Love can set you free.
Lukas Lockhart has everything. A famous football star, Lukas has wealth, charm, and an athletic body that graces billboards all over the country. But Lukas is a man beset by a private trauma that threatens to bring him down. Happiness has eluded Lukas...that is until he meets Dylan Barrett. A computer programming geek with a passion for making the world a better place, Dylan isn’t interested in getting to know the icon, but he is interested in loving the decent, sensual man trapped behind the cultivated image.
But not everyone is happy about the passionate romance between Lukas and Dylan. Derek Burke, Lukas’ manipulative manager, is unwilling to give up control of America’s star football player and the vast wealth that comes with managing his career. To him, Dylan is a threat. He wants him out of the picture and he’ll do just about anything to make sure that happens.
Lukas and Dylan must risk everything they have ever worked for and battle their own demons to overcome the lies and deceit that threaten to keep them apart.
James Ryder, author of Merrywood Hall and Carver’s Cove, presents Hard Feelings, an emotional novel about love, liberation, lies and redemption.