Heat it Up: Off the Ice - Book One

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A steamy hockey romance from Pushing the Limits author Stina Lindenblatt

“These two characters’ storylines wove together flawlessly and made for one hot read that had me wanting to pack my bags for my own Finland adventure.”—Cindi Madsen, USA TODAY bestselling author of Anatomy of a Player

Some games are hotter off the ice...

Sofia Phillips feels cursed. Her father cheated on her mother, her boyfriend cheated on her—she’s done with dating. A summer work-exchange program in Finland is the perfect escape. But instead of gaining experience as an athletic trainer, she’s cleaning toilets. Awesome. The trip is a disaster, and even better, she meets Kyle Bennett. In the sauna. Naked.

Sexy hockey player Kyle was the star right wing for an NHL team. But after an accident killed his wife and left him injured, Kyle has appreciated the “therapeutic” benefits of booze and puck bunnies. Now in Finland for the summer, he’s coaching in an elite hockey-training camp for teens. When Sofia's grandmother decides to set her up with a nice Finnish man, Sofia recruits Kyle as her make-believe boyfriend. Neither expects their first kiss to sizzle. And neither expects, while stranded on an island during a storm, to have a scorching night of passion.

But as their charade, and then their attraction, develops into something deeper, the past comes back, threatening to destroy them. They must decide if their feelings for each other are strong enough to survive—or it will be game over.
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Publisher
Diversion Books
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Published on
Jun 14, 2016
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Pages
309
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ISBN
9781626818736
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Sports
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This content is DRM protected.
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Book 10
The offseason is heating up for one Carolina Cold Fury heartbreaker who’s eager to make nice with the girl next door.
 
No one plays like Reed Olson, whether it’s hockey season or not. After back-to-back NHL championships, he’s craving a little R&R. Reed leans to a specific type—blond, busty, and interested—and fortunately he has a little black book full of options. So why is it he can’t stop dreaming about the new girl who just moved in next door? A certified brainiac, she seems to want nothing to do with the hard-bodied athlete.
 
Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn’t: solitude. Reed is everything she imagined—a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But she didn’t expect he would also be funny and charming. Josie knows she’s the opposite of his type, and that’s fine with her. Still, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their newfound friendship certainly has its benefits, but she’s starting to wonder if opposites really do attract.

Praise for Reed

“Sawyer Bennett is my go-to author for all things sexy. And Reed certainly blew my skates right off!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy
 
“Reed has quickly become one of my favorite books in the series. If you are a longtime lover of the Cold Fury boys like me, then you don’t want to miss this one. I guarantee that if you are grabbing this one as a standalone, it will make you want to jump in feet first to the entire series.”—Red Cheeks Reads
 
The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
ALEX
GARRETT
ZACK
RYKER
HAWKE
MAX
ROMAN
LUCAS
VAN
REED
 
The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS
JILTED
 
And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
SUGAR DADDY
SUGAR RUSH
SUGAR FREE
 
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Book 2
In a poignant romance from the author of This One Moment (“Hot, intense, and filled with emotion.”—Rachel Harris), the rock stars of Pushing Limits have hit the big time. But fame gets tough when love presents a fork in the road.

At twenty-one, Jared Leigh had been prepared to give up the life of a touring musician to be a father after getting his girlfriend pregnant. When she told him that she’d gotten an abortion, Jared was devastated. Now at least he has the groupies to keep him company—until a blast from the past rocks his world.

Callie Talbert hasn’t seen her sister’s ex since high school. But after Callie bumps into Jared while she’s grocery shopping with four-year-old Logan, there’s a spark that wasn’t there before. Jared quickly realizes that her deaf “son” is the same age his own child would have been. When Jared demands to know more about Logan, Callie panics. There are things she just can’t tell him. Besides, Jared’s a bad-boy rocker, not a dependable father figure. He’ll move on to his next gig soon enough . . . right?

Trouble is, Jared refuses to be pushed away, and the more quality time he spends with Logan, the more he’s captivated by the woman Callie has become. When the truth is revealed, Jared only hopes that the three of them have what it takes to become a real family.

