Melting His Heart by Kris Pearson

Kate seeks a new job, and finds a very distrustful man.

Melting his heart

Meet Matthew and Kate - the first of three hot couples from Kris Pearson’s New Zealand Heartlands Series.

Kate Pleasance needs to flee her home city of Auckland and create a new life away from family stress and infidelity. Might the advertisement seeking a ‘Superwoman’ be her answer? Short-listed, she’s flown to the vibrant winter tourist resort of Queenstown at her prospective employer’s expense. Snow is dusting the mountain tops as the jet glides in, and she’s shocked to be collected by tall, dark internet billionaire, Matthew McLeod. Where is the woman she spoke with on the phone? 

Kate is driven first to hospital to meet his injured sister, and then to their magnificent home to stay the night. Lottie is a world-famous painter, and Kate craves the job as her assistant, but she’s totally unsettled by charismatic Matthew who teases her unmercifully. Knowing she’s dangerously attracted, she vows to refuse the job, should it be offered, and run like hell.

After a disastrous first marriage, Matthew has lived in a freezing void. His duplicitous ex-wife chose him for his money, and when she tried to blackmail him he swiftly divorced her and swore off future entanglements. He’s buried himself in his work to keep the demons at bay, but now there’s a potent new threat tearing at his resolve.

Although she’s plainly diving for cover, job-seeker Kate is dragging his ruthlessly supressed emotions back to the surface. Temptation he’s easily shrugged off in the past now eats him alive. Can he persuade her to stay long enough to fan the smouldering sparks between them until they burst into white-hot flames?

WARNING: Contains one tall, tortured man who’s super-talented in bedrooms and boardrooms.


MELTING HIS HEART is the first in Kris Pearson’s standalone Heartlands trilogy. Set in the spectacular rural scenery of New Zealand, these novels take you to faraway places where real men and women seek lasting love – sometimes against daunting odds. If you enjoy romance that leaps off the page – funny, furious and feel-good – then download this sizzling hot story now – and be sure to follow it with CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HEARTS and COWBOY WANTS HER HEART. 


Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Language: English

Keywords: alpine vacation, snowbound with her boss, billionaire boss, love and money, workplace love story, enemies to lovers, second chances reunion

Word Count: 56,813

Sales info:

This was originally launched with a longer title and a less suitable cover and didn't really take off. However, since getting these changed it has attracted 25 nice reviews and ranks much better on Amazon. It's the first of my 'Heartlands' series. The other two are 'Christmas Holiday Hearts' and 'Cowboy Wants Her Heart'.

Sample text:

Kate Pleasance scrolled through the online job ads for the morning, and stopped when SUPERWOMAN WANTED jumped out at her.  Could she be a superwoman? She huffed out a sigh. She’d been pretty damn super for the last three months!

With nothing to lose, she emailed her CV and a slightly cheeky letter. She was exactly ready for a different life—away from the sad memories of her mother, and far away from all the people and places she’d known when she was Simon’s partner. This definitely sounded different—something she could get her teeth into and distract herself with—and in New Zealand’s most famous alpine resort, too.

As she alighted from the commuter jet a bare week later, the biting June air seeped through her cream Merino suit jacket, through her camisole, into her very skin. From the plane, Queenstown had looked deceptively summery—blue sky from edge to edge—even though there was an icing-sugar dusting of snow on the surrounding mountains. She’d left sixteen degrees at home, way to the north in Auckland. Here it was a crisp and shimmering eight.

She scanned the arrivals lounge where other passengers were greeting friends and relatives. Charlotte had said she’d be there to meet Kate, but what did Charlotte look like?

Not like the elderly lady in the blue hat. It hadn’t been a quavery old voice on the phone.

Hopefully not like the harassed-looking woman with the screaming child— although she certainly seemed in need of a helpful companion.

And certainly not like the tall dark man with his head down, studying something. They were the only people who’d not claimed their passengers yet. Perhaps Charlotte was still finding somewhere to park her car? Kate strode resolutely on.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Alice A.
Author review:
Alice was pleasant and easy to work with, and already the book is selling. Very pleased indeed.
Already translated. Translated by Daniella Pabriny Viégas
Author review:
Lovely to work with!
Already translated. Translated by Laura González Díaz
Author review:
Laura was lovely to work with. She asked for extra time when she needed it to do a good job, and she was really easy to communicate with. I'd happily work with her again.

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