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Lightning


Sandi Lynn - 2016
    Playing in the NHL and for the New York Rangers had been my dream since I was six years old when my dad took me to my first game. Hockey was my life. It consumed me. It was the one thing in life that I could commit to. Relationships were a no. Sex with beautiful women and no strings attached were a yes. I was a bachelor—happy and living the dream. Then the accident happened and the doctors told me I’d never play hockey again. My life went to shit in the blink of an eye. All hope and the will to live was gone: until Brooke Alexander walked into my life.I was hired to help Logan Jackson get back on the ice. I had rules. Rules he needed to follow if he was going to play hockey again. He was stubborn, defiant and nothing I couldn’t handle. Rehabilitation was going to be difficult and pure hell. I had to break him in order to help him. I knew what it was like to have your dreams taken away and I was determined to give him his dream back, even if it meant losing him.

Coast to Coast


R.J. Scott - 2019
    A stipulation in his father's will forces Mark back into the arms of a family that disowned him, and leaves him one-third owner of a hockey team facing financial ruin. He doesn't even watch hockey, let alone like it, and wants nothing more than to head back to New York. Then there's the new coach, a stubborn, opinionated, irritating man with superiority issues and questionable music taste. Butting heads with Rowen becomes the new normal, but it comes with passionate debate and an all-consuming lust. Challenged to rebuild one of the worst teams in the league into a future cup contender, Rowen can't pass up the opportunity. Never in his twenty years of hockey has he ever seen a team managed so badly or coached players overflowing with resentment and bigotry. Yet there's something about this team and this city that compels him to roll up his sleeves and start dismantling. If only Mark, one of three siblings who now own the Raptors, wasn't so damned rock-headed yet so damned appealing his job might be easier. It doesn't look like either is willing to give in, but one night in a no-tell motel changes everything.

Cade: Fire and Ice


Alana Hart - 2015
    Destined for NHL stardom and known for my finesse both on and off the ice, I've had my eyes on the prize since I was five years old. Nothing is going to get in my way. At least that's how it was supposed to be, until I met Ellie Hesketh and the feeling of her body next to mine brought out my fiercely protective side and made me question everything I thought I knew.Ellie: I'm that girl. The one from the wrong side of the tracks in a small town where appearances are everything. Not that I've got time for what anybody else thinks of me. I've got three little brothers who need raising and there's no one to do it but me. Until Cade walks into my life and starts to make me feel like maybe, just maybe, my life wasn't meant to be nothing more than a lonely struggle against hardship. The only problem is, he's only in town for a few short months and we both know that when he leaves, I can't go with him...We're from different worlds. We both knew our paths were destined to deviate. But the sweet, perfect heat of being together blossomed into something more than either of us could handle and now I have a secret. A dimpled, blue-eyed secret who's the spitting image of his daddy. Cade lives in the big city now. A life of money, fame and adoring fans. So why is the media filled with stories about his reckless, self-destructive behavior? And what am I supposed to do when, during a live interview, he confesses to a secret of his own?Love broke us. Can it put us back together again?This is a full-length 58k standalone romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger! It includes steamy, adult situations and is intended for a mature audience over 18.

Heart On Ice


Kara Jorges - 2009
    She isn't prepared for the effect the gorgeous hockey player has on her, but Freddie is unlike any woman Damon has ever met and he's fascinated by her. When passion erupts between them, suddenly Freddie is less concerned about her independence and more worried about how she can reconcile her lifestyle with Damon's, since he seems to live in another world. By the time she realizes Damon is all that matters and she's been driving him away, it may be too late.

Changing on the Fly: A Hockey Charity Anthology


Cherylanne Corneille - 2016
    All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to a charity that supports inclusiveness in athletics. The anthology will be available starting in October, 2016, for a limited time only. It includes the following stories: Even Strength by Cherylanne CorneilleNext Season by Avon GaleGoing Home by Heather LireOn Broadway by V.L. LoceyThe Brother and the Retired Player by Mary SmithTake a Shot by Samantha Wayland

Clean Sweep


Kate Willoughby
    Unfortunately for Cam, his bachelor pad looks like an earthquake hit it. Repeatedly.She’s the sexy maid a teammate hires as a joke.Dakota Kelly has been working non-stop since she was unexpectedly awarded custody of her young niece. Though the little girl's grandmother swooped in to help, the old woman's overbearing ways have left Dakota no choice but to work as a janitor and moonlight as a maid in the hopes of one day getting some much-needed space from her niece's highly controlling Nana.Lucky for Cam, Dakota turns out to be the miracle worker he desperately needs, and he jumps at the chance to hire her as his live-in housekeeper. Soon, the two can no longer ignore their smoldering chemistry, and it seems turning their business relationship into a happily-ever-after for all three of them will be the next play. There's just one problem: Nana doesn't approve, and she's not about to let her granddaughter go without a fight.Clean Sweep may be read and enjoyed as a standalone sports romance!

Should've Known Better


Cassandra Carr - 2013
    She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job.Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm's management and coaches he's ready.When Sara and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed, but neither can ignore the growing attraction and a relationship is out of the question—Sara’s an influential staff member and Sebastian’s a player, not to mention over ten years her junior.But the impossible becomes the necessary when they can no longer fight their attraction. As everything crashes around them, the strength of their relationship is tested. Will it weather the storm, or should they have known better?

