Friday, April 22, 2016

S is for Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport

A billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart. 
Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan plans to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs. 
Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. So when Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss. 
Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts? 

My Review:

I usually refuse to read sports romance. Sorry, it's just a personal preference. I actually was asked to read this for the A to Z event so it is the only reason I picked it up. With that being said, I have to say I'm glad I agreed to review it for the challenge.  I even enjoyed the hockey. 

I liked the story, the romance, and the world Davenport created. I also like how she worked the hockey into the story as well as how she brought Seattle to life. 

The romance between Ethan and Lauren was sweet in it's own way. Yes, it had it's twists and turns. As well as it's hot and heavy moments. But underneath it all they had a heart touching gentleness with each other. They are both people who have been hurt by life in the past and it makes them tender in how they relate to each other. Both in the work arena and the heart. I really was rooting for them.  

I liked the supporting characters too. Davenport gave just enough to peek my curiosity about them.  I want to read more of the Game on in Seattle series to get to know them better. I already have some ideas of who I'd like to see paired up. 

The author wove in hockey without it being overbearing. Yes, the sport was important to the story, but it wasn't like I had to be a rabid hockey fan to understand what was going on.  I also didn't feel like I needed to rush through the sports talk to get to more interesting parts. 

Her descriptions of Seattle brought it to life. Not only the place, but the people that live there too. You could feel the authors love for the city in her words. It made me want to step into the book and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and wander around. 

As a bonus, Skating on Thin Ice is currently free for Kindle on Amazon. I definitely recommend grabbing a copy while it's still on sale. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Skating on Thin Ice.