The first novel in a sexy series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series.
Author: Sarina Bowen
The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series. In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington. Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast....
There's probably a rule against that in the handbook.Desmond Lachley, the Strikers' newest defenseman, is still nursing wounds from his ex and is ready to start fresh in a new city with a new team.
Author: Stephanie Kay
Rylie Malone might've gotten her new job with the San Francisco Strikers because of her dad, but she worked hard for her degree and is determined to prove her worth. But on her first day she discovers that the guy she had a casual hookup with the week before is a newly traded player to the team. There's probably a rule against that in the handbook.Desmond Lachley, the Strikers' newest defenseman, is still nursing wounds from his ex and is ready to start fresh in a new city with a new team. He was a fool for love once, but never again. A one-night-stand with a stunning stranger suits him just fine. He never expected to run into her again. Or that she'd be his coach's daughter.Rylie's determined to do her job, but how can she resist Desmond's moves both on and off the ice? Desmond knows he should focus on the game, not the girl. Falling for the coach's daughter would be a world-class rookie move, sure to land him in the penalty box, but Rylie skates past all his defenses. Can breaking all the rules lead to a lifetime of love?
Publisher's Note:This book was originally published by Loose Id and is being re-issued.
Author: Sam B. Morgan
Publisher: Loose Id
Fifteen years with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Graham is a seasoned cop and a damn good training officer. On the brutal streets of LA, he's witnessed every type of crime and taught countless rookies how to survive while they protect and serve. Nothing surprises him anymore. That is, until he meets Nathan York. Nathan York shouldn't be a cop. With his Beverly Hills background and pretty boy good looks, he's fit for the land of movie stars and nose jobs. Too bad being LAPD is all he's ever wanted. No longer a rookie, he thinks he's ready for anything, even if the next challenge is working with his hard-assed yet magnetic ex-training officer. Partners on the job, Mike and Nate both struggle with an attraction that has no place in their world. Their explosive chemistry reaches a point it cannot be ignored, but the same chemistry that consumes them could destroy the very thing that binds them together. Publisher's Note:This book was originally published by Loose Id and is being re-issued.
If you like smart, gorgeous, dirty talking guys who love bold and bright women, then this is the series for you!
Author: Shelly Alexander
Publisher: A Touch of Sass LLC
New Covers. Same sexy stories! "Rookie? She'll be an expert when I'm done teaching her." --Dex Moore Smart guys make the best lovers. We're curious and want to learn as much as possible, especially when it comes to women. Women are the most fascinating and complicated species on the planet, right? So when we meet a lady that piques our interest, it drives our curiosity to soaring heights. We want to study her. Figure her out. Lucky SOB that I am, I've built a career on this very thing. As a founding partner of Checkmate Inc., a company that's grown into a multimillion-dollar business, I'm a quasi-celebrity. It's a role I never expected, and I've somehow been labeled the jet-setting playboy out of all three Checkmate partners. I don't mind the smokescreen. I can't commit to a serious relationship while I trot around the globe to oversee our expansion, a venture that could bankrupt Checkmate if I don't keep my eye on the prize. Besides, the only woman I'd like to study, figure out, and unlock her ear-splitting cry of ecstasy is the one woman I can't have. And since she's one of my closest friends and my business partner's sister, a jet-setting playboy image is the perfect facade to hide my true feelings. ABOUT THE CHECKMATE INC. SERIES of STANDALONE novels by Bestselling Author Shelly Alexander: Leo Foxx, Dex Moore, and Oz Strong spent their youths studying a chessboard, textbooks… and women, from afar. Now they’re players in the city that never sleeps. Gone are their shy demeanors, replaced with muscle, style, and enough sex appeal to charm women of all ages, shapes, and cup sizes. They’ve got it all, including a multimillion-dollar business called Checkmate Inc.—a company they founded together right out of college. Some guys are late bloomers, but once they hit their stride, they make up for lost time. And the bonus? The founding partners of Checkmate Inc. didn’t become successful and smokin’ hot by accident. They were smart enough to surround themselves with guys who helped them transform into the men they are today. So get ready for more stories about the hotties who are connected to Checkmate Inc. A fun, flirty, and dirty contemporary series in which the sizzling hot players associated with Checkmate Inc. meet their matches. If you like smart, gorgeous, dirty talking guys who love bold and bright women, then this is the series for you! If you prefer your romances sweeter with a touch of steam, try Shelly Alexander's RED RIVER SERIES or her ANGEL FIRE FALLS SERIES.
