When my sister told me she had hired a new nanny by the name of Esther to watch my rambunctious kids, I expected an elderly grandmother type.
I was completely wrong. Utterly wrong.
Esther Richardson might have been a child prodigy violin virtuoso in her youth, but right now she’s making waffles like a master and completely showing me up in every way possible. She’s also walking around in sexy outfits and making my life miserable.
As captain of the Minnesota Raiders professional hockey team, I’m all business. I’m Puck Daddy on the ice. At home, I’m trying to keep my hands off of Esther—and failing.
I haven’t had feelings like these for a woman since my wife died. Esther is my kids’ nanny. It’s wrong to want her this badly. Isn’t it? I no longer know.
One thing’s for sure: I want out of the Single Dad Hockey Players Club.
Can I convince Esther to give me a chance? To give us a chance to see where this goes?
Hot Shot is Book 1 in the Minnesota Raiders series following sexy single hockey player dads on and off the ice.
It was love at first sight. The instant Victoria Newhouse took my hand, I was a goner. I wanted her with every fiber of my being.
Except she was the daughter of the team’s owner and I wasn’t allowed to want her.
Her father made that very clear, and if I wanted to keep my contract with the Minnesota Raiders professional hockey team, then I’d do whatever he said.
Fast forward nine years: Victoria now sees me as merely the grumpy Russian. I play well. I keep my head down. I make sure to stay out of trouble. Still, trouble seems to find me.
Fate throws me and Tori together again and again. It’s getting too hard to keep my hands off of her, to stop myself from kissing her senseless.
Especially when she starts to kiss me back.
The sparks are still there, but with threats of the past coming back to haunt us, I know I need to keep my distance, for her sake and for my kids. I know a guy like me isn’t allowed to have what he wants. And yet I don’t want to be the strong and silent type anymore. I want Tori today, tomorrow, and always.
This might be my last shot at redemption. And I’m willing to risk it all for love.
Last Shot is Book 3 in the Minnesota Raiders series following sexy single hockey player dads on and off the ice.
I’m the goalie with the most athletic ability and I’m the most charming player we’ve got. So when our PR guru says she needs my help to babysit a journalist for a story, it’s no big deal, right? I have nothing against Fiadora Brown or what she does for a living, apparently she can’t say the same for me.
The sexy Ice Queen hates sports, especially hockey. More specifically, she hates hockey players. She hates me on sight (nobody hates me, and that’s a fact).This is going to be a tough two weeks, to say the least.
Two long weeks fighting with Fia and fighting my attraction to her.
Outside of the story, Fia wants nothing to do with me, or so she says. But she is saying one thing and doing another. Can anyone say mixed signals?
Soon it becomes clear she has a reason to hate hockey players. The woman is looking over her shoulder, running from her past.
Looks like I’ve got a single shot at claiming Fia’s heart before our two weeks are up and proving to her I’m not like the other guys, I’m so much more.
Is this a goal I can manage? Or will I bungle it before the buzzer sounds and my time is up?
Single Shot is Book 2 in the Minnesota Raiders series following sexy single hockey player dads on and off the ice.
A ridiculous knee injury takes me out of the game for the rest of the NHL season. Do I cry? No, because I’m Seamus Byrne. I’m a beast on the ice and I’m not going to let a little knee problem slow me down.Until my wife decides she wants a divorce. Talk about kicking a man while he’s down.
My silver lining through it all is my killer doc, Nicole Stewart.
Then I do something impulsive that puts her future in jeopardy. Now I’m the one who has to fight for her, and I can’t exactly say it’s a hardship. She’s stubborn and sweet and has a few secrets of her own. But I’m all kinds of wrong for her. I should stay away from her.
Too bad I’m starting to see how a great gal like Nicole could give a guy like me a second shot at true love.
Second Shot is Book 4 in the Minnesota Raiders series following sexy single hockey player dads on and off the ice.
