A new male / male hockey romance from 24-time USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen!

My name is Hudson Newgate, but my teammates call me New Guy.

That was my nickname in Chicago, too. And Vancouver. That’s what happens when you keep getting traded. Brooklyn is my last chance, especially after my poor performance last season.

But I can make this work. The new guy knows to keep his head down and shoot the puck. The new guy puts the game first.

What he doesn’t do is hook up with the other new guy—a hot athletic trainer who lives in my building. Gavin needs this job with my team. He’s a single dad with responsibilities.

We can’t be a couple. My arrogant agent–who’s also my father–will lose his mind if I’m dating a dude. And my team needs me to score goals, not whip up a media circus.

Too bad Gavin and I are terrible at resisting each other…




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Sarina Bowen is the twenty-time USA Today bestselling author of three dozen books, including: the True North series, and Brooklyn Hockey. She's the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She's the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!
Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina's books broken out by trope and style.
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As soon as I saw the sign up for a new Sarina Bowen book, I was on it, I didn't read the blurb, I didn't know if it was part of a series, I was ready for it. Then I started seeing teasers and I realised it was a hockey book and I was even more excited to get my hands on it. But the icing on the cake was finding out it was a MM book. No-one does MM like Sarina Bowen. Perhaps that's because hers were my first but I just love them. If I didn't know better, I'd think she was writing lived experience.


Although in saying that if she writes it I'm buying it and reading it before it's fully downloaded on my kindle. Seriously all of her books have the perfect balance of emotions, drama, humour, and just amazing stories. Add in characters that I end up caring way too much about for fictional characters and I am a little obsessed. Not in a scary restraining order kind of way, promise.


Hudson and Gavin had the best hearts. They were just so sweet and loving and supportive and caring, and I loved them. But they also had wicked hot chemistry and the sex scenes were mmmm. Then top it off with realistic life problems and non-problems, just the everyday navigation of a new relationship and a new city. I would be remiss if I didn't warn you to be careful of when and where you read this though as I had a lot of surprise laugh out loud moments. As well as a few times my eyes seemed to spontaneously leak.


I really struggled to put this down to adult but every time I picked it up again, I immediately picked it right back up because each time I was away they were all living in my head rent free. And of course, we got awesome secondary characters, and I don't just mean the Bruisers and family we already know. I'm praying that we get books for so many people.


I do have to say there was a moment at the 70 or 80% mark I was waiting for this magical resolution. And it didn't happen. But I couldn't even be sad about it because what happened was just so much more realistic it made it perfect. Although that happened consistently throughout the book, you would think I would have stopped trying to guess the next plot twist, but it sure did make the aforementioned adulting easier.


The only terrible thing about this book is it's finished and now I have to pretend to be patient while we wait for the next book. And as we all know waiting sucks.


by Adriana Locke
Release Date: February 27th
Genre/Tropes: Grumpy + Sunshine, Single Dad + Nanny, Small Town Romance

MORE THAN I COULD by USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is NOW LIVE!

This nanny makes things hard for her boss.

Chase Marshall is many things:
​An attentive single dad
Jaw-droppingly gorgeous
My employer for the next thirty days

He’s also the bane of my existence.

He swears I’m a never-ending headache—the most infuriating woman he’s ever met. 

If I’m so irritating, then what’s up with the lingering looks when he thinks I’m not watching?

The seemingly innocent touches while making breakfast?

The smirk that graces his kissable lips after one of our verbal spars after his daughter has gone to bed?

One minute he’s coming to my rescue. The next second he’s complaining about how I fold his work shirts. Fine. Fold them yourself. It turns out that the only time I don’t get under Chase’s skin is when I’m under him. And that’s where things get complicated.

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a grumpy, blue-collar single dad that falls hard for his new nanny. This small-town romance is a standalone novel with tons of heat and even more heart. 

As soon as we’re alone, the air shifts. Shadows dance across the tabletop. Megan’s jasmine perfume scents the air, and my body temperature rises.

I struggle to remember our conversation yesterday. I remind myself that my child—the same one that occupied the seat next to me a minute ago—is my priority. Over and over, I replay all the reasons why I can’t afford to get off track.

Why I can’t touch Megan Kramer.

My muscles tighten in my stomach and across the back of my neck as I lift my gaze from the tabletop to her.

She grins. It’s simple, but when coupled with the heat in her eyes, there’s nothing sweet about it. “That was fun.”

I hold her gaze, unable to look away.

This is the first day, Chase. Twenty-nine more to go. Don’t blow it already.

I smirk and push away from the table.

I need to put some distance between us before things get really fun.    



About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author, Adriana Locke, writes contemporary romances about the two things she knows best—big families and small towns. Her stories are about ordinary people finding extraordinary love with the perfect combination of heart, heat, and humor.

