Holdout by Jaqueline Snowe
Moo U Hockey: https://hearteyespress.com/wotn#/moo-u-hockey/
Jonah Daniels has enough work preparing for his hockey season without spending time interviewing a roommate to help share expenses. So when some dude answers J.D.’s ad and agrees to his terms, he puts a key under the mat and leaves for practice.
What he doesn’t expect is that his new roommate is not a dude at all, but an overtalkative, energetic hottie. What’s worse? She’s the younger sister of his friend on the team, and she’s sworn him to secrecy.
Ryann Reiner needs a place to live, stat. After an incident at the dorms that almost tanked her scholarship, Ryann wants a boring roommate who’ll leave her alone. J.D. almost fits the bill. He lives and breathes hockey, just like her brother, and he wouldn’t know a joke unless it hip-checked him against the boards.
He’s also gorgeous. And broody. And he looks fine on laundry day, in too little clothing. Soon, late-night study sessions turn into dangerous flirting. And then a kiss turns into more. But they’re determined to keep things in the feelings-free zone.
Until lines blur and tensions rise when Ryann’s brother learns the truth. And both their hearts are skating on thin ice…
Ryann and her brother Michael have endured a tragedy and the only reason she can afford to attend Moo University is because of her scholarship. When her dorm situation could put that in jeopardy, she is determined to prove that she can solve her own problems and arranged alternate living arrangements never expecting that her new roommate would be her brother’s teammate.
Jonah has going through a difficult family situation of his own so when his roommate leaves with no notice he is in a bind. He thinks his new roommate is Ryan so when not only a woman shows up but his teammates sister he is not happy but desperate times call for desperate measures. They both have their reasons for ensuring their relationship doesn’t become more than friends but that is easier said than done.
The physical chemistry between them is hot but it is the emotional connection they have that makes them so perfect for each other.