Praise for My Song for You

“Romantic angst powers this fast-paced novel, and readers will return to the series to learn more about the enigmatic side characters whose own stories are waiting to be told.”—Publishers Weekly

“My Song for You will break your heart and put it back together again. Loved, loved, loved!”—Melissa West, USA Today bestselling author of No Kissing Allowed

“Sexy and sweet, smart and romantic. This is my favorite Stina Lindenblatt book to date. But it’s four-year-old, hearing-impaired Logan who stole the show—and my heart.”—Christina Lee, author of the Between the Breaths series

“The author has an amazing and deep connection with her characters. . . . I loved every single page.”—Extreme Damage Blog

“From the first to the last page—greatness unfolded.”—Ellie Is Uhm . . . A Bookworm

“Filled with romance, misunderstandings, lies and a whole lot of heat . . . [My Song for You] has everything to satisfy the romance itch in all of us.”—Twin Spin

“Six stars—Stina Lindenblatt has a skill to write heroes with some depth like few can.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

“I loved this story. It sucked me in and held my interest from the get-go.  It moved at a good rate, had ups and downs and realistic situations, and the supporting characters were just as strong as the main ones.”—Words We Love By

“My Song for You is a sweet and sentimental read that I consider an easy read—the story flows along so well that you’ll be swept through the weeks that Callie, Logan and Jared redefine what a family is and create their own little safe haven.”—Once Upon A Page

“This is a sweet contemporary romance that will pull at your heart and bring tears to your eyes. But inevitably it will make you smile!”—TBQ’s Book Palace

“A really good, entertaining read and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd definitely recommend it.”—Smitten with Reading

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Book 2
In a poignant romance from the author of This One Moment (“Hot, intense, and filled with emotion.”—Rachel Harris), the rock stars of Pushing Limits have hit the big time. But fame gets tough when love presents a fork in the road.

At twenty-one, Jared Leigh had been prepared to give up the life of a touring musician to be a father after getting his girlfriend pregnant. When she told him that she’d gotten an abortion, Jared was devastated. Now at least he has the groupies to keep him company—until a blast from the past rocks his world.

Callie Talbert hasn’t seen her sister’s ex since high school. But after Callie bumps into Jared while she’s grocery shopping with four-year-old Logan, there’s a spark that wasn’t there before. Jared quickly realizes that her deaf “son” is the same age his own child would have been. When Jared demands to know more about Logan, Callie panics. There are things she just can’t tell him. Besides, Jared’s a bad-boy rocker, not a dependable father figure. He’ll move on to his next gig soon enough . . . right?

Trouble is, Jared refuses to be pushed away, and the more quality time he spends with Logan, the more he’s captivated by the woman Callie has become. When the truth is revealed, Jared only hopes that the three of them have what it takes to become a real family.

Praise for My Song for You

“Romantic angst powers this fast-paced novel, and readers will return to the series to learn more about the enigmatic side characters whose own stories are waiting to be told.”—Publishers Weekly

“My Song for You will break your heart and put it back together again. Loved, loved, loved!”—Melissa West, USA Today bestselling author of No Kissing Allowed

“Sexy and sweet, smart and romantic. This is my favorite Stina Lindenblatt book to date. But it’s four-year-old, hearing-impaired Logan who stole the show—and my heart.”—Christina Lee, author of the Between the Breaths series

“The author has an amazing and deep connection with her characters. . . . I loved every single page.”—Extreme Damage Blog

“From the first to the last page—greatness unfolded.”—Ellie Is Uhm . . . A Bookworm

“Filled with romance, misunderstandings, lies and a whole lot of heat . . . [My Song for You] has everything to satisfy the romance itch in all of us.”—Twin Spin

“Six stars—Stina Lindenblatt has a skill to write heroes with some depth like few can.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

“I loved this story. It sucked me in and held my interest from the get-go.  It moved at a good rate, had ups and downs and realistic situations, and the supporting characters were just as strong as the main ones.”—Words We Love By

“My Song for You is a sweet and sentimental read that I consider an easy read—the story flows along so well that you’ll be swept through the weeks that Callie, Logan and Jared redefine what a family is and create their own little safe haven.”—Once Upon A Page

“This is a sweet contemporary romance that will pull at your heart and bring tears to your eyes. But inevitably it will make you smile!”—TBQ’s Book Palace

“A really good, entertaining read and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd definitely recommend it.”—Smitten with Reading

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Book 3
Old habits die hard. But in this sexy, heartwarming romance, a musician who’s addicted to the temptations of the road falls for a good girl who makes him want to clean up his act.

