Pro hockey superstar Gabriel Carter has everything: a thriving professional hockey career, an MVP trophy from last season-and has an infant daughter he didn't know existed.
Summer Crawford isn't a fan of the cocky playmaker/heartbreaker she remembers from years ago. And working as his daughter's nanny? Not a chance. But after Gabe makes Summer an offer she can't refuse, they find themselves living under the same roof while fighting a forbidden attraction.
I know better than to fall for Gabe Carter, notorious NHL playboy. Not only has he broken innumerable hearts during his 7 years living in LA, he's my boss-even if he does have a smile that leaves me weak in the knees, a body built for sin, and enough charm to render me permanently panty-less.
So what if I swoon a little over the way he sings Everly to sleep every night he's not on the road? So what if he's deliciously protective over me and flips into alpha-male mode whenever the paparazzi get too close? It doesn't mean anything... does it?
I told myself this was just a job, but between the stolen kisses and blurry lines, playing house with him is starting to feel a little too real.
Summer Crawford loves nothing more than putting me in my place. She's five feet, five inches of sweet southern sass-and she's temptation living under my roof.
When all the rules go out the window one night, everything between us changes. And after knowing what Summer sounds like when I'm buried deep inside her, there's no way I can go back to pretending we're just friends.
There's just one small problem: Summer is Everly's nanny. Ev needs her, and she's completely off-limits. Or at least she should be... but I've never been good at following the rules.
Turns out, I need Summer too. Now I'm playing for keeps.
And I always win.
Note: Playmaker is a standalone spin-off from Offside. Gabriel Carter is Chase Carter's son.
18+ for high heat and adult content