Holiday on Ice (Play by Play, #8.5) by Jaci Burton Review

Review:

Holiday on Ice - Jaci Burton

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.

Review

I haven’t yet read a Jaci Burton book that I loved. I want to so if you have a favorite, please let me now.

The hero was a great guy. He was sexy and kind, Very good at what he does and a great friend.

The heroine says she isn’t very nice and really she isn’t. She is a great dancer. She has a great friends and a sisters. She is very commitment adverse. I admire her career focus and ownership of her sexuality. However, these characters felt false when we learn why she doesn’t want a relationship or at least that she needs to spend a great deal of time in therapy for her unexamined reactions based on a pretty long ago jerk behavior by her ex (jerk but not abuse).

And her ex’s name made me laugh.

Soooo, I read it all but I never settled in and I wasn’t rooting for the couple because I thought given the space of the time of the novella that heroine had a lot of stuff to work out I wanted her to be with the hero.

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