My parents told me I skated before I walked. When I was eighteen I was drafted
into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams. What
more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder.
Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab. There was no time
for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be
better. There wasn’t another option.
One of the rules of recovery was
‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every
Until it was too late
When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I
was never going to settle down with one. Heck, I didn’t even know what icing
was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most
successful realtors in New York City. I wasn’t interested in dating or anything
that got in my way.
First, he was my client and then he became my friend.
One night, one decision, one act can derail everything.
When push comes to shove, I’m only certain that, This is Wild.
From the best selling series, Something So
comes the spin-off series This is…
Never fall in love.
That was my motto, and I was sticking to it.
Having my heart broken once was enough, and I never wanted to
do it again.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, the only thing I do.
One rule shouldn’t be so hard to follow, but then I went back
for seconds, then thirds.
After that, I lost count of the number of times I lost myself
in his arms.
When I wasn’t paying attention, my guard slipped.
They call me Private Mark for a reason—my whole life is a
For two years, we danced around each other until I got her
right where I wanted her … under me.
Now that I had her, I wasn’t letting her go. I thought we
were on the same page.
I thought we were building something great.
Boy, was I ever wrong.
I had no idea that while I was falling in love, she was
trying to convince herself we were temporary.
She thought I’d walk away.
She was wrong.
Now it’s time to convince her she wants us too and to show
her that the crazy, wild thing we have … This Is Love.