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Heart of Ice

What happens when the one person who makes your heart sing is also the one person who could destroy everything you’ve worked for?

Laurie “the Hatchet” Emerson is a ruthless leader in Boston finance who’s rumoured to have a block of ice where her heart should be. If only. Recently widowed, Laurie fears she’s broken beyond repair, until a once-in-a-lifetime business deal reignites her passion for work and gives her a shot at proving to the world she still has some life left in her.

Jack Kennedy is a young portfolio manager who aspires to greatness. Unfortunately, she’s so many rungs down the corporate ladder she can’t even scrape up enough money to move out of her mother’s apartment. Her luck changes when her work ethic is finally rewarded with the job opportunity of her dreams.

A blizzard forces their worlds to collide, but what was meant to be a no-strings night of passion becomes more complicated when they both arrive at the office the next morning to discover they each spent the night with the one person in the city who could crush their futures.

Together, they just might hold the keys to everything they’ve ever wanted, but the difference in their ages and positions could spell the end of their careers. Will the ice queen and the protégé find happiness together or lose everything?

Laurie Emerson, a widowed and cold-hearted finance leader, finds a new spark in a lucrative deal.

Jack Kennedy, a poor and ambitious portfolio manager, lands her dream job.

A snowstorm brings them together for a night of passion, but they soon realize they work for rival firms.

Can they overcome their age gap and career risks to be together?

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Image of four flames to symbolize heat level 4
About this book


Contemporary Romance


Miranda MacLeod & TB Markinson


384 pages


ebook, paperback, audiobook

Audio length

8 hrs. 53 min.


Stephanie Murphy

Release date

December 4, 2020



What readers say
Bárbara Sousa
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The chemistry was just mind-blowing and all the longing and the dialogues between them just made it all more enticing.
Rachel Lacey
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I do have a soft spot for ice queens, especially when they're guarding a broken heart, and Laurie Emerson definitely didn't disappoint.
Kristian Walls
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A sizzling age gap office romance featuring a widowed ice queen and her younger employee who challenges her like no one else.
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