On the ice, Justin Perry is always in control. As one of the Reading Redtails' best defensemen, he plays with an intense focus and skates like he was born on blades. Off the ice, he's content to keep his head down and his eyes on the prize: a spot on an NHL team. Except when Vivi Martin's around. She's bright, bold and beautiful and Justin can't make himself look away.
Vivi can't help but notice Justin's interest and, yeah, she's not immune to his awkward charm or his grin that steals her breath. But falling for another athlete who will only leave and break her heart is the last thing she needs. Been there, done that. No t-shirt required. She's too busy working three part-time jobs to make ends meet while figuring out how to use her passion for photography to build a career.
Until Vivi gets a peek at what's underneath Justin's boy-scout exterior and discovers a tattooed hunk who rocks her world with a kiss. She'd be a fool to pass up a chance to get him in her bed....and in front of her camera. And Vivi's no fool.
But when a career-focused hockey player pursues a free spirit who's built a fortress of ice around her bruised heart, Justin's going to have to step up and take his best shot to break through Vivi's walls...and hope it doesn't shatter them both.
Coming into a team in the middle of the season is never easy but veteran hockey player Will MacDonald is a tough guy. He’s not afraid to drop his gloves in defense of his teammates and he’s never met a woman who’s made his heart pound as hard as a good fight. Until he has a chance collision with a curvy brunette.
Jess Gardiner has been around hockey all her life. Her dad, an NHL scout, taught her everything he knows about the game and she believes Will is just what the young Redtails team needs. He’s just not what she needs in her life, even if he is huge, hot and hard-bodied.
Will is used to fighting for what he wants but winning Jess’s heart might be the toughest battle of his life.
On the ice, Derek Flaherty is an instigator. He can goad an opponent into throwing down his gloves with a few well-chosen words. Off the ice, he’s the life of any party. His Redtails teammates love him…when they don’t want to smack him. Hockey is his life, but he’s about to take a shot to the heart.
Sophie Tsoukalos is well acquainted with chaos. She’s the youngest of four sisters and works in her parents’ bar. She’s used to dealing with drunks and toddlers. She’s not used to dealing with a man with a panty-dropping smile and the body of a god.
From the moment he sees Sophie, Derek discovers what it’s like to be struck dumb. For about two seconds. Then he does what he does best. He charms his way into her bed. But can he charm his way into her life?
And that his best friend has a crush on me.
And that I just moved in with them.
Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?
I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?
He knows where to find me.
The Briar U Series of Standalone Novels
The Chase (Briar U Book 1)
The Risk (Briar U Book 2)
The Play (Briar U Book 3)
The Off-Campus Series of Standalone Novels
The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1)
The Mistake (Off-Campus Book 2)
The Score (Off-Campus Book 3)
The Goal (Off-Campus Book 4)