Buffalo Bedlam Series
Rod Fraser should be on top of the world—his hockey team just won the Cup. But as the backup goaltender, he didn't see any ice time during the playoffs, and the victory felt hollow. Now a free agent, he's hoping for a starting job with another team, and returns to his hometown to wait for news and enjoy the summer break. When he sees his best friend's sister, who he's had a thing for forever, and who is now single, nothing can hold him back from pursuing her heart.
Arielle Charton returned to Holiday, NY eight months earlier, to rebuild her life and mend a broken heart. The shy artist can't believe that Rod, her first crush, wants her too. She can't afford—literally or emotionally—to allow another man to distract her from her goals. But Rod is a temptation she can't resist.
Rod and Arielle's summer fling has the potential to be so much more, but can their relationship survive the defenses she's built and the uncertainty of what happens when summer ends?
Making His Move was originally featured in the USA Today Bestselling anthology Hot on Ice and has since been expanded.
When Leo Brennan is traded to the Buffalo Bedlam two weeks after knocking their captain out of the line up on a badly timed hit, the enforcer’s dream life becomes a nightmare. He should be happy about going to a Cup contender, but the fans hate him, his teammates are lukewarm, and everything that could go wrong with the transition, does. He vows to play through the next few months to fulfill his contract, hopefully win the Cup, and then get as far from Buffalo as possible. No way will he stick around.
Kelsey Fraser pulls double duty working for player services and the Bedlam’s fan outreach team. When the organization tasks her with leading a series of media events designed to change the fans’ negative opinion of Leo, she wants no part of him—after all, he gave her brother a concussion. But the opportunity would take her career in the right direction. She can’t turn it down. Professionalism will have to surpass her desire to hit him with a hockey stick.
Spending hours together, Kelsey and Leo learn they are far more alike than different. Both are fiercely protective of and devoted to their families, and their chemistry is strong enough to make them reconsider everything they thought they wanted. The question of what will happen after the playoffs looms like an impending blizzard. Pulled in different directions by offers and obligations, they must decide what matters most… and if they can give it to each other.
This season is the season for the Buffalo Bedlam to win the Cup. All the pieces are in place. Getting sidelined by multiple concussions wasn’t part of Dylan Fraser's plan. Yet, the team captain is starting off the playoffs on the injured list and hating every minute of it. He knows the detrimental effects concussions can have on the brain but if this is his last shot at earning his place on the most hallowed trophy in hockey—like his dad and his brother—he’ll do whatever it takes to get back in the game.
Assistant athletic trainer Blair Proch knows all too well how concussions sustained during a player’s career can still affect them decades later. Her own father is living proof. After months of her and Dylan dancing around, their friendship has finally become more, but she won’t allow anything to detract from making sure the stubborn hockey player is taking care of his health. She’ll take on the league, the team, even Dylan himself to keep him safe.
When Dylan returns to the ice, Blair faces her worst fears with every hit he receives or dishes out. Dylan is falling hard for Blair, but with the Cup so close, he can’t turn his back on his dream, despite his concerns about his health and his future. Can love survive with these friends-to-lovers facing off on opposite sides?
Playing to Win contains the books in the Buffalo Bedlam series: Making His Move, Fighting for More, and Taking His Shot.
Making His Move: A free agent goalie finally gets a shot with his best friend's sister, but can he convince the one woman he's always wanted that she's more than a summer fling?
Fighting for More: He knocked out their star player. Then, he was traded to their team. Life can't get any worse… until this hockey enforcer falls for his injured teammate's sister.
Taking His Shot: An injured hockey star risks all to play the game he loves, including his chance with the one woman he's always wanted.