Holly Evans is intelligent, educated and crazy about sports – so how did she end up prancing about in a miniskirt and teasing her hair like some broadcasting bimbo? Of course, since she's already iced her journalistic integrity, Holly might as well indulge in a little fangirl lust for the ripped captain of Portland's hockey team.
Luke Maguire sees right through Holly's bunny disguise, and he's ready to pull her into the locker room and strip it all off. Then Holly discovers someone on the team is profiting from a little over/under betting. Suddenly her lusting for Luke is going head–to–head with her reporting instincts. And if she's caught offside, there's no telling what the penalty will be…
Sign up for recreational adult sports now!
Program: How to Drive Him Crazy
Instructional program for women unexpectedly facing the totally dishy guy from their past. Everyone welcome!
NHL coach Mark Diego's plan to spend his off-season volunteering in his hometown goes awry when he learns that not only is he coaching teenaged girls, but that the program is co-ordinated by energetic (and five-foot-two-inches of trouble) coordinator, Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend and the woman he could never stand to see dating any other guy.
But when their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry — they burn very, very hot! That'll just sweeten the victory. Because Mark only plays to win. And with Rainey, he's planning on playing very dirty indeed...
Hard body? Check. Awesome–night–in–the–sack potential? Check! Hayden Houston is breaking out of her good–girl mode. It's time for a one–night stand––and she's found just the man for the job! She spent her childhood being dragged from rink to rink by her hockey–coach father. Now Hayden craves stability. And she's determined to get it–after this one night....
When hockey star Brody Croft sees the sexy brunette at the bar, he's riveted. He's ready to shed his bad–boy ways and settle down. And after a mind–blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she's the one.
Now all he has to do is convince her...
A Perfect Strategy
Is there really life after hockey?
If there's one thing Scotty Matthews knows, it's hockey. Unfortunately, the former New Jersey Ice Cats captain isn't proving successful at life after hockey. His wife's left him and he's lost his post–ice job as a media commentator. All he's got now is a big empty show house.
If there's one thing Sapphire Houlihan knows, it's that she never wants to be tied down to anyone or anything ever again. Unfortunately for her, a wonderful one–weekend distraction with Scotty turns into something much more complicated… Because he's a guy who wants way more than one weekend.
A Texan's Christmas Baby
Making Him Sweat
She's hitting below the belt…
Round 1 In this corner is admittedly romantic Jenna Wilinski, who's inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business…provided she can take on the very intimidating–and wickedly hot–boxer who stands in her way!
Round 2 In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He's the only one who can protect his “home”–even if it is a little run–down–from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere…
Round 3 This matchup is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it…
Taking Him Down
Matchmaker Lindsey Tuttle always thought Rich Estrada was a whole lot of sexy. What's not to lust after? He's a gorgeous, flirty mixed martial arts fighter. When they find themselves heating up during an unexpected–and superintense–make–out session, Lindsey is ready…until Rich ends it with no explanation.
Now it's almost a year later, and Rich has a broken foot, which means a frustrating recovery back in Boston before his next fight. But this could be the perfect time for a rematch with a sexy little matchmaker…
There's no denying the chemistry between them. It's full–contact, no–holds–barred attraction…and only one can be on top!
A Man Of Honour
The Rules Of Play
The Fearless Maverick – Robyn Grady
Driven to succeed, Alex Wolfe's only desire is to win at all costs! A champion race–car driver, he lives like he drives – fast, reckless and always number one. But after a huge crash, with his racing career facing ruin, Alex must confront his biggest fear: failure.
Physio Libby Henderson is there to help him get back to fitness, and all Alex wants to do is get physical! Libby's dealt with more challenging things in life, but it's taking all of her professionalism to keep this stubborn playboy at bay!
Body Check – Elle Kennedy
Hayden Houston is breaking out of her good–girl mode. It's time for a one–night stand – and she's found just the man for the job! She spent her childhood being dragged from rink to rink by her hockey–coach father. Now Hayden craves stability. And she's determined to get it – after this one night...
When hockey star Brody Croft sees the sexy brunette at the bar, he's riveted. Brody's ready to shed his bad boy ways and settle down. And after a mind–blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she's the one. Now all he has to do is convince her...
Winning Ruby Heart – Jennifer Lohmann
Exposing world class athlete Ruby Heart's cheating scandal five years ago made reporter Micah Blackwell's career. Falling in love with her now could end it. Yet watching her determination to return to the top of her sport, he can't resist the woman she has become.
Working with Ruby to tell her story, Micah falls deeper under her spell. But at a crucial moment, his feelings for her conflict with his job – the very thing that once saved him. Now he must choose between his skyrocketing career and the unlikely love of a good woman...
A Game Between Friends
Winner Takes All
Tempted By The Sports Star
There's nothing I wouldn't do to play for the Brisbane Banshees in the new Women's Aussie Rules league. I think I've proved that given that I'm willing to put up with the coach being my ex, Tony. He may have stomped over my heart, but I've moved on, and I'm focused on my team. I don't need any men in my life–apart from Levi, of course, my roommate, and friend. And my saviour, now that I've corked my thigh in our first game, and need his sports massage skills to get me back on the field. What I feel when Levi touches me … is making things very complicated.
