A chance meeting. A hunky hockey player. A fake romance.

Hardly an ordinary day in the life of Poppy Hart.

My days usually consist of agonizing over my failing restaurant, worrying about my mountain of debt and nursing my broken heart.

Everything changes when I bump into a man in the coffee shop and claim him as my new boyfriend. To my absolute horror, he turns out to be hockey’s most renowned bad boy, Dallas Burke. To my absolute delight, he goes along with my story.

When his no-nonsense manager and meddling grandmother jump in the picture, they see a win-win solution for my failing restaurant and Dallas’s less-than-stellar reputation.

A full-fledged fake romance complete with contract negotiations, pretend dates and phony PDA.

But as I get to know the real Dallas Burke, who is not the man the press says he is, it becomes clear that if this isn’t real. . . someone better tell it to my heart.

So, this is book one in the series and I read book two first, buuuuut, it didn’t matter too much. I was actually looking forward to reading their story since I knew a bit about it from book two. And it was just as cute and charming and heartfelt as I’d hoped it would be. Poppy was unsure and yet driven and I like how she fit into Dallas's world even though it was so different from her own. The small town vibes with the local paper and everyone knowing and sharing about everyone else's business added to the charm of the story. Super cute and enjoyable story!


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