Playing in the NHL as the captain of the Arizona Rattlesnakes was my dream. Was. Attending my retirement party at the age of thirty-six? Not so much.
I don’t know what my life is supposed to look like now without hockey to challenge me. And I’m not really in the mood to celebrate: until I spot a familiar looking blonde in the hotel bar.
Olympic Gold Medallist and figure skater, Sloan Wilcox and I spent two nights together at two separate Winter Olympics closing ceremonies. Our attraction was real but our timing was never right. A classic case of the right person, wrong time.
It has to mean something that she’s here in the hotel today of all days. Doesn’t it?
All of a sudden I have a plan for my future and it involves Sloan and I doing all kinds of things together. Step one: I’ll get her to come to the party. Step two: finally get my hands and mouth all over Sloan. Step three: show her all the reasons why she shouldn’t walk away this time.
I’ve never walked away from a challenge and winning Sloan may be my greatest challenge of all.
Match Made is the free prequel to Pippa Green’s new Arizona Rattlesnakes series launching in May 2022.
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Sometimes I feel every inch of my thirty-eight years. Maybe that’s why I allow myself a single moment of indulgence—a one night stand with a hot, young singer who is definitely not for me. Who can blame me for going for it?
I’m usually content living my life as a grumpy single dad with a teenage daughter—a handful of a kid who wants me and her mom back together, which is never going to happen. My life isn’t so bad. After all, I’m the Coach for the Arizona Rattlesnakes NHL team, and when I speak, a whole team of people listen.
I don’t expect to meet Ms. Sexy Singer again, not at my daughter's parent-teacher conference (Talk about awkward)! And I definitely don’t expect our one-night stands to happen again…and again.
This is just sex, right?
Until it starts to feel like more. There’s something about Willa Bennett that I just can’t resist, and I know her unexpected pregnancy should freak me the frick out…but it doesn’t. Unfortunately for me, my wild young lover still has her sights set on Nashville and the record deal she deserves. She might even have those sights set on her ex.
Turns out I have real feelings for my baby mama and while I might be in charge at the Rattlesnakes, I can’t make Willa do a damn thing I want, when I want. (At least, not out of the bedroom).
She’s a beautiful song bird and I know I can’t cage her in, even if I want to. So what the hell are we gonna do now?
First Match is the first book in the new Arizona Rattlesnakes series, a spin off from Pippa Green's successful Minnesota Raiders series (You'll see some of your old favorites reappear). It can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.
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