HOT ON ICE ANTHOLOGY – BEAR NAKED by Katie Kenyhercz: Excerpt

Posted February 23, 2017 in Book Tour, Excerpts, Spotlights / 0 Comments



First Nations defenseman Bear Thompson wants to spend his day with the Cup back home on the reserve, but first he has to convince his childhood sweetheart and current band chief Aria Paul to give him another chance and that letting the media in won’t be the end of the world.

The last thing Aria wants to do is fall back in love with the man who broke her heart and left her in the dust, but old feelings spark new ones, and when Bear sets his sights on a goal, it’s only a matter of time.


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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.”



About Katie Kenyhercz

I live in Ohio with my husband and Motley the cat, and I write hockey romance.

I played one season of roller hockey when I was fifteen--it hurt enough that I decided I liked it better as a spectator--and it's been true love ever since! My fictional team is the Las Vegas Sinners, and my real-world team is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

I like strong, capable heroines who bring out the vulnerability in their tough guys.

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