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Got a fun little read for those looking for something to put them in the mood for the Olympics!


Trouble With Gold

A Love and Other Games Novella

by Melinda Dozier

Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella

Release Date: November 20, 2017

Hosted by: Book Partners In Crime Promotions


US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers.  Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she’s not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way.  A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult.  Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?


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“Thank God you’re here,” a male’s voice groaned, in English.

Nadia looked across the path toward the stairs ahead of her and saw a very well built, tall man, light brown hair curled around his beanie, with a chiseled chest and tight thighs. Wait a minute. Why could she see his chest and thighs? It was zero degrees Celsius. Why would a man be standing in nothing but his underwear? Her mother always warned her about sickos.

She dug into her purse, searching for her mace – something she carried since her internship in New York last summer. It settled somewhere at the bottom. Great. When she finally needed it, she couldn’t find it.

“Do you mind?” He said, a little louder. “I could use some help.”

“I have mace.” She answered, still searching. “Stay where you are.”

“Not a problem.” He laughed, a deep laugh that sent tingly sensations from head to toe. God, sleep deprivation must be worse than she thought if she had these thoughts about a sicko.

She shook her head and finally held the mace up. The man remained in the same spot. He had a fabulous smile and a few wrinkles at the side of his eyes, from smiling or being out in the sun. He must be an athlete with that tight physique. “Who are you and what are you doing?”

Instead of answering, he let out a laugh all while his teeth chattered. An ache sat in her throat. Poor guy. If his blue lips and frosted hair was any indication, he was beyond cold.

“Are you okay?” She slowly approached the stairs, not sure what the handsome man would do. But, he looked like he was in trouble.

His eyes perused her from top to bottom and then he looked back into her face. “Better now.” He smirked.



I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this little story.  It is short – listed at coming in under 100 pages – so it does have that whole insta-love thing going on and there is an issue or two that could have used a few more pages.  BUT, the characters are interesting and their interactions are fun & entertaining.

Ty works hard and plays hard.  He understands what a big deal it is that he’s made it to the Olympics but he’s not going to forget to have a good time when he can.  Unfortunately that occasionally puts him at odds with Nadia.

Nadia takes her job as a volunteer very seriously.  Her goal is to get a job with the Olympic Committee and this is her chance to show them she can be a good employee.  Running into a nearly naked man, hand-cuffed to a railing in the snow, is not exactly how she imagined her evening going.

But the attraction between the two is apparent and Ty’s not one to let it go.  Nadia is going to have a hard time resisting him when he puts his mind to the task of seducing her.  And so are readers …

Trouble With Gold to be a cute (and sexy) little romance that knows how to enjoy itself.


Author Info:

Reading romance has always been at the top of Melinda’s favorite past times. You can always find a book in her hands no matter where she is. Melinda is Louisiana born, New Mexico raised, Guatemala adopted, and recently a newcomer to Houston, Texas. So, it’s only natural that her stories take place all across the world. Melinda loves reading, reality TV, traveling, blogging, and playing Words with Friends. Learn more about her at http://booksbymelindadozier.com.

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