Slip Shot is Book 4 in the Minnesota Raiders series following the sexy single dad hockey players on and off the ice.
My best buddy from high school is marrying my ex and I’m the best man. Talk about awkward. The silver lining is I’m paired for the wedding with the groom's little sister Chloe.
She’s always been adorable...also, off limits - because I’m the small town bad boy, now an NHL star, and she’s the pastor’s daughter. But weddings make people do crazy things and we end up doing each other. It’s our little secret and we’re never repeating it.
Except it’s hard to keep an accidental pregnancy secret for long- and when she shows up on my doorstep, I know I’ve messed up her whole life. Is it bad that I’m not upset about this baby?
As the only kid of a single mom, I’m going to do whatever Chloe and the baby need me to do, and if that means a fake relationship to keep her family happy, then I’m all in and my hockey family is on board to help me.
If only the lines between fake and real weren’t so fucking blurry.
I never wanted a family but I’ve always wanted Chloe.
Now I just have to convince her that this reformed bad boy is good enough for her and our child...
Slip Shot is Book 5 in the Minnesota Raiders series following sexy single hockey player dads on and off the ice.
I take my superstitions seriously in hockey; when the Raiders are on a winning streak, I don’t shave my beard.
A woman like Lena Torsten doesn’t want a beast.
It doesn’t matter, anyway. She’s off limits. She’s my best friend’s little sister and he’s asked me to watch over her while she’s in town. I’ve never been allowed to want her. I’ve never even let myself think about having her:
Until she ends up staying with me at my cabin and I can think of nothing but Lena. If Mark ever finds out what I want with his sister…well, my time is up.
Beauty and the Beast is nothing but a fairy tale. Those kinds of happy endings don’t exist, do they?
PENALTY SHOT is book 7 in the Minnesota Raiders series.
There’s nothing wrong with a little sexy foreplay for your Vegas one-night stand, am I right?
It only becomes a problem when you get home and realize your hook-up now has naked photos of you in your full glory (and I am glorious, don’t worry about that). Now I have no way to track her down.
Maybe she won’t sell the pictures to the press, even if I am a NHL hockey player and she stands to make a mint. There might still be good--and really, really smokin’ hot--people out there. I’m staking my career on a stranger’s moral compass.
That’s what I hope for, at least, until I discover that Smithy aka Morgan Smith is now moonlighting as a paparazzi. She needs the money to help her kid and I can’t tell if she’s playing me or if she's actually a decent woman who won’t resort to blackmail.
I don’t want to believe she’ll sell my pictures but she’s in a very, very tight spot.So am I: those pictures can ruin my career.
Is it wrong that I’m still madly attracted to the one woman who can destroy me?
I need a solution to this dilemma so we can both move on with our lives and go our separate ways. Because I am not the kind of guy who falls for anyone, least of all his one night stand. No matter how badly I want her.
SNAP SHOT is Book 6 in the Minnesota Raiders Series
I take a weekend in Vegas to blow off steam and what happens? Somehow I end up married to a curvy brunette. It wouldn’t be so bad if both she and her overbearing daddy didn’t work for a rival NHL team. They’re Arizona Rattlesnakes, and I’m a Minnesota Raider through and through.
As a true romantic who always thinks the latest girl is the one, I agree to try and make it work to salvage both our reputations.
At least, I try.
And being with Cassidy is no hardship— in fact, everything about my brainy bride is a delight, though trying to work a long-distance relationship with a woman who doubts herself and my commitment to her isn’t easy. Still, where love is concerned, I say, whatever it takes. Especially with her.
Just when I think we’re making progress my past comes back to haunt us. And although Cassidy may not be the first woman I’ve fallen for, I want her to be my last. It may take the biggest sacrifice ever to prove to her this fake marriage is real. Go big or go home right? All I know now…is that home is with Cassidy.
Wherever she wants to be.
Stolen Shot is book 8 in the Minnesota Raiders series.