Cold as Ice
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Book Length (Est.): 250 pages
The Warriors take to the ice again in Charlene Groome’s sensational series about hockey players and the women who love them. But the team’s new addition may have to work for a warm welcome…
Defenseman Devin Miller has bounced from team to team and city to city, but he’s finally ready to settle down—professionally and personally. The Warriors seems like the perfect fit. Now all he needs is the right woman to start a family with—and he’s willing to put in the practice to find her.
Sports anchor Carla Sinclair already doesn’t like Vancouver’s hot new acquisition. So when she’s persuaded to interview him, she’s not prepared for the chemistry between them. But though Devin seems eager to show Carla his moves—on and off the ice—he keeps his personal life off-limits. Frustrated by him in more ways than one, Carla decides to track down Devin’s secrets on her own—and soon must decide if their attraction is worth the hit to her fragile heart…
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*
Devin Miller has finally found a place to call home. Playing for the Warriors finally seems like a perfect fit to settle down both in his hockey career and in his personal life.
Carla Sinclair works for the local television station as a sports reporter. Not knowing the man personally she already dislikes the newest Warrior addition. When asked to do the interview she is not prepared for the frustration nor the chemistry that she feels.
I am extremely torn between liking and really disliking this book. Good news first. The storyline has a lot of potential being that it is sports related. I like how the characters have a mind of their own and know what they want in life.
Now for the not so great news. The POV changes really confused me at times, I think the transition could have been smoother. Carla is very career driven and has worked very hard for what she has but has this overbearing need to have a child. I honestly feel that she does not make room for both in her life. And Devin is not your typical alpha male; he is constantly having to defend himself to Carla throughout the entire book.
As for the romance, well there really is not any. Halfway through the book I should be reading the good stuff. The only thing that I read that was remotely romance was pretty much “in and done”. The chemistry between the two was really off. They like each other and then all of a sudden they are in love and planning a future. And what happened at her job? Did she get fired from her job? I have some unanswered questions….I think.
My Favorite Quote: “Some women dreamed of weddings, hockey players dreamed of winning the cup. It was that simple.”
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