Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Review: Breaking The Ice

Breaking The Ice by T. Torrest

Publisher: Self-published, 2014
298 pages, kindle edition
Source: Purchased through Amazon
Release Date: December 16th 2014
Genre: Adult, Sports, Romance, Contemporary, Funny
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Zachary McAllister's entire life revolves around hockey and sex, in that order.
When a career-ending injury changes everything, he’s left mourning the life that could have been. Now the owner of a rundown local pub, the ex-NHL star finds himself grappling with his "ordinary" existence, trying to come to terms with a very uncertain future.

His former team is on track to win the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship without him, and preparations are being made for a victory party at the bar.

Enter Avery Brooks.
She’s the straitlaced event planner hired to arrange the party, thanks to her father's connections.
Her father who just happens to be the General Manager for the NJ Devils…
and the guy who handed Zac his walking papers four years ago.

Suddenly, Avery finds herself face-to-face with her teenage crush.
The two had a minor flirtation going on back in the day, when Zac was just an arrogant, womanizing rookie and Avery was a naive, starry-eyed fan.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but both are completely different people than they were all those years ago.

In order for this fiery Devil to melt the heart of an ice princess, Zac will need to up his game.
All he needs to do is relearn everything he ever thought he knew about how to play.

My Review:
This is a great story about misunderstanding and forgiveness, the characters development was in depth. Provided a great opportunity to bond with them, I liked that the author gave clear timelines as the story progressed so it did not feel like everything happened so fast. I liked that the first half was Avery’s point of view and the second half was Zac’s. There was not a lot of repeating. There were some surprising touches of humor as well. This is a new author to me and I am excited to try more.

Avery has been around hockey players her whole life. She know what playboys they can be, so when she meets Xac ‘Maniac’ McAllister, she immediately puts him in the friend zone. But after 3 years she then decides to take a chance.

Zac gets traded to Dallas after one of the best nights of his life, he suspects Avery had something to do with it. But he gets injured before his first season with the new team is over. 4 years later he is still bitter and back in Jersey running his father’s bar, when Avery strolls back into his life. Will this be his chance to make everything right and try again? But all he knows for sure is that she is the only person who makes him feel again.

My Rating:

Author Bio:

T. Torrest is a New Adult fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik's cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. She's not much into health food, but she does enjoy talking about herself in the third person.

A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

Author Links: Twitter | Goodreads

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