In the Zone

Portland Storm

Book 7
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the emotional Portland Storm hockey romance series.

One night. Unimaginable passion. Total anonymity.

Star defenseman for the Portland Storm, Keith Burns welcomed the single night with a nameless beauty. The undeniable heat was exactly what he needed to let loose. When circumstances bring him face to face with Brianna Hayden after that night was long over, he wants to throw all the rules out the window. There’s no denying chemistry like theirs. But sometimes, desire isn’t enough…

If they’re going to have more than one night, Brie wants it all. But a star athlete like Keith can’t drop his guard that easily hiding an ugly and painful past. Refusing to open up might land Keith in the sin bin—for good. Now Keith has to get In the Zone if he’s going to have any chance at scoring the one thing he wants the most—Brie’s heart.

The Portland Storm series reading order:
1. Breakaway
2. On the Fly
3. Taking a Shot
4. Light the Lamp
5. Delay of Game
6. Double Major
7. In the Zone
8. Holiday Hat Trick
9. Comeback
10. Dropping Gloves
11. Home Ice
12. Mistletoe Misconduct
13. Losing an Edge
14. Game Breaker
15. Defensive Zone
16. Power Play - coming soon
17. Neutral Zone - coming soon

The Portland Storm series is a hockey romance series, but it is about a lot more than just hockey. Serious themes are explored in each book, including rape, cancer, addiction, miscarriage, molestation, grief, and many others. If you have triggers, please be aware that some or all of these books could contain material which would trigger you. Even if you don’t have triggers, consider this your tissue warning. You could ugly cry while reading them.

KEYWORDS: sports romance, hockey romance, athlete, tearjerker, emotional romance, bullying, bbw, alpha hero
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Publisher
Bons Mots, Incorporated
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Published on
May 13, 2017
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Pages
410
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ISBN
9780990412632
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Book 3
A boxed set of books 10-14 in the Portland Storm hockey romance series by USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle.

DROPPING GLOVES

She left to follow her dreams, but came back to find her heart.
When Katie Weber decided to pursue her dreams, she left her heart in Portland. Now she’s back to make amends with the only man she’s ever loved, but Jamie Babcock isn’t willing to forgive and forget. He refuses to reopen old wounds—no matter how much he still loves her.

But Katie realizes she’s got the biggest battle of her life on the line—one she can’t win without Jamie. In the game of love, all bets are off. Katie’s Dropping her Gloves to fight for the life she craves and the man she loves. But is Jamie too proud to finally have the one he truly wants?

HOME ICE

Portland Storm head coach Mattias Bergstrom is hard on his players. He’d never let them see his warm, soft side—something he saves only for his younger sister. But when a hockey event brings a sexy mom and her four daughters into his life, that icy exterior melts away for her youngest.

Paige Calhoun has her hands full with four teenage daughters who are beyond boy crazy. Throw crushes on hockey players into the mix, and they’re almost too much to handle. But when Paige meets the Storm’s coach, she finds herself as smitten as her girls. With a Home Ice advantage, Mattias lets his icy exterior melt away to prove to Paige how hot they can be together.

MISTLETOE MISCONDUCT

Everyone deserves a second chance.

As general manager of the Portland Storm, Jim Sutter knows this all too well. And he’s in the perfect position to grant second chances like he’s Santa Claus—even if he never gives himself one. When his friends take matters into their own hands, Jim might just get the holiday surprise of a lifetime.

Elaine Sutter is finally ready to forgive her ex-husband for his past transgressions. So when she discovers his online dating profile, she sets up a secret meeting. Her only goal this holiday season is to stuff Jim’s stocking with a Santa-sized dose of forgiveness and a sleigh full of love.

LOSING AN EDGE

Tired of being the second-best Babcock, Levi “501” Babcock is ready to outshine his older brother. Outranking his brother proves harder than he imagined—until he meets a sinfully sexy gold-medal-winning figure skater.

Bubbly and spirited Cadence Johnson is determined to escape the shackles of her former partner. Moving to Portland gives her the fresh start she’s craved, but the last thing she can afford is a distraction like Levi Babcock.

When Cadence’s past comes back to threaten her, Levi might be the safety net she never realized she needed. But can Levi finally step out of his brother’s shadow?

GAME BREAKER

He’s becoming a Game Breaker on the ice.

With the playoffs right around the corner, Nate Golston is focused on getting the Portland Storm to the Finals. But when opposing teams’ fans get under his skin, he can’t ignore the ridicule that’s suddenly everywhere. With each taunt slung his way, he strains to keep his focus on the ice.

