Originally from Ireland, Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, a fire hose, or a hockey stick, and she's there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines (and heroes) who can match their men quip for quip. Visit her at KateMeader.com.
Annika Wilton never ever expected that she’d one day have the toughest job in the world: Being a single mom.
But when the going gets tough, the tough get going, and Annika was as tough as they came.
She never thought she’d find space in her heart for a man again.
Raising her son was her only concern.
But when professional hockey ace Hudson Zachary storms into her life, her world is turned upside down.
He’s a hurricane of passion, a man who seems to see right through her, into her, her every worry and vulnerability.
And he chases her relentlessly with a reckless Alpha male desire.
She knows what professional athletes are like – playboys – and she’s not just going to be another notch.
But she knows Hudson Zachary is used to getting what he wants.
And he’s set his sights on her.
Hudson Zachary always knew he’d be the best. Best in the game, and the best in bed.
These aren’t God-given talents. He had to work for them, and work hard he did.
He never thought he’d ever settle down… or want to.
Until he laid eyes on the gorgeous Annika. His heart raced in his chest, and she was all he could think about.
What Hudson Zachary wants, he gets. It’s always been that way. A win, a goal… a woman.
And he was going to get Annika Wilton.
He was going to make the sexy single mother his.
He was going to be the family man she needed, a father to her child, and a husband who could make her scream in pleasure every single night.