BEYOND THE FACE-OFF
By: Linda O’Connor
Kelly Danali has a big personal-
ity. She runs a pharmacy by day and
lights up the local theatre scene by
night. There‟s nothing she craves
more than a spot in the limelight.
Jake Ross is a homegrown
hockey star. He‟s been traded back to
the Clarington Quakes and spends
most of his time avoiding the press
and hockey-crazed fans.
Kelly wants to curb an alarming
trend of drug abuse in local teens, and
Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect
spokesperson. Except there‟s one problem—there‟s nothing
Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.
Kelly is irresistible, and Jake skates around the possibility of
falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or
There‟s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.
Kelly filled the prescription and walked over to the cash
register. “Okay, all set.” Was it just her, or was there a sizzle in
the air? “Has your dad had this medicine before?” Please say yes.
Jake shook his head. “I don‟t think so. He‟s feeling a bit
under the weather. He came back from the doctor with this and
asked if I could pick it up for him.”
Kelly nodded and cleared her throat. “I‟ve slipped some
information about it in the bag, but it‟s used to treat erectile
dysfunction. It takes about thirty minutes for the full effect—”
She stopped at his strangled sound.
He raised his hands in the air, and his eyes went wide.
Kelly blinked. “It‟s used to keep an erection hard so inter-
course is pos—”
“Yeah, I know what erectile dysfunction is. How is that
going to help my father?”
“Well, if he‟s having problems with—”
“No.” . . . He shook his head. “He told me he had the flu.”
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Length: 140 Pages
Heat Level: PG-13
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Award-winning author Linda O‟Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet
other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home decor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic
comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she‟s a physician at an urgent care clinic (well,
even when she is writing she‟s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at http://
Laugh every day. Love every minute.