I received a copy of Fire on Ice (Fire on Ice Series) by Dakota Madison in exchange for an honest review
Taylor a, very driven psychology major, is focused on school and has no interest in boys or other distractions. That is until she meets Kian the star hockey player of the local minor league team. A guy "from the wrong side of the tracks" who spent is adult life focused on hockey, his dreams and one night stands. However once he lays eyes on Taylor he is instantly intrigued and everything else seems to fail in comparison. Taylor is not interested and makes it known, but deep down she feels the instant connection between them and can't resist the pull she has towards him. The one thing holding her back is the fact that he is a hockey player. She was burned badly by her high school boyfriend who also happened to play hockey. She assumed all athletes are same. It took some time but Kian proved to be nothing like the jerk from high school.
I enjoyed this story and learned quite a bit about hockey. In one particular scene when Taylor is watching Kian play, it is very detailed and descriptive of every play in the game and what's happening around her. It's almost like you are there in the middle of the action experiencing right along with Taylor.
The author took her time developing the characters and added a little mystery to keep it interesting and the reader captivated. It may seem at first that story was going in the direction of, boy meets girl, they instantly fall in love and spout "I love yous" after the first date. But, it was a little more real than that. Kian had to earn her love and he figure out how to make up for the mistakes he made along the way. However, there was definitely lust at first sight for both of them. But Kian showed restraint which help create a build up for some steamy scenes when the relationship finally progressed.
Oh one more thing... and I do not mean to spoil anything, because you know I hate to do that! Just a warning, the story is left a little unfinished. It's not like it you go to turn the page and nothing. It ends where you know there is more to the story and there is some major drama lurking around the corner. As you can tell from the title (the part where it says series, that I somehow missed at first) It's not a stand alone book. But there is good news! The second book is coming in September. YAY! I can't wait to find out what happens next!!!
I still may not be a hockey fan, but if there was a Kian Kavanagh on my local hockey team I may have to get season tickets :)