Mile High

Zanders

Chicago hockey isn’t complete without me—everyone’s favorite player to hate. I know my role, and I play it well. In fact, I thoroughly enjoy spending the majority of my game time in the penalty box before leaving the arena with a new girl on my arm each night.

What I don’t like is the new flight attendant on our team’s private plane. She works for me, not the other way around. But I’ll be sure to remind her of that, and I can guarantee, by the end of the season, she’ll be begging to quit her job.

But every road trip blurs the lines, and I can’t quite figure out if I keep pushing that flight attendant call button in order to push her buttons or if it’s more than that
 
Stevie
 
I’ve been a flight attendant for years. I thought I’d see it all, but when my new job lands me onboard working for the most egotistical and self-righteous diva in the NHL, I start to second guess everything. Including the promise I made to myself of never hooking up with an athlete again…no matter how annoyingly tempting he may be.

Evan Zanders is unfiltered, unapologetic, and too attractive for his own good. He loves his image, but I hate everything about it.

Everything but him.

WINDY CITY SERIES, BOOK 1

“Eyes on me, Stevie girl.”

“You’re my first choice, Vee. My only choice.”

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Mile High

The Right Move

WINDY CITY SERIES, BOOK 2

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“Come home with me, Blue.”

“My home, my heart, all of it, is with you.”

“His quiet love. It’s always the loudest.”

Ryan

She's a distraction, that's what she is.
 
I'm the newest Captain of the Devils, Chicago's NBA team, and the last thing I needed this year was for Indy Ivers, my sister's best friend, to move into my apartment. She's messy, emotional, and way too tempting.

But when the team's General Manager vocalizes his blatant disapproval of my promotion to Captain, referring to me as an unapproachable lone wolf with no work-life balance, I can't think of a better way to convince him otherwise than pretending to date my outgoing roommate.

The only problem? Faking it feels far too natural.

Having a fake girlfriend wasn't supposed to be messy but having Indy under my roof and in my bed is complicated, especially when she wants all the romantic parts of life that I could never give her.

Indy​

I never ​imagined I'd be living with my best friend's brother, NBA superstar Ryan Shay. Even more unbelievable? He needs me to act as his loving girlfriend who's suddenly changed him into a friendly and approachable guy.

Because, well... he's not. He's controlling of his space and untrusting of others.

Our arrangement isn't one-sided, though. I'm in a wedding coming up, on where every one of my childhood friends, including my ex-boyfriend, will be in attendance, and there's no better date than my ex's celebrity hero.

Blurred lines make it almost impossible to separate real from fake. Falling for my roommate was never part of the deal, especially when Ryan is quick to remind me that he doesn't believe in love.

I'm a romantic and can't help fantasizing that he'll change, but soon enough, I find myself questioning if sharing a roof with my best friend's brother was the right move after all.

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The Right Move

Caught Up

WINDY CITY SERIES, BOOK 3

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"Baseball Daddy"

You think you can keep this casual, Mills?"

"Be my problem"

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I’m a single dad and starting pitcher for Chicago’s MLB team.
I’m stretched too thin, but I don’t want help raising my son.
 
Each of his previous nannies only lasted a few weeks before I let them go.
Now, my coach is putting his foot down by hiring the one person I can’t fire—his daughter.
 
Miller Montgomery is the last woman I should fall for. Too wild, too young, and too unattached.
 
Chicago is just a quick stop for her. I thought I’d be counting down the days until she left, but summer feels too short when I start thinking about forever.
 
 
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As a high-end pastry chef who recently won the most prestigious award in my industry, I’m desperate to prove I deserve it. But with a new title comes new pressure, and I can’t create a fresh and inspiring dessert to save my life.
 
With only two months to get back on track, I should be focusing in the kitchen, but instead, I let my dad talk me into using my time off to nanny for his star player’s kid.
 
Kai Rhodes forgot how to have fun, and I’m eager to jog his memory. But when he and his son start to feel like home, I have to remind us both that my time in Chicago ends with the summer.
 
Besides, I’ve always been a runner, and the last thing I want is to get caught.

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Caught Up

Play Along

WINDY CITY SERIES, BOOK 4

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"C'mon wife, play along."

"Isaiah Rhodes makes smart girls do stupid things."

