Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Blog Tour & Book Review: Break the Ice by Piper Rayne

Break the Ice
by Piper Rayne
Series: Bedroom Games #3
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 26th, 2018


The Winter Games are over, but the bedroom games are just beginning…

This is about the time I normally hang up my snowboard and chill for a while. Except this year. This year, I’m dealing with what fate dealt me at the Winter Games—nope, not gold. A broken leg.

Since I’m not close to my family, I head to my best friend, Skylar’s pad to recoup. Turns out having your gorgeous, single, sexy friend wait on you hand and foot can blur the lines between friendship and romance.

Which is exactly why I’ve decided to help her find a boyfriend.

Yeah, you heard me right. I’m going to help her comb through every dating app available until she finds the perfect man. What else could remind me of my place in her life more than watching her fall for someone else?

I can deal. I’m used to pushing through pain. I’m an Olympian after all.


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“Sky.” I follow her down the hall and up the stairs. “You need...” I swallow down the bile burning my throat.
She turns around when she reaches her childhood bedroom door. The same room that has pictures of Ben on her corkboard from some dance way back when. The room that holds all her memories of a happy childhood filled with fun, laughter and love. Doesn’t she realize, she has so much?
“You need a date.”
Did that really just come out of my mouth?
“A date?”
I grab her hand and take her into my room, which is really her brother’s childhood room, and sit her down on the bed.
“Yeah, give me your phone.”
She digs it out of her pocket and places it in my palm.
I search the app store and select a dating app.
“What about the more traditional ones?” she asks, leaning over to look at my phone. Her hair tickles my neck, and the scent of her perfume makes my dick twitch in my pants.
“You need a beta, remember?”
I go through her selfies and select one that doesn’t show how truly gorgeous she is. It’s hard to find one though because Skylar doesn’t have any bad pictures.
“I’m not sure about this, Beck.”
I fill out her form for her while she remains silent. Once I’m done, I hand it back over to her and she stares at the screen for a long time.
Our thighs are pressed against one another and I’m fairly sure the electricity running through my body is buzzing through hers, but her gaze is still glued to her phone.
“Okay,” she says, still sounding reluctant.
“Perfect. Now, Terminator.”
She smiles and her lips brush my cheek. “Sorry, for being so needy.”
“It’s the hazard of having girl friends, I suppose.”
“Friend,” I clarify, standing up before my hands and lips listen to the instructions from my dick.
“You’ll help me pick someone out?” she asks.
“Of course.”
She walks out of my room, her gaze glued to her phone. I follow with my gaze glued to her ass.


Cold As Ice
by Piper Rayne
Series: Bedroom Games #1
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About the authors: 
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!
All that, AND we thought it'd be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here's hoping you do, too! 

My review:

I loved it! This was definitely my favorite book in this series because it was exactly my kind of story. What’s not to love about a closed-off guy like Beckett Meyers who screwed up with the only girl he cared about, but still stayed the hero we loved and got the girl in the end?

Honestly, although I loved the glimpses we got of Beckett in the previous books, I didn't expect his book to be so good. I mean, I loved all Piper Rayne books so far, some more than others, but I loved them all nonetheless. We kind of know what to expect from their books because they all are quite similar regarding the fun and romance but they each have different characteristics and stories which are very enjoyable and lighthearted. Beckett was one of those people who put all the blame on himself and had commitment issues due to his childhood. As in the previous books, the authors kept it light despite the otherwise rather deep stuff of Beckett’s past.

The Story:
This last book in the bedroom games series played after the winter classics. Becket Meyers broke his arm and was now at Skylar’s house, where she took good care of him. They'd been best friends for many years and everyone knew that they belonged together; only they themselves didn't see it yet. When one drunken night blurred the line between friendship and more, they had to decide which direction they want to go.
‘Shit just got a whole lot more complicated.’
Beckett had some baggage which he didn’t want to load on anyone else and therefore kept his past to himself. He was a very private person and while Skylar started looking and yearning for a life beside skiing and planning for the future, he didn't want anything to change. Their lives ultimately had to take different directions which strained their friendship even more.

I didn't always understand the reasons behind Beckett’s actions but some emotions just aren't logical in certain situations. I liked that he wasn't a womanizer or manwhore and that he kind of unconsciously waited for Skylar.

There might be some people who’d like to slap Beckett over the head in frustration but I never felt negative emotions towards him because I’m a sucker for stuff like that.

I think he was perfect the way he was; an atypical broken hero who thought that he wasn't worthy of Skylar. Those are my kind of heroes. Skylar who we’ve known as a strong woman who stood up for her friends showed a weaker side in this book, surely also because she cared so much about Beckett.

We got introduced to some new characters and I can't wait for the next series and to learn more about the Italian family.

-- I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book given by Social Butterfly PR. --

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
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