He was my neighbor growing up. Older. Off-Limits. A Navy SEAL.

I’d had a secret crush on him. But I was pretty sure he hated me, and I somehow wound up dating his pro-hockey player brother instead. A big regret of mine . . .

Two and a half years after our breakup – Ryan’s retired from the SEALs and is back home, and now I’m wondering if maybe it’s time to follow my heart.

The problem? I’m pretty sure he blames me for why he had to stop operating and still hates me.

Oh, and then there’s the favor he’s just asked of me: “I need you to help me find a fake girlfriend.”

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brittney Sahin comes a thrilling new slow-burn romance with a happily-ever-after.

Note: If you’re hesitant about the “brother’s ex” part of the story – I have a minor spoiler available on my website to hopefully ease any worries you may have: