Sunday, December 7, 2014

Aloha to Charlene Groome and COLD AS ICE

Devin Miller is a sexy hockey player who meets his match with TV sports reporter, Carla Sinclair. Carla wants an interview and Devin is playing hardball. He doesn’t like her talking about him on air, even if she’s reporting the facts.

Carla might be rubbing him the wrong way, but he’s interested enough to let her do her job. He’s never had a woman come toe-to-toe with him. Women always flock to him and he’s never had to try to win over a woman, until now. Although he’s not thinking about his future, he does feel something different for Carla. She doesn’t buy into his cockiness. She’s focused on getting the interview and breaking a story about Devin’s high-paid salary.

Devin struggles with his past. He hasn’t spoken to his father in twenty-four years. His father left his mother, leaving her a single parent with a boy who desperately wanted his family back. When Carla gets an unexpected phone call from Devin’s dad asking her to help him reconnect his relationship with Devin, she’s caught in the middle. Carla is vulnerable to assist in his efforts; however, Devin hasn’t opened up about his childhood and doesn’t want to. He’d rather keep to himself.

Carla doesn’t know how Devin will feel if she gets involved with his personal life, but she doesn’t want to ignore the opportunity for him to rebuild his relationship with his dad.

As Carla sets up the reunion after a home game, things don’t go according to plan and she gets into trouble for overstepping her boundaries. Her job is on the line and so is her relationship with Devin.

With a broken past and unseen future, Carla needs to figure out what she wants while Devin needs to decide on his relationships and mend a broken heart.

A Scene on Ice (17th Century)
Hendrick Avercamp, Public Domain (link)


The Warriors take to the ice again in Charlene Groome's sensational series about hockey players and the women who love them. But the team's new addition may have to work for a warm welcome...

Defenseman Devin Miller has bounced from team to team and city to city, but he's finally ready to settle down-professionally and personally. The Warriors seems like the perfect fit. Now all he needs is the right woman to start a family with-and he's willing to put in the practice to find her.

Sports anchor Carla Sinclair already doesn't like Vancouver's hot new acquisition. So when she's persuaded to interview him, she's not prepared for the chemistry between them. But though Devin seems eager to show Carla his moves-on and off the ice-he keeps his personal life off-limits. Frustrated by him in more ways than one, Carla decides to track down Devin's secrets on her own-and soon must decide if their attraction is worth the hit to her fragile heart...

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Ottawa Senators - 1905 Stanley Cup Winners
Public Domain (link)

Charlene Groome is the contemporary romance author of the Warriors hockey series. Her books are modern love stories with satisfying endings. She plays ice hockey, loves a good cup of coffee and finds serenity in going for long walks. She lives on the West Coast of British Columbia with her husband and three children.
Twitter @charlenegroome 

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Oxford University vs Switzerland in 1922
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 Charlene is giving away a ditigal copy of COLD AS ICE to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about hockey - are you a fan?  How are your skating skills?

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 13, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 14.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



  1. I'm a huge hockey fan, but am not much of a skater.

  2. I have no skills lol but I love the Pittsburgh Penguins!!

  3. Love my Chicago Blackhawks especially Patrick Kane!!!

  4. Skating skills are nil.... and have never been around hockey... but I love athletes in books!!

  5. My skating were never very good even when I was a kid.

  6. I used to ice skate a lot when I was a child, and loved it. However, I'm not a hockey fan.

  7. I skated a lot as a child,even had lessons. We used to have The Whalers but they left and I never got back into it.

  8. I'm not really a sports fan, nor had I ever skated before. Yet some day in the future, I would like to try skating.

  9. I've never gotten into hockey and I have no ice skating skills - very weak ankles.

  10. I've never seen a hockey game, and can't ice skate. I love reading romances with hockey in them though.