Have you seen our new release? Lattes & Slapshots is a new hockey romance about love, coffee, and hockey. Myself and Author Mary Smith co-authored this book. It was so much fun working with Mary, and without giving too much away, I do think that you should stay tuned for more Melody/Mary fun! Lattes &…
Did someone say hockey? I could’ve sworn I hear those words uttered as the sun was setting earlier than usual this evening. As I walked outside and that particular smell was in the air. You know the one. That scent that smells like the first day of school. I never like to rush summertime. Summer…
A new project from Melody Heck Gatto and Mary Smith – The Boise Grizzlies. Veronica Lansden’s model thin body and looks were what people thought she was all about as she traveled the world for her modeling career. In truth, Veronica’s dream was to open a bakery and fill people’s hearts and stomachs full of…
Blog Post by Melody Heck Gatto – Because it’s the Cup (and why June is AWESOME)
Talia never imagined that at almost forty years old, she’d be newly single again. Not to mention picking up a sexy young man at a Pittsburgh bar. What she thought was a one-night stand, turned into night after night of the best sex she’d ever had. Even the news that he was a teammate of her brother couldn’t extinguish the desire she had for Harrison. Somehow, he had made himself a permanent fixture in her bed and was slowly moving in on her heart. He fawned over her like no man ever had before, and she was loving the attention, but she wasn’t ready to give her heart away so easily. Not after what she just went through.
Harrison vowed off relationships. He was a self-proclaimed lifelong-bachelor. Talia was simply supposed to be a notch in his bedpost, a hook-up. But he was drawn to this woman with such an animal attraction. Typically, he never bedded the same woman twice, yet he couldn’t get enough of Talia.
At her age, she wasn’t looking for a new relationship. With Harrison, things quickly turned hot and heavy. She had her fun, and it was very fun, but now her divorce papers were finalized.
It was time to figure out what made her happy, put on her big-girl pants and start the next chapter of her life.
The only problem was, she knew exactly what made her happy – the one thing she shouldn’t want – Harrison.
This novella was previously published in the Hockey Holidays Anthology in November 2018.
Avery James was finally getting her life together after an ugly break-up. It had taken almost an entire year, but she could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Pink Ribbon Cupcakery was busy with orders for Christmas cookies, holiday cupcakes, and preparing for the local orphanage’s annual Christmas Eve party. She was enjoying the busy holiday season. When she came face to face with her one-night stand from last New Year’s Eve, her jolly mood came to a crashing halt. Literally.
In his brash, self-important, smug way, Kyler Wilson flirted his way into her life, her bakery, and her heart. Her brain wanted her to square off her shoulders and tell him that this was her bakery, and her rules, and that he could save the smooth-talking for some other girl, because she wasn’t ready to be hurt by love again. However, her heart seemed to be in charge. Her legs felt like they were going to crumble each time hockey-boy flashed a grin.
It wasn’t that she didn’t find him deliciously handsome and irresistible, but after being so vulnerable at the hands of her former fiancé, she never wanted to be in that position again. She’d be damned if she was going to swoon like a groupie. Even though tall, dark and handsome Kyler made her weak in the knees with every smoldering look. The deep rumble of his voice sent her heart a flutter. His kisses were pure heaven, and his rock-hard body had her craving more.
Kyler could see right through the sugary sweet baker. She wanted him. But then again, what girl didn’t? But unlike the usual bunnies that fell at his feet, she was one tough-cookie. And the challenge of breaking through that defensive outer shell was riveting. A year ago, a bottle of tequila helped him get a glimpse of the fun, and free-spirited Avery, and he was on a mission to find that girl again.