Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty contemporary hockey romance and Regency-set historical romance novels and novellas, with over half a million books sold. She’s a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster’s next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic. Sign up for her newsletter at to receive a free Portland Storm short story titled Ice Breaker.
Mistletoe Misconductby Catherine Gayle
There's one primary rule of thumb Jim Sutter uses to guide every aspect of his life: everyone deserves a second chance. In his job as general manager of the Portland Storm, he's in a unique position to grant second chances to countless
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USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents another novella in the emotional Portland Storm hockey romance series.
There's one primary rule of thumb Jim Sutter uses to guide every aspect of his life: everyone deserves a second chance. In his job as general manager of the Portland Storm, he's in a unique position to grant second chances to countless people, giving them opportunities to turn their lives around. Yet, he's never used that rule on himself. His coaches' and players' wives know it's well past time for Jim get a dose of his own medicine. They covertly sign him up for a dating website, hoping to bring some cheer to his holiday. They never expected for the first woman to respond to be his ex-wife, Elaine.
Elaine arrives in Portland at the team's Christmas break with one goal in mind: she's going to stuff Jim's stocking with a Santa-sized dose of forgiveness and a sleigh full of love. No doubt about it, he's made his fair share of mistakes. But she's made mistakes, too, and it's time for Jim to move on...and for her to move back in. As far as she sees it, a bit of mistletoe could go a long way toward wiping out Jim's previous misconduct.
***Please note that this novella-length work was previously published in the 12 Christmas Romances to Melt Your Heart anthology.
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.
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