Author: Melody Heck Gatto
Series: Renegades #6
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports
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Is it true that love overcomes all?
He was one of the star goalies on the Renegades, best buddies with Dom Zanetti - also a goalie, he was carefree and always smiling.
She was Hailee’s best friend, an ice skating instructor in her spare time and owner of a pet salon. She worked hard for what she wanted out of life, she earned her own way in life.
Kaden O’Conner and Alison Bishop met by chance when Dom was still trying to woo Hailee back. They’ve been hot and heavy ever since. Exclusive without ever actually saying they were exclusive, but every second of their romance was pure fun. Kaden was never a one-woman kind of guy, but there was something about being with Ali that had him sure he didn’t want anyone else.
Reality catches up with them and drops a bombshell in their lap. Ali chooses to handle it with poise and grace, or like a boss, as she says. Kaden doesn’t. On the heels of their lives being turned upside down, Kaden’s life takes another hit, and it inadvertently becomes his major focus.
After everything working to keep them apart, were they still meant to be together? Can they reconcile and deal with their life changing issue as a couple?
Title: Shootout Save
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Author: Melody Gatto Heck
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Coach Walker blew the whistle loudly and tapped a stick on the boards as he skated around to center ice. “Zanetti! Looking good. O’Conner – are you sleep walking out here? Get your ass in gear or ride the bench! Morris, partner with Luc, and Kris, you partner with Hall.”
Kaden stood at his net, sprayed water on his face and then into his mouth. His eyes stung from the sweat dripping into them and his muscles ached. Coach was right, he was moving in slow motion today. He had no one to blame but himself. His legs were fatigued from so much off-ice activity the last few days.
“Laps!” Coach blew the whistle
Ugh, Kaden groaned. I need to focus a little more on taking care of myself and a little less on getting laid. This shit isn’t working. He wondered if it was possible to just sleep next to Ali sometimes. He’d rather try then not be beside her at all. An empty bed was cold and lonely and not something he looked forward to.
“C’mon O’Conner! Laps mean you too.” Coach beckoned.
Kaden joined the line circling around the outside of the rink, falling to the back of it with Dom. It wasn’t easy to skate laps with all the heavy goalie equipment on, but speed wasn’t a concern. You just had to do it.
“I hate these fucking laps.” Dom grumbled through his mask.
“I know. If I took these pads off, I’d run circles around these fools.” Kaden teased.
“Hey, who you calling a fool?” Tyler surprised him from behind, giving him a soft tap on his leg pad with his stick.
“You up for lunch after this, K?” Dom asked.
“Sure, if I survive!”
“Bunnies keeping you up at night again, Kaden?” Harrison, one of the younger guys commented smugly as he skated by.
“Hey, watch your mouth!” Kaden snapped. Ali was not a bunny. And for the first time in his life, he didn’t want the guys to get the wrong idea.
“Relax hot-shot, your rep proceeds you, so I just thought…” The young player shrugged and offered a weak form of regret before taking off to race one of the other guys.
“Ali isn’t a bunny.” He grunted, sure his comment disappeared into his mask.
“Ignore them, Kaden. Those young guys are new to this. They don’t know anything about you and Ali. And they don’t know when to keep their mouth shut.” Dom rounded the end of the rink with Kaden following behind. They joined the other guys at the bench and took a breather.
Kaden turned and was face to face with Harrison who made the ‘bunny’ comment. “Look, O’Conner, I didn’t mean nothin’ by that comment. I just thought, I mean, I’ve heard the stories and seen the pics…”
“I really don’t care what you meant. And I really don’t give a shit what you’ve seen. I’m done with bunnies. Got it? And it’s none of your damn business anyway.” He wanted to say more, defend Ali’s honor or something, but practice continued.
“Line up, ladies! Scrimmage time.” Coach blew the whistle and the team dispersed.
As much as he tried to ignore the comments from Harrison, they got to him. The younger guys avoided him as much as possible the rest of the morning, which was for the best. According to the rumor mill, Kaden had a temper, they obviously heard that about him too. Damn rumor mill was going to cause him issue someday, but not today. He was just happy the young-guns were backing off.
Until You is a short, sweet and sexy read about falling in love and healing old wounds. It is a prequel in The Renegades series about Sam Morris and Trina Kidd.
Trina never imagined she’d end up in bed with a hot surfer dude when she set out for a quiet getaway from the chaos that was her life. Her family meant well, but they were smothering her. She needed to get away.
The beach was her escape. It was her retreat away from the mess her life had become. Being there did something magical to her. It slowed her pulse, it captivated her senses, it took away all her stress. The soft lapping of the waves, the heat of the sun and the welcoming sand molding around her feet; it was her paradise.
Her drop dead gorgeous neighbor wasn’t too bad either. Dirty blond hair, sparkling blue eyes and a panty dropping smile. That sexy smile made her feel like a nervous schoolgirl. Being close to him was the first she had felt alive in a long time. Her life has been hell the past year. She felt fortunate to come out the other side unscathed. Now it was time for her to take time and regroup.
One night with Sam was a perfect distraction. A distraction that she needed more than she knew. Trina found herself wrapped up in his charm and good looks. He was handsome and genuine in every way that she needed right now. He was an adventure that she desperately needed in her life. Unfortunately, her personal demons threatened to keep her from true happiness. It might be time for her and her dog Toby to run again.
