The Definition of Icing is the second book in the Dallas Demons series by Aven Ellis and is Kenley Hunter and Nate Johansson story. And like the other books I have read by this author I loved it.
Kenley is a girl who wants to be taken seriously. She wants people to see beyond her looks. Nate is the hot hockey star, who's been traded to Dallas Demons, and right now Dallas is the last place he wants to be. Kenley and Nate have both been hurt in the past betrayed by someone they loved, and, as a result, both have their walls up! They both have put finding love and relationships on a back burner and choosing to focus on their careers. However, when Kenley and Nate meet by chance on a photo shoot the attraction is mutual, and sparks fly leaving both questioning what they want.
“I find myself falling under Nate’s intoxicating spell. And I see no way to stop it more to the point, I don’t know if I want to”
“I don't know if I'm ready for anything but one step at a time”
I adore Kenley and Nate’s story I loved Kenley passion for chocolate, oh and it transpires that her favourite film is my favourite film. ;-) And as for Nate he is a hot hockey player what is there not to love.
Kenley and Nate were two people whose fear and insecurities about love and relationships were holding them back and who needed to let go of their past so that it didn’t affect their future. They were a great couple smart and funny and I could the connection between them. Their relationship was sweet, fun, flirty, and passionate. Loved watching it grow and their walls crumble as the realised that they may have found someone special. They shared to many heartwarming moments that I read most of this book with a grin on my face.
“I know this is where I want to be right now”
The Definition of Icing, it was a cute love story that had a lovely mix of sweet, funny, flirty moment and low on the drama & angst but as always high on the romance. Also always there are some great secondary characters great seeing Kylie and Harrison again. Kenley’s Mother CiCi! Oh how I love this lady! She has me in stitches with what she says and does. Kenley’s flat mate Lexi is lovely such a great friend and I know that her story is a must read.
“How many times do I have to tell you there is no timetable for feelings?”
I loved the chocolate and hockey facts that Aven put at the start of each chapter. I can’t say that I have become a chocolate & hockey connoisseur, but I have learned a thing or two! Who knew what weird and wonderful flavours could be added to chocolate! My regular bar of Cadbury’s dairy milk seems positively boring in comparison to the things Kenley makes!
“Neutral Zone Trap ~ A type of defensive play”
“Carré ~ It’s like a little sample square of chocolate”
Overall, I loved this one. If you love romance stories that are low on the drama and angst, then Aven Ellis’s is your lady. I love this author her writing is faultless, entertaining and I have a lot of love for all characters she creates
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Oh, and one last thing, it’s very rare that I find a song that the sum up a couple and their relationship. But when I heard “I Love You by Avril Lavigne” while reading The Definition of Icing I just knew it was their song and was just perfect for them and their story.
"You're so beautiful
But that's not why I love you
I'm not sure you know
That the reason I love you is you
Yeah the reason I love you is all that we've been through
And that's why I love you" ~ The chorus from I Love You by Avril Lavigne
Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.
But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.
Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.
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