Title: Puck Love
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Sports Romance
Cover Design: Ben Ellis, BE Designs
Photo: Eric Battershell
Model: Kaz Vanderwaard
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Stella Hart is the hottest thing in country music. For ten years, sheâs been Nashvilleâs darling. Sheâs 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 herâeveryone wants a piece of her, and Stella? Well, she wants out.
As the center for the Calgary Crushers, Van Ross isnât afraid of the spotlight, but he doesnât much like it either. Despite his reputation as a player, the NHLâs bad boy lives for only two things: the game, and his younger brother. Thatâs why when he comes across a country music superstar seeking refuge at his home in the Canadian Rockies, heâs 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 âgood girlâ returned safely home, Van and Stellaâs 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 sheâd 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.
I creep into the room, wincing when my foot hits a creaky floorboard. I still, just inches from the bed, paralyzed by fear. When he doesnât move, I slowly pull back the covers and slip beneath them, easing my head onto the pillow beside his. Vanâs arm automatically wraps around me and pulls me closer. I donât know if heâs still asleep, and I donât much care because . . . cuddles. Itâs toasty and warm in his embrace, and I snuggle in.
Van takes a deep breath in through his nose. âThere she is.â
âThis doesnât mean anything.â
âSure it doesnât,â he mumbles, in possibly the sexiest sleep-roughened voice Iâve ever heard.
âMy fireâs gone out. Thatâs the only reason Iâm here right now.â
âDo you want me to come light it again?â
I pause for entirely too long. âNo. Youâre way hotter.â
He chuckles. âThan fire?â
âShut up. You know what I mean.â
âIâm not really sure I do. I think Iâm going to need you to spell it out for me, snuggle bunny,â he murmurs, his warm breath ruffling my hair. Oh, Iâll spell it out, alright. I stretch my toes back and poke him with them. He jerks away, and I plant both of my feet on his warm legs and chortle as he shrieks like a little girl.
I snuggle closer, my body spooned by his much larger one, and a beat passes in silence. âStill doesnât mean anything.â
âIf I say it doesnât mean anything, will you shut up?â
âIf I say it doesnât mean anything, will you blow me?â
âOh my god, Van.â I attempt to squirm out of his grasp, but he pulls me closer and buries his nose in my hair. He sighs loudly.
âRelax, Iâm just kidding. Sort of.â
âGo to sleep, hockey hero.â
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.The Way Back Home
Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Readerâs 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 â¦ because whatâs a happily ever after without a little torture?
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