"Kenny"

Kennedy

I’m the only woman on staff for the Windy City Warriors, and after years of putting up with a sexist lead doctor, I’m desperate to land my dream job with a new team next year. All I have to do is maintain my professional reputation for my final season in Chicago.

But a Las Vegas run-in with the team’s shortstop threatens it all, leaving me with a fuzzy memory and a ring on my left hand.

Now, not only am I legally bound to the most persistent man I’ve ever met, but thanks to Isaiah’s scheme to save my job, I have to pretend the whole thing was a planned elopement and not a drunken mistake.

Isaiah Rhodes is reckless, impulsive, and frustratingly charming. He’s also my brand-new husband.

They got the saying wrong. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas… sometimes it follows you right back home.


Isaiah

As the shortstop for Chicago’s professional baseball team, I’ve had my fair share of fun. But that all ended the day Kennedy Kay became a single woman.

I’ve crushed on the team’s athletic trainer for years. I’ve flirted to no avail, so imagine my surprise when I woke up in Sin City with a ring on my finger and my favorite redhead in my bed.

We agree to stay married for one baseball season, just long enough to keep her job safe, but in my mind, I’m using our time together to prove to her I’m husband material.

Kennedy might be reluctant to join in on our game, but it’s one I refuse to lose.

So come on, wife… play along.

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kailey, the right move

"“I have no words for this book! I don’t think there is anything that could have been better! It checks all the boxes for me. The way that Ryan is able to grow as a person for someone he loves is amazing! And the trust that him and Indy have for each other is something that most people only wish for."

Speechless!!!

tatiana, mile high

"I’ve never wanted to date a hockey player until now. Evan Zander’s is one of my new favorite book boyfriends! I absolutely loved his character, his friends and the whole team. And Stevie was such a lovable heroine. Like her, it took awhile for me to love myself fully and I’m still waiting on a guy who will make me his first choice. Both characters has a lot of self work and healing to do but their love for each other was magnetic. I absolutely enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read about Indy and Ryan!"

A Great Read!

rachel, mile high

“I’m not sure what I was expecting with this book but it definitely wasn’t this. The representation that Liz Tomforde wrote is incredible. The FMC is a plus sized woman who gets the hot hockey god and the hot hockey god is all about mental health. (Yes, please!)"

Hockey God & Mental Health Rep

sarah, the right move

"I literally read it in under 12 hours and couldn't stop reading. Ryan and Indy are the best. Ryan does things for Indy that are huge to most, but to Ryan? its literally the least he can do, when he puts her coffee in the fridge because she loves iced? when he learns sign to just talk to her dad? or when he loves her silently and does things to stand up for her, respect her and just be amazing. I will forever recommend this book to anyone. Ryan is better than I could have imagined. I cant wait for the next book, Thank you Liz for making me fall in love with your characters! :)"

Ryan is the best book boyfriend.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is your next release?

PLAY ALONG- Windy City Series Book 4 is coming out on July 11th, 2024.

how many books will be in the windy city series?

Five!

is rio getting a book?

Yes!

I’m in the UK/ British Commonwealth (excluding Canada). Will  Books 4 & 5 be released in the indie version?

No. Hodder is taking over the publication for the entire Windy City Series. The whole set will match and the foiled editions will be available in store and online in the UK. (If you’re in the US and are wanting these editions, Blackwells online has free shipping to the states!)

Will the Windy City Series remain in Kindle Unlimited?

Yes! (Excluding AUS & NZ per publisher decision)

when are the audiobooks coming out?

MILE HIGH, THE RIGHT MOVE, and CAUGHT UP are currently available via audio. PLAY ALONG & Book 5 will be released in audio on their respective release dates. 

mile high 18+

- Explicit Sex Scenes

- Mentions of Anxiety

- Body Shaming

the right move 18+

- Explicit Sex Scenes

- Mentions of Infertility 

- Mentions of Cheating (off-page, no cheating between main characters)

- Mentions of Anxiety and Depression

Caught up 18+

- Explicit sex scenes

- Mentions of death of a parent (off-page)

- Mentions of parental abandonment (off-page) 

PLAY ALONG 18+

18+

- Mentions of a parent’s death (off page).

- Explicit Sexual Content. 

-Depictions of Anxiety (on page).

Trigger Warnings