Friday, April 25, 2014

Fire on Ice Series 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.

 THE PLAYMAKER is Part Two of the FIRE ON ICE series.

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL's new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true...except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she's got life figured out. She'll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor's world is complete shattered and everything she's ever wanted--everything she's ever hoped for--is called into question.

Will Kian's love be enough to help put Taylor's shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?

~Fire on Ice~

Just from reading the synopsis of this book I knew it would be an intriguing book and I was right! Kian and Taylor are completely opposite but somehow find a way to make a relationship work. Kian is Mr. Fire on Ice hockey player and playboy extraordinaire who is starting to get tired of the puck bunnies he sleeps with all the time. Kian and his friend Runt, (yes that is a nick name) head out to a bar called the Twisted Kilt where he spots Taylor reading a book in the bar; yes you read that correctly. Quiet, shy Taylor instantly spots Kian and with no knowledge of who he is, she can’t help but feel something for him instantly. Once Kian spots Taylor he knows she’s different and that in itself is what starts these two on their rocky relationship. Taylor has had a horrific past with her ex-boyfriend, who just so happened to be an athlete, so her trust level of them is slim to none and that already puts a damper on any chance that Kian has. Taylor gives in to dating Kian and as hard as it is for her to even date again, seeing Kian’s past come back is just one of many things that prove Taylors point: Athletes are all the same. Kian, never been one to date, knows Taylor is too go for him but that doesn’t stop him from trying to get her to give him a second chance. He knows nothing of how to win her back but knows he’ll do anything to get her to just smile at him again. Once these two finally get together you’d think that the worst was over right? Wrong! Even though I am not too big on the whole instant-love, the list of things this book has as problems is long makes it interesting. You have pretty much everything from stalkers; ex’s that won’t go away, sad and horrid pasts and of course the best friend who wants to be more. There is a whole lot going on in this book and I really can’t wait to read the next one to find out what happens with these two love birds. The next book in the series The Playmaker is out now.

~Then, Now, Forever~

I could not wait to get my hands on this book after the way the last one ended. This is the conclusion to Kian and Taylors story so sadly we will have to say goodbye but not before we get our happily ever after. Kian and Taylor fought demons that were way bigger than them and for a while I wasn’t sure if they were going to make it through them. The love these two have for each other is one of fairytales but after the tragedy that strikes Taylor again, Kian wonders if he made the right decision leaving her in the first place. If you read the first book, you know that Kian got pulled up to the big leagues and is now playing in Seattle and the distance is hard between the two of them. Not to mention the fact that no one has heard anything from Blake and that just adds to the reason Kian wants to come home. Taylor knows how hard it is for him but with rumors going around that Blake is gone back to Scottsdale, she is as relaxed as she can be and just trying to finish her last semester of school. With a few trips back here and there these two lovebirds spend as much time together as possible and after the holiday disaster, Taylor’s parents are still leery about Kian but are learning to accept it for what it is.  A little time after Kian returns back to Seattle tragedy strikes Taylor again and this time Kian isn’t sure what will become of them. As much as she love him, Taylor knows she needs to make sure Kian doesn’t lose his dream and forces him to stay in Seattle and keep playing for her, giving her the time she needs to heal.  Kian is trying to understand why she needs the space because he can’t stand feeling so helpless when it comes to her especially miles away, but what she wants is what she will get because what else can he do? These two have a lot to overcome but you’ll have to read to find out if they do. It is a really great story and I was glad I got the chance to read it.


Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.


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