A disgraced reporter and a rising curling star clash, but will the heat building between them melt the already thin ice they each are on?
Max Lauren made a mistake that shattered her pride, her heart, and her career in one fell swoop. Relegated to covering the lowly game of curling, she already resents the so-called “sport,” and then she steps onto the ice, where things get infinitely worse. She’s been knocked down before, and she’s always gotten back up, but a frosty resolve only goes so far in a world of people who thrive on ice.
Callie Mulligan is the amiable skipper of America’s second-place curling team. Upbeat, optimistic, and with a fiery passion for an icy sport, she has both the mental and physical skills to become Team USA’s top contender. What she doesn’t have is the fame or the funding. Coverage from a journalist of Max’s caliber could be the answer to both problems if only Max wasn’t so cold to the idea. As Callie tries to warm her to the sport, a little bit of heat grows into a fire neither of them can contain.
Passion, competition, ambition, redemption, and raw need collide as the bright lights of success and celebrity grow hotter, but can the fire between them be sustained when it’s put on ice?
“Spangler writes fights and misunderstandings with heartbreaking precision, but she puts her characters’ hearts—and the readers’—back together by the end.” —JAIME GREEN, The New York Times Book Review
“I really enjoyed this one, read it in a day, couldn’t put it down, not because it’s a page-turning drama but because I enjoyed seeing the interaction and growth of the two main characters, literally fire and ice coming together to make steam. Excellent reading and highly recommended.” —VELVET LOUNGER, The Lesbian Reading Room
“There are a few authors that really know how to write sports romances and Spangler is one of them. What Spangler is great at is having the perfect amount of sports to romance. While most sports romances don’t have enough sports, they can occasionally swing the opposite direction so that the romance takes a backseat. Spangler gets the ratio perfect so that both the romance and the sport featured shines.” —LEX KENT, LezReviewBooks.com
“Said before, and say again, Rachel’s writing style is so natural it makes the reader feel the sense of eavesdropping – a polished skill for authors. This is a solid, entertaining, lusty and well-scribed important novel.” —GRADY HARP, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer
“If you want to learn about curling in probably the hottest and most engaging way possible as well as get swept up in a winter romance then you will enjoy
Fire & Ice.” —KD RYE, The Lesbian 52
RACHEL SPANGLER is a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and the Golden Crown Literary Society and IPPY Award-winning author of sixteen lesbian romance novels and novellas. She lives with her wife and son in Western New York. You can read more about her on her website.