From the USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move comes the second novel in the series that’s hot enough to melt the ice.
He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score...
As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.
After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The tough-guy hero with a tender heart is a romance staple, but Sarina Bowen's nuanced hockey enforcer Patrick O'Doul feels fresh and new. Reeling from the impact of all his NHL fights, he's ordered to see massage therapist Ariana Bettini; too bad he can't stand to be touched. But Ari’s determined to get past the athlete’s scarred, taciturn facade and help heal him. From its gentle-giant hero to its jet-setting pro-sports setting, Hard Hitter is an escapist delight.