Darcy was always my best friend's girl–Tony's girl. Two years on and she still doesn't know how I've felt all this time. There's no way I'm leaving her in pain when I can fix her injury and get her back to playing the sport she loves. No matter how much touching her makes me want to make her mine at last. Finally, I've got a bit of hope–the last thing we need is Tony suddenly deciding he wants to take Darcy back after all…
Other books available in The Women of W.A.R. series: Game On by Nicola Marsh Long Game by Catherine Evans
A Whole New Ball Game
She thought she had her future sorted, but life has other plans...
Get the reference, get the job, get out of here: I know what I want. What I've always wanted. What I've been raised to want. The only thing standing between me and my dream overseas nursing job is a reference from my boss – and a very special little girl in the hospice care where I work who I just can't say goodbye to yet.
The last thing I need is Sawyer Benson, the AFL legend and an arrogant smile, coming in to visit the kids at the hospice and interfering with my life.
But when Emily tells me that girls can't play football, I know that I have to prove to her that girls can do anything they want. So Sawyer and I strike a bargain. I'll play his girlfriend when the camera's on, and off–camera he'll train me up for the Women's Aussie Rules league try–outs. Together we'll show Emily that girls are brave and strong and can do anything they dream of.
I still know what I want. I can walk away from footy and go back to my original plan. Football and arrogant smiles can't be my future.
One thing I need to decide for myself … am I playing to win, or playing for keeps?
Football is my passion. Right now, I have a chance to make my dream of being the best midfielder in the Women's Aussie Rules competition a reality. And soon I'll finish my studies and succeed in a role in sports management. For now, working in my dad's bar pays the bills. Even if he used to be a world–famous soccer legend and can't care less about Aussie Rules. I won't let anything get in my way. Not even the hot–as–hot one–night stand who, oh yes, just turned out to be Jaxon Flint, one of Australia's most successful sports agents … and he's offered me a job. We've agreed we have to forget about our attraction to both stay on the track we've laid out for ourselves. So why does the idea of being with Jaxon make me want to take the biggest risk of my life? It's game on.
I told her my name was Jack. She told me her name was Angel. But an angel she wasn't when I took her home for the most amazing night of my life. I picked her up in a sports bar … but I never expected her to turn out to be the rising star of the new Women's Aussie Rules football competition. Or a natural at handling ego–fuelled sports superstars. I knew Angie was someone I had to hire … and a star I would be lucky to represent. Those are both good reasons to stay away from her. And after the way I failed my sister, I know I should stay away from someone so driven to excel. So why can't I get it out of my head that I want to be everything to my Angel?
Other books available in The Women of W.A.R. series: Long Game by Catherine Evans Fair Game by Amy Andrews
I'm following one of my dreams … but do I dare to follow my heart?
One thing everyone in Grong Grong knows about me: it's always been my dream to play Aussie Rules Football. And now the Sydney Sirens are signing me for the new Women's Aussie Rules competition. I'm headed to Sydney. To stay with my brother's best friend. Quin. But here's one thing no–one in Grong Grong knows about me: how much I want Quin to see me as a woman, and take him for myself…
I knew as soon as she got a chance to play in the Women's Aussie Rules competition that Cress would be a star. I knew it made sense for her to come and stay with me, where I could protect her, show her the ropes–Watercress from Grong Grong, the little sister I never had. I never expected Cress–gorgeous, generous Cress–to shake me out of my rut. Now how am I ever going to go back to life without her around.
Other books available in The Women of W.A.R. series: Game On by Nicola Marsh Fair Game by Amy Andrews
In The Spotlight
A diva who lives for the spotlight, a sailor deeply in the closet, a love that will change them both
Ripley Malone is returning to Perth in triumph. A principal ballet dancer in a production that has critics raving, he is an unqualified success, and all the small–minded people that made his life hell can kiss his lycra–covered ass. But behind the makeup and the glitter and the costumes, Ripley is beginning to tire, tire of the competition, the drive, the endless parade of meaningless lovers.
For Pierce Lovell, joining the Navy was a way out of rural Victoria, but becoming a submariner comes with its own set of challenges. The close living quarters and long months away are awkward enough without adding any extra tension around his sexuality. The fear is probably in his head, but he isn't taking any chances with his career. He gets by on anonymous one–night–stands every time they come to shore and keeps his heart well–shielded. But one night with Ripley opens the tantalising possibility of more.
Through a mistake Ripley is injured. He can't dance. His wings are clipped and he crashes down and hits the earth hard. Pierce knows their affair can't possibly end in anything but heartache, but he can't stay away. As Ripley heals and reassesses his life, he is determined not to make the same mistakes again. That means letting someone see the vulnerable side of him. But vulnerability for Pierce could cost him everything