Book Title: Cold as Ice
Author: Charlene Groome
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
The Warriors take to the ice again in Charlene Groome’s sensational series about hockey players and the women who love them. But the team’s new addition may have to work for a warm welcome… Defenseman Devin Miller has bounced from team to team and city to city, but he’s finally ready to settle down—professionally and personally. The Warriors seems like the perfect fit. Now all he needs is the right woman to start a family with—and he’s willing to put in the practice to find her. Sports anchor Carla Sinclair already doesn’t like Vancouver’s hot new acquisition. So when she’s persuaded to interview him, she’s not prepared for the chemistry between them. But though Devin seems eager to show Carla his moves—on and off the ice—he keeps his personal life off-limits. Frustrated by him in more ways than one, Carla decides to track down Devin’s secrets on her own—and soon must decide if their attraction is worth the hit to her fragile heart…
“So, Devin, what do you want from me?” He glances down at his almost empty beer. “If you want an interview, I want a night out with you. Show me the city.” She burst out laughing. “You have teammates for that,” she says, staring at his prickly chin. “Ask one of the guys.” “I plan to stay here for a while. I need to know about the city I’m playing in.” “Do you do this in every city you play in? Get a chaperone to show you around?” “No, this is the first.” He looks up at her and their eyes meet. For a second, Carla can barely breathe, mesmerized by his seductive eyes, so dark they make her heartbeat carry on with double rhythm. She swallows hard. “For some reason I don’t believe that.” “Believe it! Do you have a hard time meeting friends?” “No.” “Then it shouldn’t be a problem if we get to know each other.” She stares at him, contemplating. “That can’t happen.” “Why not?” “Because…” She’s stumped. “Because it can’t.” “You don’t think I’m good enough for the team, do you?” “I didn’t say that!” “You implied.” He looks at his glass and then at her. “I know how you feel about me.” “I don’t know what I said.” She tries to recall her last newscast. “It’s not what you said, it’s what you want.”
I write contemporary romance that are modern -sexy heroes and strong minded heroines- with satisfying endings. I have combined my love of ice hockey with romantic stories. I live on the west coast of British Columbia with my husband, three children and our Yellow Lab.