MELTING THE ICE
Melting the Ice will make fans of the super-sexy Play-by-Play series very happy. The endlessly inventive sex scenes are anchored by the evolving relationship between Carolina and Drew. The quick-witted dialogue lends realism to the characters, making their emotional bond more moving as the sensuality builds.
Carolina Preston’s career as a fashion designer is about to take off. She has her own line of men’s clothing coming out soon and a little publicity can’t hurt, so she hires her brother’s friend, hockey player Drew Hogan, to be a model. The two have a history that left her heartbroken, but if she can keep it professional around sexually charged Drew, his fame could boost her clothing line. Drew is eager for the extra exposure — and to show Carolina that he never forgot their time together. Will he get the chance to let her know that he’s a different man now? (BERKLEY, Feb., 336 pp., $15.00)