• California Dreaming: The Davenports, Book 1
  • California Waves: The Davenports, Book 2
  • California Sunsets: The Davenports, Book 3

The Davenports

Book 1

California Dreaming: The Davenports, Book 1

cover of California Dreaming by Bella Andre and Nicky Arden

Meet the Davenport family! Six brothers and sisters who call picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea home. Successful, brilliant, and passionate, the only thing they all still need is the perfect partner in love and life. 

Hotshot movie star Archer Davenport has never met a stunt he couldn’t ace, a challenge he couldn’t overcome, or a woman he couldn’t have. When he breaks his leg during a dangerous stunt, the production company insists on hiring a live-in caretaker for him. He refuses the help…until he meets Tessa Taylor. She’s not only caring and beautiful, she’s also as tough on him as a drill sergeant.

Tessa knows all about confident men. She used to be married to one and that didn’t go well. Her only solace is her painting, even if she has no talent, as her late husband always claimed. Her biggest problem on this job, however, is that sexy, magnetic Archer makes her toes curl with desire every time he’s near. She does everything she can to try to remain professional. But it gets harder and harder every day as she starts to fall for him—and for his amazing family—even though she knows she’ll have to leave him for her next client as soon as he’s fully recovered. 

Arch, however, has no plans to let Tessa disappear once his leg is fully recovered. In fact, as the sparks between them grow hotter and hotter, he’s determined to show Tessa that she’s not only the most incredible and loving woman he’s ever known, she’s also the most talented.

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Nailing It by Nicky Arden - Hockey player in locker room
Killing It by Nicky Arden - Hockey player in empty ice rink
Crushing It by Nicky Arden - Hockey player in locker room
Playing It by Nicky Arden - Hockey player in locker room

Badges on Ice

Book 1

Nailing it!: A Badges on Ice Hockey Romance

Nailing It by Nicky Arden - Hockey player in locker room

Sparks fly on and off the ice when a sexy performance coach takes on a tough, hockey-playing cop.

Jake Evans is a born leader. He’s a cop by day, and by night he hits the ice as team captain and center forward for the Hunter Huskies, a team of hockey-playing firefighters, cops and EMTs. He’s fast, strategic and tough and knows the rink as intimately as he does a lover’s body. His team is on fire, on track to win the coveted Badges on Ice tournament cup.

Except for one problem.

In championship games, Jake chokes under pressure.

Sophia Lang is a world-renowned performance coach. She’s the one they call when a billionaire tech CEO faints when speaking in public or when an Olympian needs some mental encouragement to scale up from bronze to gold. She only agrees to coach Jake as a favor to a friend.

But Jake doesn’t need a long-legged sexy woman telling him what to do. Especially when she reminds him of a dominatrix he once arrested. He’s only working with her because his teammates will kick him out of his coveted center spot if he doesn’t. He’s hell-bent on showing Sophia who’s boss, even if it means getting her into his bed, where his performance always gets top marks.

Sophia sees right through Jake’s games to the troubled man beneath the tough exterior. She’s determined to control this relationship, no matter where it leads.

However, as unwilling attraction pulls these two together, Sophia discovers she has a stalker. As her ‘fan’ gets uncomfortably closer, there’s no room for games. Especially when a threat to Sophia brings out all Jake’s protective instincts – and kicks up the stakes to a whole new level.