Mason Dell’s band, Pushing Limits, is a sensation, and he’s having a blast on their biggest tour yet. Then he gets a call from his best friend, who’s in the Navy, asking him to find out why his sister isn’t answering her phone. The dude once saved Mason’s life from a suicide attempt related to a gambling problem—so the two-and-a-half hour drive from L.A. to her small town is nothing.

What he finds is a sweet, successful boutique owner who’s too busy to notice when her phone dies. Nicole McCormick has nothing better to do than work. She’s bored of all the men she’s been dating: stable, career-oriented guys who are nothing like her destructive father. Mason’s is a breath of fresh bad-boy air. Their sexual connection is explosive, and with her shop undergoing renovations, Nicole even joins Pushing Limits on the road. But when Mason falls off the wagon, that’s one path she swore she’d never go down again.

While Nicole picks up her broken heart and heads home, Mason misses her like crazy. Although he wants to forge a future with her, he just doesn’t know how to leave the past behind. But for love, it’s time to learn.

Don’t miss any of Stina Lindenblatt’s emotional Pushing Limits novels:
THIS ONE MOMENT | MY SONG FOR YOU | I NEED YOU TONIGHT

Praise for I Need You Tonight

“There are so many, many things that I loved about this story. . . . I hadn’t realized I’d been missing and I was craving the Pushing Limits boys until this one came along. And it came with a bang!”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

“I Need You Tonight is one of those books that you go into thinking one thing and end up getting your mind blown because you were not expecting the emotion that this made you feel.”—Life of a Crazy Mom

“You are just going to have to read this beautiful love story of forgiving (of oneself and others), learning to know your limits, dealing with addiction, and finding out that love is worth the wait.”—Moms Cooking the Books

“I Need You Tonight was everything I thought it would be—fun, entertaining, lighthearted and perfect for sitting poolside, with the sun shining on your face.”—Cover to Cover

“Ms. Lindenblatt has penned another remarkable read for this series. . . . Full of exquisite heat and passion, and the ending brought happy tears to my eyes. . . . I would highly recommend I Need You Tonight.”—Book Magic

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Stina Lindenblatt’s Pushing Limits series.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“I Need You Tonight is one of those books that you go into thinking one thing and end up getting your mind blown because you were not expecting the emotion that this made you feel. Honestly, this had to have been the best book of the series because of that.”—Life of a Crazy Mom

“[Stina Lindenblatt’s] writing shows superb talent and care for both the storyline and her characters. This is not a book you want to pass the chance at reading.”—Ellie Is Uhm . . . A Bookworm (5 stars)

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Book 1
Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.

Praise for This One Moment

“A thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat, This One Moment is hot, intense, and filled with emotion—contemporary romance at its finest. Nolan stole my heart from page one, and Hailey was a heroine with whom I could truly identify. I was in reader heaven!”—New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

“I started This One Moment expecting a hot book about rock stars. What I discovered was a story filled with compassion, heartbreak, self-preservation, and, most important, true love.”—A. M. Madden, author of Stone Walls

“I’m a sucker for second-chance romance, and this one did not disappoint. Sexy, swoony, and completely satisfying, This One Moment is a fantastic start to a new rock star series!”—Christina Lee, author of Two of Hearts

“Stina Lindenblatt will touch your heart with a romance that’s overflowing with beauty and chemistry.”—Sarah Robinson, author of Breaking a Legend

“This One Moment brings on the swoon with second-chance love and a hot rocker. Nolan Kincaid will be your next book boyfriend, guaranteed.”—Brenda St. John Brown, author of Lies We Live

“A well-written story that kept me entertained from start to finish.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I love that Stina Lindenblatt was able to layer this book with so much depth, mystery, hurt, friendship, and of course love.”—Four Chicks Flipping Pages

“I loved this book; this is romance at its best, this is that perfect ending we all read romance for, this is an absolutely beautifully told love story.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“If you like friends-to-lovers reads, then This One Moment is for you.”—After Dark Book Lovers

“Good writing . . . The emotions from the characters came through strong.”—The Romance Factor

“Very satisfying . . . Stina Lindenblatt is a new author to me and a very good one I may add. . . . I will sure keep an eye on her in the future. She is really worth it!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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