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On Thin Ice is a romantic suspense standalone novel written by Carrie Aarons and chronicles one young woman's search for the truth behind and justice for the murders of her beloved parents and the man she never expected to make her privileged and gilded world irrevocably tilt off its axis. Twenty-one-year-old heiress and figure skating champion Camille Valon is still reeling from the deaths of her parents in a case of arson with their only child the only survivor. In order to get away from the prying eyes of the media and to find some peace of mind, she's sent by the family lawyer to Hollis House, Valon-owned property in Upstate New York that is not known by anyone outside of their family and the lawyer. There Camille meets Nathan Rush, the twenty-five-year-old groundskeeper whose own father held the position until his death a few years prior. She knows she should keep her distance from the household staff, but something about Nate makes her feel safe. One kiss soon leads them to cross the line, and for the first time, Camille's in love. But is that love enough to protect her from the threats that continue to taunt her?
I've read two of Carrie Aarons's novels this year--both of which were sports romances--and I think it's pretty obvious that her latest release is NOTHING like those two books other than the fact that they're all well-written. Camille is an ice princess, or at least that's how she's seen by the rest of the world and she does nothing to dissuade that perception because it works to her advantage, keeping people--especially those she doesn't know--at bay. But there's a lot more to the young woman than being a pampered heiress and it takes someone like Nate to break through the invisible blocks of ice surrounding her. I love stories that have main characters that start off as opposites and then find some sort of middle ground as they get to know each other better. Nate originally saw Camille like she was breakable and fragile but it's because of him that she finds the strength to stand up for herself. The "bad guy" in the story was one I never saw coming and their motivation for everything that happened made sense when they were revealed. All in all, I loved the romance and the suspense, so I'm giving On Thin Ice 4.5 stars. ♥
Release Date: 07 December 2016
Date Read: 07 December 2016
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