Elena Aitken is a USA Today Bestselling Author of more than thirty romance and women’s fiction novels. Living a stone’s throw from the Rocky Mountains with her teenager twins and their two cats, Elena escapes into the mountains whenever life allows. She can often be found with her toes in the lake and a glass of wine in her hand, dreaming up her next book and working on her own happily ever after.
Cass Cutler’s life is full—of nothing. Unless you count a dead end job and a pathetic excuse for a relationship with her boss—and she doesn’t. So when she gets word that her father, whom she hasn’t seen in twenty years, is presumed dead, and she’s the new owner of his yacht located in Panama, she jumps at the chance for a change. And what better place for a new start than the picture perfect beaches and crystal clear water of the San Blas Islands, especially when they come complete with a unreasonably gorgeous man who’s become the star of Cass’s very naughty dreams. And her dreams are exactly where he should stay, because the last thing Cass wants or needs, is another man in her life who’s just going to leave. Now all Cass needs to do is figure out a way to keep their increasing attraction from distracting her as she attempts to save her inheritance—and her heart—before she loses everything.
The Collection includes books 1-4 in the best-selling Castle Mountain Lodge Series and is nearly 700 pages of romance, love stories and happy ever afters set in the stunning Canadian Rockies!
Unexpected Gifts (Book 1)
Christmas represents everything Andi should have, but doesn't. Hiding out at Castle Mountain Lodge for the season seems like the perfect plan until she runs into Colin who is not only determined to make the most of the holiday, but make sure Andi does as well.
Hidden Gifts (Book 2)
Morgan is ready for something completely different in her life which is why she moves to the Lodge to work. But what she's not counting on is rugged outdoors man, Bo, and his heartbreakingly beautiful daughter, Ella, squeezing their way into her heart.
Unexpected Endings (Book 3 - Short Story)
Rejoin Andi and Colin at the Lodge and see how sometimes Unexpected Gifts have the most Unexpected Endings.
Mistaken Gifts (Book 4)
Eva's planned dozens of parties at the Lodge, but none so important as her best friend Andi's, which is why it needs to be perfect. But that proves to be more difficult than planned when Jeff, the gorgeous and all too problematic ranch hand, decides not to cooperate.
A boxed set of three novels and two novellas in the Portland Storm hockey romance series by USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle.
DELAY OF GAME
Fourth-line winger Cam Johnson fights like hell for his team—even if he has to break the rules. A vigilante on the ice, Cam takes on all the battles, whether they’re his fight or not. The Portland Storm is his team—his family—and he’ll take down anyone who threatens them. When one of his on-ice battles lands him in the penalty box, the coach’s fiery daughter calls him for a Delay of Game. Now Cam has to finish what he started.
Terrified that her father’s job as coach of the Storm will be the death of him, Sara Thomas wants nothing to do with the sexy hotheaded player who caused her dad to end up in the hospital. And Cam will do anything to rectify the damage he caused—even if it means taking the fall for something he didn’t do. After all, he’s the team enforcer. What he offers up just might save him, his coach, and Sara, too.
It’s the NHL’s draft day, but the whole Portland Storm team is back together for an entirely different event. Complete with a double wedding, an unanticipated guest, overdue apologies, unexpected goodbyes, and fresh starts, this big day has the potential to get them all called for a Double Major.
IN THE ZONE
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.
HOLIDAY HAT TRICK
All Mitchell Quincey wants on his break from the Portland Storm this holiday season is to spend as much time as he can with his baby girl. If he can get his ex-wife to agree to joint custody, then it’ll be a holiday worth celebrating. But when he shows up on Mia’s doorstep, for the first time ever, Mitch is thrown off his game. He’s still 100% in love with her.
Mitch’s unannounced arrival has Mia all out of sorts. To argue over the phone is one thing, but looking at the one man she’ll always love is harder than she thought. With her family surrounding them, Mia tries to keep Mitch at bay, but he’s always been able to leave her flustered—and hot.
Suddenly, Mitch changes gears and has only one goal in sight: win back Mia’s heart for good. With assists from her family and a bit of mistletoe magic, Mitch just might end up with a Holiday Hat Trick.
Recovering addict Nicklas Ericsson, star goaltender for the Portland Storm, is ready for a comeback—both on the ice and in his personal life. But when his sister begs for his help with an earth-shattering request he can’t refuse, Nicky worries the stress will send him over the edge into a relapse.
As the vice-president of a non-profit organization, Jessica Lynch has worked with her fair share of addicts. She’s always managed to keep her distance and prevent them from pulling at her heartstrings—but Nicky Ericsson proves to be the one exception. Something about the goalie draws her to him.
