to and it gives Lilly the financial support she desperately needs. Lilly wants to maintain a strictly business relationship however the more time they spend together the more difficult that becomes but between the status of their careers and their pasts things are about to become complicated.
I really enjoyed Easton and Lilly together. Lilly allows Easton to open his heart to not only her but to his teammates as well while Easton understands and respects the decisions that Lilly has made which has brought her to where she now finds herself. Although their journey had a few setbacks along it is the way they support each other is what makes their love so special.