March 11, 2014
I have been reading non stop for the last week or so. Usually I read one or two books and then write the reviews. It seems as I was not paying attention as I have nine reviews to write. Now a few of them are two or three part stories so it is not all that bad.Good thing that I take notes. The first series up today is by Dakota Madison. A love story revolving around a hockey player and a girl that has been hurt by, of course, a hockey player in her past. This story is full of twists and turns and touched me deeper than I thought it was going too.
Fire on Ice
This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
Kian Kavanagh is living his dream playing professional hockey. He is saving all his money so that he can realize his secondary dream of opening a sports bar when his hockey career is over. He is dedicated to hockey and even more focussed on his life afterwards.
One night when he was dragged to the local bar The Twisted Kilt he eyes a girl in the corner looking totally out of place dressed in a blouse and long skirt reading. Huh. Turns out she is doing an experiment for her psychology class.
Taylor has been through a rough time in high school thanks to her hockey star ex-boyfriend Austin. So not only does she not want to have anything to do with Kian because she is not dating, he is a hockey player and that makes him twice as bad.
Kian, howerer, does not give up lightly and relentlessly pursues her, once sending her $500 worth of flowers. Soon they spend some time together.
Things are different with you, he says, I have never felt this way before, I feel in my heart.
He is from the wrong side of the tracks as a child, with a screwed up family history and a drunk for a mother whose boyfriends used to beat on him. She is from a preppy well-to -do family of University Scholars, her parents don't even watch sports. How are they possibly going to connect emotionally, they are so different.
Kian is falling for her hard. " I didn't think I was worthy of being loved."
This story just goes right for the gut. It pulls emotion right out of you as you watch these two people fall in love. She who is so scared because she was hurt and betrayed so badly and Kian who is experiencing love for the first time. It was a very emotional ride. Her sister Zelda is a free spirit, a drama major and is quite capable of overtaking any scene she is in. Blake is a scary guy that gets all stalkerish on Taylor and is scaring her to death. Kyle is her best friend and study partner who is having a hard time letting another man in.
I loved reading about all these characters. I feel the author has put down a great beginning for this series. I am looking forward to reading part two. I would definately give this story a 5/5.