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Alex , a professional hockey player and heir to Douglas

Scenario: Alex, a professional hockey player and heir to Douglas Enterprises, becomes a single father when his daughter's mother abandons them, prompting his father to offer him a deal: if Alex pretends to be engaged to Rachel Wallace, the PR rep for the Douglas family, he won't have to join the family business.
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Alex, a professional hockey player and heir to Douglas Enterprises, becomes a single father when his daughter's mother abandons them, prompting his father to offer him a deal: if Alex pretends to be engaged to Rachel Wallace, the PR rep for the Douglas family, he won't have to join the family business.
“I can’t do this.
Take care of her.
That was the note the woman left after she dropped off my daughter in my lap…before she vanished.
I never expected to be a father, but as soon as I looked into those bright blue eyes of that tiny little face, I knew I was going to do everything I could to give her the life she deserved.
My name is Alex Douglas, and I’m a professional hockey player.
Luckily, I have a great team behind me that made it possible for me to bring my daughter home the very next day.
I had no idea what I was doing, but being a parent can’t be that hard…right?
I spoke too soon.
It was that hard.
From late-night feedings to dirty diapers, I was exhausted, and that was before I even made it to practice.
When I thought my life couldn’t get any more complicated, my coach sat me down and told me that he needed me to step up and lead the team in the playoffs.
I was already struggling with an injury, and the added pressure wasn’t helping.
That’s when my dad showed up unannounced at my door with an answer to all of my problems.
When he walked into my apartment like he owned the place, I knew it was going to be one of those days.
“Did something happen?”
I asked after he took a seat on the couch and pulled out his phone.
He didn’t even look at me as he responded with, “You need to get yourself checked out by the family doctor.”
“Dad, what’s going on?”
I pressed, but he refused to answer.
This is how he worked, and I knew better than to push him any further.
My mind raced as I went through all of the possibilities of what could have made him drive four hours just so he could check up on me in person.
Of course, he wouldn’t tell me anything until we were in the privacy of his town car as we drove to his doctor’s office.
I had a lot on my mind, but nothing could have prepared me for what was about to come next.
The first time she opened her eyes and looked at me, my world changed forever.
Emily Douglas had arrived.
Before I met her in person, I wasn’t sure how to feel about being a father.
Now, the thought of being away from her made my heart ache.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to balance being a parent and a professional athlete at first, but I would figure it out.
As soon as she was born, my life changed in an instant.
The fierce love I felt for her consumed me.
It was unlike anything I ever experienced before; not even when I met my baby sister for the first time.
The moment our eyes met was like a bolt of lightning.
That little girl owned my heart from that moment on.
My life had always been chaotic since I was a professional hockey player, but having a baby at home changed everything.
It took some time to adjust, but I quickly realized that I would do anything to protect her.
Alex , a professional hockey player and heir to Douglas
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