NHL defenseman Nikolas Tikkanen has developed a bad reputation. Between salacious rumors about his sex life and a well-publicized car accident, his hockey contract is in danger of not being renewed. Brianna Gilbert grew up in the world of ice hockey, but she's trying not to pay attention to the media firestorm around Nik. A hockey scandal led to the murder of her father, the head coach of a collegiate team, and she's sick of everything related to the sport.
While volunteering in the oncology clinic at the children’s hospital, Brianna and Nik are randomly paired up, and they discover they have more in common that they could have ever imagined. Brianna's even willing to put aside her hatred of hockey to help Nik redeem his reputation. She proposes a solution: He needs to do more than just volunteer; he needs to quit being a player off the ice. The next girl he has sex with has to be his girlfriend.
But Nik’s already done the commitment thing, and it didn’t work out too well. And Brianna regrets the plan almost immediately—her attraction for the hot defenseman is undeniable, and now she has to obey her own stupid no-sex rule.
As they get to know each other, the chemistry between them becomes stronger. But they’ll have to overcome their painful pasts—and Brianna’s fear of being involved with another hockey player—or their future will be on the line.
For Heat It Up:
“A just-right balance of comedy, tragedy, heat, and ice.”—Publishers Weekly
“These two characters’ storylines wove together flawlessly and made for one hot read that had me wanting to pack my bags for my own Finland adventure.” “Cindi Madsen, USA TODAY bestselling author of Anatomy of a Player
“Heat it Up takes a refreshing setting, adds a sexy physics-loving hero, and sprinkles in a slow burn and a twist of fate. This swoony hockey romance scores!” “Christina Lee, author of the Between the Breaths series.