Happy Wine Wednesday, everyone! This week's wine / book pairing brings together Author Trisha Harley McCarthy's suspenseful, hockey romance, On Ice, and crisp fresh Avant chardonnay by Kendall Jackson. If you love contemporary romance novels with lots of twists and turns, you'll love On Ice and Avant is the perfect wine to have on hand while reading it. Grab up your copy today then pour yourself a glass of Avant and enjoy. Happy reading!
Zoe Simmons receives a text on her wedding day. Her fiance called off the wedding. No explanation and he is soon traded to another hockey team, the Detroit Steels. She is devastated and has an emotional breakdown. After a few months she returns to her lonely life. Numb and withdrawn, she throws herself into her work as an assistant to general manager of the NHL team The San Jose Otters. Fast forward three years, The Otters are contenders for the Stanley Cup that include a shocking trade, Killian "Ki" Connery. The man who left her at the altar in humiliation and shame. Another blow comes when her father, Jed Simmons, negotiated the trade of her former fiance without telling her. How will she be able to endure being around the man her heart yearns for but her mind rebels against? Not to mention the scandal that is about to break opening up her private life to further scrutiny by the media?
Killian "Ki" Connery
The woman he loves jilted him at the altar and he is banished to Detroit to play for The Steels. The former star and captain of The Otters is crushed by the betrayal of his love he's never gotten over. He survives through sheer will power and playing hockey while fighting the underlying demons plaguing him. Jesse Ward comes into his life and they become America's Sweethearts of the media. Little does Ki know the part Jesse played in his breakup with his true love Zoe.
This story will keep you on your toes with an intense love story, challenges, betrayal and overcoming the odds that love conquers all.
Another great angsty book by Trisha Harley McCarthy, author of the acclaimed Granite Bay Series.
From my review:
I have to admit, I usually shy away from celebrity romances because I always figure I won’t be able to relate to the characters, but the author did a terrific job of humanizing this power couple. On Ice pulls back the veil from what one might consider a very glamorous lifestyle and sheds light on the hardest parts of celebrity ie. dealing with the media, paparazzi and the darker sides of the sports/entertainment business, not to mention she brings several mental health issues to the forefront.
Killian “Ki the Sly” Connery is a star hockey player and team captain for the Otters and Zoe is the daughter of the team’s general manager. Their relationship takes so many twists and turns that I was on the edge of my seat reading the whole time. This book is filled with colorful characters, intrigue and… well, a whole league’s worth of stone cut abs. I can’t wait to read more about Harley McCarthy’s hot hockey guys. Go Team!
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.