Author: Alicia Hunter Pace

Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey write together as Alicia Hunter Pace. Stephanie lives in Jasper, Alabama. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, civil war history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean lives in Decatur, AL, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer.

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High Stick: Jarrett - Nashville Sound Book 3

High Stick: Jarrett
  • Number: B074ZJNF6S
  • Release: 2018-02-05
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Two twentysomethings struggle to let go of their idea of a perfect world on and off the ice in this emotional third book in the Nashville Sound series.

Ambitious, smart, and straightlaced, Nashville Sound forward Jarrett MacPherson is determined to walk in the footsteps of his All-American hockey-playing grandfather. He prides himself on doing the right thing above all, with ethics so sharp they could cut the heart out of a saint.

Hard-working Merry Sweet toils by day in a paper shop and coffee bar in Sound Town and at night at the arena, cleaning, selling concessions, and taking tickets. Jarrett notices and admires Merry’s determination and believes her when she says she needs money for law school, even offering to help solve her financial problems.

When she refuses him, his esteem for her only grows. But when the public catches wind of their budding relationship, a surprising secret from Merry’s past comes to light. Now, Jarrett must decide if he’ll let his image take precedence over his heart and cost him the chance at something perfectly real.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Slap Shot: Bryant - Nashville Sound Book 2

Slap Shot: Bryant
  • Number: B072QB2KWP
  • Release: 2017-10-23
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Two deeply scarred souls struggle with forbidden feelings in this heartfelt second novel in the Nashville Sound series.

Life has taught defenseman Bryant Taylor never to look back and never to get serious about a woman. His ill, pregnant wife died while he was off playing an away game, leaving him—and both their families—heartbroken. Jokes and puck bunnies are his style now, and he’s sticking to it.

Gabriella Charbonnet has idolized her brother Emile since he rescued her from their violently abusive father when she was eleven—and he’s supported her ever since. He even agreed to play for the Sound so that she could apprentice as a pastry chef in nearby Beauford, Tennessee.

When Bryant and Gabriella find themselves thrown together at a society fundraiser, sparks fly. But Gabriella wants nothing to do with hockey players, aside from her brother, who just so happens to be Bryant’s best friend. The first rule of the bro code? Don’t mess with sisters.

There are plenty of reasons why starting a relationship would be all kinds of wrong, yet walking away from each other doesn’t prove to be as easy as they thought.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Face Off: Emile - Nashville Sound Book 1

Face Off: Emile
  • Number: B071NZSNCW
  • Release: 2017-07-24
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace launches a brand-new sports romance series, Nashville Sound, featuring some fan favorites finding true love.

Emile Giroux has vowed he will be everything his stepfather is not: cultured, charming, sophisticated, and—above all else—a rich, successful NHL star. One of the top goalies in the league, the French Canadian strives for more, still haunted by his troubled childhood.

Amy Callahan was a freelance professional organizer until an ambitious, domineering boyfriend took over her life and cleaned out her bank account. Once indispensable to the stars, Amy now finds herself with no money, no house, no phone, and nowhere to go.

When Emile finds Amy literally kicked to the curb, he seizes his latest chance to rescue a damsel in distress—only Amy doesn’t want to play that game. In fact, she’s determined to put men on ice in her life permanently. Can they find a way to let love win?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Misbehaving in Merritt - Crossroads

Misbehaving in Merritt
  • Number: B01IAA3NBY
  • Release: 2016-07-18
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Love's crossroads converge when Beauford, Tennessee, meets Merritt, Alabama, in this charming new series by USA Today best-selling author Alicia Hunter Pace.

Dr. Maxwell Ellis Buchanan IV had wealth and privilege, a flourishing career, and perfect parents. Then his life suddenly skidded into a tailspin, and his lead foot landed him in hot water. Too many speeding tickets means Max must volunteer his time at Merritt's local arts center. Even worse? He'll report to Audrey Evans, the gorgeous new woman in town who just flat out turned him down for a date.

Audrey's fought hard to rise above her rough childhood and achieve her dreams. When a terrible attack robbed her of her job as an ESPN reporter, she retreated to Merritt, with its slower pace and kindly townsfolk, to figure out her next path. The last thing she expects is for it to lead to an arrogant golden boy like Max.

Yet as they work together to support their new community, Max and Audrey find surprising common ground and a chemistry that leaves them breathless. They soon discover that starting over might just be the best way to get to where you always belonged.


Healing Beau - The Brothers of Beauford Bend

Healing Beau
  • Number: B0195QVMWO
  • Release: 2015-12-21
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Handsome and accomplished Ranger SGT Beau Beauford knows that deep down he's never been anything but a screw-up. He caused the deaths of his parents and sister, deceived his adoring brothers, and recklessly destroyed his career. With nothing left to lose, he retreats home to Beauford Bend . . . only to promptly impregnate his best and oldest friend.