“Move,” I tell him through the windshield. He doesn't move. I roll down my window
and repeat, “Move!” “No,” he says. “Not until you talk to me. ... “Rookie move,” I
mutter, putting the car in drive and hitting the gas. I try not to look in the rearview ...
Author: Claire Adams
Publisher: Ownit Publishing LLC
My name is Mia and I'm a psychology student with a deep-seated love of skateboarding. Partial to the amateur scene, I take a friend to a local competition to see my heart throb, Mike Onomato, skate. When a new competitor steals the show, though, I find myself captivated. That is, until he sits behind me in the first class of the semester. FML. My name is Ian and I'm young, brash, and tattooed. An upstart in the skating community, I'm driven to a level beyond that of any other amateur on the scene. Being a skater isn’t what my lawyer father had in mind for my future, though. Now, a pre-law student at the local university, I'm stepping up his game, not only for my own liberation, but for the sake of the first woman I ever loved. When I'm forced to work together on a school project with Mia, the only thing I can think about is how much I want to Grind her. Unfortunately she isn't that easy...
He hated that he'd allowed himself to be distracted by Heather and let the man
with the gun escape. It had been a rookie move. And a testament to how deeply
he'd gotten in over his head with the lovely Heather. He'd let her get under his
Author: Terri Reed
AGENT UNDERCOVER DEA agent Tyler Griffin must stop a drug cartel that's using an Idaho Christmas tree farm to smuggle narcotics across the Canadian border. But to do his job, Tyler needs the cooperation of farm owner and widowed mother Heather Larson-Randall--whose informant brother died on Tyler's watch. Tyler knows a crucial piece of evidence is hidden somewhere on the property. But getting the protective mother to trust him is the hardest part of his mission. As threats against Heather mount, he vows to keep her and her child safe...and clear the farm of danger before Christmas. Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the US-Canadian border safe..
He makes a rookie move and checks — you never want to slow-play trips against
multiple opponents. But maybe he's counting on a bet: both Joe and T-Bone are
known to be aggressive.” “Well, I wouldn't know about Joe,” Loni said.
Author: Robin Spano
Publisher: ECW Press
Someone’s making a killing at a major poker tournament—one dead player at a time—in this Canadian mystery featuring a young female undercover cop. Every year, the Canadian Classic Poker Tour attracts tv cameras, scores of fans, and some of the most exciting players from the world of professional gambling. This year it has also attracted a serial killer. Players have been turning up strangled in their hotel rooms, and the Poker Choker’s latest victim was an undercover cop sent in to catch the killer. But nothing stops the Poker Classic from playing on—no matter who folds. Now young Toronto cop Clare Vengel is the Royal Candaian Mounted Police’s last hope for bringing the killer to justice. Going undercover as a trust-fund princess who thinks gambling is a better idea than college, her flashy new wardrobe helps her infiltrate the elite circle of professional liars. But with her handlers doubting her every move and more victims losing their lives, Clare will have to go all in against a killer who doesn’t bluff.
I wanted to cheer, but realized it would be a rookie move. Besides, the job on the
ground wasn't done. Our machine guns raked a couple more hedgerows, but
were answered with silence. I figured the NVA blocking units had finally headed
Author: Jim Ross
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Thoughtful, action-packed memoir of one American soldier's combat tour in Vietnam in 1970
A rookie move, revealing that she was wearing an earbud and listening to a
transmission. “Crap,” Kate said. “What is it?” Nick asked. She glanced to her left.
There was a café across the street, just east of the Four Seasons, and it had
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Hachette UK
Raves for Janet Evanovich's novels: 'Stephanie Plum in ass-kicking form...utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'A laugh-out-loud page turner' (Heat); 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail) Catching the bad guys has never felt so good. FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare and semi-retired, expert conman Nick Fox are going after Carter Grove, the head of a mercenary security agency. Problem is, if you're planning on crossing Carter Grove, you'd better also be planning your funeral. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Fox and O'Hare mount a daring heist that results in a deadly chase from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, China. Luckily it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen and sleepless nights to outsmart the unlikely duo...