She loves connecting with readers, fall weather, football, reading alpha heroes, everything pumpkin, and pretending to garden.

Hailing from a tiny town in the Midwest, Adriana spends her free time with her high school sweetheart (who she married over twenty-five years ago) and their four sons (who truly are her best work). Her kitchen may be a perpetual disaster, and if all else fails, there is always pizza.

Learn more at adrianalocke.com.

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Title: Toe the Line
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends-to-Lovers
Release Date: February 27, 2023


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a friends-to-lovers story spanning more than a decade…

At first, I thought I’d hate spending the summer with Archie Remington—the conceited son of my parents’ friends.
What I knew about Archie: he was gorgeous, pre-law, and had always treated me like I didn’t exist when we were younger.
When our families bought a house together on an island in Maine, he and I were forced to share a bathroom.
The boy I remembered was now a full-grown man—but with the same attitude.
After a rough start, Archie and I unexpectedly started getting along one day and eventually became friends. We shared secrets and bonded during our morning jogs. I discovered that Archie had a wild spirit and that he struggled to conform to his father’s expectations.
Things were cool until I had to go and ruin it, getting drunk one night, and blurting out my fantasy—involving him.
I took it back, but it was too late. Archie had heard me loud and clear. After that, we never quite knew how to toe the line.
When that summer came to an abrupt and shocking end, I headed back to college, unsure if anything would ever be the same again.
Across the miles over the years, he and I stayed in touch as friends, but fate and timing always kept us from becoming more.
You know the saying: If two people are meant to be, they’ll find their way back to each other?
Let’s just say Archie came back into my life in a way I would’ve never expected.
And this time, my heart would really be put to the test.


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.






Release Date: 
February 24

Time has changed the girl he left behind—and the sexy woman won’t fall into his bed so easily.

Lissa Gardelli’s journalism career is about to take a big leap forward, thanks to scoring an interview with Wall Street wonder, Trevor Dane. There’s just one hurdle: keeping her identity a secret until she gets in the door.

Trevor Dane has arrived—corner office, seven-figure income, and women at the snap of his fingers. A profile piece in the 
News Journal is just icing on the cake. Until he lays eyes on his interviewer, the high school sweetheart who’s haunted his dreams for ten long years.

The sparks between them still burn, and business quickly ignites into pleasure. But Lissa is keeping one last secret…one that could either solidify their reunion, or drive them apart—for good.

NoteKismet was previously published under the title Suddenly Love by NYT bestselling author Carly Phillips. Contains a woman who’s clawing her way up from the bottom, a high-powered broker at the top of his game—and one little secret he never saw coming.

Grab Your Copy Here!

Meet Carly Phillips

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. 

She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. 

The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. 

Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. 

Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. 

Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

To learn more about Carly and her books, visit here!  

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About Defensive Hearts


The day I saw Gemma Steele’s delicious body wearing nothing but a few scraps of lace, I knew being traded was the least of my problems.

Her sexy text may not have been meant for me, but that image is not something a warm-blooded man could ever forget—no matter how badly he wants to. I’ve tried to resist her, but I can’t seem to escape Little Miss Suzy Sunshine. Every interaction is rife with tension and animosity, until it boils over, and we cross the point of no return.

That’s when I know I’m screwed, because now when I look at her, all I think is: Mine.

Who knew a simple selfie could be such a recipe for disaster?


The first time I met Chance Jenson, I was into the whole broody-bad-boy thing.

But then he opened his mouth and I quickly realized he’s not just a little moody—he’s the grumpiest jerk to ever lace up a pair of hockey skates. I wasn’t having any part of it. I agreed to cook for his dogs, but promised myself that the only thing he would ever eat are his words.

I spent more than a year doing my best to hate him, but when Chance’s lips land on mine, I feel…conflicted.

I don’t want to want the jackass.

I certainly don’t want to have feelings for him.

Unfortunately for me, my heart seems to have other plans.

What the hell am I going to do?

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About Alley Ciz


Alley Ciz is an internationally bestselling indie author of sassy heroines and the alpha men that fall on their knees for them. She is a romance junkie whose love for books turned into her telling the stories of the crazies who live in her head…even if they don’t know how to stay in their lane.

This Potterhead can typically be found in the wild wearing a funny T-shirt, connected to an IV drip of coffee, stuffing her face with pizza and tacos, chasing behind her 3 minis, all while her 95lb yellow lab—the best behaved child—watches on in amusement.

