USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novel in the emotional Portland Storm hockey romance series.
All Mitchell Quincey wants on his break from the Portland Storm this holiday season is to spend as much time as he can with his baby girl. If he can get his ex-wife to agree to joint custody, then it'll be a holiday worth celebrating. But when he shows up on Mia's doorstep, for the first time ever, Mitch is thrown off his game. He's still 100% in love with her.
Mitch's unannounced arrival has Mia all out of sorts. To argue over the phone is one thing, but looking at the one man she'll always love is harder than she thought. With her family surrounding them, Mia tries to keep Mitch at bay, but he's always been able to leave her flustered--and hot.
Suddenly, Mitch changes gears and has only one goal in sight: win back Mia's heart for good. With assists from her family and a bit of mistletoe magic, Mitch just might end up with a Holiday Hat Trick.
The Portland Storm hockey romance series
2) On the Fly
3) Taking a Shot
4) Light the Lamp
5) Delay of Game
6) Double Major
7) In the Zone
8) Holiday Hat Trick
10) Dropping Gloves
11) Home Ice
12) Mistletoe Misconduct
13) Losing an Edge
14) Game Breaker
15) Defensive Zone - February 9, 2017
16) Power Play - May 25, 2017
17) Neutral Zone - October 19, 2017
The books of the Portland Storm series are hockey romances, but they go much deeper than the sport of hockey. These books touch on real-world issues such as rape, cancer, miscarriage, bullying, PTSD, grief, addiction, and many other similar subjects. If you have triggers, be aware that these books may very well contain material which could trigger you. That said, I endeavor to tackle these issues with sensitivity and compassion.
Additionally, many readers have requested that I put a TISSUE WARNING on the books in this series. I've received notes from readers about every single book in the series, in which readers tell me how the characters and the story brought them to tears. You may not need tissues for each book--the story line that resonates most for you may not be the one that others responded to in that way--but don't say I didn't warn you.
On that note, I have another warning for you: my hockey players curse like...well...hockey players. And there is a fair amount of sex in these books. If cursing and sex aren't your cup of tea, these books probably won't be, either.
|Publisher:||Night Shift Publishing|
|Series:||Portland Storm , #8|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
The books of the Portland Storm series are hockey romances, but they go much deeper than the sport of hockey. These books touch on real-world issues such as rape, cancer, miscarriage, bullying, PTSD, grief, and addiction. If you have triggers, be aware that these books may very well contain material which could trigger you. That said, I endeavor to tackle these issues with sensitivity and compassion.
Additionally, many readers have requested that I put a TISSUE WARNING on the books in this series. I’ve received notes from readers about every single book in the series, in which readers tell me how the characters and the story brought them to tears. You may not need tissues for each book—the story line that resonates most for you may not be the one that others responded to in that way—but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Holiday Hat Trick is a sweet holiday read. Getting to know Mitch in this family environment, you'd never know he was a tough hockey player. He's an alpha-male, most definitely, but sensitive and emotional. He owns his feelings and isn't afraid to show them. He's also a great father and uncle and that comes through clearly in the story. I think showing Mia's perspective in this story is really interesting. Albeit a high profile, unusual marriage, the issues that she experienced were real - losing yourself to your marriage. And she hadn't even had children yet. How many women can say they lost who they were when they married and had a family. It was great to show how she has discovered who she can be and finds a way to do so with Mitch.
As always, I love this latest installment in the Portland Storm series by Catherine Gayle! This is a shorter read, but it is a fantastic addition to the series! Holiday Hat Trick is not on the ice this time, but takes place over the league-mandated holiday days off. It centers on a newer player, Mitch Quincey. He and his wife Mia have been divorced for several months, a decision that was Mia's. He is still desperately in love with her, but has realized that winning her back is a lost cause. So his focus this vacation is to get the last of his things, file for joint custody, and see his little girl as much as possible. I was in love with him from the moment he began to coo about his daughter! I was prepared to dislike Mia, but I just couldn't. I didn't want to understand her position, because this is a man who clearly loved her and their daughter and who was a legitimately good guy. A good guy that she tossed aside. But as we got to know her, I realized that there were reasons that she did what she did, reasons that I could wholy understand. This is the thing I love most about these books, besides the hockey!! That the stories revolve around real people with real issues. The same kind of issues we all may face at some point in our lives. Things to love... --Mitch as a dad. The love he had for his daughter was touching. --Mia. I related and I understood how she felt. --Mitch as an uncle. I loved how he was with the other kids in the story. As a mom myself, there is nothing sexier! My Recommendation: While this could be read as a standalone, I love the series so much that I say... READ THEM ALL!!
It's no secret I love Catherine Gayle's novels, but this very well may be her best yet. I loved this holiday romance about Mitch "Q" Quincey and his ex-wife, Mia. Q and Mia have been divorced for some time and with his job of being an NHL star, he doesn't get to spend the time he needs and wants to with his little girl, Marley. With three goals in mind over his very quick holiday break, he heads home to Canada to try to accomplish them. Throughout this novella, Catherine Gayle takes us inside the relationship between Q and his high school sweetheart and shows us how much both of them are hurting and wishing that things were different. With a little coaxing by Mia's well meaning Mom, Q finally starts to see that maybe he can accomplish not only his holiday hat trick, but he might score a bigger goal. I'm not sure I can accurately articulate how much I loved this story. Whether you've read the other Portland Storm novels or not (although you should, they're awesome!), this is one you should definitely pick up.