Review: The Heart by RJ Scott (Ice Dragons #2)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

The Heart is the second book in the hockey romance series from author RJ Scott entitled Ice Dragons and focuses on team captain Alexandre Simard, more popularly known by the public by his nickname of Simba. With a lot of drama and intrigue going on within the team, no thanks to the machinations and ill-timed decisions made by management, Alex has a lot on his plate. Who wouldn't want to be part of a winning team, and he knows all too well that a lot of pressure is on his shoulders, especially with his teammates looking up to him for guidance and support. He has very little for anything else in his life, but that changes when he finds himself in the role of hero as he rescues a father and baby from a burning car. Alex, in turn, needs a bit of rescuing and she comes in the form of probationary firefighter Josephine Glievens, who isn't exactly looking to fall in love with anyone. But Alex is far removed from the image she's conjured about professional athletes, and Jo is unlike any other woman Alex has ever met before. Will they be able to find the balance they need to be together or will a serial bomber get his way?

I've liked Alex ever since he was introduced as a supporting character in The Code, the Ice Dragons series starter, and it was nice getting to know him better and seeing him finding his way to his own happily-ever-after with Jo. There's certainly more to both him and Jo than meets the eye, and that made them far more interesting central characters than "just" being a professional hockey player and a rookie firefighter. My favorite thing about this book, though, were the team dynamics going on among the Ice Dragons. Change is something difficult to get used, especially when you're an expansion team expected to win the Stanley Cup. RJ Scott has ingeniously made the what happens within the team and what they have to do in order to make sure they not just remain intact but do far better than they're doing now as the series story arc, and it's what has wanting to see where the series takes readers. The romance between Jo and Alex was a slow burn one, but it was satisfying. The suspense part regarding the serial bomber was tertiary, behind the love story and the team's woes, but was okay. Four stars for The Heart. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Ice Dragons series:


The Code (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

The Heart (book two) - four stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 29 March 2017

Date Read: 28 March 2017

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