Things were finally looking up for Megan Massey.
She moved out of her toxic ex’s apartment. The online store she’s managing is finally taking off. And she just took a road trip with her amazing roommates—and had the hottest hookup of her life with Derek Carroll, head coach of Portland U’s men’s hockey team. She’s truly living her best life.
Except now she can’t keep her lunch down. She’s tired all the time and come to think of it, it’s been. . . a while since her last cycle. A baby is the last thing either of them expected, but Derek surprises Megan by committing to taking it slow and co-parenting—platonically.
As they navigate the pregnancy together, Megan can’t help but wonder if there could be more between them. Her pregnancy hormones are definitely getting in the way of this whole ‘taking it slow’ thing. And his longing stares and lingering touches aren’t helping. But even as they grow closer, she can feel him pulling back. Like he’s hiding something big. But it can’t be that bad. . . right? What could possibly be worse than falling for your commitment-phobe baby daddy?
A gutsy, tenacious heroine.
Faye Benington is not living her best life.
She hates med school, her online dating profile is scoring zero dates, the bridesmaid dress for her little sister’s wedding doesn’t come in Faye’s size—oh, and she’s in love with her pro-hockey player best friend, Zeke Cooper. Too bad Zeke looks at her the same way he looks at his teammates.
When Faye quits med school in a blaze of glory, her judgy parents are beside themselves, and dress her down for being an overweight dropout without a date to her sister’s wedding. Like any good defender, Zeke has her back—and tells them he’s her boyfriend.
Once the shock wears off, all Faye can think about is Zeke: the way he fills out a suit, the way his touch sets her on fire. . . and his kisses make her want to take things way offsides. But when it comes to cleaning up her hot mess of a life, she wonders if it’s better to toe the line with Zeke—or whether some lines were meant to be crossed?
A curvy, brainy heroine. A hockey enforcer with a pet pig.