Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
At twenty-two and having been in the NHL for three years, Brent Oliver has gotten used to being called "The Golden Boy" and "The Next One", even if he isn't exactly comfortable with those monikers. He knows he has his father's reputation to live up to, and he's prepared to make his parents, his team, and himself proud. As of late, however, Brent's excesses have gotten the better of him. There's a certain lifestyle that comes with being a sports superstar and he's taking full advantage of it. Unfortunately, the front office has taken notice and they're putting a stop to the drinking, partying, and womanizing. The great equalizer comes in the form of a life coach named Aubrey Shelburne and she happens to be the same twenty-four-year-old Aubrey that ended up in his bed during a party in his Minnesota cabin. These two push one another's buttons and push the other away, hoping to deny the attraction between them. But what if it's more than attraction that's pulling Brent and Aubrey towards each other?
I quite liked Destiny on Ice, the Boys of Winter series starter from author S.R. Grey! It was neither angsty nor filled with unnecessary drama. This was a straight-up sports romance that had a lighthearted feel to it. Brent and Aubrey had to work their way to liking and trusting each other. Yes, there was an attraction that there was there from the beginning, but Aubrey was in Brent's life for a reason, and if they both failed in the process, their respective careers were going to be affected. I loved the banter between these two and the trouble they got into trying to make do with, erm, whatever they had on-hand to deal with their, umm, frustrations. Aubrey and Brent were refreshing because they didn't spend all their time blaming other people for whatever woes they were facing. They owned up to their mistakes and found ways to deal with the challenges before them. Nolan Solvenson and Benjamin Perry have me curious as well as Lainey Shelburne, so not only did this book work well as a sports romance standalone but also as the beginning to a new series, which is why I'm awarding Destiny on Ice five stars. ♥
Release Date: 01 December 2016
Date Read: 01 December 2016
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