Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ice Hard by Tracy Goodwin

Hockey’s resident bad boy is hell on skates. But when he falls in love, he falls hard.

As one of the New York Nighthawks, I’ve got it all: fame, success, wealth, plus I’m handsome as hell.
As for my relationships? They could be better.
I know how to do one-night stands, but I’m starting to crave something more.
Then I meet Camille Benetti.
She’s sexy, smart, sarcastic—totally my kind of girl.
The only problem? Cami doesn’t date hockey players.
But she’s never met me...

Nick George is impossible to resist. Not only is he scorching hot, he’s kind, he’s funny, and he wants me bad.
But I learned my lesson the hard way: no jocks.
So why do I agree to be Nick’s date to the wedding of the year?
One night... that’s our deal.
He is the best man, after all.
But Nick is crystal clear about his intentions. He wants a relationship.
And he’s tempting me to break all my rules...

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
Triggers: Infertility

Nick is loving his life. But now that he has friends that have started to find their forever person, Nick knows that he wants that too. He's down to earth, charming, a beast on the ice, and a fierce friend. When Nick runs into Camille at a bar where his friend is having his bachelor party, he knows that he wants to get to know her better. She intrigues him.

Cami is a fierce woman who always puts her family first. With her sister having marital issues, he dad still grieving the loss of his wife, and her brother needing someone to lean on at times, Cami has to be a jack of all trades for everyone but herself.

Nick's attempts at wooing Cami were fantastic. I loved their playful banter and how supportive they were of each other. It was sometimes inferred that their relationship had progressed, because you didn't really see it in the story. However, it worked for this story.

Cami's family was hard to take at times. I wanted to yell at them on more than one occasion. It frustrated me that Cami was so strong for them, but when they hurt her, she didn't really stand up for herself.

Overall, this was a great second book in the series. I really enjoy all of the characters and can't wait to read more.

Nick is part of the Nighthawks hockey team and best friend to Chris, who is about to marry the girl of his dreams. As Nick watches his friend fall deeper in love, Nick is wondering if he will find his happily ever after. So he decides to take matters into his own hands by joining a dating site without telling his buddy.

The night of Chris' bachelor party, Nick meets Cami and he begins to see and feel that there might be something more between them. The attraction between them is off the charts. He tries to ask her out, but she shuts him down.

Cami doesn't date hockey players. Been there, done that, got divorced. She is attracted to Nick but there can only be one night with him. But she knows that Nick can be bad for her heart. She feels the way she reacts to his touch and the heat between them is so hot.

Will Nick be able to talk Cami into a date? Can Cami let her guard down and spend time with Nick? Will they have a chance at a future together?

I really like this series so far and can't wait to see which team member will be next. And you have to read this series because some of the pranks a few members play are so funny and "Lucky" will have you laughing out loud. I recommend this one and you have to read the first to follow along, but it is not necessary if you don't want to.

This is the second book in the series, and I would recommend that you read them in order, as Chris and Serena's story is great, and as we get to see them marry and feature a lot in this book, it would give you a background to the team too.

In many ways this book deserves 4 stars, but for me it just missed the mark by setting up the drama so completely that I knew it was coming, and didn't really then ring quite true. I really liked both Nick and Camille, and how they were together, so forcing them apart seemed to be a mistake. I also found Nick and her father's bonding to seem a bit strangely timed. These disconnects did not stop me reading as I was keen to know that all worked out, but they did pull me out of the flow of the story.

If you enjoy hockey romances, then this will definitely appeal, and it is great to see Chris and Serena as well as the rest of the crazy team again – Thor and Lucky have to get lucky sometime soon!

Nick meets Cami at his best friend's bachelor party and they hit it off. But Cami does not date hockey players. Nick does well to get around Cami's defences, but Cami's issues put some big hurdles in their path and the whole time they are flirting and dating, you feel like it is only a matter of time before she bolts.

Nick and Cami were a fun couple with good chemistry, but I found after their initial date that my interest started to wane a bit. Too much time is spent inside the characters' heads contemplating how they felt and quickly became repetitive. I briefly contemplated giving up reading, but I liked the characters and I wanted to see their story play out. Two thirds of the way in, the story really picked up and I loved the last third. It was engaging and full of drama and I zoomed through it. I think my favorite thing about this story is the message of the importance of family and that family about more than blood.

As a sport fan, I enjoyed Ice Hard because it was about more than sports. Hockey players that lives outside of sport and it was great to see Nick enjoying his life off the ice as well as on. This gets a sold three stars from me.

Also Available in the New York Nighthawks Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Ice Hot post.

Tracy Goodwin is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Throughout a career spanning a decade, she has achieved both traditional and indie publishing success. She is the author of sexy contemporary romances and sweeping adult historical romances. In addition, Tracy pens vivid urban fantasy paranormal romance bursting with excitement. Though the genres may be different, each story delivers her unique blend of sensuality, poignant emotion, humor, and unforgettable characters that steal readers’ hearts.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Ice Hard (New York Nighthawks #2) by Tracy Goodwin to read and review.

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