She’s facing off with the Game Makers.

Filmmaker Anne Dennison is determined to use her smarts to get ahead in a male-dominated career. Producing a behind-the-scenes web series brings Anne up close and personal with Nate. Sparks fly, putting her plans in danger. For Anne to succeed, she has to capitalize on Nate’s struggles.

Wanting to be together, they know they must bend for each other. If they can’t, it’s Game Over.
Catherine Gayle
A boxed set of books 1-3 in USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle’s sexy Tulsa Thunderbirds hockey romance series.

BURY THE HATCHET

They both need to make amends…
But they might be making more than that.

Tulsa Thunderbirds goaltender Hunter Fielding has a lot of kissing up to do following a few brash and uncalled-for statements. Now he needs to prove to the watchful eyes that he’s changed for the better. But cozying up to Little-Miss-Perfect-Gone-Bad isn’t his idea of making amends.

Agreeing to marry a hockey star to clear her “bad girl” reputation is the worst idea Oklahoma’s former sweetheart, Tallulah Belle Roth, has ever heard. With cameras constantly in their faces, Hunter and Tallie need to prove their sickeningly-sweet, do-good lives are the real deal—just to Bury the Hatchet once and for all.

But when the cameras are off, desire burns hot. Can fake and just for show turn into something real and forever?

SMOKE SIGNALS

When dark desperation meets opportunity…

On a celebratory trip with his best friend, Ray “Razor” Chambers meets sultry Viktoriya Dubrovskaya and immediately recognizes the desperation in her eyes—a sight he remembers all too well. Permanently in survival mode, the destitute and broken Viktoriya makes him an offer—a proposition he immediately refuses. However, Razor’s counter-offer changes everything for her.

A ring.
A marriage.
A lifetime of opportunity.

But learning to live together as husband and wife is as foreign as interpreting Smoke Signals. And where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

GHOST DANCE

The best night of Dmitri Nazarenko’s life quickly turned into the worst night of his life. In a few short hours, he went from winning hockey’s Holy Grail to making a decision that nearly ended both his best friend’s life and his own. They each still bear scars, but some wounds never heal. Dima’s body is now a shrine to his memories, with a beard meant to hide ugly scars and tattoos designed to prevent ever forgetting the mistakes he’s made.

London Hawke knows all about incurable injuries, but she’s never let hers get in the way of living her life. Seeing a man haunted by the ghosts of his past is a surefire way to trigger her annoyance, and that’s exactly what she finds in Dima. He’s able-bodied, but he acts like he should be the one in the wheelchair instead of her. Someone needs to slap some sense into him, but London doesn’t want to be that someone even if it’s fun to butt heads with him when they face off.

Trading barbs leads first to flirtation and then to dancing between the sheets. London won’t accept sharing the bed with his past for long, but Dima can’t remember how to live in the here and now. He’ll have to figure it out or London will leave him to dance with his ghosts alone.
Book 1
Some scandals are meant to be . . .

When Aurora Hyatt loses her journal in Hyde Park, her ruin is a foregone conclusion. After all, if anyone discovers her writings, they’ll find scandalous fantasies involving the newest rake in Town alongside entirely-too-candid thoughts about her typical dreary suitors. Aurora will either be forced into a loveless marriage with the first nodcock to make an offer, or she’ll be assigned a permanent position on the shelf. Oh, dear good Lord. What catastrophe will God smote down upon her next?

If Niles Thornton, Baron Quinton, desires to maintain any semblance of his current lifestyle, he must fulfill the requirements his grandfather, Lord Rotheby, has set for him. First and foremost: he must marry and begin filling his nursery within the year. When he is nearly barreled over by a racing curricle and a journal flies out to land at his feet, his troubles are over. Inside the journals pages, Quin discovers a scandal waiting to happen. Surely a young lady who would write such brazen things in a journal (and then dare to lose it) must recognize the necessity of a hasty marriage, even if the gentleman making the offer is rather less-than-honorable.

In a drunken haze, Quin kisses Aurora on a crowded ballroom floor, necessitating their immediate marriage. Quin’s troubles are only beginning, however, as Aurora’s writings are soon the focus of both gossip rags and drawing room conversation. When word arrives of an even greater scandal following in his wife’s wake, will he prove himself a drunken abuser like his father, or will he become the loving husband of Aurora’s fantasies?
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