Sunday, November 10, 2013

Review: Fire on Ice by Dakota Madison


Fire on Ice (Fire on Ice #1)

Fire on Ice

Dakota Madison

New Adult Contemporary Romance
18+ due to mature language and content

Available at Amazon

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18222174-fire-on-ice?ac=1

Blurb from Goodreads:

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…
“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.

But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.


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My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was expecting something quite different based on the cover. The guy in the photo looks like the epitome of the alpha male. While Kian is strong and protective, he has a very soft side that was a pleasant surprise. Fire on Ice is a sweet romance with a bit of tension coupled with some misunderstandings, making for a pleasant read.

Who wouldn't love Taylor? She's built a brick wall surrounding not only her heart but her entire being. Her boyfriend in high school made her the victim of a stunt so cruel, I almost cried. It's affected every aspect of her life for three years, turning her into a shell of a person. She's so lucky that Kian is such a great guy and willing to slowly dissolve her walls of distrust.

Kian hasn't had an easy life either. From the wrong side of the tracks, he's the son of a drug addicted alcoholic. Awe inspiring comes to mind when describing his drive to better himself. I love characters that overcome the odds heaped on them to make something of themselves through hard work. Kian was a player until he met Taylor and lost his heart to her. But he worries that he's not good enough for her since she's a rich college student and he barely passed the GED. Personally, I think they're a great match for each other.

While this novel had a somewhat satisfying ending, it is part one in a series. The reader is left with many loose ends and questions that should be answered in the next book. This is definitely a story driven by the characters, Kian and Taylor are just too adorable to not like. Taylor's sister, Zelda, is a laugh riot. I'd love to read more about some of her escapades (though I think they'd fall in the realm of erotica).

Fire on Ice is a new adult romance not suitable for readers under 18 due to mature language and content. It's a fast-paced, fun read that will leave the reader smiling throughout most of it.

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About the Author

Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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