Offside Pass (Blue Line Hockey 1)
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Devon Canton and his two brothers use to be the talk of the NHL. Set to become the next superstars of the sport, they had lucrative contracts and numerous endorsements within their reach. Then the bottom fell out of their world and everything changed. Now struggling to make ends meet, they have been reduced to playing in the minor leagues. To make matters worse they all end up playing for the same dead-end team, the Battle Creek Hawks. Not only hasn’t the team won a game in three years, but the arena is falling down around them and in danger of being condemned. Then Devon and his brothers hit a new low when they get thrown out of their first game for getting into a knockdown, drag out brawl…with each other.
Battle Creek Times sports reporter, Saul Davis, knows the instant he see the three brothers beating the snot out of each other that he has a story. It only takes a little digging to find out how far the once promising hockey players have fallen. Intrigued, Saul tries to pin down Devon for an interview, only to be rudely rebuked. Unfortunately, for Devon, that only makes Saul more determined to get to the bottom of the story.
Then Saul finds out a shocking revelation about the brooding hockey player that could not only destroy the man’s reputation, but also ruin any chance of him ever playing on the professional level again. Saul knows he should go ahead and run the story, but as he finds himself growing closer to Devon, he discovers that his feelings for the other man are too strong to ignore. Then when a rival reporter finds out Devon’s secret, Saul realizes that he may have to make the most painful decision of all—his own journalism career or Devon.