Book Review

by Jaci Burton

Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Erotic Romance

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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)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes

Publisher: BERKLEY

Published: February 2014

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Melting the Ice

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on May 3, 2014 - 12:09pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Vivacious Valkyrie – Marta:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Jaci Burton writes books that are without a doubt sexy, romantic and full of characters to fall in love with. This is the latest in her Play By Play series which is set in the world of sport and this time she's exposing a certain ice hockey player to her readers. If you haven't read her books before then maybe start with The Perfect Play but this story can be read as a standalone .

Eight years ago Carolina spent one blissful night in the arms of the one man she had always wanted. Drew was celebrating his graduation and couldn't believe his luck when the enchanting Carolina said she wanted him. He'd always avoided her as his best friend is her brother but that night lust and alcohol just stole all his good sense. Carolina was devastated when in the cold light of day it was obvious that to Drew it was just a one time only thing. Now she's making a life for herself and the one thing she doesn't need is any reminder of her past mistake.

Carolina is trying to make a name for herself in the fashion world and asks her brother to model for her. He's happy to help but before she can stop him he contacts his best friend Drew to ask him about modelling Carolina's clothes. Having a sporting icon would be good publicity but the last thing Carolina wants is to spend any time with ice hockey professional Drew. Problem is Drew seems more than happy to help and Carolina can't help but feel that he's trying to manipulate her in some way. Drew realises that he behaved like an immature idiot in the past and wants to show Carolina that he's grown up. Working together could give him plenty of opportunity to show Carolina that he's changed and if he's lucky maybe he can get the chance to show her that he's now ready for something more meaningful.

Drew is still the man that Carolina fantasies about but there's no way she will let him break her heart again. Yet Drew is constantly surprising her and Carolina starts to see the man that he has become. Will her family accept him in her life and just where are they heading?There's no denying the passion between them but can Carolina really forgive him?

This is the seventh book in this fast paced series and as usual it's a very heated tale! This author writes books that are definitely hot enough to melt ice! A steamy read is always guaranteed when you buy one of these books.

Absolutely gorgeous cover that will certainly attract attention and characters with heart that readers will care about. This book will certainly make any reader smile as the hero Drew pursues his lady. Luckily she stops running long enough for him to catch her!