Getting Lucky


Jennifer Lazaris - 2015
    He’s coped with the devastation by shutting down emotionally, and maintaining strict control over everything in his life: his image, his career and the carefully hand-selected women he takes to his bed. He vows the only commitment he’ll make again is to the game, and the only ring he’ll ever wear will be the one given to him when the Las Vegas Kingsnakes win the most coveted trophy in professional hockey. Hedging his bets… When straight-laced Zoe Miller shows up at Callahan’s bar, the pretty redhead charms Ryder with her sweet personality and sexy legs. He gives her a ride home and is surprised to learn she has an agenda: a one-night stand with no strings attached. After the hottest sex of his life, Ryder wants to see her again, but Zoe won’t settle for being just one of his many lovers-she wants more. Unable to reach a compromise, they go their separate ways. As fate leads them back into each other’s lives once more, Ryder gets a second taste of their explosive chemistry. This time, he isn’t about to let her go so easily. Zoe’s complicated past prevents her from giving Ryder what he desperately wants. She’s determined to guard her heart against the charming forward with the sexy tattoo sleeves and killer smile. Going All In... The inability to break through Zoe’s walls rattles Ryder, and the life he’s fought so hard to control quickly unravels. The pain he’s kept buried begins to surface again, and he’s forced to confront the one thing in his life he’s feared for the past seven years. If he doesn’t take the risk, he might never recover from his heartbreaking past. But, if he can roll the dice just one more time, he might find himself finally getting lucky-in life and in love.

Mane Attraction


Kay Stewart - 2019
    What Emma discovers is that she hates surprises. When her life is turned upside down and she is suddenly seeing people in a new light, she decides to embrace this opportunity to take a walk on the wild side.Declan loves playing hockey for a living. Who wouldn't? Life as the captain of the professional hockey team, the Milwaukee Manes, is very organized and he likes knowing his main concern is putting the puck in the net. That is until his best friend's sister decides to shake up his life with rules of her own. Before he even knows what is happening, he has completely fallen under Emma's spell.Everything was good... right up until it wasn't. When Declan's best friend finds out about his relationship with Emma, and a ghost from Emma's past resurfaces, the trust they had built with one another shatters around them. Trust has a way of bringing people together just as it has a way of ripping them apart. Will Milwaukee's favorite hockey player find his way back to the one woman who has ever meant more to him than a rubber puck?

Coach's Challenge


Lisa B. Kamps - 2016
    Guts and glory. Hard-hitting and hard-headed players. A rise to fame and a plummet to failure. Scarred, determined, and tough-as-nails, he's never met a challenge he couldn't conquer—until he meets Monica Jennings. A single mother who's survived an abusive marriage, Monica Jennings is finally learning to live—little by little. That doesn't mean she's learned to trust and it certainly doesn't mean she's willing to open her heart to anyone but her daughter and her sister. And then she meets Sonny LeBlanc, the scarred coach of The Baltimore Banners. There's something about him that makes her want to take a chance—or run in the other direction and hide.Can Sonny teach the cautious woman how to embrace love and life, or will he lose it all by calling the riskiest play of his career?

Coming in First Place


Taylor Fitzpatrick - 2020
    David has known Jake Lourdes' name since he was fourteen years old.

Roughing


Michaela Grey - 2020
    He’s spent his entire life devoted to hockey and the team he captains. He’ll do whatever it takes to get them to the playoffs, including inviting a musclebound meathead who barely knows what a puck is into his beloved home.Carmine Quinn knows his role. He protects the talent, which on this team means Saint. But he can’t save Saint from his worst enemy—his own mind. Saint is unlike anyone Carmine has ever known, and it doesn’t take long for Carmine to see just how special he is.Saint soon realizes there’s more to Carmine than his goon persona. But the attractive, funny man in his house may pose an even bigger threat to Saint than he could have possibly imagined. He challenges every belief Saint holds dear, turns them all on their heads, and for the first time in his life, Saint finds himself wanting more than hockey. Whether or not he has the courage to go for it remains to be seen.

Taking A Shot


Taryn Leigh Taylor - 2018
    But when his personal life ends up in the tabloids, he knows his career is on thin ice. Luckily, a new team decides to take a chance on him. All he has to do is keep head in the game. But when temptation walks up wearing black knee-high boots, looking for one night of nameless, no-strings passion, well, what's a guy to do?Chelsea London is looking to misbehave. What's being good ever gotten her, besides getting dumped and passed over for a big promotion at work? But her one delicious night of rebellion has unexpected consequences--her hot one-night stand is the latest addition to her father's hockey team. And suddenly, one night of bad-girldom isn't nearly enough.But one false move, and Brett might spend this season in the penalty box...

The Goalie's Secret


Riley Knight - 2016
    He’s always found the starting goalie Dante to be incredibly attractive, had a bit of a hero worship thing for him, and in person, he’s just as devastatingly handsome as ever. Immediately, Cody finds himself wanting things that he thinks he can’t have. Dante, too, is immediately drawn to the beautiful young man, but Cody has been taught from a young age that he can’t be who he is, not if he wants to succeed in hockey. And Dante, too, is too cautious to be open about his own attraction to other men. Maybe friendship is all that the two can expect to have. Still, they’re drawn together irresistibly, and while the hockey world starts to speculate about whether or not they’re competing for the starting goalie position, they’re actually just busy trying to hide what they are both coming to feel for each other … The Goalie’s Secret is a gay hockey romance featuring explicit scenes. There is guaranteed no cheating, no cliffhangers, and an HEA ending. Enjoy!

Ice Cold (An MMA Stepbrother Romance)


Victoria Villeneuve - 2016
    But even good girls are allowed one night of amazing, unbridled passion with no consequences, right?Wrong.It turns out the panty-droppingly sexy MMA fighter Ice, with his sculpted body and hands that know exactly what I need, is going to be my stepbrother.And it also turns out the more time I spend with him, the more I hate him. He's so arrogant; the cockiest, most infuriating person I've ever met. An absolute bastard, and a total asshole. No question.So why can't I stop thinking about him?** Ice Cold is a full length novel, and also includes the bonus novel BOSS, also by Victoria Villeneuve **