Author bio

Samantha Whiskey

Samantha Whiskey - book author

Samantha Whiskey is a wife, mom, lover of her dogs and romance novels. No stranger to hockey, hot alpha males, and a high dose of awkwardness, she tucks herself away to write books her PTA will never know about.

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Samantha Whiskey is the author of books: Grinder (Seattle Sharks, #1), Axel (Carolina Reapers #1), Enforcer (Seattle Sharks, #2), Winger (Seattle Sharks #3), Skater (Seattle Sharks #6), Cannon (Carolina Reapers, #5), Rookie (Seattle Sharks #4), Blocker (Seattle Sharks #5), Bruiser (Seattle Sharks #7), Logan (Carolina Reapers, #4)


Author books

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01
Gage McPherson was the Seattle Shark’s best Grinder, until he shattered his shoulder last season. Time heals all wounds...but the heartbroken single dad has more than his share of trust issues. The playboy only lets one girl close to his iced-over heart—his pint-sized daughter who’s the center of his world. She’s the only thing more important to him than hockey, and he trusts no one with her...except me.

We’ve been friends since we were kids, and I love his daughter like she’s my own, so what’s the easiest solution to help Gage out? Move in and be his live-in nanny for the season. As far as she goes, the arrangement is perfect. But her drop-dead-sexy father? Frustrating on every possible level.

There is a thick, professional line drawn between us by his own hand, and despite understanding the terms, my body is practically begging him to cross it. Our chemistry is off the charts, but one misstep, and we could hurt the one person we love most. This game is all-or-nothing. Can I risk my heart on a guy who is known for the shut-out, on and off the ice?
02
The NHL’s been at my door since I was 18.
But I’d never leave the Swedish Hockey League—
Not while raising my little brother.
But now he’s grown and the Carolina Reapers show up with my greatest weakness:
Langley Pierce, their new head of PR.

I’ve never been able to say no to her.
She’s fierce, independent, and the sexiest woman I’ve ever met.
She also has a stubborn streak wider than my entire country.

One comment from her smart mouth about never dating again, and I propose.

No, really, I actually propose:
A six-month marriage contract in exchange for signing with the Reapers.
I want to date this woman so badly that I’m going to marry her first.
I’ll use each day to show her how a queen should be treated.

Our wedding day started a countdown I’m powerless to stop,
And the faster the months fly, the harder I fall.
She’s sworn she’ll never choose a man over her career,
And I promised never to ask her to.
Until I’m forced to.

How can we move forward when we started this whole thing backwards?
If I can’t convince her this marriage is anything but fake—
The next document we sign will crush us both.


Welcome to the Carolina Reapers, Samantha Whiskey’s newest hockey series where the chill of the ice meets sultry southern nights.
05
I’m the Seattle Sharks’ power forward.
The rising star. The sniper. The skater.
On the ice, I’m invincible.
Off the ice, there’s room in my heart for only one girl:
my five-year-old niece.

When my addict sister leaves Hannah on my doorstep with nothing but a backpack and a note full of excuses, my entire life shifts.
Playoffs or not, keeping my niece out of foster care is my first priority.

I need help...from anyone but her.

Ivy Harris.
Coach’s other daughter.
Gorgeous, smart-mouthed, reckless.
Hannah’s new BFF and favorite babysitter.
Ivy’s been under my skin since she clicked into my life on four-inch heels.
The same heels I just caught Hannah playing dress-up in.

But Ivy’s never been able to color inside the lines,
and with Hannah’s future hanging in the balance,
I can’t chance stepping outside them—no matter how badly I want to.
Ivy and I fight like pros until our mouths are too busy kissing.

The line between enemy and lover is blurry, and if we can’t figure out what we mean to each other, it will cost us everything in the end...including Hannah.
07
As a rookie, keeping up with the Seattle Shark’s starting trio is grueling work.

Trying to pretend like the Shark’s new, totally-off-limits physical therapist doesn’t make me ache? Impossible.

Because she isn’t just anyone.

Once upon a time, Chloe was mine.

Until she broke my heart.

Now she’s back in my life and Coach has forbidden any of us from pursuing her.

One look and my heart begs to claim her.

One touch and I’m on fire.

Her past is riddled with darkness and it doesn’t matter if she wants me, too.

We can’t happen.

Because we both desperately need our jobs.

But I can’t deny the heat between us, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize she never left my heart.

As the tension coils between us, I find myself closer to losing control.

Closer to throwing everything I’ve ever worked for away…and taking a taste of the forbidden.

With my contract up for negotiation, I refuse to be sent back to the minors—not in hockey or with Chloe. This time it’s all or nothing.

08
I’m the Seattle Sharks’ number one goalie.
The blocker. The wall. The opposition’s worst nightmare.
I’m driven, committed to my team, and have zero time for distractions—on or off the ice.
My focus is on my new contract—one that will secure my position and take care of my family.

So, naturally, when Coach’s daughter moves back to town, he asks me to watch out for her.

Pepper is gorgeous, brilliant, hilarious, and the Sharks’ new statistician.
And my new mission puts me at her side nearly every day.

Every second I spend with her, the harder it is to keep my hands to myself.
Our chemistry is electric and no one makes me laugh like she does.
In another life, we’d be a perfect fit.

But my contract isn’t something I can risk.
Even for her.
Besides, Pepper Harris decided a long time ago she doesn’t date hockey players.

Not that it matters.
I’m the best goalie on the ice, but I’m defenseless against Pepper.
I’m falling harder than a fangirl at her favorite comic-con.
And if I can’t block my own heart—if we can’t stop this addiction—we’ll both lose everything.
10
As the best offensive defenseman in the NHL,
you’d think my skills would get more notice than my face.
Ridiculous, but I’ve been dubbed the “pretty boy” since rookie year.
Pair the looks with my multi-million-dollar career, and it’s a recipe to get used.
I’ve been burned before, and it’s never happening again.

Then I meet Delaney Collins—Charleston’s impossibly sexy librarian.
She’s brilliant, funny, and the chemistry between us crackles every time we touch.
But she doesn’t have a clue who I am.

Delaney treats me like a normal person, seeing straight to the heart of me.
And all it wants is her.

Only problem?
She hates celebrity athletes.
Her own dark past has ensured she’ll never take a chance on one again.
But the deeper we get, the harder it is for me to admit what I do on the ice.

All I’ve ever wanted is for someone to love me for me—not the paycheck, the fame, or the face.
But I’m not sure love will be enough to save us when the truth comes out.