A secret friends-with-benefits arrangement with the coach’s daughter shouldn’t have a shot in the dark of leading to more…


As a pro-bound college athlete with a good-time reputation, I usually have my pick of puck bunnies. But lately, I’ve been in a dry spell that feels more like a curse, and the stress is affecting my game–the one thing that can’t happen if I’m going to keep building my case for a future in the NHL, starting with making team captain. 

Enter Penny Ryder. 

She’s my coach’s daughter, but the moment she pulls me into that ice rink closet and lets me have my way with her, she’s the one thing on my mind besides hockey. She wants me to introduce her to all the things she’s been dying to experience with a guy, and by looking at her list? We’re kindred spirits in the bedroom. If I say yes, I’ll be relaxed on the ice again—but if her dad finds out what we’re up to, I’ll be forced to say goodbye to the chance at being captain and finally earning my own father’s approval. 


Thanks to the ex from hell, I’m a long way from being ready for a relationship–but after an unfortunate morning involving my roommate and a flying–ahem–personal toy, it’s clear that it’s finally time to reclaim my agency, one long-sought-after experience in bed at a time.

Enter Cooper Callahan. 

He’s the most casual guy I can think to be with–but he just so happens to be my hockey coach dad’s star defenseman. An arrangement with him will force me to keep yet another major secret from my father, but the agreement we strike is simple: secret friends-with-benefits until he makes captain… and I cross off all the experiences on my list in order to finally move on from the incident that ruined both my life and my figure skating career at sixteen. 

Yet the longer our connection goes on, the more we trust each other, and the less I want to say goodbye. I know love leads to heartbreak, but what if it can also clear the ice for a breakaway?

Content Warnings Explicit sexual content, praise kink and dirty talk, FMC recorded without consent (by ex-boyfriend–not within the main couple/not on the page), violence (not within the main couple), mentions of anxiety/panic disorder (FMC struggles with mental health; therapy on page), substance abuse (side character, not within the main couple) and gambling addiction, parent death, mentions of cancer, mentions of recreational drug and alcohol use.