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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it

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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
― Oscar Wilde

― Oscar Wilde

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Synopsis

After nursing student Ryan Winters' apartment lease falls through just before the start of junior year, she's left scrambling for a place to live. And, growing tired of his self-imposed solitude, hockey captain Ethan Russell is looking for a roommate. Ryan moving into Ethan's luxe condo seems like the perfect solution to both of their dilemmas.

The only catch? A smoldering sexual attraction that they both try to deny.

All that Ryan wants is a place to live-- a place that isn't the dorms or her friend's couch. Still recovering from the aftermath of an ugly breakup, a relationship is the last thing on her mind. Besides, she'd never fall for a jock

All that Ethan wants is to focus on hockey and school-- without any dating, drama, or heartbreak. After getting third-degree burns from his last relationship, he's sworn off dating altogether. His life is back on track and he has control over things again.

They both agree to keep their roommate arrangement platonic... with mixed results. Their friendship turns complicated when it turns out that you can't control everything, particularly chemistry that is too strong to ignore.

As they struggle to come to terms with the sexual tension between them, the question becomes whether it's just a physical attraction or has evolved into something deeper. In the end, Ryan might be the breakaway that even hockey star Ethan didn't see coming.

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breakaway

noun \ break·away  \ˈbrā-kə-ˌwā\

Definition of breakaway

1. a :  one that breaks away;
b :  a departure from or rejection of something (such as a group or tradition);
2. a play (as in hockey) in which an offensive player breaks free of the defenders and rushes toward the goal;
3. an object made to shatter or collapse under pressure or impact;
4. what happens to Ethan's willpower of steel when he encounters Ryan.

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Author's Note: Welcome! I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It's a slow burn, but one worth the wait, I think.

This is the first time I've posted anything so comments, constructive criticism and thoughts are always appreciated. Comments in particular really make my day; I find interacting with readers to be so fun. And if you enjoy it, please vote!

As far as content goes-- expect some cursing, mild violence, alcohol use, and some references to/about sex.

Happy reading!

Happy reading!

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