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Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

Posted March 20, 2017 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review | , | 7 Comments

Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance AnthologyHot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology by Christi Barth, Robin Covington, Avery Flynn, Kimberly Kincaid
Published by Avery Flynn on March 21
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they’d do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They’d only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year’s Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love. USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice.

In Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology, USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Desiree Holt, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you romances with smoking hot heroes—both on and off the ice—who are all a part of the fictional Cajun Rage hockey team. In addition to being a great read at a great price, 20% of the royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will be donated to the Homes for Troops charity, a nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially modified homes for severely injured veterans.

Check My Heart by Christi Barth

4.5 Stars
Kurt Lundquist is at a crossroad now that he and his teammates have won the Cup. All of his focus was on winning that coveted prize as it was the promise he made to his 14-year old brother, Jasper, before he died. A chance encounter with Jasper’s hospice nurse, Lissette Broussard awakens him for the first time in almost a year. While it may have seemed ghoulish to some, these two were absolutely perfect for each other, both giving unselfishly (though Kurt had a definite anti-hero moment). I really loved their story as they healed the wounds caused by Jasper’s death around their joint planning for the celebration around Kurt’s Cup day that centered on his brother’s hockey team. Lissette went all in even though it meant leaving her heart exposed and Kurt’s generosity just warmed my heart. Lovely story with some elegant moments. The scene at the hockey ring for a date night was just fabulous (and oh so erotic).

Reviewed by Jonetta

 


Free Agent by Robin Covington

4 Stars
Jamie “DC” Washington just capped a winning season with a win of the Cup for the Cajun Rage in New Orleans. Even more remarkable was that he did it after coming out…the first openly gay player. He’s using his day with the Cup to celebrate back in his hometown with the LGBT youth center he supports. On his way there, his seat mate is none other than the gorgeous Etienne Beaufort, the team’s PT who Jamie has secretly adored. They finally get to explore a relationship they’re both ready for. I loved Jamie for his courage, honesty and decency. Etienne was just perfect in this relationship as he hung out with Jamie for the day (and steamy night) and got this special man. Lots of complexity in this story, accomplished amazingly in such a short story.

Reviewed by Jonetta

 


Blade by Avery Flynn

3.5 Stars

Blade is a quick read about second chance romance between a hockey goalie, Flynn and retired theft turned jazz club owner, Gillie. Three years ago he broke her heart when he felt her after finding out about her thieving ways. Gillie’s club is in danger of closing down and she gets a call from an old friend from her cat burgling days to see if she wants to take one last job. She was quick to say no until she found out it was included a frame job on Flynn. One things leads to another and she finds herself face to face with the goalie that still owns her heart, but she doesn’t know that she still owns his. Avery Flynn writes a fun and sexy adventure on and off the ice for this couple.

Blade is part of the anthology so I thought that’s why I was missing some background on a few of the secondary characters then I see the note at the end of the story that the other characters are part of Avery’s B-Squad series. I really want to check that series out after reading this short story.

Reviewed by Jennifer

Deep Check by Kimberly Kincaid

4 Stars
Finnegan (Finn) Donnelly is the first player for the Cajun Rage to have his Cup day and he decides to use it to return to his hometown for the first time in seven years. He visits the grave of his best friend from high school, Asher Gibson, a firefighter who died in the line of duty before Finn could apologize for having destroyed their friendship in one foolish moment. Finn also needs to repair his relationship with January Sinclair, the third member of their group who was at the center of that conflict and is now an administrator for the fire department’s Station Seventeen. What I loved about these two were their willingness to be vulnerable with each other after so much hurt and pain. They were both passionate people who were able to find their way pretty easily and enjoy their time together unabashedly. I liked how they rediscovered each other and it was fun, sexy and romantic. This was my first story by this author and it’s part of the Station Seventeen series, which I’m now going to read.

Reviewed by Jonetta

 

 

About Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn loves a hockey-addicted husband, has three slightly wild children and is desperately wishing someone would invent the coffee IV drip.

She posts all sorts of fashion, reading and hero inspiration pictures on Pinterest (pinterest.com.AveryFlynnBooks).

About Christi Barth

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance.

Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.

About Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

About Robin Covington

Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her bestselling books. A Night of Southern Comfort, her debut novel was nominated for the RT Book Reviewers Choice Awards for Small Press and was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. Her books were also nominated for the Bookseller’s Best Award and the National Reader’s Choice Awards.
When she’s not writing sexy, sizzling romance she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Manganiello. You can find Robin at her website (robincovingtonromance.com), Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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Robin lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!) and her beloved furbabies.