It’s a safe bet that Scarlet is the only first year at Harkness College who had to sneak past TV news trucks parked on her front lawn just to leave town. But college will be Scarlet’s fresh start. Clutching a shiny new student ID — with a newly minted name on it — she leaves it all behind. Even if it means lying to the boy she’s falling for.
Bridger McCaulley is a varsity hockey star known for being a player both on and off the ice. But a sobering family crisis takes that all away. Protecting his sister means a precarious living arrangement and constant deception. The only bright spot in his week is the few stolen hours he spends with Scarlet.
The two form a tentative relationship based on the understanding that some things must always be held back. But when grim developments threaten them both, going it alone just won’t work anymore. And if they can’t learn to trust one another now, the families who let them down will take everything they’ve struggled to keep.
The magic of this romance is in the combustion of two people dealing with major life changing crisis and trying to keep it all together. And they fall in love at the worst time.
The building of the heroine’s character as the horrible question what if you parent did something unspeakable and you didn’t know about it. How do you handle that?
Our sexy ginger hero is working flat out to escape poverty and take care of his little sister.
There are so many great twists and turns in this love story. They are both full color and it is a great romance.