Stella Hart is the hottest thing in country music. For ten years, she’s been Nashville’s darling. She’s pure, sweet, and a positive role model in an industry rife with scandals, sex, and sequins. Men want to own her, women want to be her—everyone wants a piece of her, and Stella? Well, she wants out.
As the center for the Calgary Crushers, Van Ross isn’t afraid of the spotlight, but he doesn’t much like it either. Despite his reputation as a player, the NHL’s bad boy lives for only two things: the game, and his younger brother. That’s why when he comes across a country music superstar seeking refuge at his home in the Canadian Rockies, he’s not too happy with the media shitstorm this surprise houseguest brings.
With a nationwide manhunt, paparazzi dogging their every move, producers of a reality TV show baying for blood, and a record label desperate to see their “good girl” returned safely home, Van and Stella’s lives are snowballing out of control.
While Van would like nothing more than to show the purest of them all how well he handles his er ... stick, Stella is no puck bunny. Nor is she as innocent as she’d have the world believe.
With chemistry like theirs, tension runs high on and off the ice, but the end game is the same for both players: line up the puck, take the shot, and score. If only their hearts understood the play.
Puck fame and fortune.
Puck right and wrong.
Excerpt . . .
I glare at him. “Oh my god.”
“Which is it, eh? Option A or B?”
I bite my lip. It wouldn’t be the absolute worst thing to answer the question, would it? I mean, it’s not as if I’m actually going to do it.
Whether I want him to know the truth or not, the words tumble out anyway. “B. It’s only polite, right?”
His head falls back against the pillow with a groan. “Jesus, fuck. I think I just came.”
I lift the sheet and check, mostly because I want to sneak another peek at his body. “Nope, still hard as ever. I’m not really sure how that proves your point though.”
“Oh, I’ll give you my point. I’ll hammer it home nice and deep.” Van flexes his hips. The sheets strain against his hard form, and I have half a mind to straddle him and find out just how nice and deep he means. Instead, I roll my eyes and toss my pillow at him. He groans, his whole body tensing up.
“Oh my god, I’m so sorry.”
A beat passes. He doesn’t say anything—just grunts as he tosses the pillow aside. A deep furrow is etched on his brow. “I think you need to kiss it better.”
“Where does it hurt?”
“Right here,” Van says, grabbing his junk through the sheet.
“You’re an animal. You know that, right?” I clamber out of bed and steal an afghan off the nearby chair to wrap myself in as I stalk to the door.
“Later, cuddle bunny,” he calls. I turn and give him the finger, and he erupts into laughter as I hurry down the hall and slam my bedroom door closed behind me.
About the Author . . .
Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.
A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.
A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?
PUBLISHED TITLES TO DATE
Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series #1)
Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown Series #2)
Greetings from Sugartown (Sugartown Series #3)
Now Leaving Sugartown (Sugartown Series #4)
Sugartown: The Collection
REVELRY (Taint #1)
KICK (Savage Saints MC #1)
TANK (Savage Saints MC #2)
Toward the Sound of Chaos
Harley & Rose
The Way Back Home
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