Category: *Sports Romance

Kickstart by J.S. Wood

I am a man destined to be in love.

I’ve got a whole lot of it to give and yet, no one to give it to.

That is, until I set eyes on a green-eyed beauty, sipping a beer in a bar named Dick’s.

Her entire being says don’t come near me with her wild sexy hair, her dirt splattered riding gear and her invisible middle finger.

But as I said, I am a man destined to be in love.

And I just set my sights on her.

 

J.S. Wood's Kickstart is a captivating, swoon-worthy and humorous contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project.

 

Curve Ball by S.A. Clayton

Curveball- Noun: Something which is unexpected, surprising or disruptive.

Josh Anderson always prided himself on his work ethic. He’s never met a challenge he could notice, but Harper Stevens is something he never expected to have to work for. Yet, he’ll work as hard as he can to prove to her just how much she means to him.

Harper Stevens knows Josh is unlike any man she’s ever known. She craves him more than she wants to admit, yet her past seems to hold an invisible hold on the future she craves so much.

Both will be faced with hurtles neither expected. The question is, will they be able to work through them together or will it tear them apart and shatter everything they’ve created.

 

Through the Ashes by J. Wolf

I’ve never fit in, but I have no desire to stand out either. I was perfectly fine hanging in the shadows, but my choice to remain anonymous is taken from me.

I’m thrust into the spotlight. His spotlight.

Asher Beck is a golden god at Savage River High. Football star, whip-smart, and popular, we don’t belong in the same hemisphere, let alone circle. But underneath that perfection is a darkness he only reveals to me.

I have no idea what I did to capture Asher’s attention, but he is relentless in his pursuit. The problem is, I can’t tell if he’s trying to break me or own me...and I don’t know which I want more.

Broken boy meets broken girl.

Author's Note: Through the Ashes is a high school bully romance with mature themes and dubious situations some readers may find offensive. If heroes who are golden on the outside but dark as night on the inside aren't your thing, this book isn't for you!

 

My Vegas Groom by Piper Rayne

Waking up next to a stranger wearing a wedding ring was not on the itinerary.

I came to Las Vegas for a quick girl’s trip, but somehow ended up a married woman. What I thought would stay in Vegas followed me back to my small town of Sunrise Bay, Alaska.

Of course, my new husband—MMA champion fighter, Logan Stone—couldn’t find me alone at my house to tell me he wants to give our impromptu nuptials a shot. He has to tell me in front of my entire family and half the town.

The two of us couldn’t be more opposite, but he offers me a deal I can’t refuse which involves me pretending we’re happily married for three months. Yeah, a lot of things can change in that short amount of time, most importantly catching feelings for a man whose lifestyle I despise.

 

Bad Crush by Rebecca Jenshak

Reasons not to crush on Adam:
He's my best friend's brother.
He's my neighbor.
He's the captain of the hockey team.
He's a serial monogamist who's sworn off dating.

Reasons not to fake date Adam:
See above.
He has no idea I actually like him—like really like him.

But do I listen to any of those really great reasons? Of course not.
Now, thanks to my amazing and convincing acting skills, one fake date ends with him being my fake fiancé (oops!).
My bad crush has gotten me in way over my head.

 

Olivier by Brenda Rothert

Daphne

I knew who I was before Olivier Durand came along. Despite growing up among the privileged elite, I never cared about corporate ladders or dream weddings. I proudly wear the label of social justice warrior. Until a car accident changes everything overnight. A video goes viral: Chicago’s Hottest Bachelor, billionaire Olivier Durand pulling me from my burning car. When he sets his sights on me, the whole world is watching. He can chase after me all he wants, but my answer will be the same: I loathe the ultra-wealthy. Even when they’re handsome, persuasive and...I have to admit, charming. It’s a hell no from me, though. Until suddenly, I’m not sure I’m the woman I thought I was.

Olivier

Now I know how the players on the NHL team I own must feel. Relentlessly hounded. Once the video of me pulling a woman from her burning car goes viral, privacy becomes a thing of the past. For whatever reason, Twitter has collectively decided this woman and I should become a romantic thing. A hashtag combining my name with hers is trending daily. Absolute nonsense. But then I meet her, and realize Twitter got it right. Daphne Barrington is beautiful, funny, brilliant and sweet. Now I just have to convince her to date me. Easier said than done. She’s maddeningly stubborn, and my deep desire to be with her soon has me writing massive checks. Not for jewelry or cars, but to charities. Winning Daphne’s heart is going to cost me, and I’m not sure even I have enough money to do it.

 

Dust by Delilah Frost

For a decade Marissa Parrish was able to hide the life she left behind. Her band, rock powerhouse Sailor Gray dominated the charts and kept tongues wagging. Not even the biggest Hollywood scandal could pull the queen from her throne. Not until he returned.

Grady Knight always dreamed of being a racecar driver in the Formula series. He lived for it, bled for it. He never imagined achieving his dream would bring a ghost from his past back into his life. He never imagined she’d be the lead singer of one of the world’s biggest bands either.

When a chance meeting at a charity event thrusts Marissa back into Grady’s life, nothing is off limits in Hollywood. Not their pasts, or the scandals created by those who wish to tear them apart.

Delilah Frost’s Dust is a gripping, emotionally charged, sexy and scandalous, second chance contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project.

 

Frayed by Laura Pavlov

Bad boy football star. Innocent girl next door. Two different worlds.
One small town. A million reasons why they should have stayed away from one another.

My life was mapped out for me before I even entered the world.

Who I'd date, where I’d attend college, what I'd be when I grew up.

But there was a time in everyone's life when they'd face a fork in the road.

Should I go left, or should I go right?

It didn't matter as long as I didn't remain stagnant any longer.

Jett Stone opened me up to a whole new world.

Reminding me that it was okay to find my own way.

I could have roots in Willow Springs and still spread my wings and fly.

What I didn't expect was to fall in love with the broody football player.

The boy I’d known since kindergarten.

The boy who had somehow become my everything.

 

Twisted Cravings by Cora Reilly

As the youngest brother of the notorious Falcone clan, Adamo grew up surrounded by blood and violence. Drugs soon became his way of coping.

Becoming a Made Man like his brothers was his destiny but never his passion. When he becomes the organizer of his family’s successful illegal street races and one of their thrill-seeking drivers, he finally asserts his own path in the harsh mafia world.
His purpose isn’t the only thing Adamo discovers on the fuel-soaked roads he calls home…

Dinara Mikhailov is the only female race driver and hard to ignore. Not only because of her flaming red hair and ruthless driving style, but also because the Bratva princess is allowed to drive in enemy territory.

Soon Adamo and she find themselves entangled in a passionate game that goes beyond the race track. Yet, both haunted by events in the past, their dark cravings put everything on the line.

As what they crave the most, comes with a brutal price.

 

Pit by Blue Saffire

Pit
If you’ve never called me one, you’ve never met me. I’m a bonafide member of the A**hole Club. Oh, we’ve earned the name. Which is why for the life of me I can’t understand why I’m putting everything on the line for this chick. She drives me crazy, she’s not mine, and she’s a little a**hole herself.
However, from the first night I saw her she’s been like a flashing light beckoning me to chase down danger. Yeah, I have a thing for Mayven “Skittles” Jennings. That’s probably why she knows to keep her tail away from me and I’ve kept my distance from her. That is until she needs my help.

Skittles
William “Pit” Pitman. Gah!
Pit is the last person I want to go to for help, but I need a savage for this task—a savage that’s as good behind a wheel as I am. Pit’s a jerk, but he’s my best option. I have three goals here. 1. Get to my cousin, Shawna, and save her life. 2. Make sure no one finds out what Shawna and I have gotten ourselves into. Especially not our parents—the good old mayor and my aunt that could be the next senator. 3. Don’t fall for the a**hole who storms in and takes control like he always does.

We’ve been seeing things all wrong. The truth changes everything. We can race against the clock or burn the mother*cker down and take what’s ours, including each other.

*This a Novel in The A**holes Club Series. Blue Saffire World with 4 other authors writing in it. Start this journey with Blue Saffire and come back week after week to read the next book in the series as Tiffany Patternson, Ivy Harper, Tiya Rayne, and KT Adler each join forces to bring you The A**hole Club before Blue Closes it out with book 6. While you can read the books as a standalone, it will enhance experience if you read all 6 books in order.
This is the read order for the best experience.

Pit Book 1 by Blue Saffire
Luke Book 2 by Tiffany Patterson
Tak Book 3 by Ivy Harper
Deacon Book 4 by Tiya Rayne
Rhet Book 5 by KT Adler
Kelex Book 6 by Blue Saffire

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+

 

Slapshot by Rebecca Jenshak

I’m banished to Vermont for a scandal that wasn’t my fault, and broke because my famous father cut me off. And did I mention my roommate stole my boyfriend? Yeah, I’m loving my Moo U experience.