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This felt like the best kind of gift when it landed on my kindle. Hubby and I have taken the weekend away from our crazy tribe of children and I was thoroughly enjoying my time of lying down doing absolutely nothing when it popped up and sent me into a squealing happy mess. After having almost a whole year of our evil queen threatening to retire and leave us all without her words so it feels like the longest scariest ride no one wanted to take. And none of us really excel at the whole waiting patiently thing.


I really wish I had done a series reread because there are so many characters in this crazy found family and now they are all wifed up and having babies I felt like I needed a cheat sheet trying to keep them all straight. I even had a Jase / Jake moment where I had to go check which one we were talking about because I read it wrong.


And to be honest I really don't remember Chase. I am a terrible Covenette but honestly with my goldfish memory I was surprised how fast I fell back into the fam and all the text handles and nicknames. And the cross over with Bette and Ben was awesome. But I really loved getting to know more of Gemma.


But before I gush over how much I love Gemma I want to ask why Vince couldn’t have given Chase a few rounds in the octagon. It's funny but I have read two books in a row that were vastly different with MMA fighters as secondary characters and closed off acehole heroes. And I really would have killed to see one of them get their arses kicked a little. I mean seriously why don’t these guys use their damn big boy words and think before they have their temper tantrums and say stupid shit? Luckily once Chase had a come to jesus moment with the guys and realised what a dumbarse he had been he gave great grovel.


Gemma was her beautiful inside and out self and I loved that she knew her worth and didn’t settle for anything but Chases best. And the chemistry between the two of them was uber hot. As always, I had literal laugh out loud moments, and I couldn’t put it down from the first page. And I didn’t have to so it was even better.


Not A Player by R.C. Stephens is now live!

Hooking up with an annoyingly handsome stranger on vacation isn't the best idea, but I could use a little bit of careless fun before my fresh start.
We said no last names, no strings. With law school on the line, it's all I can offer. I just don't expect everything to feel so easy— or so right. Too bad I'll never see him again.

Little did I know that hockey star Logan Russo is also attending Westfall U. Now I can't escape him... or his sexy silver eyes.
He may not be a player... but he's still off-limits.

My entire life has been focused on my hockey career. All work— no play. Zero distractions, with no exceptions. Until I sit next to Liliana on a flight to paradise.
Her walls are up, and I can respect that, relate even. But I'll tear them down, one by one, if that's what it takes for her to let me in.
Our tropical fling only left me wanting more. I can't stop myself from fantasizing about the guarded beauty falling apart in my arms. Now I'm breaking the rules to play by hers.
Because Liliana Ramirez isn't just my team's PR person, she's my coach's daughter.

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Meet R.C. Stephens

R.C. Stephens is a top 100 Amazon bestselling author. She writes contemporary romance novels ranging from hot hockey players to romantic suspense.

When she isn't in her writing cave she is raising three lovely children with her adoring husband.

Her books are filled with humor, heartbreak, emotion and true love.

Born and raised in Toronto, she loves the winter, but Spring and Fall are her favorite seasons.


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Title: The Baby Blitz
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers/Surprise Pregnancy
Release Date: February 21, 2023


Two pink lines won’t change the bad blood between us.

I haven’t always hated my brother’s best friend, but Michael Oliver gets under my skin and brings out the worst in me. He knows how to push my buttons, and I relish pushing all of his. He betrayed my trust years ago, so I’ve made it my mission in life to aggravate him until he admits he was wrong.

When his sister’s wedding brings us together, Michael suggests a truce for one night. If only he weren’t so handsome and smart, maybe I could resist the allure, but I’ve always been a little impulsive, and this man is my ultimate temptation. After years of pent-up frustration and unrequited lust, I finally let down my guard, and that’s all it takes for us to combust.

But like all bad decisions, the morning after brings a reckoning, and I leave his hotel room swearing to never waste another moment of my time pining after him. Who needs that grumpy jerk warming her bed? Not me.

I don’t let myself think about that steamy night together, or how it pained me to hear about his football injury, or how much I know he wants to get drafted so he can help his family. Because I’m cutting Michael out of my life for good.

Only the two little pink lines mean I can’t forget him. Even if I desperately want to.

* * *

The Baby Blitz is a companion standalone to USA Today-bestselling author Lex Martin’s sensational college football romance novels, The Varsity Dad Dilemma and Tight Ends & Tiaras. Readers will love this sensual multicultural romance featuring a scorching-hot college football player and the feisty, but slightly nerdy girl next door—the one he swore he’d never make a move on.

Will Michael make the right decision if he has to choose between Maggie or fulfilling his dream of playing professional football?





Lex Martin is the USA Today bestselling author of The Varsity Dad Dilemma, the Texas Nights series, and the Dearest series, books she hopes readers love but her parents avoid. A former high school English teacher and freelance journalist, she resides in Texas with her husband, twin daughters, and a bunny named Dandelion.



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