Happily ever afters aren't just for fairy tales. In this heartfelt novel, a retired athlete must become a father to the daughter he never knew-just as he discovers the power of love with a woman who reignites his passions. Drew Sellers is drowning in broken dreams and empty beer bottles. Hockey was his world, until a bum knee reduced him from superstar to has-been. Then he learns that, thanks to a one-night-stand back in college, he's the father of a preteen girl with major issues. Her protective aunt sees right through Drew's BS, but "Auntie P" is no stereotypical spinster. With her slender curves, toned legs, and luscious lips, she has Drew indulging in fantasies that aren't exactly family-friendly. At another point in her life, Peyton Watt would have been all over a cocky alpha male who pushes all her buttons like Drew. Right now, though, she needs to focus on taking care of her niece during her sister's health crisis, all while holding down a job and keeping her own head above water. Besides, Drew's clearly no father of the year. He's unemployed. He drinks too much. And he's living in the past. But after Peyton gets a glimpse of the genuine man behind his tough-guy facade, she's hooked-and there's no going back. "Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance."-USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport Kelly Jamieson's USA Today bestselling Aces Hockey series can be read together or separately: MAJOR MISCONDUCT OFF LIMITS ICING TOP SHELF BACK CHECK SLAP SHOT PLAYING HURT BIG STICK Don't miss any of Kelly's alluring reads: The Bayard Hockey series: SHUT OUT | CROSS CHECK The Last Shot series: BODY SHOT | HOT SHOT | LONG SHOT The standalone novel: DANCING IN THE RAIN Praise for Dancing in the Rain "A hot hockey hero and a sweet, emotional romance. Kelly Jamieson's Dancing in the Rain touched my heart and left me smiling through my tears."-New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul "Dancing in the Rain is a heartwarming story of love, loss, and finding your way."-New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott "Dancing in the Rain is an emotional and heartwarming story of new beginnings."-Harlequin Junkie (four stars) "I enjoyed this story so much, even though it is sad and emotional, it has an uplifting message. ...? couldn't put this book down."-Cocktails & Books "This was a three-hanky novel, and I really enjoyed being put through the wringer."-A Chick Who Reads "Emotional and beautiful."-A Crazy Vermonter's Book Reviews Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
by Kelly Jamieson
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