Now I need a job, because this gel manicure won’t upkeep itself. The only available option is the last one I’d ever want--a job as the hockey team’s equipment manager. My plan is to do the bare minimum, get paid, and find my way back into my father’s good graces.

I will not get involved with a hockey player, no matter how hot. They’re cocky. And obnoxious. I know their type, and I’m not willing to risk getting hurt again. Until Lex Vonne glides into my life looking like sin on a stick.

He thinks I’m a spoiled brat.
I think he’s using me to get ahead.
But the fire I feel when we’re together is like a slapshot to my heart…

 

Trick Play by Lea Coll

He's one trick play from the biggest win of his career...

It was one night,
And it meant everything.
But then, I was drafted to a professional football team,
And that was it.

Or so I thought...

Now, she's interning with the coaching staff,
And she's my best friend's sister.
Everything screams "Penalty,"
But there's something about her,
A connection I can't deny.

A woman like her only comes around once in a lifetime,
And I refuse to let her slip through my fingers again.
I'm going to pull out every trick play in the book,
To score forever with this one.

Trick Play is part of Kristen Proby's With Me in Seattle Universe.

 

Out of Alignment by A.K. Evans

Parker Banks is a creature of habit.

Unfortunately, her schedule isn’t going according to plan. After experiencing one of the worst weeks of her life, the last thing she needs is some guy thinking he can fix her problems.

Nash Stevens is all about precision. An industry-leading chassis tuner, he’s partly responsible for the record-setting cars coming out of LT Motorsports.

When carefree Nash spots a frustrated woman one morning, he tries to offer advice. Following a hostile encounter, Parker and Nash go their separate ways. But a few days later, Parker finds herself face-to-face with the man she scolded.

Only, this time, he needs her help.

Embarrassed, Parker tries to apologize for her behavior. Despite her sincerity, Nash doesn’t seem receptive. And that’s when Parker realizes she should have appreciated when things were out of alignment.

Because now she can’t get Nash out of her head.

 

Kit by Brenda Rothert

Kit

Molly Lynch isn’t like any woman I’ve met before. The pretty, ball-busting reporter has a penchant for asking questions that dredge up memories I’d rather keep buried. I answer them, though, because I’m so intrigued by her—a mix of shy and bold, so set in her ways that the slightest change knocks her off kilter. The closer Molly gets to my dark truth, though, the more I try to shift her focus to what I want most—her total surrender to me in the bedroom.

Molly

I finally have the life I’m meant for. Predictable. Boring. Safe. NHL player Kit Carter upsets the stability I crave when he looks at me with his dark eyes, wounded and guarded, but also swirling with desire. I can’t let him figure out who I truly am—driven not by ambition but by anxiety. Unable to let go of my control, even for a second. There’s something about Kit that draws me to him so powerfully it’s no longer a choice, though. I need to give in, even if it costs me everything.

 

Fighting Dirty by Stacey Lynn

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my best friend.

Like, hide the fact I’ve been in love with her for years.

Or agree to be her fake boyfriend when we have to return to her hometown for her exes wedding.

Little does Jillian know this is what I’ve been waiting for.

It’s a dream come true. I finally get to touch her and love her in all the ways I’ve been dying to show her.

For one weekend only, she’s mine, even if she thinks it’s fake.

Pretending to love her is easy.
I want her to be mine forever.

Getting Jillian to admit it’s what she wants too, is another thing.

On or off the ice, I have no problems fighting dirty to get what I want.

But this is one fight I might just lose.

 

How to Rebuild by A.K. Evans

At the height of her professional success, Elise Flynn never imagined a fateful oversight would leave her on the verge of losing everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Caught up in the drama that has her life unraveling, Elise misses her flight home. With the ensuing fallout, Elise can’t hide her devastation… not even when she spots a handsome stranger sitting at her gate.

Kieran Decker knows about longevity. One of the most respected engine builders in the industry, Kieran’s motors are built to last. It’s his attention to detail that keeps engines performing at their best.

When Kieran spots the distressed woman waiting for the same flight, he can’t help but approach her. Needing to unload her worries, Elise shares her troubles with the man she never expects to see again.

Only, she does. And by then, it all has come crashing down. That’s when Kieran steps in and shows her how to rebuild.

 

Playing For You by Aurora Paige

She’s a curvaceous vixen who owns the hottest lounge in Los Angeles.

He’s a sexy hockey goaltender who plays the game off the ice more than on.

What happens when a one-night stand becomes more?

Twenty-eight-year-old, voluptuous, Filipina-American, Arianna Santos has the hottest spot in LA nightlife. When her grandfather has a major stroke and there’s a low chance of recovery, she inherits from him the worst team in the National Hockey League, the San Francisco Storm. Without knowing anything about hockey or running a hockey franchise, Arianna needs to prove to the all-boys club that a well-educated, minority female owner has a place in the industry. The Storm General Manager insists that she learn about hockey from the new goalie, Blake Collins.

Tall, toned, and hazel-eyed, Blake Collins has the swift moves on the ice as the California Crusaders goaltender, continuing the Collins goalie legacy of Stanley Cup Championships his father and grandfather established for the team. When a knee injury affects his game and attitude on the ice, he gets transferred to the San Francisco Storm as their only hope of making it to play-offs. As the player with the most knowledge and skills passed from generations of great hockey players, Blake is forced to teach the new knows-nothing-about-hockey owner, Arianna Santos, about how the hockey world works.

Blake and Arianna’s animal attraction to each other gives them a passionate one-night stand in LA that doesn’t end as they expected. Will their reunion cause a riff in the organization? Will they both play nice to one another for the sake of the team?

 

Far Beyond Repair (Hearts & Horsepower, #3) by A.K. Evans

Scarlet Morgan knows all about happy endings. As a best-selling romance author, it’s her job to be an expert on the subject. It’s just too bad her own story doesn’t write so well.

Ryker Holt can build a car from the ground up. While there isn’t much the highly-skilled mechanic can’t fix when it comes to his profession, it’s Ryker’s personal life that’s still in pieces.

Scarlet thought she found forever in Ryker until, one day, he broke her heart and walked away.

Years later, filled with regret, Ryker wants Scarlet back. But he’s worried the damage is already done, and what they had between them is far beyond repair.

 

Behind the Wheel (Hearts & Horsepower, #2) by A.K. Evans

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Avery Sullivan is preparing to become the queen of the drag strip. So, when the one-stop motorsports shop in town is hiring, the thrill seeker doesn’t hesitate to apply.

Knox Lee thinks his boss has made a huge mistake. A beautiful woman with as much knowledge about cars as Avery has would normally be a turn on. But he won’t be blinded by that. Avery used to work for the competition.

As though it’s not already tough enough to succeed in an industry dominated by men, Avery finds herself having to contend with the brooding fabricator. Sure, he might be drop-dead gorgeous and know how to wield a rod, but that doesn’t give him a free pass to question her skills.

Seeing her determination to reach her goal, Knox soon realizes he might have misjudged Avery. The next thing he knows, he’s working side by side with her.
And he’ll do anything to help get her back behind the wheel.

 

The Pass (Smart Jocks, #5) by Rebecca Jenshak

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I’ve been in love with her for two years.

The first time around, I screwed things up. I hesitated and the moment was gone.

I passed when I shouldn’t have.

Not a total loss. I gained a best friend instead of whatever we might have been.

Sydney is hands down the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and I’ll do anything to keep her in my life. Even bury my feelings deep inside.

But one hot summer together at the lake filled with lots of teeny-tiny bikinis and I’m ready to risk it all for a second chance.

It’s time to take my shot.

(This is Shaw and Sydney's story!) 

 

Beneath the Stands (Sugarlake, #2) by Emily McIntire

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Becca

I hated before I loved.
I loved and then I lost.
And the only man I’ve ever wanted is the one out of reach.
Temptation is the Devil’s candy, but I lost my faith in God years ago.
He’s forbidden.
Off-limits.
My biggest secret.
One I’m determined to take to my grave.
I’ve learned to live in the ghost of his memory. Craving his touch, but relieved he never comes home.
Until one day, he does. And everything comes crashing down.
After all, nothing secret stays hidden for long.

Eli

I lost before I left.
I left and then I loved.
And the only woman I’ve ever seen is the one that I resent.
There’s a thin line between love and hate, but I stopped playing in-bounds years ago.
She’s forbidden.
Off-limits.
My sister’s best friend.
The one who blazes like the sun.
I’ve learned to live in the shade.
Forgetting the heat and embracing the cold.
Until finally, I’m home. And everything goes up in flames.
After all, she’s the one who lights my fire, and I always chase the match.

