Lattes and Slapshots by Mary Smith & Melody Heck Gatto
The first book in The Boise Grizzlies Series is available now!
Veronica Lansden’s model thin body and looks were what people thought she was all about as she traveled the world for her modeling career. In truth, Veronica’s dream was to open a bakery and fill people’s hearts and stomachs full of sugary deliciousness. However, when her life landed her in New York City, it was the last place she wanted to live. She decided to leave the big city and ended up in Boise, Idaho, with her best friend, Sharen Parker. Together they opened their coffee house, Java Love. Everything was finally coming together—except her love life.
Nathan Moore, a professional hockey player, needed a change. He got it from the hockey expansion draft when he was sent to Boise, Idaho. Leaving the bustling and chaotic city of Washington, D.C., which held the memories of gold-digging ex who eventually ended up with his teammate, he knew he needed more out of life. Idaho offered it. Fresh air, room to breathe, and nature as far as the eye could see. But when he ran into local coffee proprietor Veronica, his dreams of a bachelor-life went out the window, and he couldn’t see a future without this woman in it.
Will Nathan be able to slapshot his way into Veronica’s latte world?
Veronica, dissatisfied with her life in NYC, is a city girl staring over in Idaho along with her best friend. Nathan is the new captain of his hockey team. Famous, jaded, and tired of the women who only want him for his fame and fortune, he’s enjoying his anonymity the simple and easy life of Idaho. Until he runs into Veronica. She’s beautiful, intriguing, and best of all, she has no idea who he is. But when his presence threatens to derail her hard earned new life and truths surface will they their connection be strong enough to endure?
These two were hot! Their chemistry clearly sizzled and you just know they need to be together. At times I wanted to shake Veronica and Nathan and tell them to just talk things out, but mostly I just needed them to find their HEA. Also, any book that talks about coffee hockey has my heart!
I enjoyed Lattes and Slapshots. It was a great story to curl up with and enjoy some coffee and a good romance. 4 stars.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Smith, has been coming up with stories her whole life. She has written over forty romance stories involving hot sports stars, strong willed females and everything in between. When not busy writing or rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks you can find her with her nose stuck in her Kindle.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Melody Heck Gatto was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son, dog, and two cats. The whole family is avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Melody enjoys taking her son to meet the players on game days. It’s no secret that meeting the players is just as exciting for her as it is for her son, especially when it comes to her favorite player!
Having met a handful of hockey players, she likes to adopt features of their personalities into her characters. And going to games and practices is where she gets her ideas for her fictional on-ice scenes.
Melody is a Hallmark movie junkie. She adores the Christmas movies and all the cutesy (and sometimes cliché) romance and loves to get swept away in it all. She also enjoys binge-watching her favorite tv shows BONES (with hunky Agent Booth), SUPERNATURAL (she have a “secret” crush on Sam Winchester), and CHICAGO PD (sexy cops Halstead and Ruzek!).
When she gets the chance to read she likes to read other hockey romance authors or holiday romances.