Holiday on Ice by Jaci Burton
Available November 18, 2014
Superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer and dancer Stella Slovinski have picked up where they left off a year ago, resuming their hot, uncomplicated affair. Stella refuses to call it dating, or a relationship. But lately, Trick is looking for more…
Stella’s been burned before—in a relationship she never talks about—not with her family, not with her friends, and definitely not with Trick. But now it’s the holiday season and Trick is determined to give Stella his heart wrapped up in a bow. He knows Stella is the right woman for him, but he’ll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away.
This is a holiday novella in the Play by Play series featuring Trick and Stella. Trick is a hockey player, tough and fluid on the ice while Stella is a dancer, graceful and sleek on the floor. They’ve had “interactions” together in the past with the understanding of no strings attached, which they were fine with…until now. The banter and smooth vibe I witness when Trick and Stella are together is comforting and realistic. They have history with one another so this novella doesn’t feel forced or awkward, it seems natural. Stella is facing her fears of commitment and lack of trust while Trick is working on communicating what he wants. Jaci pulls me into her characters’ lives quickly and even with this fast-paced novel I developed a connection with Trick and Stella. Some parts came off cheesy in the dialogue, but overall is was fluid and a pleasurable read. Give this a try and find your next book crush!
Rating: 4 Stars