Lily Eddison is on the way to making it--her personalized, gourmet chocolates are in high demand. She has it all going on...until her landlord pulls the rug out from under her. Now she needs investors but the last person she expects or wants to save the day is the oh-so-hot, but arrogant, pro-hockey player Dante "Fireman" Taylor.
Hockey is Dante's life and as the Docker's star defensemen, he has no time for love. An opportunity to invest in Lily's dream is just business, even though he can't stop thinking about the gorgeous chocolatier. Despite his reluctance to be in a relationship, Dante and Lily move from partners to friends to lovers and he's all in... Until an obsessive fan's revenge tanks their romance and it's dead on the ice.
Great hockey players know they have to take more shots on goal to score a hat trick and Dante gives it his all to prove to Lily that off the ice, she's the only one for him.
Anna Sugden has always loved happy endings. Growing up, if she didn't like how a book or film turned out, she'd write an alternative ending. Naturally, when she discovered romance novels she was in heaven and dreamed that one day she would be a romance author.
It took a while. First, she worked in global marketing for a major multinational company. Then, she requalified to become a primary teacher. Finally, when her husband was posted to New Jersey, she got the chance to write full-time. A romance writing course led to the discovery of Romance Writers of America and her local New Jersey chapter. Her first book -- A Perfect Distraction -- sold in 2012, launching her award-winning New Jersey Ice Cats series.
Now back in England, Anna and her husband share their Cambridge home with two bossy black cats. Anna is a keen sports fan, especially hockey and football, where she prefers a happy ending for her teams! When not researching hockey players -- for her books ;) -- she makes craft projects and collects penguins and great shoes!