Ten years after winning a gold medal in ice dancing, Declan O’Hare has a successful business, running an ice skating rink and coaching a promising young pair.
A promising young pair needs a choreographer, but he never thought their parents would hire Colby Martin, his ex-partner, his ex-best friend.
Seven years ago, Colby had been a media darling, talented, married to her best friend.
She walked away from Declan, from ice dancing, all in the pursuit of fame in Hollywood. She’d been young and foolish.
Now she had to swallow her pride to return to the place she’d grown up. To the life where she’d known success.
To the man she’d left behind.
Now they have to work together to raise another team to the top of the sport, overcoming resentment, broken hearts and broken dreams.
Griff Douglas has one goal in mind—to get back on the U.S. ski team for the winter games, so he can win another medal in alpine racing. He’s thirty-five. This is his last shot.
Except the cute girl who shows up at the resort hot tub while he’s soaking his sore muscles. She’s fun and adventurous…and he takes her to bed.
Only to find out the next day that she’s the guardian of his closest competitor, a kid nearly half his age.
And he can’t exactly ignore her when they keep running into each other at races, especially when they all travel to Europe to race for the chance to be on the U.S. team.
Mackenzie Burton took guardianship of her nephew when he was only fourteen, and she twenty-four. She’s given up most of her twenties to take care of him and support him in his alpine racing career. This will be her last year to travel with him, then she can go back to her life as he gains more independence.
Back to her job on ski patrol, back to dating, back to searching for love.
So maybe going to bed with the sexy guy she met in the hot tub was jumping the gun. She’d had no idea Griff Douglas would be competing against her nephew the next day, vying for the same spot on the U.S. team.
So now she has to take a step back, pretend nothing happened.
That’s harder than she thought while they travel to the same places, and encounter each other again and again.
She’d denied herself so long—can she deny herself much longer?