Tampa Thunder hockey player Lucas Sullivan’s world took a hard check when his parents revealed he had a sister they gave up for adoption when she was born. His mother’s recent health scare brought the truth to light, and a search for the lost Sullivan began. It seems to be one step forward, two steps back, and Lucas is still trying to wrap his head around it all while battling to win the Cup, and he’s so close. To de-stress between games, he heads home to Anna Maria Island every chance he gets, looking for relaxation and peace of mind. What he finds instead is a beautiful, new surf instructor who dekes past his defenses and gets dangerously close to his heart.
Skylar Avery’s sister Scarlet has always been her best friend even though they aren’t biologically sisters. When Scarlet’s search for her birth family hit a wall, she stopped looking. Sky didn’t. Finally, the dots connected and led her to the Sullivan sports dynasty family and their home base, Anna Maria Island. Taking a job as a surf instructor puts her in the right place at the right time to meet middle brother Lucas Sullivan. He’s her ticket to getting to know the whole family so she can decide if they deserve to know Scarlet. One problem: he’s kind of perfect. Without meaning or trying to, she starts to fall for the hockey player. Can their sweet connection survive the truth?
Catch up with the couples in this collection of short stories! Life in Las Vegas is changing for the Sinners family in a big way. When Carter Phlynn gets an offer to coach for Pittsburgh, everyone's future is uncertain. Two questions loom over them all: What can you live with, and what can't you live without?
Jacey Vaughn has a newly minted MBA when her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her his NHL team. Well-versed in business but not so much in hockey, Jacey navigates this new world with a few stumbles. She definitely doesn’t plan on falling for the team captain. At the first hint of scandal, a local Las Vegas reporter latches on, and Jacey finds herself in the newspaper with headlines that hurt instead of help. Jacey’s determined to keep her father’s legacy alive and make the team successful, but while she has no problem denying her feelings to the media, she can’t lie to herself.
Carter Phlynn has known nothing but hockey his entire life. Drafted into the NHL at age eighteen, winning the Stanley Cup is all he’s ever wanted. Nothing has ever disrupted his focus. Not until he meets his new boss. Jacey gets under his skin like no one else, and while dating the team owner would be a disaster for his career and reputation, he can’t get her out of his head. Carter has never had a relationship last more than a month, but the more he’s around Jacey, the more he can’t picture his future without her.
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If you've read On the Fly, the first book in the Las Vegas Sinners series and wondered what happened next, this is for you! Come along on Jacey and Carter's crazy wedding adventure. From bachelor and bachelorette parties to an impromptu ceremony, it's non-stop emotion, laughter, and hockey hijinks!
After a bum knee ended her soccer days, Alexandra - Allie - Kallen has dedicated her life to helping injured athletes cope and get back in the game. As the new team sports psychologist of the Las Vegas Sinners, she starts out with just one player, but he’s a handful. Goalies are stubborn, and she would know. She’s determined to figure him out and return him to the net good as new, especially after she sent her last patient back to the ice too soon. The problem is, she sees so much of herself in Shane, and their chemistry is off the charts. Falling for him isn’t in the plan. Is love worth losing her career?
Shane Reese’s entire identity has been wrapped up in being a goalie since he was five years old. When he gets a high ankle sprain right before playoffs, he doesn’t exactly take it well. After putting his fist through the physical therapy room wall and hitting a few joking teammates, he’s ordered to see the new shrink. All he has to do is convince her he’s seen the light, and he can get back to defending his team as soon as his ankle heals. The problem is, she sees through him like no one he’s ever met, and the more time he spends with her, the less hot he is to get back to the ice. Could something mean more than hockey?
As the new band chief of her reserve, Aria Paul pours her soul into bettering the community and improving relations with all of Canada and other First Nations tribes. When her first and only love returns the conquering hero as a hockey champion with the Cup, it's her job to put aside a broken heart and get all the good publicity for the tribe she can manage. Time has only increased his effect on her, but a second chance is off the table. That is, until the boy she fell in love with shows her the man he's grown to be.
Bear Thompson's goal was always to be an elite hockey player and bring home a Cup to his people. Leaving Aria was never part of the plan but an unfortunate part of the deal. She'd never leave the reserve, and he couldn't stay. Long distance lasted all of a year. His fault, but he'd thought he was ready to move on. Wrong. Aria had never been far from his mind, and seeing her again is an assault to the senses in all the best ways. Winning her back will be harder than winning the prize he'd finally brought home, but one thing's for sure: she's worth it.
Two years after the proposal, Las Vegas Sinners captain Dylan Cole can't wait another second to marry the love of his life, America's figure skating sweetheart, Lori Kelly. They'd planned an extravagant wedding after the Winter Olympics, but on a whim decide to get married on Christmas surrounded by friends and family in a mountain lodge. Join the gang one more time for a sweet, holiday celebration!
