Release Blitz & Review: Jared

Jared by Kat Mizera is available now!
This standalone hockey romance is swoonworthy!

The game of love has no rule book...

Former hockey star Jared Wylde is tired of living life on the sidelines. Ten years ago, he lost it all... his career, his wife, his entire world. Everything changes when he's offered the job as head coach of the Las Vegas Sidewinders. It's taken him a long time to let go of the past, but it turns out the past isn't ready to let go of him.

Bestselling romance author Renee DeSantos lives life on her own terms. After overcoming being widowed and sending her daughter off to college, she's finally putting herself first. Everything is going great, until a one-night stand with a sexy stranger unveils what she's been missing. Now that she's had a taste, she's not ready to let go... of him, or the future they could have together.

When the past comes knocking, a son Jared never knew about turns everything upside down. Renee is no stranger to plot twists, but the stakes are higher than ever this time. This is one game Jared doesn't want to lose, but can they score a happily ever after?


This is the first book I have read in this series, but I have read others by this author. She always leads the reader on an interesting journey. This book is no different. It can easily be read as a stand alone. Although Jared is the assistant coach for the Sidewinders, there is not much hockey in this book. Most of it takes place in the off season. 

Jared and Renee has mutual friends in the hockey world. and after celebrating at the coaches house, the sparks become unbearable and they two spend one unforgettable night together. For two people not looking for relationships, these two can't seem to stay apart.  Circumstances keep letting them continue to bump into each other. 

There are lots of steamy moments, a bit of angst and then the surprise of an previously unknown child popping into their newly forming relationship. 

Sweet romp of a romance.  Great summer read. Touching coming of age moments---yes, even though this is an older couple, they needed to find out who they really were before they could move forward. 
Happy it all worked out in the end. 

*Complimentary copy provided for an honest review. 

Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.

Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach.

Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

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