My Hockey Romance: Phantom Assist
Josie Mills is a precocious and straitlaced young woman who is pursuing a career in architecture. The field is very difficult to get a foot into and Josie has been working nonstop to make her dream come true. She’s so focused on her slowly growing career that she very rarely lets her hair down or does anything at all crazy.
Luke Porter is a buff, strong goalie for the ‘Portland Pumas’ in Maine. He is on the same team as Benjamin Mills, Josie’s older brother. Luke lives for hockey and it’s all he’s ever wanted as far as his future goes. He’s never met Ben’s little sister and is barely aware of her existence.
All of this changes when the two of them arrive at a party that Benjamin throws. With the alcohol flowing and the music pounding, Josie and Luke are magnetically attracted to each other. They wind up hooking up, but it’s only in the cold morning light that they realize who the other person is. They both know that Ben wouldn’t approve, but what can they do? They both think the world of Ben, but they can’t deny the attraction that they share. What will the young lovers do?
It had potential but needs a lot more to be a romance to me than sleeping together once and a couple kisses.
Not fleshed out enough and the main characters say “I love you,” after a week, but that’s what you get with a short story. Otherwise it’s cute and enjoyable.