Thawing Ava is a luscious and absorbing contemporary romance that had my eyes focused on my ereader, not wanting to stop reading until I finished the book. Ava and Brice make a wonderful and complementary couple. I was delighted at how much fun it was to read about them re-connecting after several years apart. Ava has a bold and endearing personality that instantly had me relating to her. Brice, when you initially meet him, is the typical hard partying womanizing jock, but Ms. Illyria was able to quickly persuade me that Brice was worth further consideration. He is talented, determined, and sexy. The chemistry between the two is fierce. The sex scenes were steamy and graphic without being excessive.
Thawing Ava is a well written book with lively and appealing characters. All of the supporting characters enhanced the storytelling, and made me hope that each character gets their own spin off story. Ms. Illyria is a fantastic storyteller and I hope she continues to keep churning out amazing stories.
Hockey player Brice Douglas has never gotten over the Christmas he spent with Ava Johnson back in college. Now, years later, he's in trouble with his team, the Witch Fields Prowlers. Desperate to keep their rabble-rousing player's head in the game, they hire a babysitter to keep his ass out of a sling and home in his bed at night: Ava. He's determined to make up for lost time, while convincing her he's not the man the team made him out to be, using every dirty, sexy trick he can.
Ava just got out a relationship with a cheating fiancé. She needs time to rebuild her life and babysitting her old college crush maybe the answer to her prayers--so long as sex isn't involved. Yet, with his sexy nightly self-pleasuring sessions and dirty talk her resistance quickly starts wearing thin. With every day that passes, she's growing more comfortable with him and his desire for her.
Will she be putting Brice on ice, or will he end up thawing Ava?