Rod Fraser should be on top of the world—his hockey team just won the Cup. But as the backup goaltender, he didn’t see any ice time during the playoffs, and the victory felt hollow. Now a free agent, he’s hoping for a starting job with another team, but prospects aren’t looking good. He returns home to Holiday, NY to wait for news and to bring the Cup to his hometown. When he sees his best friend’s sister, who he’s had a thing for forever, and who is now single, nothing can hold him back from pursuing her heart.
Arielle Charton returned to Holiday eight months earlier, to rebuild her life and mend a broken heart. The shy artist can’t believe that Rod, her first crush, wants her too. But as drawn to him as she is, can she learn to trust again? Her heart wants to say yes, but her brain says no. Given his history of jumping from interest to interest, she’s afraid she’s the next new thing and he’ll drop her when the thrill has worn off. She can’t afford—literally or emotionally—to allow another man to distract her from her goals.
Rod has made his living making impossible saves but it’s going to take a huge play to convince Arielle that she’s won his heart.
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