Title : Simmering Ice
Series : Veronica Forand & Susan Scott Shelley
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : Physical therapist Annie Davidson is great at her job but unlucky when it comes to love. She’s just out of a bad relationship. A really bad relationship. All she can do is focus on work…that is until she runs into professional hockey player Alec O’Meara. She’s a touch insecure and doesn’t understand why he’s interested in her.Despite being one of the biggest players on the team, right wing Alec O’Meara prefers finesse over force. After the tragic death of his wife, he likes to keep things loose on and off the ice. But the red-headed Annie challenges his beliefs and makes him think about taking their relationship to the net.The passion and fun they share is addicting and makes them long for more. But her insecurities that she’s not good enough, and his anxiety over a long-term commitment will keep them apart, unless they can find a way to break through the defenses they’ve built around their hearts.
Review : Simmering Ice by Veronica Forand & Susan Scott Shelley is a heartbreaking novel about two people desperate to NOT fall in love again. It was a pure joy as a reader to follow their developing relationship despite the fact that they were avoiding having one – hard !The writing of this novel is flawless, fluent and at a steady pace. The reader simply has to enjoy this book – there is no avoiding that fact. Even though it is part of the Atlantic City Hustlers series it works perfectly as a standalone. In total – a very recommendable read.
> > > I have received this book as an ARC from the publisher. < < < > > > In exchange, I promised an honest review. < < <

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