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Monday, June 2, 2014

Review: Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton


Everything’s coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That’s when her brother suggests his best friend as a model—hockey player Drew Hogan.

Carolina and Drew already have a history—a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, it’s different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him.

Drew is all for it. He’s looking forward to the exposure. Plus, it would give him a chance to prove to Carolina that he’s changed. If only he could thaw her emotions, convince her to let down her guard and let him in just one more time…

A hot hockey player in underwear, how can anyone say no to that? If the cover itself didn’t make me want to buy the book the blurb sure won me over. Drew Hogan is absolutely drool-worthy and while he has a well-deserved reputation as a skilled player both on and off the ice he was Stanley Cup material. Carolina Preston is amazingly down-to-earth for the Vice President’s daughter. She’s strong and dedicated to her dreams and even though she’s a sophisticated lady there are still glimpses of the insecure young woman she used to be. I enjoyed the heat and the emotion of this story; it was nice to see a good balance of feelings with the fire. My favorite part of the book might not have even been the romance, the solid relationships of all the people involved made for a wonderful read. While not everything was perfect it was definitely realistic without being over the top dysfunctional. I’m looking forward to reading all of the stories in this series and Am grateful for discovering a new-to-me author who is so very prolific!

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