Eric Zellinger and Dana Campbell grew up togethet and both played college hockey. While Eric went on to play professional hockey, Dana got hurt in her freshman year. She asks Eric to help her heal.
To do so, Dana pretends to be Eric's girlfriend around the (fictional) Portland Storm Hockey Team.
First thing I love about this book is all the hockey talk, especially the reference to a NHL hall of famer.
The second is that I believed Dana's well-being was extremely important to Eric.