Beneath the Stands is an interconnected standalone. While the series can be read in any order, it is highly recommended to start with book one to enhance your reading experience.

 

Control the Burn (Hearts & Horsepower, #1) by A.K. Evans

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Kendall Moore has given up hope.

As a labor and delivery nurse, she covets the joy and love she sees every day in expectant couples. When she met the owner of the local race shop, Kendall finally felt that spark. She thought he did, too.

But he never called.

Logan Townsend is a man whose skills are unparalleled. With so many people vying for the racing guru’s attention, Logan doesn’t have much free time to himself. But he knows he needs to find some. Because he can’t stop thinking about the woman who gave him the best night of his life.

Just as Kendall decides to move on, Logan reappears.

Try as she might to resist the temptation, Kendall fails. Because with a man like Logan, it’s hard to control the burn.

 

Gianluca (Marini Family) by Isabella Cassazza

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Arrogant men are not her style. He despises all things American. But desires can’t escape the touch of the Italian moonlight…

Callie James longs to see Europe before she starts community college. So she’s ecstatic when she lands a fashion internship with one of Rome’s top fashion houses. But when her boss turns out to have an ego bigger than his industry, she fears this Italian dream is about to turn into a hellish nightmare.

Gianluca Marini wants one thing in life: for the world to recognize his talent. Nearing his takeover of an elite high-fashion house, he’s certain the upcoming winter styles photoshoot is the perfect chance to seal the deal. But as the big event approaches, he’s less than thrilled to be saddled with a naïve American assistant with no fashion experience.

As the pair travel to sun-soaked Tuscany for the shoot, Callie does her best to fight their growing sexual tension. But as Gianluca tries to ignore passion in pursuit of perfection, late-night drinks in the heart of wine country may leave him unable to resist temptation.

Will the sparks between them burn down their ambitions or ignite a lifetime love affair?

Gianluca is the first book in the steamy Marini Family Romance series. If you like charming Italian atmospheres, swoon-worthy characters, and hot-and-cold relationships, then you’ll adore Isabella Cassazza’s tale of grande amore.

Buy Gianluca for a catwalk to remember today! 

Little Lies by Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting

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I don’t want you.
You mean nothing to me.
I never loved you.

I turned my words into swords.
And I cut her down. Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.

I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.

Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.

Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.

I used to be the one who saved her.
Over and over again.

But I don’t want to save her anymore.
I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

A standalone angsty new adult romance.

Heroine: Lavender Waters (Alex and Violet Waters’ youngest daughter, PUCKED and FOREVER PUCKED couple origin, Pucked Series )

Hero: Kodiak (Kody) Bowman (Rook and Lainey Bowman’s son, A LIE FOR A LIE couple origin, All In Series ) 

Tortured Souls (Rebels of Sandland, #2) by Nikki J. Summers

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They say the devil appears in many different forms. To the town of Sandland, his face was one of them.
He was a rebel.
A brawler.
A bare-knuckle boxer you’d cross the road to avoid if you saw him coming the other way.

When he left our town, no one shed a tear, because Brandon Mathers was trouble and trouble followed him wherever he went.
The night he disappeared, he left behind a lifetime of devastation for the rest of us to bear.
He didn’t care.
He enjoyed creating chaos and leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.
But he was never going to stay hidden for long. He had too much bravado; too much ego. He couldn’t cope with being ignored.
So, in the dead of night, when the darkness welcomes all the dirty, filthy creatures to come out to play, so does he.
He thinks nobody sees him or the wicked things he does.
But I do.
He thinks I don’t know that he watches.
But I see him. I watch him too.
He thinks he’s coming for me, but I’m already lying in wait.
When the time is right, I’m going to destroy his blackened soul just like he’s tortured mine. He’ll never see it coming, but when it does, I’ll be there to remind him that Karma is real…
And her name is Harper Yates.

Tortured Souls is a New Adult Romance and the second instalment in the Rebels of Sandland series from Nikki J Summers. Each book can be read as a standalone, but it will enhance the overall experience if you read Renegade Hearts prior to Tortured Souls. Brandon’s story contains situations of a violent and sexual nature. Therefore, it is only suitable for readers 18 years+. Please take note of the trigger warnings.

Maddman in Dallas (Sin Bin Men, #1) by Stacy Lane

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𝘞𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦!⁣

On the ice, his crazed behavior is fanaticized—that’s why they call him Maddman. But outside the arena, Ridge must convince one woman he’s no longer the 𝘣𝘰𝘺 of her dreams. ⁣

All Sunny’s convinced of is that Cupid’s still drunk. Sleeping off a decade’s worth of a hangover did him no good. Otherwise, why shoot her twice?⁣

The hope for Ridge to return her feelings never died. Not when he sister-zoned her, and not when he moved away on a hockey scholarship.⁣

Now he’s back.⁣

Ridge Maddeford may be new to the Outlaws, but he’s planning to take the first trade out of there. Dallas is too close to home. Too close to everything he left behind, including Sunny.⁣

As kids, we called it a crush. Adults label it lust.⁣

But as Ridge and Sunny rewrite the past, they learn it’s so much more than that.⁣ 

Secret Puck (Campus Nights, #1) by Rebecca Jenshak

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Secretly hooking up with the team captain's sister was a bad idea.

In my defense, the first time I saw her I didn't know who she was.

Kind, gorgeous, a little naïve. Ginny brightened my world from day one.

I knew I was no good for her. She was just out of a relationship and I had a reputation for having a new girl in my bed every weekend.

I tried to do the right thing. Honest.

I'm the one who insisted we should be just friends.

That lasted about as long as you'd expect.

But Ginny? She's the best - best friend, best everything.

So yeah, hooking up with the team captain's sister wasn't a great idea.

Would I do it again?

In a heartbeat.

The first book in a new college hockey romance series.

Officially Over It (SWAT Generation 2.0, #10) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Going from a professional baseball player to a SWAT officer should’ve been seamless. Should have been.

But it wasn’t.

All it took was one single calendar shoot for word to spread that Nathan Cox was not only no longer playing professional baseball, but he was also the man behind saving the life of Reggie Morton, the City of Kilgore’s princess.
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Reggie didn’t know that by agreeing to provide the expertise and the know-how for the Police Officer’s Ball that she would be required to actually attend the function.

What she also didn’t expect was needing to be saved—again—by the same man that had saved her life a year ago when she hosted her debut event.

This time in a not-nearly-as-spectacular way. The moment she falls into his arms like a modern-day Cinderella and takes him in in all his three-piece suited glory, she realizes that she’s been fighting the impossible.

Nathan Cox owns her. Body and soul.

Keeping Score by Alyssa Kale

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One more careless mistake and I could lose everything, including the career I have worked for my entire life. I’m just done.

Done with jersey chasers.

And done with women—for the time being.

That is until Sophie Thomas, a local magazine photographer, crashes into my life.

She’s bright, she’s funny, and there’s just something about her that draws me in. I know I need to stay away, but I can’t.

I just hope I can take down the carefully constructed walls she has built up around her already broken heart, and show her that I’m keeping score—and I don’t lose.

Everything I Give (Everything, #5) by A.K. Evans

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Life over the last ten years for the Blackman Boards crew has been better than any of the couples could have imagined.

But with the holidays approaching, the women are struggling to get through the madness of Christmas plays, cookie baking, wish lists, tree shopping, and decorating while the men are desperate to soak up every ounce of affection they can get from their wives before the kids are officially on winter break.

To top it off, everyone needs to do a little Christmas shopping.

It’s anyone’s guess who’s going to win the award for the best gift this year.

But when the big day arrives, it’s clear to see that the bonds of friendship and family are what matter the most and have given everyone a Christmas to remember.

Jonah: A Chicago Blaze Hockey Romance by Brenda Rothert

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Reyna

I don’t do relationships. A federal agent whose life revolves around rescuing kidnapped children, I’ve got no interest in catching any man who’s not a criminal. So when my new assignment in Chicago requires me to get closer to a VIP Chicago Blaze fan, Blaze goalie Jonah West is the perfect cover. Like me, he’s too focused on his career to make time for love, dates or even hookups.

Jonah

I had my great love, and I lost her. No woman will ever compare to the blond ray of sunshine who left me half a man three years ago. And even though I help out my police officer brother by pretending to be head over heels for Reyna, it’s just a farce to put an evil man behind bars. Reyna is a fierce, raven-haired cop with steely eyes and a foul mouth—not my type in the slightest. But when lines get blurred, my fake feelings for Reyna become more real than anything I thought my beat-up heart could ever feel again.

Rivals (The Driven World) by Stephanie Nichole

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Rathe McCall was at the top of his game in the Indy Racing World until one tragedy knocked him off the track. After a race season of losses he knows he needs to move forward or his career will be the next thing to go up in smoke.