Christian Hambrick, owner of Firefly Hall Plantation B&B, is made of guts, steel, and plain good sense, except for that lifelong torch she's held for Beau. When he reached out to her, clearly in need, she gave him everything.

Now Beau insists on marriage, but he's withholding his heart, insisting it's not worth much anyway. However, Christian isn't settling for second best - not for herself or Beau. If she has to take on the whole Beauford family and wage full-scale war on Beau's past to prove him wrong, so be it.

Don't miss this satisfying and emotional conclusion to the Beauford Bend series!


Reforming Gabe - The Brothers of Beauford Bend

Reforming Gabe
  • Number: B00TIY2ZPW
  • Release: 2015-02-16
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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The world loved Heisman trophy winner and two-time Super Bowl champion Gabe Beauford - until he blew it and cost San Antonio the chance to make history. Now his brother's wedding back in Beauford Bend offers the perfect hideout.

Neyland MacKenzie has a passion for jewelry making and a hatred for football. Neither is working out very well. With sales down, it's getting harder to pay the rent or buy new materials, and she can't escape the notoriety of being the daughter of the beloved Beauford high school coach.

Still, when Gabe walks into her shop looking like a cross between a GQ model and a Viking warrior and picks out the most expensive piece in her case, Neyland refuses to sell to him. Everybody knows he sends women jewelry as kiss-off gifts, and her art will not be part of that, even if Gabe does have the bluest eyes in Tennessee.

Gabe has never been one to walk away from a challenge, especially when he needs a distraction - and most especially when that challenge has legs that would stop a locomotive. But if Neyland tackles his heart, could it cost him another ring?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Nickolai's Noel - The Brothers of Beauford Bend

Nickolai's Noel
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00PMIGZF4
  • Release: 2014-12-01
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Born an orphan in Russia, Nashville Sound center Nickolai Glazov never knew the warmth of a big family. Luckily, at age six, his talent for hockey was discovered. Now, with a multitude of championship titles, a berth on the 2014 Russian Olympic team, and plenty of puck bunnies to warm his bed on cold nights, he's not wasting his energy crying over his lack of roots. Even if he wouldn't mind a special someone to come home to . . .

Artisan quilt maker Noel Verden, on the other hand, has so many roots they're threatening to strangle her. Her family depends on Noel for everything, from talking them through using the television remote to deciphering the telephone bill—all from 200 miles away. She loves them, but wishes they were more self-sufficient and would stop trying to force her to close her quilt shop in Beauford, Tennessee, to move back home to Kentucky. If only she had the strength and power to stand up to her family . . .

A chance meeting and a snowy ice storm bring this unlikely pair together on the most enchanting day of the year, and a special connection flares between them. But when the ice melts, will the magic disappear too?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Secrets Gone South

Secrets Gone South
  • Number: B00I31XZWI
  • Release: 2014-02-24
  • Author: Alicia Hunter Pace
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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No matter how many critics call him an artisan or how much money people are willing to pay for his handcrafted furniture, Will Garrett will always be the son of a drunk from Mill Town. Though he has admired Dr. Arabelle Avery ever since his teenage busboy days at the Merritt County Club, he has no aspirations where she is concerned. A boy from across the tracks doesn’t go calling on a state senator’s daughter. But he is stoic about all that. He has his work and the home he built with his own hands in the woods where he draws his strength and serenity.

At one time, life was easy for Arabelle Avery. She was smart and pretty, with her sister-in-law and cousin as best friends. When her sister-in-law wrapped her car around a tree, Arabelle was devastated. The day her brother remarried was a hard day, and going to Will Garrett’s arms for the comfort was unexpected but easy. When she finds herself pregnant and hears, incorrectly, that Will is engaged, she flees to Switzerland to lick her wounds and have her baby. Desperate to do the best thing for her child, she allows her cousin to adopt him - a decision she immediately regrets.

When a twist of fate reunites Arabelle with her child, she moves home to Merritt, where she is determined to keep her secret and raise her child in peace. But once Will gets a look at his son and guesses the truth, Arabelle’s life spins out of control.

Can they find the path to what’s best for their son - and each other?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Book Library

  • High Stick: Jarrett High Stick: Jarrett
  • Slap Shot: Bryant Slap Shot: Bryant
  • Face Off: Emile Face Off: Emile
  • Misbehaving in Merritt Misbehaving in Merritt
  • Healing Beau Healing Beau
  • Reforming Gabe Reforming Gabe
  • Nickolai's Noel Nickolai's Noel
  • Secrets Gone South Secrets Gone South