Melody Hanson has wanted one thing her entire life—to be a professional dancer. She’s studied, trained and worked insanely hard to achieve it, and she’s so close. But when her best friend Miranda gets married and quits their intramural hockey team and the dance team leaving those captaincies to Mel, it’s an honor. It’s also a ton more responsibility before she’s set to graduate with her MFA in dance and accept a touring job with a major company. She can juggle everything for half a season and then find a replacement. Right? It might have been possible if Miranda’s older brother Spencer hadn’t taken over coaching their hockey team, reigniting the major crush Melody’s had on him for as long as she can remember. They’d always been star-crossed, but now those stars are aligning in a major way. Following her heart and her dream had always been the same path. Until now.
Spencer Evans loves hockey. He’d played until a career-ending injury led him to coaching. He’d spent a year as an assistant coach for UNLV’s Aces. The head coach spot is set to open up next fall, and it’s his. If he can get a little outside experience. When the Lady Sinners head coach position opens up permanently, he can’t say no, especially not when it’s his little sister begging him to take the spot and save the team she’d started. It’s not the most noteworthy job, but along with the experience he needs, it also puts him in daily contact with Melody, the girl he’d spent the better part of his teen years secretly in love with. Aside from one New Year’s kiss, nothing had ever happened between them, but the more he’s with her, the stronger the sparks until a full-out fire blazes between them hot enough to melt the ice. But she’s about to graduate and leave Las Vegas—and him—in the dust. Asking her to stay would mean asking her to give up her dream, but he’s not about to give up on her.
As captain of the dance team for the NHL's Las Vegas Sinners, it's Miranda Evans' job to make sure a quality product goes on the ice between periods whether it's choreographed numbers or short scrimmages, but she's not blind. Her squad gets eye rolls and applause in equal measure. The chance to start a community intramural hockey league is her shot at legitimizing the Lady Sinners, but there's a catch. To maximize good press, Miranda has to work with a retired Sinner who's shut himself off from everyone in the organization. He's stubborn, broken, and unwilling to say the least, but in unguarded moments she can see the man underneath, and he might just be worth fighting for.
Ben Collier's NHL career came to a crashing halt one year ago after a monster hit paralyzed him from the waist down. Feeling is coming back at a mind-numbingly slow pace. He's attacking rehab to the point of obsession. All he wants is to be left alone to focus on his three goals: walk, skate, play hockey. He absolutely doesn't need the distraction of the beautiful cheerleader who won't give him a moment's peace, but her optimism rubs off when he's not looking. Despite himself, the glass is starting to look half full for the first time since his injury. And that's terrifying. To love something means to accept the risk of losing it, and he's not sure he can do that again.
Lorelai Kelly was mere inches from her Olympic goal, but a broken ankle landing a triple axel in the spotlight forced her to delay the gold medal hunt another four years. Now she's starring in the Sin City on Ice show to make ends meet and focused on a comeback that keeps eluding her grasp.
Dylan gained national attention in his early teens and went on to become the NHL's youngest captain and leading scorer in his second season. He breathed new life into a sport that had been dying in the States, but it's lonely at the top. Now the captain of the Vegas Sinners team is feeling the pressure and looking for something more.
America's ice princess might be the only one who can help his current slump-and Dylan's way of expressing thanks could undermine everything Lori has worked for. Can two people who spend their lives on the ice thaw just enough to let each other in?
Olivia Parker is offered the prime position of assistant physician for the Las Vegas Sinners hockey team, she's determined to prove she belongs there. But it's lonely at the top. Her professional focus has lost her countless personal relationships, and now she's ready for a fresh start. What she's not ready for is her gorgeous new patient showing her everything she's been missing. Could a shot at real love be worth risking her ethical code?
Grayson Gunn happily played his entire career for his hometown team, never having won hockey's greatest prize. A surprise trade to the Sinners gives him one last chance at the Cup before he hangs up his skates, and nothing will stand in his way, not even the injuries that send him to the team's pretty new doctor. A little flirtation now that he's on his way out of the NHL can't hurt though...right? But when he gets a second chance to keep playing, Grayson is torn between the game he's lived for and the woman he can't seem to live without.
As the new head of public relations for the Las Vegas Sinners hockey team, Saralynn Reese wants to leave behind the frivolity of her popular girl image. Unfortunately, her first big assignment is to clean up the media messes of the team's assistant general manager, Madden Vaughn. He's flirty, impulsive, and self-centered; he also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous. Could there be more to Madden under the Ralph Lauren surface?
Having struggled with a gambling addiction since his early twenties, Madden's finally moved past it and into a secure, corporate job working for his sister, the one person who means the world to him. When rumors fly and the team and his family both doubt his word, an unlikely ally pulls him out of his funk with a manicured hand: Saralynn.
He's tired of chasing the same type of unattainable girl, and this up-and-coming publicity dynamo fits that mold perfectly. But she also challenges him and believes in him like no one else. Can they help each other keep their feet on solid ground . . . or will these twin hearts find themselves skating on thin ice?