MELTING THE ICE by Jaci Burton


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Preparing her debut line for Fashion Week, Carolina Preston knows her brother’s suggestion to have his best friend model for her is a good one—even if the one hot, secret night she shared in college with sexy hockey star Drew Hogan makes her wary.

Carolina has worked hard to launch her own fashion line, paying her dues and putting her life on hold until she establishes herself in her chosen career as a designer. Now that her dream is in her sights, and she’s staring down her first-ever Fashion Week with her own designs, she wants a new angle. Her brother offers to model for her and suggests asking Drew, his best friend from college and a supersexy hockey star. At first, Carolina resists. Unbeknownst to anyone, she and Drew shared a hot one-night stand in college, though she had hoped for much more from her long-standing crush. Drew broke her heart, so she’s not thrilled with the idea of spending any time with him. And yet, the idea of a couple of sports heroes modeling her line is fresh and unique. The more time Carolina spends with Drew, the more determined he seems to prove to Carolina that he’s changed. And that he might be a good bet for forever. In this installment of her Play-By-Play series, Burton continues her athlete-themed stories with a hot hockey player looking for redemption from the girl who’s always intrigued him, despite his disgraceful actions years ago. 

Fast-paced, with intense sex scenes and an intriguing jumble of the sports and fashion worlds, this steamy novel will satisfy those who like a little heat in their love stories.



Pub Date: Feb. 4th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-425-26298-6
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Berkley
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2014


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