It was a total rookie move. One that could have gotten you killed.” He tightened
his grip on the steering wheel to keep from reaching over to shake some sense
into her. Anger boiled deep in his gut. Not good. Convincing wealthy benefactors
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Feisty nurse Jaci Piermont's heart was crushed when Staff Sergeant Ian Eddelton walked away from their passionate night together. But letting him know? Not an option! This reluctant socialite would much rather channel her energies into helping the vulnerable women she works with. Now Ian's back—as gorgeous as ever, but with dark secrets in his eyes. Her head might be screaming "keep away," but Jaci's rebellious heart has a very different idea…!
It was a rookie move. His blunder could have cost Lily her life. “You should be
seen by a doctor,” the paramedic said as he helped Jarrod to his feet. “We're
taking you both to the hospital.” Jarrod held Lily's gaze. “It'll be okay.” She gave
him a ...
Author: Shirlee McCoy
Love Inspired Suspense authors Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn will get your pulse racing with tales of Texas cops and their loyal K-9 dogs tracking down a crime ring. Enjoy three action-packed Texas K-9 Unit romantic suspense novels in one box set! When a boy goes missing from his bedroom, a police detective must assure a desperate single mother that he and his trusty bloodhound will find her son. A woman with amnesia has to rely on an officer and his border collie to stay alive when she can't remember who tried to kill her. An FBI agent is called in to protect a single mother when the rookie K-9 officer witnesses a murder and becomes the killer's target. This box set includes: TRACKING JUSTICE BY SHIRLEE MCCOY DETECTION MISSION BY MARGARET DALEY GUARD DUTY BY SHARON DUNN Look for more Texas K-9 Unit books sold separately: EXPLOSIVE SECRETS BY VALERIE HANSEN SCENT OF DANGER BY TERRI REED LONESTAR PROTECTOR BY LENORA WORTH TEXAS K-9 UNIT CHRISTMAS BY SHIRLEE MCCOY AND TERRI REED
“I don't screw with him, don't take my time, don't even try to fight back cause it
would be a rookie move, and that's not what I do. I walk down a cell block with the
RS it look's so bleak, There are so many people in each cell just screaming their
Author: Larry A. Visgar Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In a land that was once the home of a very advanced people called the Chalri, now is the home of chaos, death, dis-pare, and more pressing War. A people that was once so advanced they're now scraping to survive the harsh land around them. They now try to fight a war against the very enemy that destroyed their entire culture, an enemy that keeps them from going back to their former glory, and that enemy is the Mutants. Now In this land of destruction and chaos is a silent cry for change, a cry for someone to break away from the beliefs of an ancient Prophecy, a cry for someone to take a stand and create the change they need. In a small village called Chalro that cry will be heard. As a young man by the name of Gabriel faces many different challenges on the way. He doesn't just face the Mutant threat but also what the land has to offer such as, Randers, Rogue Soldiers, and vicious animals, Among other personal battles as well. With his friends at his side He will face his greatest struggles, with them by his side He will face what He is destined to be, not just a leader but much more then what he ever thought.
Rumsfeld grunted. “What're you thinking? Accidental or—” “What the hell?” Billy
Ray turned to Rumsfeld striding toward the windows. And then he saw it. A rifle.
Propped against the window. He'd missed that, first go-around. Rookie move.
Author: Erica Spindler
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows. But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing—and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement. At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says—or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page.
A total rookie move, but what could I do? had pounced on me. There was a look
in his eyes I had never seen. Was it some competitive edge saved for big
moments, or had something about seeing me on the court in Pilchuck gym
brought it out ...
Author: Thatcher Heldring
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
TOBY WHEELER LOVES basketball and playing pickup games at the local rec center. No coaches, no practices, just nonstop action with his best friend, JJ, at his side. But lately JJ's been acting like he's too busy for Toby, and Toby knows it will only get worse once basketball season begins at their junior high. That's because JJ is the star of their school team, while Toby is just an ordinary gym rat. When Coach Applewhite offers Toby a chance to join the team, Toby's eager to prove he can keep up with JJ. But then the coach announces the lineup, and Toby's hopes of playing ball with JJ are history: he's an eighthgrade benchwarmer! Befriending the coach's daughter only makes matters worse. Now the only way Toby will get in the game is if he starts thinking like a team player, on and off the court. From the Hardcover edition.
