Hot Ice, #4

In this standalone to the Hot Ice series, Raven and Todd give one physiotherapist her just rewards for taking such good care of others.

After a debilitating injury leaves Raven sidelined, it is up to Fiona to bring back one of hockey’s toughest players. The job had its perks with a trip to Orlando and all expenses paid on top of a nice fee. The bonus, however, came when not one but two insanely hot hockey players decide to seek out a more personal therapy session with her that leaves her craving more. Fiona knows the lines are getting blurred, but her new mantra of living in the moment keeps her going back for more individual and team workouts with two of the sports most valuable players. They are everything she can’t resist and doesn’t want to, but will have to when the assignment is over – that is until she unknowingly heals not only Raven’s injury, but also his heart.

None of them realized that Raven’s therapy sessions would be more pleasure than pain and incredibly addicting. But just as soon as the physical boundaries are crossed so to are the emotional boundaries leaving vulnerabilities unspoken out in the open. Unsure of how to proceed, the trio continues taking each other to new heights of pleasure while other obligations and new opportunities may end up taking them apart.

The brooding and ruggedly handsome Raven along with the playful and classically handsome Todd meet their match in one feisty Welsh by the name of Fiona. Fiona is a very likable heroine. She is accepting of her curvaceous figure and doesn’t really try to resist the physical cravings her body demands. Both of which are a nice change of pace when the opposite seems to be so common in other romance stories.

It definitely wasn’t clear how this one was going to play out as Fiona navigates her feelings for two very different men while battling new desires for both of them together and individually. While the turn of events leads to one somewhat surprising happily-ever-after, I missed the fought-for connection between the characters. Unlike earlier couples in the series, something was missing that didn’t leave me as invested and engrossed in the story as I have come to expect. The physical connection between the characters is definitely pant-worthy, but aside from that, the character growth isn’t as interesting. Still an enjoyable read and earlier characters do make a brief appearance that reaffirmed my love for the series. The author has certainly made me a believer of her brand of erotic romance and I will certainly be back for more.

Book Blurb for Teamwork

What I know about hockey could fit on the back of a stamp. So my latest patient may be one of the NHL’s hottest defensemen, but I’m not exactly blown away by his stardom. Add in the fact that he’s a surly, growling grump, and I’m more than happy to work my magic on his battered body then hot-foot to my date with his teammate, Todd “Pretty” Carty.

Todd is sex on a stick, a slice of man heaven, and I want a bit of the action, preferably of the bedroom variety. But when Raven emerges from his bad mood and throws his energy into blowing my mind with just one kiss, I find my head spinning and my libido raging.

What I didn’t bargain on is these hard-training, hard-playing hockey players working as efficiently off the ice as on when it comes to getting results. But who am I to complain when satisfaction is their ultimate goal?

Reader Advisory: Contains m/f/m. Go on, you know you want to indulge!

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2013 3.50