Title: Destiny on Ice
Series: Boys of Winter #1
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Hot hockey superstar Brent Oliver has it all—good looks, charm, dozens of endorsement deals, and a spectacular career.
Uh, nix that last one.
Brent has the talent and skill that should have his career soaring. But something is wrong. He’s lost his hockey mojo and can’t get it back.
Enter Aubrey Shelburne, life coach to the stars.
Aubrey’s worked with some difficult celebrities, but she’s never encountered a guy quite like Brent Oliver.
Or has she?
Seems a reckless night of partying, one that had Aubrey waking up in a strange man’s bed, is about to bite her in the ass. That is, if Brent doesn’t first.
Fighting an off-the-charts attraction, Aubrey and Brent must learn to work together. But it’s not an easy task when they’re at each other’s throats every minute.
Is this relationship a disaster in the making?
Or is it destiny?
Washboard abs and sex toy mishaps aside, Destiny on Ice is a fun and irreverent romp that’ll have you swooning on one page and laughing on the next.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Hockey player, Brent Oliver is living the life. He’s drop dead gorgeous, has more endorsement deals than he knows what to do with and he has an amazing career. Well not so fast. He’s currently suffering in that department. And management needs him to fix that. ASAP. Enter Aubrey Shelburne, a life coach to the rich and famous. When these two meet, they realize that they know each other already. From a night of partying. And now? They must work together and have a strictly platonic relationship. But that spark from their first night continues to grow. Is it possible for them to pursue this without destroying everything they’ve both worked so hard for in their prospective careers? Or will everything just burn up in flames?
I loved the relationship between Aubrey and Brent. Their banter was what made their relationship work. But it was their attraction that made the book. It’s was magnetic. Addicting. You could feel their spark light a match right off of the pages. The sexual chemistry was off the charts. There was also a vulnerability of the characters that could be felt through their powerful connection to each other. As they got deeper into their relationship, they both realized that there was no turning back. Their love was selfless in that their devotion to what has happening between them could cost them everything. These two understood that they could lose everything just by loving each other. But isn’t love worth that risk?
The writing was flawless. The pacing was perfect and kept me engaged from beginning to end. The author’s talent shined through her characters. Not many authors can pull off a male’s pov, but Ms. Grey definitely can! She captured both voices so well in a seamless dual pov narrative. Although a bit lighter than her usual reads, this book without a doubt still had the author’s refined prose as well as some emotions that she’s known for. It was definitely a sports romance comedy, but there was some depth to it. The author perfectly balances humor with an engaging storyline that will have you laughing out loud and feeling the turmoil these characters face as they deal with the aftermath and consequences of their actions. Destiny On Ice was such a fun, romantic, and sexy read. Brilliantly written, the author delivers some of the wittiest dialogues and a confidently written story that I could not put down.
Whoa, wait! What am I thinking here? No lap dances and dates with Aubrey?
Never. Going. To. Happen.
“What’s up with you, Brent?” Nolan asks. “You’ve been weird since we left your house.”
We’re on the back patio of his house now, which is four doors down from my place. I’m still drinking, but much more slowly.
Setting my beer down on an outdoor iron table in front of me, I sigh. “I don’t know, man. I guess I feel kind of bad treating Aubrey the way I did.”
“What?” He makes a who-the-fuck-cares face. “You mean the life coach chick?”
“Yeah, the life coach chick.” I blow out a breath. “But she’s more than that. She’s a really great girl.”
Nolan knows me far too well. He senses where this is leading.
“Dude,” he begins, in full warning mode. “Don’t even think of going there.”
I play dumb. “What do you mean?”
“Oh, you know what I mean. Getting involved with that woman would be nothing but trouble. She was hired by the team to help you, which kind of makes her like your employee by default.”
“An employee I’d like to bang,” I admit.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”
I glare over at him from across the patio table. “Are you kidding? Of course you would.”
“Yeah, you’re probably right,” he concedes. “So maybe you should bang her. But real secretly. And just once. Get her out of your system before you fuck up your career.”
When he starts staring over at me, like he has more to say on the subject, I make an attempt to change the topic. I need to end this conversation about my life coach, who I already can’t get out of my goddamn mind.
In my most dickhead tone, I say, “Stop giving me your googly eyes, Solvenson. You know how it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when you do that.”
“Fuck off, Oliver,” Nolan volleys back, looking away as he takes a long pull from his beer. As he lowers his bottle, he adds, “I know what you’re doing, anyway.”
“Oh yeah, you do? Please tell me then, great sensei, what am I doing?”
“You’re deflecting. You’re trying to hide from the truth.”
“You’re falling hard for your hot little life coach.”
Shit, I hate when he’s right.
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes.
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