A PERFECT TRADE
by Anna Sugden
Truman “Tru” Jelinek’s life is pretty much off the rails. With his professional hockey career on thin ice, and his personal life falling apart, he’s ready to implement some serious changes. Helping Jenny Martin—the only girl he’s ever loved—make her dreams a reality is a good place to start.
There’s just one problem: Jenny doesn’t want his help. She barely wants to speak to him. But Tru is prepared to negotiate a deal that even Jenny can’t refuse. As trading favors turns into sharing passion, he has to face the truth that when it comes to Jenny, the game is far from over.
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Crap. Like that moment when he knew he’d been caught too far out of his zone and couldn’t beat a streaking winger back, Tru could see the disastrous play unfolding. “Look, I’m tired and sore. We can talk about this on Saturday.”
“I want to discuss it now.” Her lips pinched. “We agreed we wanted more commitment.”
“We agreed to think seriously about where we wanted our relationship to go.”
“I know where I want it to go.” Her voice rose in pitch. “I want to get married.”
His stomach twisted. “Marriage is a big decision,” he said carefully.
“That’s why we should live together first. I know you’re scared of commitment because things were tough after your dad left your mom.” Her smile had a brittle edge. “This way, you’ll see it works, before you have to wear the ring.”
Tru drained his glass. She was right. He wouldn’t get hitched unless he was sure the marriage would last. He didn’t want his kids to go through what he and his brothers had.
The problem was, he couldn’t convince himself to take even the first step with Melanie. That should tell him something, shouldn’t it?
He tried one last time to delay the inevitable. “Let me think about that and we’ll talk on Saturday.”
“You don’t love me, do you?” Her voice wobbled.
Tru wished he could say what she wanted to hear—the words he’d said only once before—but he couldn’t. Not yet. “I care about you. With time…” His voice trailed off, as she shook her head.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Harlequin SuperRomance author, Anna Sugden, loves reading and writing happy endings as much as hockey! When not reading or watching hockey, she loves football, good food & wine, making simple cross-stitch projects, and collecting memorabilia, penguins and fab shoes!
A former marketing executive and primary teacher, Anna lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two bossy black cats. Learn more about Anna, her heart-warming romances and her shoes at http://www.annasugden.com . You can also follow her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/annasugden.romanceauthor) , Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/annasugden) Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/annasugden) and on the Romance Bandits blog (http://www.romancebandits.com)
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