No one ever said starting over was easy...
Caroline Olsen was destined for greatness. One of the most promising youth hockey players in history, her future couldn’t have been brighter until one night, and one accident, shattered every dream she’d ever had. Two years later, much to her boyfriend’s dismay, the nineteen-year-old freshman is headed halfway across the country to Virginia as part of her plan to find a new life, one removed from the world she’s trying to leave behind. Unfortunately for her, the past doesn’t always like to stay in the past and social media can be a real bitch.
…but refusing to give up can be just as hard.
James McCarthy has a plan. With only nine months to go until graduation, he’s focused on passing classes, playing hockey, taking care of his brother, and getting through one last year of separation from his long-distance girlfriend before they can start their life together. The plan has been in place for years and he can’t risk messing it up now, but a chance meeting with Caroline sends his entire life into chaos. He doesn’t want to get to know her, doesn’t have time to be her friend, but something about her draws him in and he just can’t stay away.
Through a shared love of hockey and a passion for telling the unfiltered truth, the two form a friendship almost as fragile as the dreams Caroline once had and the plans Jimmy has made. And when those plans fall apart, so does the delicate balance of affection and attraction that simmers between them.
Two lost people, both searching for a tomorrow that’s better than today, will need to face their past and their future to find where they belong. And along the way they’ll learn that it’s not always about the destination. It’s about who’s with you for the journey.
*This is book two in a series of interconnected, standalone novels. Reading them in order is not necessary but recommended. Due to adult language, mild drug use and sexual content, this book is recommended for readers 18+