ARC Review: Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton

Posted February 4, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton
Melting the Ice
by Jaci Burton

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Feb 4, 2014
Published by Berkley
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
 

 

“MELTING THE ICE delivered everything I’ve come to expect in a Jaci Burton book, especially one from this series.  It was sweet and sexy, with a hero to die for!” ~Under the Covers

Writing a sports series, I would imagine it has to get harder to write original stories.  You gotta keep the characters interesting and always changing.  And since in this case our heroes are all sports stars, a lot of that is having the perfect heroine to spice things up.  That always keeps me interested in this series.  I am always excited to see what the next heroine will bring next!

In this case, we met both Drew and Carolina in the previous book.  Carolina is Grey’s sister (from the previous book).  She’s also the now Vice President’s daughter, and a fashion designer trying to launch her own line during New York Fashion Week.  She’s independent and determined and she wants to succeed at her job not because of who her father is, but on her own merits.  She doesn’t want people to think that she’s another rich girl trying out fashion design as a hobby.

Drew is her brother’s best friend and a hockey player.  Be still my fluttering heart, that’s a killer combination!  I love the trope of best friends sibling and add to that the fact that Drew and Carolina did have a little history while in college and this setup had everything I normally go for!  I did mention the sexy hockey player angle, right?

Since she’s launching her line, she gets her brother and Drew to model for her.  Lucky girl!  Neither one of them are looking for a relationship, Carolina is just looking to let off some steam.  Drew might be looking for something a little deeper, but he may not know or understand it right away.  The slow dating, the friendship and connection that built throughout the first part of the book was great.  I can appreciate that their story wasn’t rushed and that they really got to know one another better after years not interacting with each other.

MELTING THE ICE delivered everything I’ve come to expect in a Jaci Burton book, especially one from this series.  It was sweet and sexy, with a hero to die for!  Ms. Burton manages to brings us into the fold of these families and come to care about the characters as if we were really there.  That was my favorite part about this book.  I love Carolina and Drew!  I felt an immediate connection with them as if they were real people, that I’ve known forever.

But just as much as I love them, I CANNOT WAIT for the next couple.  I have a feeling I’m going to die for Trevor!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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I’m so excited to read this book, I love this series.

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Hope you like it Amy!

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Her covers are soooooo hot!

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Agreed!

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I didn’t really like this book.

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Oh no, sorry it didn’t work for you Timitra. Hoping you like Trevor better.

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looks like one I need to check out. What was the name of the last book they were introduced in? I haven’t read this author yet.

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