Sutton Pierce has never had anything handed to her but when the opportunity of a lifetime is, what will she do? It’s too good to pass up but is it too good to be true too? Then she meets Rathe, her Revv-It Racing teammate but it’s not the warm welcome she would hope for.

The two are forced together off and on the track but as the pasts and true colors start to show can they stop the feelings from speeding up their hearts? When the smoke surrounding them starts to create sparks will the rivals find love on the track?

Stephanie Nichole's Rivals is an enemies to lovers romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project.

Hard Checked (Ice Kings, #4) by Stacey Lynn

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Getting served divorce papers was not how I planned spending New Year’s Day.

I probably shouldn’t have gone to my favorite bar and gotten wasted trying to drown my sorrows.
I definitely shouldn’t have spent the night passed out in the bed of the bartender’s daughter, Gigi.

And the absolute last thing I should have done was let my guard down and start having fun. Now I’m thinking of her all the time… fantasizing about the things I want to do to Gigi.

I’m in the middle of the best hockey season of my life. I need my head in the game and my focus on the playoffs – not play house with the gorgeous bartender who makes me feel more alive than I have in years.

Finding someone new so soon after a failed marriage isn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done.

But it just might be too late. I’ve been checked hard into the boards, right off my skates, and I’m not only spinning out of control…

I might just be falling in love all over again.

Personal Foul (Quick Snap) by Cala Riley

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Personal Foul is part of Kristen Proby's With Me in Seattle Universe.

Garrett "Tank" Stone lived and breathed football. As one of the best offensive linemen in the country, he thought he would start and end his career in New England. When his lifestyle injures the most important person on his team, the unthinkable happens.

Traded.

Such a dirty word. Starting over in Seattle isn't what he thought he would be doing. Especially not with the only woman who's ever turned him down.

Could this trade be a blessing or is it a curse?

Reagan Kelly's whole life has revolved around football. All she wants to do is to step out of her family's shadow and create a name for herself in the sport she loves. When Garrett Stone is traded to her team, all her carefully laid plans are blown up.

Can she fight her attraction and keep things professional or is she destined to be the next in the very long line to ride the Tank?

Bitter Edge (Cocky Hero Club) by Ariana Rose

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He was sent to put my body and dreams back together. Were they things I even wanted anymore?
Spencer Broten was a pain in my backside from the moment we met.

I was conned into going on a road trip with him.
Within hours, I realized he wasn't just my trainer. He was much more.

This unnamed, unplanned winding road turned into us getting to know each other as we truly were.
Two broken bodies, two broken souls finding out we were more the same than different.

The line between hate and love is a bitter edge.

Outside or inside.

Where will we land?

Flight (Forest Falls, #2) by Montana Fyre

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Ariah
Men were the furthest thing from my mind when I arrived in Forest Falls. In my experience all they had to offer was pain, and I had enough of that in my past, I didn’t want it in my new life as well. But when I met my new roommate, Braxton, all my carefully laid plans went out the window, and I found myself falling hard for the resident bad boy. When the horrors of my past collide with the life I’m trying to build, can I trust Braxton with my heart and the secrets I hold close to it?

Braxton
Any illusions of Happily Ever After died the same night my high school sweetheart took her last breath. I didn’t deserve a second chance at that kind of happiness, and ever since I had lived for my three favourite things. Hockey. Women. Alcohol. At least until I met my Possum. Ariah took my breath away from the moment she stepped out of Charlotte’s car, and straight into my heart. But Ariah has horrors in her past that I knew I couldn’t comprehend. Can I be the guy she deserves? Or will I lose her just like I’ve lost everyone else I loved?

Falling for Gravity: An Ice Tigers Novella by Isabella Cassazza

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The last thing hockey star Julian Smith expected to find on a trip to Europe was the love of his life.

Yet the moment he saw Wioletta Dabrowski, he knew he’d found the one.

But is two days enough to convince her to take a chance on him and give up her old life?

Falling for Gravity is a standalone novella in the Ice Tigers Hockey Romance series. Pick up Falling for Gravity and discover this exciting new series today!

Rules for Dating Your Ex (The Baileys, #9) by Piper Rayne

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If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance.

Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up.

Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter.

Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking.

Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times.

The last one is the most important…

Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you.

Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter. 

Revolution (The Driven World) by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

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Dr. Rebecca Sharp’s Revolution is a hot and angsty enemies-to-lovers romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven World.

No tits in the pits!
You can grab my pole, Kacey!
If Kacey Snyder was a lady, she’d be at home!

I’d heard it all before—all the ways I didn’t belong—and it never stopped me. Until a well-deserved punch to a fellow driver banned me from NASCAR for the season. Now, my only chance to drive is at the Indianapolis 500—the most prestigious race in the country.
And I’m the only woman competing.

Unfortunately, my contract didn’t mention the suffocating publicity nor the abrasive mechanic building the car.

Garret Gallagher guards many secrets behind his callous attitude—how much he dislikes me isn’t one of them.
That’s fine with me. I can’t stand him either.
Especially the way his Irish brogue makes me melt over words that chill me to the bone.

In my world, nothing matters except power and speed and proving myself.
Until him. Until us.
As obstacles unfold and secrets unravel, suddenly I’m fighting for more than the finish line.

They say revolutions begin with a single spark.
One driver on the track. One desire that can’t be stopped.
But in a revolution driven by love,
what if he was the only prize worth winning?

Shift (The Driven World) by J.S. Wood

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J.S. Wood’s Shift is a humorous, swoon-worthy, contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project.

Wyatt Price is my boss.

As one of the top sports agents in the industry, he’s arrogant, egotistical, and stubborn.

My favorite pastime is to see just how far I can push him with my quick wit and sarcastic attitude before he breaks.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a damn fine employee. However, pushing him gives me just enough delight to not set the whole place on fire and run screaming.

Cameron Hayes is my assistant.

My ridiculous, sarcastic, pain in my side assistant.

If she wasn't so good at her job, I would've fired her years ago... then I would have taken her home and shown her how much I actually liked it. And her.

But... I can't cross that line. Crossing it could mean losing her. And I'd rather suffer in silence then see her walk away.

J.S. Wood’s Shift is a humorous, swoon-worthy, contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project.

Wicked Princess (Royal Hearts Academy, #3) by Ashley Jade

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Welcome to their kingdom.
They call me a heartless b*tch.
An evil manipulator.
A wicked princess who enjoys hurting people.

They tell me terrible things happened.
Things that changed my life forever.

Only problem is...

I can't remember any of it.

This is book 3 in the Royal Hearts Academy series. Please note: Although this is Bianca's book, Cruel Prince (Jace and Dylan’s book) and Ruthless Knight (Cole and Sawyer's book) should be read first for a better understanding of the family dynamic.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. The characters are flawed. If you're looking for a safe, sweet romance with nice heroes and heroines who are perfect all the time, this series is NOT for you.

 

Wild Distortion by Tina Saxon

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Ryker

Coach gave me three rules. Train. Stay focused. Stay away from women. After being suspended from three football games, I was exiled to a remote island to stay out of the press. 
 
One sight of the island beauty and I knew I was doomed to fail. 
 
She’s the girl from the island.
Her eyes the color of whiskey and her lips, the taste of sugar. She’s all of my addictions rolled up in one hot body. What’s wrong with having a little tryst while on a mini-vacation? 
 
Except addictions are hard to quit. 
 
Aspen

He made me fall in love with him and then left me broken-hearted. My prison was his fantasy. But he wanted to see me again. He offered me something I couldn’t resist. A chance to leave the island. 
 
I should have never gone to New York City. I was a stranger in his world, but secrets about a past I never knew lurked in the shadows threatening to unravel my life. I thought I left the mysteries of the island at home. I didn’t know I was one of them. 
 
I’m the girl from the island.
And I was found dead twenty-four years ago.

 

Fighting against Gravity (Ice Tigers, #3) by Isabella Cassazza

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He’ll do anything for the glory. She’ll protect her heart at all costs. Will time melt their defensive instincts into love?

Hockey playboy Michael King isn’t shy about his all-star defenseman moves. But after a career-ending injury replaces his stick with a cane, he forever loses his Stanley Cup dream. And when an interior decorator arrives to make over his home, his shattered ambitions trigger a five-minute major that could cost him everything.

After her little boy’s father left the picture, Ellie Sullivan solemnly swore off all men. And she definitely isn’t going to put up with an arrogant ex-athlete’s temper tantrums. So even with her business on the brink of ruin, she walks away from the lucrative contract and the infuriating male.

Desperate to apologize for his awful behavior, Michael cringes when he accidentally causes the headstrong woman to break her leg. But when she reluctantly accepts his offer to care for her and her son, Ellie has nowhere to hide from the strong man’s tenderness amid his lingering wounds.

