Stay: A College Sports Romance
He's a temptation I can't afford...
Last year, I tanked my freshman year at college. It was nothing short of an epic fail.
Instead of focusing on my classes and hockey, I cracked under the pressure and lost everything important to me. Nine months later, I’ve pulled myself together and am at a new university. A place where no one knows about my anxiety or how I totally went off the rails. It’s a fresh start where I can get my life back on track and prove to my family that I’m not a screw up.
This year, I’m focused on academics. Sure, I’ll humor my roommate, Brooklyn, by going to a party or two, but I’m not about to make the same mistake twice by becoming unfocused.
Unfortunately, someone should have mentioned that to a certain hockey playing hottie. He just won’t take a hint and leave me alone. As much as I hate to admit it, if I had a type, Cole Mathews would fit it to a T with his dark shaggy hair, golden-brown eyes, muscular arms, and damnable dimples.
Oh, and did I happen to mention his wide chest?
Er, if I were the dreamy sort, that is. Thank goodness I’m not.
To make matters worse, he’s ridiculously easy going. And yeah, nice.
Which makes him much too dangerous for me and this year, I’m smart enough to realize it.
Don't Leave: A Second Chance College Romance
Even though I told myself there wasn’t room for love in my life when I had so much to prove, I couldn’t help but fall for Cole Mathews. With his gorgeous, whiskey-colored eyes, dark shaggy hair, and dimples to die for, Cole is everything I never expected to find. And he just so happens to be one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.
Just when our relationship couldn’t feel more perfect, someone from my past unexpectedly shows up at Western. Luke Wellington is the one guy who saw me at my worst last year. He’s also the one who can ruin all the painstaking progress I’ve made this semester.
But I’m not the only one with someone from my past crashing into our future.
Cole’s ex-girlfriend, Jackie, is back in town and she’s here to stay. Once upon a time, Jackie and Cole were best friends and first loves. Jackie may have hurt Cole, but they have a lifetime of friendship and memories that are impossible to compete with.
Only now do I realize that telling Cole about my past was the easy part. Working through all the issues that now stand in our way could be the end of us.