I guess the party’s over—for now.
When I wake up in the hospital after a DUI car crash, my new NHL team owner gives me an ultimatum – get sober or get packed for the minor leagues. So I talk the talk and go to rehab. I plan to breeze through, get sprung in 30 days or less and hit the road with my new team, the Chicago Blaze. All I have to do is charm my attractive, uptight rehab group leader into thinking I’ve changed—how hard could it be?
I see right through Alexei Petrov.
My calling to save addicts from themselves before they self-destruct is deeply personal. Alexei’s hot and successful, sure. But he’s not okay, and he’s got a lot of work to do before graduating from my group. No one’s ever tested my boundaries like he does, though. I fight my desire and keep things professional, because the stakes couldn’t be higher—it’s not just my job that’s on the line, but also his life. The deeper we fall, though, the more he makes me question the mantra I live by: never trust your heart to an addict.
Great story thank you for writing it and giving us the gift of reading it.
Loved the characters and found their struggles an important subject to tackle. Once the program is over, the rest seems rushed. Maybe a real struggle outside of rehab? Seemed like 2 pages and the 9 months is up. 2 pages and the I love you’s started. No detail, how, when. Dr struggled so much ethically and then nothing. Left to much meat on the bone in my opinion
Story of redemption
Alexei was a wonderful story of redemption. I loved watching his transformation and his realization of who he needed to be.