Trading on love?

Harlequin SuperRomance

A win-win negotiation?

Truman "Tru" Jelinek's life is pretty much off the rails. With his professional hockey career on thin ice, and his personal life falling apart, he's ready to implement some serious changes. Helping Jenny Martin—the only girl he's ever loved—make her dreams a reality is a good place to start.

There's just one problem: Jenny doesn't want his help. She barely wants to speak to him. But Tru is prepared to negotiate a deal that even Jenny can't refuse. As trading favors turns into sharing passion, he has to face the truth that when it comes to Jenny, the game is far from over.

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RT 4 Stars! “A Perfect Trade offers a realistic treatment of modern-day life and romance in spite of the fact that a famous hockey player is involved. The story is quite believable, as are the characters.”

SuperRomance author, ANNA SUGDEN, is a three-time Golden Heart finalist who loves reading and writing happy endings as much as hockey! When not reading or watching hockey, she loves football, good food & wine, making simple cross-stitch projects, and collecting memorabilia, penguins and fab shoes!

A former marketing executive and primary teacher, Anna lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two bossy black cats. Learn more about Anna, her heart-warming romances and her shoes at her website.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
ANNA: That’s a tough one! I think it’s a children’s book called The Story About Ping. It’s about a little duck on the Yangtze River. Part of the reason this stands out for me is because at the time, we were living in Afghanistan and English language books were hard to come by. I remember receiving a special parcel with books in it, via the British Embassy, and Ping was my favourite.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
ANNA: Apart from my wonderful husband, Doc Cambridge? My lovely father-in-law is 92 and such an inspiration. A gentleman, with strong family values and a generous nature, he grew up in Yorkshire. He actually saw the Hindenburg fly over his hometown! He joined the RAF during the war and ended up working on planes in Nigeria. Back home in Cambridge, he met his future wife in a tea-shop and they were happily married for over 60 years! They still held hands and giggled together! When she passed, we all thought he would crumble. But to this day he still lives life the way he did when she was alive. He cooks, cleans and does laundry for himself. For his 90th birthday, we gave him an iPad. For a man who missed the computer generation completely, he’s taken to it like a duck to water!

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
ANNA: Apart from the fact he’s a sexy hockey player? J Like the best of men, he always believes he’s doing the right thing for the right reasons. He’s a loyal man, who will do anything for those he loves. Sadly, sometimes he needs to learn he can’t fix everything for them … and he doesn’t always know best.

ANGI: Do you have a new favorite pair of shoes?
ANNA: Don’t I always? LOL I have a lovely pair of black suede Giuseppe Zanottis with a bow on the ankle, that I got in a super sale!

ANGI: What's your favorite thing about your home country?
ANNA: Another tough one! Being English, there are so many things I love. But I also have a split-soul - half of me belongs to the USA. I believe that I take both countries for what they are - good and bad!

ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
ANNA: I don’t really remember - but one that I’m very proud of is a story I wrote for my English ‘O’ level. We had to write a story under the title Night Travel. I wrote about an owl, flying over his territory and what he saw. Then about his journey back to his nest in the dawn, revisiting some of the scenes he saw earlier and how they’d changed. I got an A!

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain this year?
ANNA: Definitely Red, from The Blacklist. He’s got so much charm and is so ruthless, yet he has a wonderful sense of humour and a strong sense of morality.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What's your favorite thing to do when you visit the U.S.?

ANNA'S GOTTA ANSWER:   Aside from catching up with friends - going to a hockey game J. I was lucky enough earlier in the year -- thanks to a wonderful Christmas present from Doc Cambridge -- to be able to go to the outdoor hockey game at Yankee Stadium. Sadly my beloved Devils lost - but what a fabulous experience!

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I blog on the 22nd of every month. I also post news and fun stuff on my website.

My next book, which I’m finishing up now, is the third book in the New Jersey Ice Cats series. It’s tentatively titled A Perfect Catch and is Ike and Tracy’s story. (Ike is Tru’s older brother and the Ice Cats goaltender. Tracy is Maggie’s younger sister.) The release is scheduled for Feb 2015.

