12 November 2013

Fire on Ice by Dakota Madison - Book Review

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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He’s on fire when he’s on his element – the ICE and she’s afraid to take risk and broke her heart again.

Kian Kavanagh, the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, has his own shares of girls – but the moment he set his eyes on Taylor on the bar, studying (IKR?!), he knew that she’d be the ONE. No more puck bunnies for him, his only problem now is to prove to Taylor that he’s worth the risk she’ll be taking.

But Taylor’s heart has been shattered to a thousand pieces by her high school sweetheart – a popular jock who plays hockey as well. She trusted him, and he ends up humiliating her in the worst way possible. For three years, she allowed that wall to stand around and protect her. She doesn’t date anymore. The moment she met the sexy Kian – she knew then that it would just be a matter of time before her walls would start to fall bricks by bricks.

Kian and Taylor are totally opposite of each other – while Taylor was rich, Kian came from the wrong side of the tracks. But I don’t love him less. His ambition and his drive to become better than his folks and to become successful are admirable. He’s sexy, sweet, and he cares about her a lot. But what I don’t understand though is why, all of a sudden, Kian was so unsure and insecure of himself? He’s a self-made man, he’s hot, he’s nice – he still thinks he’s not good enough for her. I wished he saw himself the way Taylor did.  

After what Taylor had been through, I totally understand why it was hard for her to trust the opposite sex. What she had undergone through was pretty traumatic. Good thing Kian was pretty determined to break her barriers. It didn’t take that long for her to finally give in and see that Kian is the best thing that ever happened to her.

I like the secondary characters, most especially Runt and her one-of-a-kind, totally-opposite sister, Zelda. She’s a breath of fresh air in this novel, but both are the source of all my laughter. Their friendship with both characters are pretty much amazing, both are loyal and would do everything for Taylor and Kian.

Truthfully, I wasn’t really hot for the cover. But, as the old saying goes: don’t judge the book by its cover. Fire on Ice is a nice love story about a girl who swore off love and men, and a guy who is determined enough to make her take the risk again. Throw in a crazy sister, a pervy friend, and a weird stalker – it’s a good, fun, light read.

The ending would want to make you grab for the next book in the series. 

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★


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