Today I have an excerpt to share from Bear Naked by Katie Kenyhercz, which is part of the Hot on Ice Hockey Romance Anthology. Please check it out below plus all the details for the anthology, including pre-order links. So may wonderful authors are participating bringing you 18 amazing stories.
The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it. They were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship.
Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love. USA Today bestsellers Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone, and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.
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Bear Naked by Katie Kenyhercz
Hating him would make this easier. If he were still the immature ass who’d broken up with her in a voice mail, it wouldn’t be a problem. But the man sitting across from her now looked truly torn up, and damn it, she was starting to feel bad for him. “I was young and stupid, too.” Embarrassingly stupid. It was impossible to think she’d actually believed they’d stay together once he left. That eighteen year-old Bear would be happy with a girlfriend who lived on a tiny reserve in Nova Scotia and would turn down the throngs of women who threw themselves at him on a daily basis.
“You weren’t stupid. You were sweet. And supportive. You were perfect. I just didn’t have the perspective to know it then.”
Her stomach dropped the way it did in the first seconds of free fall when they’d jumped off the tall rocks into the reserve’s lake as kids. What was he saying? “And you have that perspective now?”
A smile cracked his serious expression and revealed perfectly white teeth, even if they weren’t all originally his. A short release of breath served as a laugh. “Um, yeah. I don’t know if you know this, but you’re pretty much one of a kind. It’s a snake pit out there. I met a few decent people, but no matter what they were like, there was always one inescapable flaw.”
“They committed the cardinal sin of trying to eat food off your plate?”
“They weren’t you.”