Can two broken souls make healing their goal?

Fighting against Gravity is the third book in the spirited Ice Tigers Hockey sports romance series. If you like enemies-to-lovers tales, dynamic characters, and triumphs over life challenges, then you’ll adore Isabella Cassazza’s story of unexpected connection. 

Hands Down by Mariana Zapata

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Before he was Big Texas, he was Zac the Snack Pack.

Bianca Brannen knows time—mostly—heals all wounds. Including those your once loved ones might have unintentionally given you. (Those just take longer.)

She thinks she’s ready when a call has her walking back into her old friend’s life. Or at least as prepared as possible to see the starting quarterback in the National Football Organization. Before the lights, the fans, and the millions, he’d been a skinny kid with a heart of gold.

Waltzing out of Zac Travis’s life should be easy. Just as easy as he walked out of hers.

Kiss To Conquer (Blairwood University, #1) by Anna B. Doe

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The past tore them apart.

After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.

Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.

The present brings them together.

Their paths were never supposed to cross, but when they do, all those old demons and feelings come rushing back. Hayden thinks he knows all about Callie’s life before Blairwood and he’s not ready to let go of the past, much less forgive her for what she has done three years ago.

One thing’s for sure… it’s going to take more than a kiss to conquer their broken past.

Note: Kiss To Conquer is an enemies-to-lovers sports romance and it can be read as a standalone novel.

Be My Brayshaw (Brayshaw High, #4) by Meagan Brandy

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“Cross one, cross all.”

That’s the Brayshaw way.

She should have realized this before sliding into our world with secrets too big to bury.
She didn’t and now the target is on her back.

The day her lies came crashing down, I should have forced her out.
Instead, I locked her in, and with the promise I would never be hers.

I resisted, fought against us.
I caved.

I tasted what became my newfound favorite flavor and fell hard for the little liar.

But then the depth of her treachery reveals itself, and with it a reminder.

Our town is a twisted place, and with truth comes trouble.

In the blink of an eye, my world is split at its core, and I’m faced with an impossible decision, one that leads to a single outcome...

Betrayal.--
This is Captain Brayshaws book and the fourth book in the Brayshaw series.

 

Easy (Chicago Blaze, #6) by Brenda Rothert

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Erik

Nothing rattles me. Well…almost nothing. As the most even-tempered player on the Chicago Blaze, I take everything in stride – hockey, fame and life in general. No one knows that deep down, even I’ve got a trigger. She’s a tall brunette with a gorgeous smile and an iron will. The woman who crushed my heart long ago. I never plan to return to Emery, Wisconsin and lay eyes on Allie Douglas again - until suddenly, I’m left without a choice. 

Allie

Somehow, I’m keeping it all together. Raising my nieces and nephew alone and working takes everything I’ve got and then some, but I get by. I don’t have time for love, and who needs a man, anyway? I gave up the love of my life a decade ago, and now he’s just a distant memory. Until one day, he comes back home. And once I see him, I’m not keeping it together anymore.

Not even close. 

A Secret for a Secret (All In, #3) by Helena Hunting

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From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes a new romance about trading secrets, breaking the rules, and playing for keeps.

My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.

Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie.

I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.

Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place.

She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.

Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.

And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.

 

Coach Me by Shanora Williams

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When I met Amber Lakes, I had no idea that she’d become a shining star in my dark, miserable life.

Her smile was never supposed to warm my heart, and the sight of her tears was never supposed to make me want to hunt down the person who’d caused them.

We were never supposed to touch, or kiss, or do so many dirty things on campus that I knew could jeopardize my career...

None of it was supposed to happen because she’s the student—my athlete—and I’m her college track coach.

I could lose everything by being with her, but I’ve fallen too damn hard, and despite how big the risks are, it’s too late to turn back now.

 

Fake It ‘Til You Break It by Meagan Brandy

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Fake.
That’s what we are.
That’s what we agreed to be.

I thought it would be harder, convincing everyone our school’s star receiver was mine and mine alone, but we played our parts well.

So well, the lines between us began to blur until they disappeared completely.

The thing about pretending, though, someone’s always better at it, and by the time I realized my mistake, there was no going back.

I fell for our lie.
And then everything fell apart.

It turned out, he and I were never playing the same game.

He didn’t have to break me to win.
But he did it anyway. 

A Favor for a Favor (All In, #2) by Helena Hunting

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and A Lie for a Lie, a new stand-alone romance about trading favors, battling wills, and winning love.

When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check.

 

Tacker (Arizona Vengeance, #5) by Sawyer Bennett

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I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain.

But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team.

The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life?

Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected.

I am not okay.
But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be.

 

A Lie for a Lie (All In, #1) by Helena Hunting

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies. 

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

Ice Hard: A New York Nighthawks Novel by Tracy Goodwin

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Hockey’s resident bad boy is hell on skates. But when he falls in love, he falls hard.
 
“Tracy Goodwin is an author to watch.”—Kelly Jamieson, USA Today bestselling author of the Aces Hockey series
 
Nick: As one of the New York Nighthawks, I’ve got it all: fame, success, wealth, plus I’m handsome as hell.
As for my relationships? They could be better.
I know how to do one-night stands, but I’m starting to crave something more.
Then I meet Camille Benetti.
She’s sexy, smart, sarcastic—totally my kind of girl.
The only problem? Cami doesn’t date hockey players.
But she’s never met me. . . .
 
Cami: Nick George is impossible to resist. Not only is he scorching hot, he’s kind, he’s funny, and he wants me bad.
But I learned my lesson the hard way: no jocks.
So why do I agree to be Nick’s date to the wedding of the year?
One night . . . that’s our deal.
He is the best man, after all.
But Nick is crystal clear about his intentions. He wants a relationship.
And he’s tempting me to break all my rules. . . .
 
Tracy Goodwin’s seductive New York Nighthawks novels can be read together or separately:
ICE HOT • ICE HARD

 

If It’s Only Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor, #6) by Lexi Ryan

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From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance in the bestselling Boys of Jackson Harbor series. Meet single dad Easton Connor as he leaves the NFL and returns to Jackson Harbor to fight for another chance with the love of his life.

***

I don’t regret much. 

Not my decision to enter the NFL draft before finishing college. 
Not fighting custody of my daughter—even if, biologically speaking, it turns out she’s not mine. 
And certainly not seducing my buddy’s little sister ten years ago. 

But when it comes to Shayleigh Jackson, my no-regrets attitude stops there. I screwed up royally where she’s concerned. Then I made another mistake when I let her shut me out of her life. 

Now after more than a decade living in different time zones, I’m coming home to Jackson Harbor. My first priority is getting my daughter away from the media circus in LA, but the moment I see Shay, I know I’ll stop at nothing to win her back.

So what if she won’t speak to me? So what if she’s changed? So what if she’s fallen for some douchebag professor? I’ve never gotten over her and I know she feels the same about me. I’ve let her go twice. I won’t make that mistake again.

If It's Only Love and all other books in this series can be read as standalones, but you'll enjoy reading them together.

The Boys of Jackson Harbor
1 - The Wrong Kind of Love (Ethan’s story)
2 - Straight Up Love (Jake’s story)
3 - Dirty, Reckless Love (Levi’s story)
4 - Wrapped in Love (Brayden’s story)
5 - Crazy for Your Love (Carter’s story)
6 - If It’s Only Love (Shay’s story)

 

The Truth About Cowboys (Texas Heat, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Steamy, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny, THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS is a new contemporary novel that will pull your heartstrings and steam up your e-reader…

While I was off pitching in the big leagues, my family was back in the small town of Sweetwater, Texas, running the family ranch. Then tragedy hit and I discovered there were secrets that my family kept, problems they hid. I went home, left behind the money, women, and fame. I took over the ranch and took care of my grandmother. I took over hiding the secrets. Then she came to town. A smart-mouthed, clumsy, too-smart-and-too-pretty-for-my-own-good city girl hiding out to write a book. She's right here, on my property, in the cottage my grandmother rented her without my permission, and she sees too much. She knows too much.

Now suddenly my world is spinning, and she's shoving a baseball back in my hand while baking cookies with my grandmother. She's the devil and an angel all in one fiery little package. I decide I'll wait her out. She'll go back to the city. Only suddenly I don't want her to leave, and everything I’ve settled for in my life isn't enough. I want to play ball and I want her, but there's that secret that won't let go, but neither will she.

 

I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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There’s a fine line between I hate you and I want you.
Once you cross it, there’s no going back.

Blaze Townsend: I hate you.
Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.

She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.

Hottest guy she’s ever seen.
Former fling.
Dumped her in front of all her friends.
At her own party.

