Susan Scott Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. She lives in Philadelphia with her very own Superhero and spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is. In addition to writing romances, she is also a professional voiceover artist and enjoys lending her voice to a wide range of projects. Her favorite things include running, sports, hard rock, and old Hollywood movies.
Originally featured in the USA TODAY bestselling Hot on Ice: A Hockey Anthology.
Rod Fraser should be on top of the world--his hockey team just won the Cup. But as the backup goaltender, he didn't see any ice time during the playoffs, and the victory felt hollow. Now a free agent, he's hoping for a starting job with another team, but prospects aren't looking good. He returns home to Holiday, NY to wait for news and to bring the Cup to his hometown. When he sees his best friend's sister, who he's had a thing for forever, and who is now single, nothing can hold him back from pursuing her heart.
Arielle Charton returned to Holiday eight months earlier, to rebuild her life and mend a broken heart. The shy artist can't believe that Rod, her first crush, wants her too. But as drawn to him as she is, can she learn to trust again? Her heart wants to say yes, but her brain says no. Given his history of jumping from interest to interest, she's afraid she's the next new thing and he'll drop her when the thrill has worn off. She can't afford--literally or emotionally--to allow another man to distract her from her goals.
Rod has made his living making impossible saves but it's going to take a huge play to convince Arielle that she's won his heart.
Too steamy for the penalty box...
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The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they'd do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They'd only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year's Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.
When the gloves come off, she's worth the penalty...
Physical therapist Annie Davidson is great at her job but unlucky when it comes to love. She's just out of a bad relationship. A really bad relationship. All she can do is focus on work...that is until she runs into professional hockey player Alec O'Meara. She's a touch insecure and doesn't understand why he's interested in her.
Despite being one of the biggest players on the team, right wing Alec O'Meara prefers finesse over force. After the tragic death of his wife, he likes to keep things loose on and off the ice. But the red-headed Annie challenges his beliefs and makes him think about taking their relationship to the net.
The passion and fun they share is addicting and makes them long for more. But her insecurities that she's not good enough, and his anxiety over a long-term commitment will keep them apart, unless they can find a way to break through the defenses they've built around their hearts.
Actress Gemma Norwood and professional baseball player Adam Hudson are thrown together four years after a gut-wrenching break-up. Far away from the glitter of Hollywood and the trappings that accompany a high-profile, major league star, they meet in the small town in the Catskills where they first fell in love.
Adam, sidelined by an injury that's left him questioning whether he can continue to play, longs to return to the sport he loves and Gemma, weary of small roles in low-budget films, isn't sure if her heart still lies in making movies. After one kiss, rekindling their relationship is all that matters.
A second chance with a first love, with a true love, means everything, and this time, nothing will stand in their way.
But as the start of baseball season draws near, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Gemma threatens to tear them apart again. The warm glow of a happily-ever-after seems as impossible as starting a fire in a snowstorm.
Fans of small-town romance, winter tales with heat and heart, sports, and second chances will love this reunited lovers novella.
A satisfying category romance from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint…
Mr. Perfect has found his kind of trouble...
Professional hockey player Zac Elliott is in top form. He's having the best season of his career, the local fans can't get enough of him, and he's in the middle of the most successful contract negotiations of his career. When the sexy little spark between Zac and the team owner's daughter blazes to life, no matter how forbidden, he can't resist.
Philanthropist Heather Ryan can't keep her hands off of Zac. If her father finds out, it could end Zac's career and ruin her reputation. What they share is deeply passionate and intensely private...until the press exposes their illicit relationship.
Now the fans have viciously turned against Heather, Zac's game is faltering, and even his team has deserted him. The only way out of the penalty box is for Zac to play hockey like life—and love—depends on it...