It was karma. When our eyes met across the crowed bar, I was drawn magnetically. Beyond her beauty and supple body, it was her unshakeable calm I craved—she was the yin to my yang.
Still when she immediately suggested we go to my place for sex, I nearly dropped my drink. But once we got into my truck and she saw my breathalyzer, she bailed. Who could blame her? It’s visible proof I screwed up.
Now I can’t stop thinking about her. In a city of over two million people, how do I find a woman with no name, no connections, nothing? But destiny means I’ll find her and convince her that I’m more than a loser with a DUI. And then we’ll explore our incredible connection.
Oh, did I mention I’m right in the middle of the biggest hockey tryout of my life? With backstabbing teammates who want to see me fail and a coach who’s got a hate-on for me?
Sure, I’ve got problems, but she’s not going to be one of them.
Buy the book that launches the Vancouver Vice hockey series.
Melanie Ting lives and writes near the ocean in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Her first hockey romance was inspired by the intense competition and crazy party atmosphere of 2010 Olympics. Her hobbies include cheering on losing hockey teams, hiking low mountains, and removing cat fur from her black wardrobe.
Jackie Wagner is better now, thanks. Her divorce is final, she’s taken up painting to relax, and best of all—her kids are doing fine. But when her ex-husband announces it’s time to sell the house, Jackie scrambles to find enough money so her kids can stay in the same neighbourhood they’ve grown up in. The problem is that her résumé is pretty dusty, and she has zero job skills other than being a wife and mother.
Then a plum job falls in her lap—furnishing an apartment for the new coach of the Vancouver Vice hockey team. Making a nice home is one thing she’s good at, and the job has potential. Then the coach walks in. He’s confident, good-looking and, oh dear God, wearing nothing but a towel. He’s the first guy she’s been attracted to in forever.
…and he doesn’t do relationships.
Leo Gauthier is driven. Becoming the new head coach of the AHL Vancouver Vice is the next step in his life plan. He’s on the fast track to becoming an NHL coach, as long as he keeps winning. So he lives and breathes hockey for seventy hours a week. Everything comes second to his career except his young daughter. After a painful divorce, he prefers not to let the women in his life get too close, especially not a hot single mother.
But beyond the physical attraction, Jackie’s vulnerability pulls at him, making him question his arm’s length policy. Can two people with such complicated pasts find a future together?
This is the third book in the Vancouver Vice hockey series, but each book can be read as a standalone sports romance.
Elaine Salang had her heart broken once. So she’s determined that from now on, career will come first: her job, her school, and her volunteer work at a cat shelter. Being stuck all day at a calendar photo shoot with a bunch of rowdy hockey players is not her idea of fun, but it will save the shelter.
When Marty and Elaine meet, sparks fly—in one direction anyway. Marty falls hard for both Elaine and a spunky little rescue cat. But when he finally gets a date with Elaine, he blows it. What will it take for Marty to get a second chance? Nothing less than the combined efforts of his whole team—plus Knightley the cat—will help big Marty to score off the ice.
This novella is book four in the Vancouver Vice Hockey series, but can be read as a standalone romance.
Hockey is my life. And it's a great one. There's an endless line of women, and I get to hang with my best friend Oli. Everything is perfect until she shows up. Oli's twin sister, Flynn...hates my guts. I don't blame her. I'm part of one of the worst nights of her life.
Now she's next door and seeing her every day is killing me slowly. I wonder if we can ever get back to being friends. The way she looks at me sometimes, well, let's just say my hockey stick isn't the only thing that's feeling hard these days.
But if she finds out the secrets I'm keeping, forgiveness will be the last thing on her mind.
Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, Alyssa is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way money can’t buy.
Maybe Alyssa recognizes some of the same characteristics in Brody that she sees in her homeless wards. Or maybe she just sees his struggle to surface from the darkness, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.
When secrets are uncovered, Brody has to decide if he’s going to give in to the darkness or accept the light that Alyssa offers him.
Beira, the Mother of Gods and Queen of Winter, has grown tired and lonely. After millennia of living on her own, she decides it's time to create the perfect lover. But while Colan might look like the man of her dreams, he's not falling in love with her as she'd planned. Can she change his mind or has it all been for nothing?
This tragic prequel to the bestselling reverse harem series Daughter of Winter tells the story of Wynter's parents. It's a stand-alone novella that can be enjoyed without having read the other books in series.
The Daughter of Winter Series
#0 Prequel: Mother of Gods
#1 Winter Princess
#1.5 Spin-off: Demon's Revenge
#2 Winter Heiress
#3 Winter Queen
#4 Winter Goddess
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Violet Strider is fleeing the past. She has a new start, new identity, and is hiding a big secret. Matt and Vi are a classic case of opposites attract, but neither expects the attraction to extend beyond a few hot trysts, especially Vi. Only her heart isn't listening, and her head is following her heart down a path of no return. As Vi grows closer to Matt and his boys, she fears her secret could rip them apart.
Relationships are built on trust, and Vi's house of cards is about to take a tumble. Can Vi confront her past and finally put it behind her, while earning Matt's forgiveness?
KEYWORDS: Sports Romance, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Hockey Romance, Single Dad, Redemption, Opposites Attract
When Miranda Callahan’s father, principle owner and hands-on dictator of the Georgia Knights, has a heart attack, the responsibility to make the team an independent success becomes solely hers. Though everyone expects her to fail in her new role, Miranda is determined to take her team to the top and earn her father's love and respect on the way. The only other obstacle is the League's consultant – a secret crush from her past – the man trying to take over the team, and the one person who can save them all.
He wants revenge…
LUCAS WAINRIGHT is a turnaround consultant, hired by the League to save the Knights and so many other teams – only this time it’s personal; before being ousted by Seamus Callahan, Lucas' family had been the owners of the team. Now, he has the perfect opportunity to regain his rightful position with the Knights, if he’s willing to suppress his scruples and his attraction to Miranda Callahan.
Can Miranda and Lucas let go of old grudges and hold on to their new love?