The Stick Handler

The Stick Handler

by Cathryn Fox

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I'm known in the NHL as The Stick Handler, but according to a conversation I accidently overheard between my fiancé and her friend, I'm The Money Maker, and marrying me will get her daddy--who just happens to own the hockey team I play for--off her back and secure her financial future, whether the marriage lasts or not. Now, call me a prick for canceling our wedding at the eleventh hour, but when she threatens to ruin my career and reputation, it's the icing on the uncut wedding cake. She gives me a week to reconsider, and I take it--at the Italian resort booked for the honeymoon that will never be, and there's no one I'd rather take with me than Katee, the girl who has held a special place in my heart since forever. When the concierge mistakes her for the bride, we go with it. Only problem is, the place reeks of romance and keeping my hands to myself might prove to be the toughest game I've ever played.


A honeymoon in Italy and I'm not the bride? How can I say no when Luke needs a shoulder to cry on, and no matter what, I'll always be there for him. The problem is, none of my imaginary kisses come close to the reality of Luke's mouth on mine, even if it's just for show, and it's going to take more space than a king-size bed provides to keep things in the friend zone. I'm weak, I admit it, but this is Luke, and the more we pretend, the more real it feels. Will our make-believe honeymoon be the end of a lifelong friendship? Will returning home mean the end of his career, or the beginning of something so much more?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161968116
Publisher: Cathryn Fox
Publication date: 09/17/2018
Series: Players on Ice , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 34,659
File size: 403 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.

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The Stick Handler 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
The Stick Handler is the second book in Players on Ice series by Cathryn Fox. It is a fun hot romance definitely worth reading. Luke calls off his wedding to Arianna after he hears her tell her friend that she doesn't love him and is basically only marrying him for his money. After calling off the wedding he decides the best person to take on his honeymoon is his best friend Katee, but keeping his hands off her is harder than he thought when they are mistakenly recognized as his wife. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
Although part of a series this book can be read as a standalone. This is the story of Luke and Katee, It starts off with a cancelled wedding but the honeymoon continues! I loved the friendship between Luke and Katee, the ease of their relationship and their ability to talk about everything ( well just about!) it was a really sweet and sexy story.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
When Luke overhears his fiance telling a friend that she is only marrying him for his money, it hurts more than a little, but it honestly doesn't surprise him. Their relationship started a little too fast for his liking, they met, hooked up, and in a matter of weeks after that he was putting a ring on her finger, at her urging of course. If he is being truthful he's not so sure he loves her either, so he suggests that they put the brakes on their wedding and go their separate ways. But she has other plans, ones that involve him giving her the life she is accustom too. She orders him to go along with the plan, but he's just not that kind of guy, he wants to marry someone who he loves, and can share a honest life with... and that's just not her. She then issues him an ultimatum, either he follow through, or she will be forced to take action, and derail his life on the ice. And that doesn't sit well with him at all, he needs time to think and getaway from her, so he decides to take their week long honeymoon to Italy. But what fun is it to go alone, so he invites his best friend Katee to go along... and from there things take an interesting turn!! From the very first page The Stick Handler will have scooting to the edge of your seat and taking notice... and it only gets better from there! The moment Luke graces the pages you will be enamored with him, he's sexy, commanding, confident, and has a undeniable sweetness to him that will speak to your heart. I loved meeting this hockey playing alpha and the lady who accosts his heart, their story had me smiling and swooning throughout! If sports romance is your thing, then I highly suggest you take a chance on this one, cause this sexy hockey player will leave you thoroughly satisfied... and then some!