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ANNA is giving away A signed copy of A Perfect Trade and an exclusive A Perfect Trade key ring.
International giveaway.

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ANNA WANTS TO KNOW: If you could go out to dinner with a hero from a novel, who would it be?_


  1. Congrats on the new book, Anna! I'd want to go out to dinner with the hero of the book I'm reading at the time. What can I say...I'm fickle. LOL

    Marcy Shuler

    1. Hi Marcy! Thanks so much for stopping by to help me celebrate! LOL what's wrong with that? That's perfect!

  2. Congratulations on your new release.

    Having just re-read LORD OF THE RINGS I have to go with Aragorn. Of course he looks like Viggo & is all, well just all everything.


    1. Hi Mary! Thanks for joining in the celebrations! Oooh Viggo - yum! There is something about him, isn't there?!

  3. Oh boy, this is both an easy and hard question! I do tend to fall in love with the heroes of most books I read but there are a few that stand out. Currently, I'd have to narrow my choices to Quinn Sullivan from Penny Reid's Knitting In the City series or a few of Jill Shalvis' heroes that I adore - Sawyer Thompson, Brady Miller and Ben McDaniel just because they are all awesomesauce.

    ahui55 at gmail dot com

    1. Really looking forward to reading A Perfect Trade, Anna!! Congrats on the release :)

    2. Hi Ada! How's things in Winnipeg? Exciting times ahead now that the trade window has opened up again! perfect timing for A Perfect Trade!

      I'm about to start Jill Shalvis' series, once this book is done. I wanted to be able to have time to read them all, one after the other.

    3. Things are great here although the weather could co-operate more and rain a little less! That was a fun free agent frenzy...and they weren't kidding by frenzy. It's just too bad we only made one move so far. How did your Devils fare? Cammalleri was a great pick up.

  4. Roarke from JD Robb... He's gorgeous!

    Congrats on your book too!

    1. Ah May, you stole my answer! I LOVE Roarke. I wonder who will play him in the movies.

  5. Welcome back to GLIAS Anna !!
    Love the shoes !

    1. Thanks for having me, Angi! Always great to hang out with you guys!

      You'll see them in person in San Antonio! :)

  6. Congrats on the new release, Anna. That was a great game at Yankee Stadium. I would love to have dinner with all of Julie Garwood's Scottish heroes, but I'll choose Gabriel from "Saving Grace."

    1. Thanks so much, Jane! I only wish you could have been at Yankee Stadium too - we'd have had fun! (well, until my boys lost!) :) Gabriel is the favourite for a lot of people - he's not bad for a Scot! ;)

  7. maybe James Bond

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks for stopping by BN100! Ah, but which James Bond would you prefer?!

  8. Hi Anna,
    I am beyond thrilled my beloved Los Angles Kings won the Stanley Cup. I would love to go to dinner with the whole team (I know the question was about book character so i will pick Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series. ) yenastone at aol dot com

    1. Hey Tammy! Thanks for stopping by! Congrats to your Kings and thank you so much for beating our deadly rivals the Rangers (sorry, Jane!). I must admit it was hard to cheer your Kings on after they beat my Devils in the Finals, but needs must! :)

      Oh, I'm with you - except I'd love to go to dinner with my Devils naturally! Ranger would be an awesome stand-in!

  9. Hi Anna! Always love reading sports romances, congrats on the newest release! If I could choose one hero, it would probably be Colin Bridgerton. He was one of my first heroes I'd ever read and well, he was just fantastic. I compare a lot of my current book boyfriends to him :)

    thebigbluewall77 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Hi Anita! Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy A Perfect Trade!

      I really must pick up the Bridgerton series sometime! Ah it must be tough for the men in your life to live up to our fictional heroes! LOL

  10. Thank you everyone for taking part in my launch day fun!

    The cats have chosen their winner - congratulations to Tammy Yenalavitch! Please send your snail mail details to me at anna at annasugden dot com and I will post your prize out to you!

  11. Thanks, Anna and your cats - I have 3 rescue cats and I love cats! email on the way