Bucket List Rule #1: Be careful who finds your list.
As the future CEO of my grandmother’s fashion empire, I’m not supposed to want to design a line of fancy dresses for girls with special needs. But when I pull out all the stops and present my vision to my grandmother, she agrees to let me try on one very questionable condition.
I have to complete every item on the bucket list I wrote in college.
Only, this is the same bucket list that includes going on a date with a hot hockey player, riding a horse, kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower…oh, and finding a husband.
The first one is where NHL player Eli Lawson comes in.
When my matchmaking mother sets me up with a date for my cousin’s wedding, I tell her the only thing I can…that I’m bringing my girlfriend.
Except, I don’t have one.
And I certainly don’t have someone who will spend a week with me in Copper Creek, Montana for the wedding festivities.
When workaholic Nala Johnson wins a date with me at a charity auction, I think I’ve found the perfect solution to my problem. Even better when she tells me about her bucket list. Because I’m just the man to help her with it.
I mean, how difficult can it be to find her a husband?
Charity — before their fake relationship plan was even hatched!
Not only did I like the connection between Nala and Eli, but I loved the slow burn between them as they go from acquaintances to friends with benefits to more. Their banter is witty, and their blossoming romance is filled with sweet and sexy moments.
Also, I liked their relationships with the other characters. The guy is a hockey god, but a complete goofball uncle! Those moments with his nieces were super sweet to read.
Don’t pass this adorable story up!
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This would explain her mixed up accent.
She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences.
In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.