Tuesday Teaser & Intro: Heat It Up


This is one of my recent NetGalley reads. I was so excited to finish this book, but sad that Sofia and Kyle’s story was coming to a close.

Synopsis ~ Heat It Up

Some games are hotter off the ice…

Sofia Phillips feels cursed. Her father cheated on her mother, her boyfriend cheated on her—she’s done with dating. A summer work-exchange program in Finland is the perfect escape. But instead of gaining experience as an athletic trainer, she’s cleaning toilets. Awesome. The trip is a disaster, and even better, she meets Kyle Bennett. In the sauna. Naked.

Sexy hockey player Kyle was the star right wing for an NHL team. But after an accident killed his wife and left him injured, Kyle has appreciated the “therapeutic” benefits of booze and puck bunnies. Now in Finland for the summer, he’s coaching in an elite hockey-training camp for teens. When Sofia’s grandmother decides to set her up with a nice Finnish man, Sofia recruits Kyle as her make-believe boyfriend. Neither expects their first kiss to sizzle. And neither expects, while stranded on an island during a storm, to have a scorching night of passion.

But as their charade, and then their attraction, develops into something deeper, the past comes back, threatening to destroy them. They must decide if their feelings for each other are strong enough to survive—or it will be game over.


Chapter 1


Forgiveness. It doesn’t matter how many times you say it, or if you say it five times fast, or even if you sing it in the shower to the beat of your favorite pop song. The meaning never changes. It’s that word most of us don’t even think about as we go through our day to day life. If someone bumps into us, we don’t have to yell “I forgive you” as the person hurries off.


Note to self: guys are jerks no matter what country they live in. It must have to do with the Y chromosome, where the douchebag gene is located. [Loc 29]


I flirt with boys all the time, but when it comes to taking things further, the art of seduction is lost on me.  [Loc 805]


While I might’ve been going for a feather-light kiss, Sofia has other plans. Her mouth crashes into mine. I’d be a damn idiot not to kiss back with everything I have inside of me and so much more. [Loc 3434]

Would you keep reading? 

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