Sam was a professional hockey player from the west coast. He had a rough season riddled with injuries and couldn’t shake the stink of not even coming close to being in the playoffs. He needed to get away. He needed to clear his head before he embarked on a summer of family obligations. Hiding out on the east coast with his dog sounded like a good place to start. A nice quiet, peaceful beach vacation. Until he met Trina.
The moment he laid eyes on her he was smitten. Sam hadn’t crushed on a girl like this since junior high. That one night changed everything. He knew what his life had been missing: her. Trina was more than one night stand material. She was a woman that deserved love and devotion. He wanted to give that to her and wasn’t going to leave without her.
Happily ever after? Not on Kat Torella’s radar. She didn’t believe in it, at least not for her. More to the point, she wasn’t sure she was even built for love. Cautious where her heart is concerned, Kat instead focuses on her career as sports reporter for the local paper.
But when she meets him, Kat throws caution to the wind. After all, what girl wouldn’t want to spend a steamy night with her all-time NHL crush? Especially one with mesmerizing chocolate brown eyes, a swoon worthy smile, and shaggy sex hair.
Kris Lafleur, sexy star defenseman for the Pittsburgh Renegades ice hockey team has spent the last year dedicating himself to the game while getting over a disastrous relationship. A hopeless romantic, deep down Kris longs for a girl who is attracted to him and not his bank account.
After their sexy night together, Kat tries to make a graceful exit. After all, she knows there’s no happily ever after to see here. A guy like Kris Lafleur would never see a future with someone like her. But Kris has other ideas and he’s determined not to let Kat walk out of his life. His heart insists she’s the real deal, and he wants her, baggage and all.
While Kat battles her insecurities, Kris contends with interference from a well-meaning teammate who wants to save him from being burned again. And when it looks like history is repeating and trust is called into play, will their love be strong enough to survive?
One year ago, Gia Torella made a huge mistake. After several glasses of champagne at her sister’s wedding she hooked up with Patrick Dubois, the most imposing hockey player on the Pittsburgh Renegades professional hockey team — both on the ice and off. But she vowed to forget that brief encounter, even if her body remembers all the wild and incredible things they did that night. She’s moved on from Patrick, and her solid, dependable boyfriend is proof of that.
But Patrick has never forgotten their one night of passion. Even though she’s the girlfriend of Tyler Kidd, his team’s captain and therefore completely off-limits, all he can think about is her curvy body, her bubbly personality, and the way she screamed out his name during the best sex he’s ever had. Since their night together, he’s given up on the puck bunnies, the partying, and the random hook-ups, and he’s willing to become the man she needs.
They both know it’s wrong, but they’re drawn to each other in a whirlwind of passion. Can Patrick convince Gia that he has really changed into someone she could depend upon… and that sometimes love is worth the penalty for Unsportsmanlike Conduct?
The star player. The chosen one. Tyler Kidd ruled the hockey league. He was driven hard by a hatred for losing. Yet behind his on ice persona he was damaged. Betrayed by the one he loved, he battled his demons with alcohol and women. One fueled the other and spiraled out of control. Losing his spot on the team was not on Tyler’s agenda, until it was. Faced with ruining his career, he had one chance to make things right and not lose the one thing he lived for. Hockey.
Charged with taking hold of Tyler’s career, Paige Martin never dreamed her new job as Renegades PR assistant meant cleaning up after his mistakes. She never imagined she would see a side of him he showed to no-one. And she definitely never thought she’d end up in his bed.
She was everything he never knew he needed and he was everything she knew she should never touch. Lines blur, careers are on the line. But what happens when you have no other choice than playing the game?
This is a cute holiday story about Rylee Davis.
Rylee has sad things in her life that she needed to overcome, she’s put it off for too many years. Holding on to a past love and missing her Grandfather was making the holidays harder than she expected. The enchanted spirit of Christmas plays a part in helping her find what she needs to finally move on. From Saint Nick to reindeer and jingle bells, Rylee’s story is one magical tale.
Nick is the General Manager of the Renegades. He’s tall, dark and handsome. His looks were not lost on Rylee and his impeccable manners intrigued her. The holiday season had her wondering if what she thought was an accidental meeting wasn’t really a gift from Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick?
Love can be the best trophy and the sweetest consolation prize. Shutout is the story of Dominic Zanetti (Renegades goalie) and Hailee Valentine.
Dominic is flirty, swoon-worthy and tattooed. He’s only ever truly loved one woman – Hailee – the one that got away. But that was a lifetime ago. She left a scar on his heart so deep that no bunny would ever fill it. No girl measured up to his Hailee – not that he wanted anyone to. If he was lucky enough to find her again, he wasn’t going to let her go so easily.
Hailee is stubborn, talented, tattooed, and not the kind of woman to let a man take care of her. She refuses to sit in the kitchen and bake pies for anyone. She is her own woman and plans to stay that way. That’s why she had to leave Dominic all those years ago. Hailee kept herself hidden away in a hockey-free bubble, avoiding all aspects of the game and eliminating the possibility of running into him. Her heart missed Dominic, but her brain knew that she couldn’t be what he needed. It was just better this way. She had her own dreams and wasn’t about to give up on them, even if it meant giving him up.
When all things in her life finally start to fall neatly into place, one thing is still missing. Dominic.
Dominic was used to shutting out teams on the ice, but didn’t like being shutout by her. Hailee already had his heart, all she had to do was take down the walls she built, and stop playing games.