So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class. He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please.She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)

Charisma Rossi.
Nerd girl with a dash of bad.
The one who got under his skin.
The one he cut loose.

Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game. 

So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?

Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life? 

 

Good Guy (Rookie Rebels, #1) by Kate Meader

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He's a Special Forces veteran making his pro hockey debut. She's a dogged sports reporter determined to get a scoop. She's also his best friend's widow...

Fans can’t get enough of Levi Hunt, the Special Forces veteran who put his NHL career on hold to serve his country and fight the bad guys. So when his new Chicago Rebels bosses tell him to cooperate with the press on a profile, he’s ready to do his duty. Until he finds out who he has to work with: flame-haired, freckle-splashed, impossibly perky Jordan Cooke.

The woman he should not have kissed the night she buried her husband, Levi’s best friend in the service.

Hockey-stick-up-his-butt-serious Levi Hunt might despise Jordan for reasons she can’t fathom—okay, it’s to do with kissing—but her future in the cutthroat world of sports reporting hangs on delivering the goods on the league’s hottest, grumpiest rookie. So what if he’s not interested in having his life plated up for public consumption. Too bad. Jordan will have to play dirty to get her scoop and even dirtier to get her man. Only in winning the story, she might just lose her heart...

 

In Skates Trouble (Chicago Rebels, #0.5) by Kate Meader

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USA Today bestseller.

He'll give her what she needs . . .

Addison Williams isn't looking for romance, but when she encounters an eavesdropping stranger on an adjoining hotel balcony, she figures she's due a little fun. She just hadn't reckoned on the "fun" escalating so quickly to "out of control." One minute she's flirting with a whiskey-graveled voice in the dark, the next that same voice is telling her to do things. Hot, wicked things.

Cup-winning hockey player Ford "Killer" Callaghan can't believe he let the anonymous woman who blew his mind slip away into the night. He'll track her down because once could never be enough—even if discovering her identity places her strictly out of bounds.

Stolen kisses. Secret hook-ups. Deliciously forbidden in every way. Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?

Originally published in Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology, this sexy prequel to the Chicago Rebels hockey series features an older, curvy woman, a younger, driven hero, and a happily-ever-after you'll swoon over.

In It to Win It (Wynn Hockey, #2) by Kelly Jamieson

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Wynn family bonds bend but never break. . . .

“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—Carly Phillips

JP Wynn: I admit, I’ve made some bad choices—on and off the ice.
Now all I want to do is show my team I can control my emotions while I’m playing and redeem myself with my family, especially with my brother, Théo.
I hate that I hurt him and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. 
But the hot bridesmaid at Théo’s wedding is tempting me into another bad decision.
A little flirting and a hook up with Taylor seem harmless . . . until Manny Martinez jumps me on the dance floor and starts beating the crap out of me.
And just like that I add one more bad decision to my résumé. 
 
Taylor Hart: I always thought hockey players were hot. Now I think they’re crazy.
Manny broke my heart when he got traded to another team and left without even a goodbye.
Then he showed up at my best friend’s wedding. All I wanted to do was show Manny that I was over him.
And the groom’s sexy brother, JP, seemed more than willing to be my distraction.
But after the way everything went down, I want nothing to do with any of them. 
Easier said than done. Especially when Lacey’s new brother-in-law is always around. . . .
And I keep thinking about the wedding night, when we snuck away to his room for the best sex of my life. 

USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson’s epic Wynn Hockey series can be read together or separately:
PLAY TO WIN
IN IT TO WIN IT

 

Dax (Arizona Vengeance, #4) by Sawyer Bennett

💗 NEW RELEASE / REVIEW 💗

The Arizona Vengeance is killing it on the ice. But one player can’t seem to keep his eye on the puck—all thanks to the woman he just married to save her life.
 
“Find your next hockey hero in Sawyer Bennett’s Arizona Vengeance series.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
 
My name is Dax Monahan and hockey is my passion. And if you want to succeed in this sport you have to bust your ass 24/7. I’ve never had a hard time focusing on my career, but when my past comes knocking, no amount of training can prepare me for what lies on the other side of the door.
 
Regan Miles was always like a sister to me. When a shared tragedy brings us face to face after several years, I’m shocked to see just how much she’s changed. Gone is the shy, awkward little girl that always used to chase me and her brother around. Instead, I’m faced with a gorgeous woman who makes it damn hard to concentrate on anything but her.

Turns out, she’s in trouble, and the only way out is to get married.

I surprise myself when I tell her to marry me. Order her, actually. And most shocking of all, she doesn’t even hesitate before saying yes.
 
So it’s settled. We’re getting hitched and she’s moving to Arizona with me.  All platonic, of course.
 
The catch?
I never knew I’d fall so hard for my best friend’s little sister. 

 

Oceanside (Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances, #3) by Michelle Mankin

💗 BOOK REVIEW 💗

Oscar night. 
Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies and sick of all the fake f*ckery. 
A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination. 
Hollywood is not for her. 
He’s full of regrets, darkness and secrets. 
She’s full of hope and light and has mysteries of her own. 
He’s her reserved hero. 
She’s his gypsy rose. 
He’s water. She’s fire. Together, they don’t make sense. 
But he’s what she’s always wanted, and she just might be everything he needs. 

 

Hook Shot: A Hoops Novel by Kennedy Ryan

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A deeply emotional standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion. 

Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad.
Cheated on, betrayed, exposed. 
My perfect life blew up in my face and I'm still picking up the pieces.
The last thing I need is her.
A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can't resist. 
Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans 
from the moment our eyes meet.
I promised myself I wouldn't trust a woman again, 
but I've never wanted anyone the way I want Lo. 
She's not the plan I made, but she's the risk I have to take.

A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator.
Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met. 
The last thing I need is him.
I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons.
I've seen what trusting a man gets you.
I. Don't. Have. Time. For. This.
But he just keeps coming for me. 
Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses 
one by one.
He never gives up, and now...I'm not sure I want him to. 

 

Hissy Fit (Southern Gentleman, #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

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He is the one that never looks her way.
He is handsome and strong.
He is rough around the edges and mean.
He is everything she’s ever wanted.
He doesn’t even know she exists.
Her life is a joke.

She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.
She laughs at inappropriate times.
She talks when she shouldn’t. 
She is clumsy and trips on air.
She is finally on his radar.
God help her now.

 

Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks, #1) by Tracy Goodwin

💗 BOOK REVIEW 💗

The Nighthawks are hockey’s new expansion team. They’re ice hot. And they’re all about the chase.
 
Christian: They call me a hockey god because I’m a beast on the ice . . . and off. Men want to be me and women just want me. But now that the New York Nighthawks expect me to lead their team to victory, it’s all work and no play. My eyes are on the prize. Until I meet Serena Ellis, a sexy, curvalicious blonde who doesn’t know me from jack. And just like that, I’m hooked.

Serena: I don’t do one-night stands—especially with celebrity jocks who date models. Lots of models. But the god of hockey is a temptation that’s hard for mere mortals to resist. And after the best kiss of my life, I’m ready to throw my one-night stand rule out the window. Except Christian Chase won’t let me. He doesn’t want a one-night stand. He wants it all.

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Legend (Arizona Vengeance, #3) by Sawyer Bennett

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The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

 

For Emery (For You, #4) by J. Nathan

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Emery
I’ve loved Jordan Grady since I was eight. 
Since he became my protector.
Since he became my safe haven each night. 
But I was younger.
Off limits...
Until high school when he finally kissed me. 
And for a few fleeting moments, everything was right in the world. 
Then I was forced to do the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do...
Disappear from his life without a trace.

Grady
I’m Alabama’s star right tackle—and a real prick. 
I live my life by a few solid truths.
Life isn’t fair.
Don’t let anyone get too close.
And those who claim to care about you can up and leave. 
But you know what they say about things that disappear...
But Emery Pruitt had never been mine.
Even if she had returned after four years.
Older.
Confident.
And more beautiful than the night she vanished.
But it didn’t erase the fact that she’d left me.
So, why find me now?

 

Wicked Player (Rough Riders, #3) by Stacey Lynn

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Gage Bryant has the best hands and the quickest feet of any wide receiver in football.

He also has a secret—one he’ll do anything to protect.

He’s a member of The Velvet Club. With airtight non disclosure agreements, playing at Velvet gives him the freedom to assert his dominance and control in a way that not only serves him on the football field, but the way he craves in the bedroom.

What he doesn’t expect is for his most recent partner to be one of the reporters assigned to follow him around in the weeks before he opens a new wing at the local children’s hospital. 

When it’s clear Elizabeth Hayes has no idea he’s the man who had her blindfolded and bound beneath him, Gage realizes things just got a lot more interesting.

He can have her body at night, giving her all the pleasure she begs for in a way he needs. And he can keep his heart, as well as his identity, out of their encounters. 