With an instant and mutual attraction, Nicky and Jessica explore the boundaries of their relationship. While Nicky struggles with his recovery, Jessica fears he won’t be able to handle all that’s been thrown his way. Will his addiction get the best of him, or can Nicky pull off the Comeback of a lifetime?
The Portland Storm series reading order:
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
10. Dropping Gloves
11. Home Ice
12. Mistletoe Misconduct
13. Losing an Edge
14. Game Breaker
15. Defensive Zone
16. Power Play
17. Neutral Zone
18. Free Agent - coming soon
19. Journeyman - coming soon
20. Sleigh Bells & Slap Shots - 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, addiction, second chance romance, second epilogue, grief, death and dying, miscarriage, bbw, sexy romance
Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.
There couldn't be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave...
Gwen comes up with an innocent plan, a social experiment performed solely for the benefit of her social media followers, and maybe she’d even get a little closure at the same time. Would Ian be interested in the new and improved version of her? It was the perfect idea. At least until all the feelings she thought were dead, come rushing back. She can’t back out once she starts. But can her heart survive Ian a second time? And with their hearts on the line, can Gwen continue to play a game that could hurt them both and destroy the only real chance at love she’s ever had?
Meet the rest of the McCormicks with:
Book One- Love in the Moment (Ian & Gwen's Story)
Book Two- Only for the Moment (Mitch & Jade's Story)
Book Three- One More Moment: Cal's Story (Available July 14, 2017)
Book Four- In This Moment: Declan's Story (Available August, 2017)
Meet the rest of The McCormicks with:
Book One - Love in the Moment: Ian’s Story
Book Two - Only for a Moment: Mitch’s Story
Book Three- One More Moment: Cal's Story
Book Four- In This Moment: Declan's Story
Morgan's looking to hide out from her life, but what she's not counting on is Bo, the handsome and rugged mountain guide at The Lodge who has his own heartache to bear and his troubled little girl who sneaks her way into Morgan's heart.
Opening her heart again means opening herself up to the hurt that threatened to destroy her once. But if she can let down her guard long enough, Morgan might just see that everything she's been looking for is right in front of her.
If it's not too late.
~A sweet, contemporary romance~
**Author's note: Like all my books, Hidden Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, but are even more enjoyable when you read them as a series. Catch up with your favorite characters with the rest of the books!Book 1: Unexpected Gifts (Andi and Colin's Story)Book 2: Hidden Gifts (Bo and Morgan's Story)
Unexpected Endings- A companion short story (Andi and Colin)
Book 3: Mistaken Gifts (Jeff and Eva's Story)
Book 4: Secret Gifts (Gage and Megan's Story)
Book 5: Goodbye Gifts (Dylan and Carmen's Story)Book 6: Tempting Gifts (Jason and Lisa's Story)
And don't forget to check out the sexy new resort romances at The Springs
Book 1: Summer of Change (Trent and Samantha's Story)
Book 2: Falling Into Forever (Rhys and Kari's Story)
Book 3: Winter's Burn (Slade and Beth's Story) Book 4: Midnight Springs (Jax and Bria's Story)
keywords: sweet romance, clean romance, romance series, holiday romance, vacation romance, single father
With the love of his life, Kylie Wilson at his side and his new ski resort, Stone Summit, set to open on New Year's Eve, Malcolm Stone is on top of the world.
Too bad Kylie's having trouble sharing his excitement.
Feelings that are only intensified when Malcolm's twin brother, Marcus returns to town bringing with him the memories of old dreams and a life she thought she would one day have.
When her insecurities become too much for Kylie to overcome, will she let them sabotage the happy-ever-after she's always dreamed of? Or will Kylie discover who she really is and what she really wants before she loses everything?
Like all my books, Summit of Desire can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, but are even more enjoyable when you read them as a series. Catch up with your favorite characters with the rest of the books!
The Stone Summit Trilogy
Summit of Desire (Malcolm & Kylie)
Summit of Seduction (Seth & Cynthia)
Summit of Passion (Coming Spring 2015)
And catch up with the rest of the Springs books...
Book 1- Summer of Change (Trent and Samantha)
Book 2 - Falling Into Forever (Rhys and Kari)
Book 3 - Winter's Burn (Slade and Beth)
Book 4 - Midnight Springs (Jax and Bria)
Second Glances (A Springs Novella)
She's Making A List (A Springs Holiday Novella)
Keywords: holiday romance, second chances, love triangle, contemporary romance, vacation romance, sport romance, romance series