Nightclub manager Leslie Cutter has never been one to back down from a bet. So when Peter Kowalskin, pitcher for the Denver Rush baseball team, bets her that she can't keep her hands off of him, she's not about to let the arrogant, gorgeous playboy win. Especially when the prize could put her business on the map. She's got this in the bag, just so long as she can stay out of his arms … and his bed.
Peter struck out once before with Leslie, but this bet is sure to be the second chance he's been waiting for. Determined to stoke the passion he knows is there, he'll do anything to win—even if it means playing a little dirty.
But as things heat up, this combustible pair will have to decide just how much they're willing to wager on one another … and on a future that just might last forever.
Ski racer Dane “Danger” Hollister does not do relationships, though he keeps his reason a secret. The real-life curse he's inherited from his mother will eventually cost him everything: his place on the Olympic ski team, his endorsement income, and his ability to fly downhill at top speed.
Reluctant country girl Willow Reade meets Dane by accident. Literally. Her skidding truck forces him off the road during a blizzard. Stranded together in his Jeep as night falls, the two loneliest people in Vermont find themselves sharing more than they'd planned. And not just conversation.
Yet neither can guess how their unlikely tryst will threaten Dane’s frightening secret and Willow’s tentative peace with her own choices. Only mutual trust and understanding can end their pain and give them a hard won shot at love.
"Sarina Bowen is a fantastically gifted storyteller."
-- Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author.
"Bowen writes great dialogue and wonderfully realistic characters"
-- Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for Kirkus Review
"A powerful, redemptive love story that churned my insides, but also left me absolutely satisfied"
-- The Bookish Babe
"A deeply romantic story that warms with slow-burn eroticism and genuine insight into loss and love. Sarina Bowen's debut glows with intelligence and a lovely sweetness."
-- Mary Ann Rivers, author of The Story Guy
Keywords: sports romance, contemporary romance, skiing, skiers, ski racing, snowboarding, Vermont, one night stand, accidental pregnancy, alpha male, sports hero, skiing romance, alpine romance, downhill skiing, racing romance, Olympic games, Olympian, winter games, winter Olympics, gold medal romance, Huntington's disease, fatal illness, medical romance, genetic disease.
Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.
"If I had to pick two authors who I'd have team up, it would be Bowen and Kennedy" -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover
"Everything Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy write is pure gold. Please excuse me while I read this one all summer long." Hypable
Keywords: Hockey romance, Toronto, Sports Romance, Romantic comedy, contemporary romanceFor fans of: Vi Keeland, Corinne Michaels, Melanie Harlow, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Kendall Ryan, Sierra Simone, Sawyer Bennett, Catherine Gayle, Toni Aleo