After all, the absolute worst thing that could happen would be to have this sexy little reporter reveal how wicked he truly is.

 

Anton (Chicago Blaze, #1) by Brenda Rothert

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He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.

Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.

A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost

 

Pucked Love (Pucked, #6) by Helena Hunting

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As an NHL player, relationships haven’t been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that’s what happens when you require an NDA before the first date. 

Until Charlene. She’s like a firefly. She’s elusive, and if you catch her she’ll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty. 

I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.

But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.

We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most.

 

Buried by Brenda Rothert

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Do you believe in fate?

I didn’t. I’d worked since childhood to become an NFL starting quarterback. All the blood, sweat, and tears were about to pay off with my name in the record books. Setting an NFL record was going to be the crowning achievement of my career. Hell, of my life.

But then fate, the cagey bitch, threw me a curveball I never saw coming. I ended up trapped in a doomsday bunker with four strangers, my chances at that record slipping away as days turned into months.

I never would’ve given Erin a second look. She was gorgeous, sure, but not my type. I liked women who were strong. Fearless. Resilient. Not to mention that she hated me.

But I was so wrong about her. And in that bunker, I fell in crazy, stupid love. 

I thought a record would be my greatest triumph. But now, all I want is a shot with Erin. I’ve faced down massive linebackers intent on ending me. For her, I’ll go toe-to-toe with fate.

 

Erik (Arizona Vengeance, #2) by Sawyer Bennett

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The Arizona Vengeance are developing a reputation on the ice as one of hockey’s top teams. But one player’s reputation offthe ice might just keep him from scoring. . . .

I’m having the time of my life with my new brothers on the Arizona Vengeance. We may be an expansion team, but after notching some big wins, the entire league knows to watch out for Erik Dahlbeck. That’s me.

The only person who doesn’t seem to think I’m so great? Blue Gardner, the hot-as-f*** flight attendant on our team plane. I sure wouldn’t mind joining the mile-high club with her, but besides bringing me lukewarm coffee, she won’t give me the time of day. Whatever I did to rub Blue the wrong way, my teammates think it’s hilarious. After all, we’re used to women flocking to us. #puckbunnies

When I run into Blue back on land, I’m shocked to learn how she spends her time off: taking care of her handicapped brother. There are layers to this girl I never imagined, layers I can’t wait to peel away. And that’s a new feeling for me.

But first I’ve got to find a way to melt that ice-cold stare. Because as much as I try to pretend I don’t care what Blue thinks of me, how can you not care when you’re falling for someone?

 

I Bet You (The Hook Up, #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love. 

Sexy AthleteI bet you…
Penelope GrahamBurn in hell, quarterback. 

The text is random but Penelope figures out exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn't take his wager.

Ryker Voss.
Football star.
Walks on water and God's gift to women.
Just ask him. 

His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he'll realize what he's missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?

Penelope Graham.
Virgin.
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.

Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.

Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secrets mean everyone loses this game of love?

*Author's Note: This is a standalone sports romance with an HEA. 

**You do not have to have read I Dare You, although you should if you love jocks and nerdy heroines. 🙂

 

The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner

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From the bestselling author of A Love Letter to Whiskey and theWhat He Doesn't Know Duet comes an angsty, emotional, and fun sports romance.

Two season tickets. 
One genius idea. 
Zero interest in a relationship. 

The plan is simple: a brand new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I’ll fill the other. 

I can’t think of a better way to use the season passes I’d bought for my ex-husband. I am a woman of plans, and this one’s foolproof. 

Until Zach Bowen offers to be my practice round. 

He’s infuriating. Presumptuous and overbearing. And absolutely, undeniably gorgeous. Any woman with a heartbeat would be attracted to him, and mine picks up speed every time he speaks. 

But as I said, I’m a woman of plans — and I’m not backing down on this one. 

One night. One game. And then, his time’s up. 

He can try to change the rules, but here’s the truth: he can’t win if he’s playing the wrong game.

Listen, Pitch (There’s No Crying in Baseball, #3) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.

He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.

It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.

Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.

By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.

Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.

Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.

The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.

One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.

But then two pink lines change everything, and suddenly, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.

Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan

✦ #NewRelease ✦ #Review ✦

I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

***

He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

 

BLOCK SHOT (A HOOPS Novel) by Kennedy Ryan

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A STANDALONE second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management.

They're two sharks in a fish tank . . .

JARED

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat...
The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.
Her anger is...arousing.
Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me...well, you know.
If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man.
I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it.
I'm sure what you meant to say is "Coming right up.”
They say even rich men don't always get what they want, but those men don't know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.
Take Banner. She assumes she's winning, but this game? 
She doesn't even know how to play.

BANNER

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.
One night. One epic fail. One dollar...and I'm out.
I've moved on.
I’ve found success in a field ruled by men. 
Anything they can do, I have done better.
They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.
And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?
Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.
I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.
Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real.
But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me.

Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1) by Sawyer Bennett

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Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey’s hottest new team. They’re burning up the ice—until a one-night-stand with the coach’s daughter freezes one player in his skates.

Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It’s all part of my fresh start with the NHL’s latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot f***ing wait to show my old squad what they’re missing.

But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin’, and I’m fortunate enough to meet one who’s looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex.

Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It’s the last place I expect to see her again—let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach’s daughter. All of a sudden, we’re picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That’s when her dad—my boss—walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke’s introducing me as her fiancé.

Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke’s going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it’s because this fake relationship feels way too real. . . .

 

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting

💗 BOOK REVIEW 💗

Is it love, or is she just his good luck charm?

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting absolutely delights with this witty and fun standalone contemporary romance.

Lilah isn't sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career, or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off, but she's no longer that same girl and never wants to be again.

Ethan Kane wants his glory days back. And that includes having Lilah by his side. With her, he was magic. They were magic. All he has to do is make her see that.

Just when Lilah might finally be ready to let him in, though, she finds out their reunion has nothing to do with her and everything to do with his game. But Ethan's already lost her once, and even if it costs him his career, he'll do anything to keep from losing her again.

 

Rush (Gods, #2) by Samantha Towle

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From Samantha Towle, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Hollywood and Ruin, comes a new powerful, passionate and dramatic contemporary romance. 

“With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…” 

It’s been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid’s NFL dream came true, and he’s living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back. 

A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she’s sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants. 

Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he’s a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins – one that quickly becomes more. 

But messing around with the coach’s daughter can only lead to one thing…trouble. 

'A moving and fan-yourself-worthy love story' USA Today's Happy Ever After on Ruin

 

Quit Your Pitchin’ (There’s No Crying in Baseball, #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

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What’s wrong with my butt? 

She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life. 

Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting. 

She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either. 

All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name. 

From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it. 

Not that he’s complaining or anything. 

Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series? 

The only problem is trying to convince her of that.

 

Hot & Heavy (Lightning, #2) by Tracy Wolff

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When a daredevil football stud tries to get into your yoga pants, you know class is about to get interesting. The New York Times bestselling author of Down & Dirty returns with Hot & Heavy.

Sage: Although I come from a long line of free-spirited yoga teachers, sometimes I wish my life could be just a little more normal. More ordinary. More boring. Easier said than done, especially since it’s on me to keep my family’s studio up and running every time my mother wanders off to find herself. But that’s when my best friend sends me a sexy new student: Shawn Wilson, a slick wide receiver with a death wish and a chip on his broad, muscular, irresistible . . . wait, what were we talking about again?

Shawn: They say I’m an adrenaline junkie. The truth is, I only really feel alive when I’m risking my life: Snowboarding, parachuting, BASE jumping . . . the kind of fun team management considers breach of contract. When my coach orders me to take yoga to “center myself,” I’m pissed—until I get an eyeful of delectable, flexible Sage Kaufmann. Unfortunately, she’s determined to keep things between us strictly business. But if Sage can get me to enjoy downward dog, maybe I can convince her that scorching hot sex could be the perfect shot of adrenaline.

With their own sweet HEAs, Tracy Wolff’s red-hot Lightning novels can be read together or separately:
DOWN & DIRTY | HOT & HEAVY

 

End Game (Bellevue Bullies, #4) by Toni Aleo

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This is going to be Ryan Justice’s year. It’s his last year of college and his last year as a hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies. He’s making all the plays in preparation for achieving his dream of being drafted into the NHL. 

This is Sofia Castilleja’s beginning. She is starting her college career as a star member of Bellevue’s brand-new gymnastics team. She’s going to tumble her way to success, first in school and then by realizing her dream of opening her own gym. 

Ryan and Sofia didn’t see each other coming, but once they meet, they can’t look away. Their dreams are destined to take them in opposite directions. But it doesn’t take them long to realize that waking up to reality together may be better than dreaming alone. 

