"Ice on Fire" wasn't so much fire as it was ice. The story line was good but the pace was a little slow. I had trouble sympathizing with Adrian and his social problems. One problem was enough for the story but he had multiple problems and they kept knocking me out of the story. Zac was an interesting character. He was funny, but he was Alpha/Beta not one or the other. The attraction between Zac and Adrian was kind of on the low level side. It wasn't as intense and passionate as it could have been. It heated up some when Adrian finally allowed Zac to get closer.
I enjoyed the long distance crush and them finally meeting in college a mutual class. Both were trying to complete their separate degrees. The story did come together in the end and that is what most readers want. They want for the main characters to have their happy endings and that's what they get here.
G.R. Lyons is a new author to me. Even with the issues I had with the story it was a good book and one others will also enjoy. Overall, this is a book worth picking up and I look forward to the second in the series. The next one is Riley's story, one of Zac's friends is from Treble.
Thank You G.R. Lyons for the interesting read.
Zac Cinder is on the verge of making his dream come true. His punk rock band, Inferno, might have a shot at an audition for a record deal. Fame and fortune would mean he could finally help his parents. They'd raised eight kids in a loving household while barely scraping by, so Zac is determined to give back in any way he can.
Keeping Inferno together, though, means keeping his biggest secret. His bigoted bandmates would drop him in an instant if they found out Zac was gay.
Then he meets Adrian Frost, and Zac can't resist the shy man. Adrian gives up everything to be with Zac, but Zac can't bring himself to do the same. He doesn't want to lose Adrian, but he can't give up Inferno, either. Not when he's so close to realizing his dream.
When one cruel decision rips Adrian from his life, Zac will have to decide if ambition is worth the price of the greatest happiness he's ever known.
(Note: This story takes place in a fictional world, the same as in the Shifting Isles Series. There are multiple gods, different names for the days of the week, etc. A glossary is included.)
WARNING: Contains scenes of self-harm that may be disturbing for some readers.