Tuesday, March 6, 2018

On the Brink of Passion by Tamsen Parker

Welcome to the Snow and Ice Games where competition is not the only thing that is heating up! The fifth book in bestselling Tamsen Parker's romance series concludes with a pairs figure skating couple sharing the ice... and close quarters.

At the last Snow and Ice Games, Jubilee Buford and her husband and partner Stephen Wallace were on top of the pairs figure skating world. The newlyweds won gold and their future looked bright. But just months after she thought her world couldn’t get any more perfect, Jubilee lost everything. After a scrapped attempt at a solo career, her coach found her a new partner and new possibilities in Beckett Hughes.

Beckett’s had a hard time finding a partner to compete with. Someone who’s as aggressive as he is, someone who’s given up as much of their life as he has for success. He finally found a fit with Jubilee two years ago. She’s not much fun to skate with, but Beckett doesn’t need fun; he needs precision and effort and there Jubilee delivers.

When a housing mix-up in the Snow and Ice village forces them to room with each other, they’re suddenly compelled to recognize each other’s human side. And as Jubilee and Beckett start to see each other as people instead of robots on skates, they discover that they’ve got chemistry between the sheets as well as on the ice. But the flames between them in the bedroom might melt any chance they have at medaling, and that outcome is not acceptable to either one, or the country that’s counting on them to bring home the gold and the glory.

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Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fifth in the series, and I think they all standalone very well, but obviously all link together due to the location of the events.

Reading this during the Winter Olympics has made it so much more fun and relevant. Especially as there is quite a lot of complex detail about the skating jumps, lifts, etc. Completely loved that I could picture their routines based on having just seen it on TV. If you read this at any other time, I would recommend a quick YouTube of a free dance pairs routine just to get you into the triple salko mood.

It is inevitable that watching two people dance together on the ice, there is a desire to believe that the chemistry follows on in their private lives. Well Ms. Parker has come up with the most amazing story here. The beginning was really quite shocking. I couldn't decide if I felt more sorry for Beckett or Jubilee, but painful it certainly was. As time goes on it feels a little more comfortable, but as we get both viewpoints, we know that there is a massive elephant in the room, which inevitably squashes everything.

I loved how the twists and turns were unravelled and the story gives us what we want, but only after some very dicey moments. It was definitely a story with plenty of complications, but absolutely fascinating and very entertaining for sure. Thank you, Ms. Parker.

Also Available in the Snow & Ice Games Series

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Seduction on the Slopes post.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Fire on the Ice 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 On the Brink of Passion (Snow & Ice Games #5) by Tamsen Parker to read and review.

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