Shutout By Melody Heck Gatto…Blog Tour Stop with Excerpt


SHUTOUT by Melody Heck Gatto is stopping by today for her blog tour! Check it out and grab your copy today!!


About Shutout:

Love can be the best trophy and the sweetest consolation prize.

Dominic is flirty, swoon-worthy and tattooed. He’s only ever truly loved one woman – Hailee – the one that got away. But that was a lifetime ago. She left a scar on his heart so deep that no bunny would ever fill it. No girl measured up to his Hailee – not that he wanted anyone to. If he was lucky enough to find her again, he wasn’t going to let her go so easily.

Hailee is stubborn, talented, tattooed, and not the kind of woman to let a man take care of her. She refuses to sit in the kitchen and bake pies for anyone. She is her own woman and plans to stay that way. That’s why she had to leave Dominic all those years ago. Hailee kept herself hidden away in a hockey-free bubble, avoiding all aspects of the game and eliminating the possibility of running into him. Her heart missed Dominic, but her brain knew that she couldn’t be what he needed. It was just better this way. She had her own dreams and wasn’t about to give up on them, even if it meant giving him up.

When all things in her life finally start to fall neatly into place, one thing is still missing. Dominic.

Dominic was used to shutting out teams on the ice, but didn’t like being shutout by her. Hailee already had his heart, all she had to do was take down the walls she built, and stop playing games.

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“So, did you get to talk to her?” Kris asked, as Dom prepared for morning skate. Dom downed an energy shot, hoping to feel better. His head was pounding from the lack of sleep the night before.

“Dude, do you ever learn?” Kaden punched him in the arm harder than necessary.

“What the hell, dude?” He was not in the mood for this. His interaction with Hailee had him tossing and turning all night long. The alcohol he drank didn’t help much either. “Yeah, I talked to her. I told her I’m done with the games.”

“So, it’s over? No more lunches or nights at The Cat House?” Patrick chimed in.

“Am I really everyone’s entertainment for the morning? We do have practice to get ready for, you know.” His voice was harsh as he snapped at the guys. “Look, I can’t keep doing this. I’m not going to follow her around like a long lost puppy dog. She left for whatever reason that handful of years ago, and she meant for it to stay that way. Hooking up at the wedding was a mistake.”

He didn’t really feel that way; seeing her again was what he needed. The way she left was the mistake. The heartache he felt all over again was the mistake. Maybe it all was a mistake. But he wasn’t a wuss and wasn’t going to start acting like it now.

Pat frowned at him. “So, what? You never found out why she left?”

Dom rolled his eyes. “Actually, I did. She left because she didn’t want to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.”


“My family is very traditional in their gender roles. My sisters got in her ear about what would be expected of a Mrs. Zanetti.”

“Dude,” Kaden said, looking around at the guys. “He’s not joking. His dad is all like, ‘Cooking is women’s work. Whiskey drinking is men’s work.’ I could dig it.”

“You should tell that idea to Paige, Ty,” Pat said with a smirk.

“Yeah, and get myself moved straight into the spare bedroom.” Tyler walked into the conversation. “So you two did hook up at the wedding?”

“I’m only going to say this one more time. We hooked up. It was fucking amazing. But it’s over. It wasn’t anything more than one night.”

“Do you want it to be more than one night?” Tyler asked. “Because I have to tell you, if you need advice on how to win her over, I have some killer wooing skills.”

“Er, you only got Paige because of the wooing techniques I suggested,” Kris said.

“You? Bullshit, cuz,” Pat said, shoving Kris away. “It was all me.”

“You’re both wrong, ladies,” Tyler said with a smile. “It was all me.” He indicated his crotch area. “Well, me and little me. If you know what I mean.” He winked at them.

“Dude. That’s not something I needed to think about,” Kaden said, turning away to finish getting ready.

“Little is probably the key word right there,” Pat said, laughing.




About Melody Heck Gatto:


Melody was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, and son. She’s a dog lover and recently losing her two 15yr old girls (dogs) they adopted a new puppy, in addition to a cat. After years of begging for a cat, she finally let her son adopt a kitten (even though she’s allergic!) The cat is definitely a “mama’s boy”. A house just isn’t a home without pets.

The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Having met some of the players has fueled her interest in writing about them and creating wonderful stories.

Melody has loved writing since she was young, in school she never met a creative writing assignment that she didn’t love. She is lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages her to write. When she was laid off from her job of 14 years, he was supportive about letting her stay home and just be a mom. During that time, she discovered hockey-romances and found a renewed love of reading as well as a passion for writing.

She spends her spare time reading hockey romances. At holiday time she really enjoys any romance about Christmas, and Hallmark movies on tv. When it is the hockey off-season, she enjoys swimming and spending her days out in the sun with her family.

Basically if she’s not writing or reading, then she’s doing something that has to do with hockey!

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  1. This sounds like fun…I love a sassy female!

  2. I love second chance romance and this one looks like a great one!
    Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway.

  3. Kathy Valentine says:

    Shared on all my socials

  4. Thanks for the intro and excerpt! Gonna be reading this!

  5. Beth Ann Tilley says:

    Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

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