Monday, February 12, 2018

Fire on the Ice by Tamsen Parker

Welcome to the Snow and Ice Games where competition is not the only thing that is heating up! The fourth book in bestselling Tamsen Parker's romance series continues with two female skaters from opposite sides of the rink.

Blaze Bellamy is the bad girl of the short track speed skating world. Looking like a roller derby bruiser when she’s not in her Team USA uniform, she’s an unlikely American heroine. She’s got a punk attitude to match her provocative dress and her dyed hair, and she’s determined to get onto the front pages of the papers regardless of how she has to do it.

Maisy Harper is the workhorse of the Canadian women’s figure skating team. Serious, modest, and above all, polite, Maisy would prefer to win her victory on the ice rather than in the press, and is exasperated by Blaze’s antics. When she’s not lusting after her anyway. After they both failed to make the medal podium at the last Snow and Ice Games, they drowned themselves in gin—and each other.

Despite their hookup being drunken, they both harbor fond memories of their night together and are keen for a repeat. But they’ve got different ways of going about getting what they want, and Blaze’s willingness to go to any lengths for the spotlight could ruin any chance she has with Maisy.

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fourth book in the series, and I am enjoying the variety of romances that are going on at the Snow and Ice Games. To be honest, this starts out firmly in the lust, chemistry, and passion genre, but as time moves on and the competition heats up, there are some good twists and turns in the story.

There are some good sports-themed issues raised, such as commitment, passion, injury, and media interest. It was fun to get behind the scenes and see how competitors at such a big event spend their free time (no real surprise!). And certainly, Maisy's decision, fuelled by Blaze's comments, is significant in showing how much she is affected by their connection.

Maisy's insecurities, and the 180-degree view on sex that she and Blaze have causes some painful moments, but somehow Ms. Parker gets them all straightened out. It works for them, and that is all that one can ask of any relationship, is it not?

This is a fun and delightfully smutty romp. Released just in time for the Winter Olympics, I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch the figure skating without recalling a few dirty fantasies from this book.

This series about relationships between athletes in an Olympic village-like setting has been about sex and fantasies from the start and this might be the steamiest of the stories I’ve read. It’s the story of a wild child speed skater and an ice queen figure skater. They’re an unlikely pair but when prim and proper Maisy gets out her collection of sex toys, she proves she’s able to match Blaze, kink for kink, in the bedroom.

There is a surprising amount of character and relationship development in this book. Parts of Maisy’s story are predictable, but Blaze is an original and refreshing character. The story starts with a hook-up, but romance follows. I loved the author’s approach to Blaze’s bisexual, polyamorous identity. Ultimately, I really enjoyed both Blaze and Maisy and the skating competitions add excitement to the story. This is an easy, sexy read with two likeable (and insatiable) leads.

Also Available in the Snow & Ice Games Series

Book 2
Buy Links

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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Seduction on the Slopes post.

Tamsen Parker is a stay-at-home mom by day, USA Today bestselling erotic romance writer by naptime. Her novella Craving Flight was named to the Best of 2015 lists of Heroes and Heartbreakers, Smexy Books, Romance Novel News, and Dear Author. Heroes and Heartbreakers called her Compass series “bewitching, humorous, erotically intense and emotional.” She lives with her family outside of Boston, where she tweets too much, sleeps too little and is always in the middle of a book. Aside from good food, sweet rieslings and gin cocktails, she has a fondness for monograms and subway maps. She should really start drinking coffee.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Fire on the Ice (Snow & Ice Games #4) by Tamsen Parker to read and review.

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