Stuck with You
They’re both starting over. Fate’s determined they do it together.
NHL all-star Clark Dorsey is still at the top of his game, but he’s done with hockey. The night of the championship, Clark announces his retirement and returns to Seattle to spend time with his sick brother and figure out his next move. He needs to unwind, but his interfering brother sets him up by renting half of their shared condo to a beautiful, opinionated and fascinating woman.
Nurse Leena Lopez is done with the spotlight. When her whirlwind fairy tale romance ends in a cheating scandal, Leena’s suddenly broke, alone and hounded by paparazzi in a new city. Desperate to put down roots, Leena says yes when a patient offers her the condo he shares with his Canadian hockey star brother. She can ignore the teenage crush she had on Clark Dorsey—he won’t even be in town.
But Clark arrives and they’re both thrust back into the headlines they’ve been desperately avoiding. Can they figure out how to be alone together? Do they want to?
The fabulous launch of debut author Whelan's Dorseys of Conception Bay series pairs a retired athlete with his unintentional roommate, who's just left a high-profile relationship. Recently retired star hockey player Clark Dorsey is not having a good day. First, he runs over his bike. Then Clark's brother, Danny, sublets his part of their Seattle duplex to a perky nurse without Clark's knowledge. But Clark feels an immediate attraction to his new roommate, Leena Lopez. Having broken her engagement with a hotshot baseball player three months earlier, the last thing Leena wants is more romantic drama but Clark fueled her fantasies as a teenager, and having him as her roommate may prove irresistible. With the media ruminating on Leena's broken engagement and Clark's marital status, the pair decide to fake-date to appease the press. But when real feelings grow, can they keep up the ruse? Whelan nimbly handles touchy topics including traumatic brain injuries, narcissism, and economically imbalanced relationships while crafting a hero and heroine who seem made for each other and a fast-paced plot that keeps the pages flying. Whelan is a romance writer to watch.