 

Sucker Punch by Eva Logan & Ashleigh G

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Chad King is boxing’s golden boy that didn’t shine.

His big dreams have left him at rock bottom and when you’ve lost everything, losing becomes easy because there’s nothing to fight for. 
The love of his life left him for a life he couldn’t give her and now she’s engaged and on top of the world while he claws his way out of the hole he dug when she left.

Lotus Shaw plays the role of the media’s darling, and dutiful fiancé to a man only her parents approve of. She should be on top of the world, but she left her heart on the floor of a fight gym.

Now, she’s got to get it back. 

One little secret from the past is keeping her from the future.
 
When they come face to face again, nothing could’ve prepared them for the sucker punch love was about to land. 
Nothing worth having comes without a fight.

 

Hooked On You (Chicago Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader

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The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.

Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander...but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love. 

 

One Baby Daddy (Dating by Numbers, #3) by Meghan Quinn

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"What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?"

Forget.

I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn't falling for my reputation as the NHL's Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend's house. She didn't want to hear my reason — she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy— and the perfect escape.

She's everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I've ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don't expect is to get her pregnant. 

And what I definitely don't expect is having to fight for her affection. 

 

Marek (Cold Fury Hockey, #11) by Sawyer Bennett

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Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold—and it’s not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It’s the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he’s going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what’s his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey.

Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That’s why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that’s why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen’s not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren’t always what they seem. . . . 

 

I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but "Bad Ass Athlete" sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
Curious.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn't, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine's Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret's out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney's sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

Jag (Diablo’s Throne, #2) by H.J. Bellus

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No matter how fast he runs, there’s one thing Jag can’t escape.

His past. 

It has the power to destroy the man he’s worked so hard to become.

Jag is slated to be the next MMA champion. It’s been years in the making. The hype surrounding his prized fight is ignited by his charismatic personality and smoldering good looks. 

But it’s all a shield protecting the storm brewing inside of him...

And now, there’s a new girl in town Jag can’t seem to stay away from. She’s quiet, mysterious, and sexy as sin. 

His demons. Her secrets. They collide when least expected.

 

Misadventures of a Rookie by Toni Aleo

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***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***

Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger. 

So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible? 

Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals. 

But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?

 

DITCHED by R.C. Boldt

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He's playing for the heart she's had sidelined for years. 

IVY HAYES
Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.

That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.

Don't want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I'm your fairy godmother, child.

BECKET JONES
As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.

Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn't care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.

But I'm a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.

**Ditched is a sports romance/contemporary romance with a bit of a twist. It is a standalone, full-length novel.**

 

Something So Unscripted (Something So, #4) by Natasha Madison

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Zack 

Finding my teammate in bed with my wife made the decision I had been fighting with for years easier.

It’s time to move on. 

A fresh start and a new NHL team in a big city. Most importantly, it’s my son Jack’s best shot. 

It would be both of our best shots. 

Denise 

After a bad childhood, I made sure I would succeed.

The problem is I die a little with each patient I lose. It’s part of my career at Hudson Children’s Oncology Hospital, but it doesn’t make the sting of loss any easier. 

Seeking anything other than a life saved isn’t on my agenda until a NHL player walks into my hospital with his son. 

We’re officially off script the moment we meet. 

If this love is anything, it’s unscripted.

Bad Business (Bad Boys of Sports, #2) by Nicole Edwards

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This player’s got a lot to learn if he wants to score . . . with the boss’s daughter.

Stone: Football is more than a game to me. It’s my calling. Becoming the Dallas Wranglers’ starting quarterback before I retire is a dream come true, but with a few wins under my belt, suddenly everyone wants a piece of me. And even though being in the spotlight has its perks—beautiful women, star treatment, more beautiful women—what really gets me sweating is the watchful gaze of my sexy-as-hell PR coach, Savannah Andrews. The catch? Her father is kind of my boss. . . .

Savannah: In my family, football is big business. When your dad owns an NFL franchise, you learn a thing or two about schmoozing, and from what I can tell, it’s not a skill in Jason Stone’s playbook. Sure, the veteran quarterback is literally larger than life. With broad shoulders, muscles on muscles, and a mouth made for kissing, he may be one of the hottest men in the league—and I should know. I’ve turned down enough players to start my own all-star team. But those guys just wanted to get close to my father. Meanwhile, Stone is getting temptingly close . . . to me.

The Bad Boys of Sports come to life in these sexy standalone novels by New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards:
BAD REPUTATION | BAD BUSINESS

Long Shot (Hoops, #1) by Kennedy Ryan

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A Standalone FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA...

Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?
You don't.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.

Now there's a new player in the game, August West. 
One of the NBA's brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden. 
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go.

Switch Hitter by Sara Ney

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I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.
 
Same hair color.
Same legs.
Same face.
 
Except…I look harder.
At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn’t there the last time we went out. And her laugh—that laugh isn’t as loud.
 
This isn’t the girl I’ve gone out with the past few weeks.
It’s her twin sister, and they’ve switched places on me.
 
Only I’m not quite ready to let them switch back.

For Crosby (For You, #3) by J. Nathan

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A STANDALONE New Adult Sports Romance in the For You series. Each book follows a new swoonworthy couple.

Crosby Parks had the life most guys only dreamed of. A wealthy family, girls vying for his attention, and pro scouts after his hockey skills. But when the life he knows comes crumbling down, he’s sent to Alabama to escape the media storm and to rebuild his life. If Crosby has any shot of playing professional hockey, he must keep a low profile and graduate from college. But the second he steps foot on campus, keeping a low profile becomes impossible. 

Sabrina’s mind is made up. After encouraging Alabama’s star wide receiver to friend-zone her and pursue someone else, she’s determined to focus on herself and stop being everyone’s trusty sidekick and shoulder to cry on. But when she stumbles upon a naked hockey player tied to a tree in the middle of the night, Sabrina’s life is thrown upside down. Because when you leave someone tied to a tree, they eventually get free.

Wheeler (Wheeler, #1) by Sara Butler Zalesky

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WINNER 2017 New Apple Awards Official Selection in the Cross-Genre Category

Loren Mackenzie has overcome many obstacles in her life to be an elite professional cyclist in the Women’s World Tour in Europe. Known as the Ice Queen of the peloton, she rarely shows emotion in the heat of competition; inspiring her team with quiet strength and determination. But her cool confidence masks a dark past filled with horrors.

 

A change in management of Loren’s cycling team brings her face to face with a life she thought she left behind, adding to the pressures of competition. When a chance meeting with an A-list celebrity quickly develops into a whirlwind romance, the cameras of the tabloid-media focus on Loren, revealing the cracks in her facade.

 

The affair also exposes a menacing rival, threatening not only her chances in the World Championship but her life. When love and obsession collide, Loren stands in the center of a storm.

 

Can she find the courage to defeat her inner demons, or will her fear and shame consume her?

Undone By You (Chicago Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader

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USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Meader brings her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (RT Book Reviews) to this novella in the Chicago Rebels series, following the general manager of the Rebels as he scores with one of his players off the ice.

Dante Moretti has just landed his dream job: GM of the Chicago Rebels. And screw the haters who think there should be an asterisk next to his name because he’s the first out managing executive in pro hockey. He’s earned the right to be here and nothing will topple him off that perch—especially not an incredibly inconvenient attraction to his star defenseman, Cade “Alamo” Burnett. Cade has always been careful to keep his own desires on the down low, but his hot Italian boss proves to be a temptation he can’t resist. Sure, they both have so much to lose, but no one will ever know...

As Dante and Cade’s taboo affair heats up off the ice and their relationship gets more and more intense, they’ll have to decide: is love worth risking their careers? Or is this romance destined to be forever benched?

Note: this is a long-ish novella of approximately 40,000 words set in the Chicago Rebels world.

Ruin by Samantha Towle

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And the new heavyweight champion of the world is...

 Those are the words that Zeus Kincaid has been waiting to hear since he first put on a pair of boxing gloves. He just didn’t think they would come with a tragedy that would change how he viewed the sport forever.

Cameron Reed was in her second year at Juilliard when her childhood sweetheart, Zeus Kincaid, walked away from her. A few months later, Cam realized that she would never fulfill her dream of dancing for the New York City Ballet.

Now working as a dancer in an upscale club in Manhattan, Cam is brought face-to-face with the man she once loved. And it’s her turn to walk away from him.

After five years of missing Cam, Zeus isn’t prepared to let her go again. But when he finds himself standing on her doorstep the next morning, things don’t go quite as he expected…

‘You’ll be smitten with everything about this entertaining, steamy and feel-good romance’ USA Today’s Happy Ever After on Breaking Hollywood

Memphis by Ginger Scott

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My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved. 

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney. 

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath. 

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life. 

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.