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An Irresistible Force

When Amanda Richardson was a teenager, she had a huge crush on hockey superstar, Chris Luczak. Now over a decade later, she walks into a boardroom and there he is—looking as hunky and confident as ever. But working with Chris is the least of her problems, since her family’s hockey team is in crisis mode.

Chris Luczak hated retiring from his one true love: hockey. He’s been going through the motions at head office, but now he’s been offered a real challenge. All he has to do is persuade the ownership of the Vancouver Vice that—given their current problems—their best option is to sell the team.

At first, all they do is argue. Amanda has a million reasons not to trust Chris, beginning with his reputation as a womanizing playboy. But she needs all the hockey knowledge inside that sculpted muscular body—not that she’s noticed, of course. And Chris realizes that the longer he puts off this deal, the more time he’ll get to spend with this fiery woman.

Can they work together to save the Vancouver Vice?

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The Tao of Hockey

After being picked in the first-round of the NHL draft, Eric Fairburn was in a car accident that destroyed his career. Now, five years later, he’s getting one last chance. If he can make the Vancouver Vice of the AHL, it could be the first step to making his hockey dreams come true. There are only two things standing in his way—the coach from hell and his own self-destructive ways.

The one talent he hasn’t lost is his way with women. So he’s surprised to be shot down by a mysterious woman he meets in a bar. Eric finds himself pursuing her when he should be focusing on hockey. Yet he’s drawn to her confidence and independence, believing that might be the key to fixing his own on-ice issues.
The Tao of Hockey is the first book in a new series about the Vancouver Vice. Find it here.

Straight Shootin' Book Reviews (reviewed by Maria Rose)
"There are some things that happen in the story, interesting twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and that definitely made this a real page turner for me."

Sweet & Spicy Reads (reviewed by Susan)
"Wow I loved this book, the characters are lovable and are a perfect fit for each other. Eric is not your typical jock, he's quite sensitive and falls hard. Josie is kickass!"

Hockey Is My Boyfriend series is complete!

Hockey Is My Boyfriend, Part Three

What if you had only loved two guys in your life—and then you got to choose? 

It’s crunch time for Kelly Tanaka. Now that she’s graduated, her life in competitive hockey is over and all she wants is a career that’s related to hockey. She’s going to have to start at the bottom, but before she can climb the first rung of the corporate ladder, her love life explodes.
James Frechette is playing in the NHL now. He has money, great teammates, and his choice of willing women. But what he really wants is the one person who got away.

 Phil Davidson has also graduated and wants to get his life in order. Travel and a good job are already checked off, so now he can focus on reuniting with the woman he’s loved forever. But he’ll have to battle some competition for that goal.

 Will Kelly decide that her first job is her priority? Will Phil get a chance to prove that first love is the best love? Or will James make good on his vow to win her back?

 Hockey Is My Boyfriend, Part Three is the concluding book in this trilogy about love, hockey, and a love of hockey. The only guarantee is a happy ending.

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From: Save Your Money For Books! 
"Lately, I feel like a lot of books I read start feeling the same. This was not the case with Hockey Is My Boyfriend. If you are looking for a fresh fun read I recommend investing your time in Kelly Tanaka's story! I gave this series 5 stars and can't wait for more from author, Melanie Ting!"

"The third book really threw me off guard about half of the way through. I won't give away why, but trust me, you will get thrown too. It ended exactly the way I wanted it to. And trust me, you will be satisfied too." 

"I was a big fan of Book's 1 and 2 because of Kelly's portrayal as a strong independent woman. The theme that sometimes a woman has to figure out things in her own life first before she's ready for a deep and fulfilling relationship really resonated with me." Sondra C 

From Goodreads:
"It's a hockey romance worth reading (did I mention that this author actually knows her stuff? I feel like other hockey romances lack the slang and real play-by-plays and just go straight to 'girl meets hot hockey player. Check out his stick *wink, wink*' As a fan, I definitely want more than that. In the Hockey is my Boyfriend series, you'll giggle, your face will heat up, and you get to read about HAWKEY." 
(Check out the original review, it has hilarious gifs!)

Hockey Is My Boyfriend, Part Two

Can a summer fling turn into real love?

