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This existence I’m surviving passes alongside the bars of an invisible cage.
Until one night when there’s a choice I can take.
I flee the oppressive barriers without a backward glance.

The adjustment is a steep incline.
Unknown obstacles lurk in every direction.
But those turns are part of my journey, which makes them treasures to cherish.

The most meaningful of them all is crossing paths with Ridge Carter.

The former hockey star is intimidating but irresistible.
He’s the opposite of the men I’ve been raised to fear.
Rather than restrain my newfound freedom, he shows me what it means to thrive.
That gives me the courage to wade deeper.

Ridge’s stony exterior rarely cracks, except for me.
He’s different when I’m nearby and I like that. A lot.
It has me seeking him out, but I never have to look far.

Maybe I should question his close proximity that has little to do with him living next door.
I choose to trust instead.
Ridge acts like I’m a bigger score than any goal he made on the ice.
But the experiences he’s giving me are just the beginning.

And once again, a single choice has the power to change everything.

Some might consider Ridge’s interest to be extreme. He’s just protecting the one he plans to make his. Permanently.

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A grumpy hockey player and a sunshiney sweetheart? Yes, please!

Callie has a unique background – one we often don’t read about in romance novels. But it was precisely the perfect backdrop for watching her bloom into a whole new woman — one that is absolutely herself. Her innocence/naivety was refreshing because you truly felt for her and celebrated every good new thing that she experienced. I felt like she truly understood the power and responsibility of freedom and her willingness to put in the effort it took to get there.

Ridge is such a grump — except for her. That’s what sold me on this book from the get-go! He was incredibly protective and full of sweetness and softness just for her. He gave her enough space, along with encouragement, to become the woman she was meant to be. In doing so, I believe he found new pieces of himself that he’d discarded and thought he’d lost forever.

About Harloe Rae

Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 5 best-selling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.

She’s a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. There’s nothing quite like an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and kiddos. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.

Broody heroes are Harloe’s favorite to write. Her romances are swoony and emotional with plenty of heat. All of her books are available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

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