Thursday, December 1, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: Destiny on Ice by S.R. Grey

Destiny on Ice
by S.R. Grey
Series: Boys of Winter #1
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 1st, 2016


Hot hockey superstar Brent Oliver has it all—good looks, charm, dozens of endorsement deals, and a spectacular career.
Uh, nix that last one. 
Brent has the talent and skill that should have his career soaring. But something is wrong. He’s lost his hockey mojo and can’t get it back.

Enter Aubrey Shelburne, life coach to the stars. 
Aubrey’s worked with some difficult celebrities, but she’s never encountered a guy quite like Brent Oliver. 
Or has she? 

Seems a reckless night of partying, one that had Aubrey waking up in a strange man’s bed, is about to bite her in the ass. That is, if Brent doesn’t first. 

Fighting an off-the-charts attraction, Aubrey and Brent must learn to work together. But it’s not an easy task when they’re at each other’s throats every minute. 
Is this relationship a disaster in the making?
Or is it destiny?

Washboard abs and sex toy mishaps aside, Destiny on Ice is a fun and irreverent romp that’ll have you swooning on one page and laughing on the next.

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Whoa, wait! What am I thinking here? No lap dances and dates with Aubrey?
Never. Going. To. Happen.
“What’s up with you, Brent?” Nolan asks. “You’ve been weird since we left your house.”
We’re on the back patio of his house now, which is four doors down from my place. I’m still drinking, but much more slowly.
Setting my beer down on an outdoor iron table in front of me, I sigh. “I don’t know, man. I guess I feel kind of bad treating Aubrey the way I did.”
“What?” He makes a who-the-fuck-cares face. “You mean the life coach chick?”
“Yeah, the life coach chick.” I blow out a breath. “But she’s more than that. She’s a really great girl.”
Nolan knows me far too well. He senses where this is leading.
“Dude,” he begins, in full warning mode. “Don’t even think of going there.”
I play dumb. “What do you mean?”
“Oh, you know what I mean. Getting involved with that woman would be nothing but trouble. She was hired by the team to help you, which kind of makes her like your employee by default.”
“An employee I’d like to bang,” I admit.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”
I glare over at him from across the patio table. “Are you kidding? Of course you would.”
“Yeah, you’re probably right,” he concedes. “So maybe you should bang her. But real secretly. And just once. Get her out of your system before you fuck up your career.”
When he starts staring over at me, like he has more to say on the subject, I make an attempt to change the topic. I need to end this conversation about my life coach, who I already can’t get out of my goddamn mind.
In my most dickhead tone, I say, “Stop giving me your googly eyes, Solvenson. You know how it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when you do that.”
“Fuck off, Oliver,” Nolan volleys back, looking away as he takes a long pull from his beer. As he lowers his bottle, he adds, “I know what you’re doing, anyway.”
“Oh yeah, you do? Please tell me then, great sensei, what am I doing?”
“You’re deflecting. You’re trying to hide from the truth.”
“Which is?”
“You’re falling hard for your hot little life coach.”
Shit, I hate when he’s right.

About the author:

S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes.


My review:

I absolutely loved Aubrey and Brent's story. The writing of this book was light and easy which was perfect for this kind of story. I enjoyed reading about the development between Aubrey and Brent while the secondary characters gave their story more life. It was a fun read for me despite me not being a funny person at all. Life coach Aubrey had a lot of work to do with panty stealer Brent Oliver. This story really cracked me up at some parts and had me swooning at others.

The Story:
Aubrey is not one to party hard but to focus on her job though there isn't much life she can have anyway because her work acquires her full attention and a lot of time. Before she starts her next assignment Aubrey visits her sister and when a drinking night ends with her drunk in bed with a stranger, she wouldn't have imagined him turning out to be her client. When coaching gorgeous hot, cocky hockey god Brent Oliver while living in the same house and spending a lot of time together, Aubrey and Brent cannot ignore the growing sexual attention between them but the thing is, Aubrey's contract strictly forbids her to date a client. What are they going to do now? Can they keep their hands from each other or are they going to surrender to their feelings? And what consequences will there be for Aubrey?

The story started out with Brent being a careless prick partying hard without a care in the world and of course with lots of puck bunnies. Meanwhile Aubrey tried to explain to her sister that she can't talk about her clients, isn’t allowed to get involved with one or even share any details. This didn't help in getting to like the characters but I loved them from the moment when they met each other. The story had a lot of funny moments and I loved that Aubrey and Brent really liked to rile each other up and you could almost feel the growing sexual tension.

I didn't fully understand why Brent got a life coach when he obviously did whatever he wanted anyway. It seemed to me that Aubrey only had a positive effect on him because they got to like each other. I believe that he wouldn't have changed one bit if no feelings were involved. That's at least what I thought when he was from the start on good behavior though went wild anyway at a point during her watch.
Closer to the end I felt the story a bit rushed to bring the reader the best closure. If you like that kind of ending, good for you. I just thought it was a tad bit too much within a few pages though I can't say that I didn't like to read it because it was still really lovely.

Anyway, I love reading sports romances and I love hockey the most because it's the only sport I actually enjoy watching. This was one of the reasons why I had to read this story and I did not get disappointed even though this was a new author for me and I didn't know what to expect. I will definitely check out more of her work and I am excited for her next book in this series. Bring it on Nolan =)

-- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. --
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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