From leaping a raging river to driving collegiate opponents into the boards, there is no physical challenge Kelly Tanaka won't take. But when it comes to love, she's running scared. Luckily for her, a job at a summer hockey camp is the last place she would expect to meet Mr. Right. Sure enough, from an overconfident ladies man to a tongue-tied nerd, all the guys here are Mr. Wrong. And there's no way she could be interested in a tall, muscular centreman who looks young and acts even younger. 

James Frechette has just been selected near the top of the NHL draft. He's completely confident about his hockey abilities, but when it comes to women, he's wiping out. The summer is his chance to hone his social skills. The problem is that there's only one girl at his hockey camp, and he really likes her—but so does every other instructor there. Can he overcome his awkwardness and convince Kelly to take a chance on him?

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Kate Willougby, author of the best-selling In The Zone hockey series:
I loved seeing what Kelly was up to in college. I adore her. She's one of my favourite characters. She's so funny. I love her confidence and self-awareness."

From Diane's Book Blog:
I continue to love this story. So many interesting things happened through the novel, and all of it seemed realistic. I cannot wait for the next book. If you enjoy contemporary sports romances, I highly recommend this series but start with book one, this series is best read in order and not skipping a book.

From Amazon:
"The sex scenes are a change of pace from the ones I've seen lately. There's no flowery prose or remarkable technique presented, but I was intrigued by their straightforward emotional rawness." Trix

    Hockey Is My Boyfriend, Part One

    What happens when ice meets heat?

    Kelly Tanaka dreams of playing hockey for a top university team and even winning a scholarship. To achieve that, she’ll need to focus hard and switch to a new competitive team. An initiation prank forces Kelly to kiss Nick Ericcson, a handsome blond hockey player. And that kiss leads to her first relationship and a host of other distractions.

    Phil Davidson is tall, dark, and irritated. He’s been Kelly’s best friend since they laced up skates together as kids. Although he’s had lots of girlfriends, he’s never forgotten Kelly’s promise that she would tell him when she was ready to date. And now, he’s determined to force a substitution and become her new boyfriend.

    Hockey Is My Boyfriend, Part One is a funny and passionate journey into first love. This trilogy follows the adventures of Kelly as she stickhandles her way through life and love.

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    From the review on Diane's Book Blog: 
    "I loved Hockey Is My Boyfriend. The story is powerful and well written. The characters are lovable and thoroughly developed... I cannot wait for the next book to come out."

    From Amazon:
    "I am not normally a reader of young adult, but the fact that this is a three part series that follows Kelly Tanaka from high school to college and then after with each chapter of her life a new book. I started reading and finished the book in one sitting. I loved this trip back to the world of high school romance and discovering first love." MommyIves

    Now get all the complete trilogy of Hockey Is My Boyfriend books in one box set. This special edition also includes two bonus short stories, French Kiss and Happy Birthday Kelly that link the books.

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    How The Cookie Crumbles

    She’s champagne and cupcakes. He’s beer and burgers.

    Frankie Taylor has a perfectly organized life—including a checklist for her ideal man. Just when she thinks her dream boyfriend is going to propose, he dumps her instead. Heartbroken, she impulsively flees across the country. She lands in a small town where her only romantic prospect is unshaven, unsophisticated, and definitely not her type.

    Jake Cookson likes living large. After the grind of playing hockey eight months of the year, he wants to party in the off-season. And while he doesn’t do commitment, he’s more than willing to have a summer fling with the curvy brunette who’s new in town. To his surprise, she’s unimpressed by his NHL fame, money, and athletic prowess.

    Can Frankie throw away her plans for the future and appreciate what’s in front of her now? And can Jake even pronounce the word relationship?

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    Review from Kate Willoughby, best-selling author of the Barracuda's hockey series: "This book was hilarious. I loved the characters. They felt real and their problems felt real." 

    "I hardly ever write reviews for books that I purchase on my Kindle but I felt compelled to encourage every woman to download the sample (it's TEN CHAPTERS!), fall in love with Frankie and Jake, and then read this entire book. Rarely is a steamy romance well-written with well-developed characters who you not only love despite their flaws but you can also relate to them."  Iloveteamsthatbreakmyheart

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