Contemporaries to covet in February – & giveaway!

I’m sorry that I’m publishing this post half way through the month, friends! I usually publish my contemporaries to covet posts on the first Monday of the month, but this month I had a couple of interviews with the wonderful Manda Collins and Sarah MacLean that I wanted to get up right away.

For those of you who are new around here, every month I let you know what contemporary romance novels coming out that month I’m most looking forward to reading. Leave a comment telling us what February contemporary romances you’re coveting, and you could win a $10 gift certificate for you AND the author.

Giveaway details are below, but first here are the contemporary romances I can’t wait to read this month.

Hip Check by Deidre Martin

Hip CheckEsa Saari is a hockey player for the New York Blades with a bad-boy rep both on and off the ice. But when he suddenly becomes the guardian of his eight-year-old niece, Nell, he knows his excessive lifestyle is about to get body checked.

So he hires a live-in nanny. Her name is Michelle Beck, and she gets along great with Nell. What surprises him, though, is that he instantly hits it off with her, too. Getting romantically involved would be a bad idea, but he’s finding it impossible to ignore the intense connection between them.

Michelle, however, takes her job very seriously, and must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart. And Esa’s got to decide if he can give up his bad- boy image for the love of a good woman…

My two cents
I love sports romances and, though I’ve never seen a hockey game (either in person or on TV), hockey players are among my favorite romance heroes for some reason. Oddly, despite my love for hockey heroes, I’ve never read a book by Deidre Martin, who’s written twelve books about a hockey team. It’s high time I give her a shot.

Release date: Feb 5, 2013
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