The Nighthawks are hockey’s new expansion team. They’re ice hot. And they’re all about the chase.
Christian: They call me a hockey god because I’m a beast on the ice . . . and off. Men want to be me and women just want me. But now that the New York Nighthawks expect me to lead their team to victory, it’s all work and no play. My eyes are on the prize. Until I meet Serena Ellis, a sexy, curvalicious blonde who doesn’t know me from jack. And just like that, I’m hooked.
Serena: I don’t do one-night stands—especially with celebrity jocks who date models. Lots of models. But the god of hockey is a temptation that’s hard for mere mortals to resist. And after the best kiss of my life, I’m ready to throw my one-night stand rule out the window. Except Christian Chase won’t let me. He doesn’t want a one-night stand. He wants it all.
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Advance praise for Ice Hot
“Goodwin is aiming at the under-thirty set with millennial touchstones [and] steamy sex scenes. . . . A large cast of secondary characters promises a long life for the series.”—Publishers Weekly
“One of my favorite happily-ever-afters! This is definitely a must read.”—Just Love My Books (five stars)
“An alpha with heart, Christian is my kind of hero! Ice Hot sizzles with a story that’s more than just hockey—full characters and lots of heat. Tracy Goodwin is an author to watch for sure.”—Kelly Jamieson, author of the Aces Hockey series
“Ice Hot is a thoroughly enjoyable read. I want more of this new series [New York Nighthawks]!”—Christi Barth, author of the Naked Men series
“I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to get my grabby hands on the next installment in the series. The line forms here. . . .”—Bookbub
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in Tracy Goodwin’s New York Nighthawks series offers a fresh take on the celebrity athlete romance, veering from scintillating to surprisingly heartfelt. Still reeling from a terrible relationship, Serena Ellis is focused on getting her business off the ground, so she’s surprised when hockey star Christian Chase sweeps her off her feet. As much as Serena loves Chris, she’s hyperaware that as a plus-size woman she stands out in his image-obsessed celebrity world. Along with a happily-ever-after ending, Ice Hot also delivers a welcome message of body positivity.
Hockey and hot romance, what more would want!
Christian Chase plays hockey for the New York Nighthawks. His teammates are depending on him to get them all the way to the Stanley Cup, as their captain. One thing everyone knows is that he is a commitment phoebe, usually four dates is his limit. That’s until he meets the lovely and curvaceous Serena. The only problem is that he bumped into her and spilled her blue slushy all over her shirt and pants. Trying to apologize by giving her a towel and a t-shirt from his car, he finishes putting gas in her car. Once she takes off, he feels really stupid by not asking for her phone number. A few days later with his teammates, they go out for drinks, when they make a bet that he can’t pick up a girl. Approaching her, Christian is shocked to see it’s slushy girl. Deciding to be honest with her, he explains about the bet. But first he is even more honest, he wants her number. Thank goodness she does give him that right before she turns him down very loudly and publicly.
Serena is really interested in seeing Christian, why not, neither one wants a relationship.
However, what one wants may be different than what the heart wants. Serena went thru an awful and hurtful breakup, and she doesn’t want to repeat that anytime soon.
I loved this book, mainly because it was so hot and because I love hockey. A must read!
I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first book by Tracy Goodwin and I’m in such a fantastic head space right now. Started and finished in one sitting, this book has all the feels. I laughed out loud, cheered and sneered and fell in love with the characters.
What I admired most was the actual lacking of any angst. The storyline held my interest while the characters were honest and upfront with each other. I. Loved. That. The. Most. However, like every great book there must be a twist. Things needed to happen. And wow. Just wow!
Can this be a standalone? One hundred percent YES! The epilogue...Loved it and now I’m hooked.
A. Must. Read.
Christian is the new Captain for the Nighthawks. He's won two Stanley Cups, very rich and can have any woman he wants. His life seems charmed but the author did try to make this unique and surprised me with Christian's situation. Usually hockey gods are treated as such but his new teammates, one in particular, seem to be willing to knock him down at any cost to the team due to jealousy. I gotta admit, I'm used to seeing the team unity in sports books.
Serena is born from wealth but does not fit the mold. She's a beautiful girl who has battled body shaming her whole life. She's proud of who she is and will not let anyone make her feel ashamed. The book does focus a lot on her weight in the second half of the book. I'm not a big fan of body issues so I do wish there was less of it. I did like that for the most part, she wouldn't allow anyone to make her feel bad. That's not easy when others make it an issue. It's a good message to have in a book.
These two together as a couple were a good match. This book is on the shorter side so it does feel a bit rushed but I liked them. I liked that she was sassy with him and treated him like he was a normal guy. I also liked that he never commented or thought about her bigger size. All he saw was beautiful curves that made his mouth water. Overall, a good message to send out to readers.