... a rookie move, obviously, and certainly I tried my best, but I missed the block,
killed the quarterback, he retired out of the game, and I was in tears. Now,
Meredith stood there in his old jovial self, and it didn't faze him either way, but I
Author: Brian Jensen
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Where Have All Our Cowboys Gone?, Dallas sports broadcasting veteran Brian Jensen tracks down over 100 of the franchise's most popular players, bringing readers up to speed on their post-gridiron experiences. Some marched seamlessly from the football field into the business world. Many took unusual or colorful paths. Others were never able to adjust and descended into poverty or crime. Some even met untimely deaths. Jensen, a former sports reporter and lifelong Cowboy fan, provides intimate looks at Cowboy legends like Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, and Danny White; success stories like those of Walt Garrison, Randy White, and Cliff Harris; as well as the struggles of players like Bob Hayes, Golden Richards, and Rafael Septien. Compelling, informative, and unflinching in its honesty, Where Have All Our Cowboys Gone? is the first book to explore the post-football lives of the players who helped forge America's Team.
“We had this report of an attempted break-in at the DPW Building, but I figure, it
had to be some kids playing a prank. Real rookie move, toss a rock through the
glass. Not the kind you'd expect from any big-time New York heist-man.”
Author: Andrew Vachss
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
In the figure of Burke, Andrew Vachss has given contemporary crime fiction one of its most mesmerizing characters. An abused child raised in orphanages, foster homes, and prisons, Burke is a career criminal and outlaw who steals and scams for a living. In Blossom, an old cellmate has summoned Burke to a fading Indiana mill town, where a young boy is charged with a crime he didn't commit and a twisted serial sniper has turned a local lovers' lane into a killing field. And it's here that Burke meets Blossom, the brilliant, beautiful young woman who has her own reasons for finding the murderer—and her own idea of vengeance. Dense with atmosphere, savagely convincing, this is Vachss at his uncompromising best.
“It is generally accepted as a fact of life in the Police Department that before you
do anything else with a rookie, you give him a couple of ... After a couple of years
in a wagon, rookies move on, either, usually, to an RPC, or somewhere else.
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
In this exciting new series, W.E.B. Griffin reveals a city police force with all the authentic detail and drama that made THE CORPS and BROTHERHOOD OF WAR phenomenal bestsellers. Here is an explosive novel of the men and women behind the badge--a unique brotherhood of courage, loyalty, and trust. Facing a desperate public, a hostile press, and reluctant witnesses, they must stop a new reign of violence--a terrifying spree of kidnapping and rape that has plunged the entire city in fear...
here too long to keep making such rookie moves.” If I were a cartoonist, I would
draw little puffs of smoke steaming out of Susan's ears. I'd draw thin, tightly
pursed lips stretched into a frown. I'd draw bifocals perched at the end of Susan's
Author: Bill Treasurer
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
The hardest part of a manager's job isn't staying organized, meeting deliverable dates, or staying on budget. It's dealing with people who are too comfortable doing things the way they've always been done and too afraid to do things differently—workers who are, as author Bill Treasurer puts it, too “comfeartable.” Such workers fail to exert themselves any more than they have to, equating “just enough” with good enough. By avoiding even mild challenges, these workers thwart forward progress and make their businesses dangerously safe. To combat this affliction, Treasurer proposes a bold antidote: courage. In Courage Goes to Work, he lays out a comprehensive, step-by-step process that treats courage as a skill that can be developed and strengthened. He Treasurer shows how managers can build workplace courage by modeling courageous behavior themselves, creating an environment where people feel safe taking chances and helping workers deal with fear. To make the concept of courage more concrete, Treasurer identifies what he calls the Three Buckets of Courage: Try Courage, having the guts to take initiative; Trust Courage, being willing to follow the lead of others; and Tell Courage, being honest and assertive with coworkers and bosses. He illustrates each with a variety of vivid real-world examples and offers proven practices for helping your workers keep each bucket full. Aristotle said that courage is the first virtue because it makes all other virtues possible. It's as true in business as it is in life. With more courage, workers gain the necessary confidence to take on harder projects, embrace company changes with more enthusiasm, and extend themselves in ways that will benefit their careers and their company. Courage Goes to Work is the first book to take a systematic approach to developing a vital but overlooked component of business success.
The only other rookie, Mario Dominguez, is driving for the old Bettenhausen team
, re- badged as Herdez. Dominguez was ... Bell opened the season in Monterrey,
Mexico, with what Vasser called "a bone-head, rookie move." Bell jinked off the ...
But even still with the luck and all , Tom supposed it was a rookie move , Harry ' s
mother getting sick like that from off of only the halfpinch of tobacco that he had
given to her . “ Your ' s was the rookie move , ” Harry said , Harry saying to Tom ...