5 star rating
Holiday on Ice
Play by Play, Book #8.5
By Jaci Burton
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

holiday-on-ice-jaci-burtonHockey player, Trick, and dancer, Stella, were pretty hot between the sheets last year, but their schedules got in the way and they drifted apart as people often do.  But they bump into each other at a local bar, and both are flooded with the heated memories of their past.  Both wanting to have a repeat performance.  But it goes against Stella’s rules.  Never start seeing the same guy again after it’s ended.

Stella doesn’t believe in dating.  After having her heart broken once, she refuses to get involved in a relationship.  Preferring to find a warm body to slack her needs with from time to time instead.  But will all the rules go out the window when she takes a chance on Trick?  A man who definitely wants more!

This was a great novella!  Can you tell by my star rating?  I’m not a huge fan of the short story.  It’s hard to get invested in the characters in such a short time, hard for an author to write a story with depth in just a hundred pages or so.  But this novella did just that!  I loved it!

Of course it doesn’t hurt that hockey is my favorite sport, my first love really.  So, I was bound to fall in love with the hockey player, Trick!  He was sweet, kind, and loyal.  Sounds a little too much like a dog for you?  Well the steamy sex scenes will rid you of that notion right away.  He is swoon worthy with the ice skating adventure, snowball fight, and of course the special tree topper!

Stella, Stella, Stella.  I can appreciate a girl not wanting to get involved with a sticky messy romance, but at times I wanted to shake her!  Sexy. Hockey. Player.  Hello!  I was also really shocked when the reason for her dating boycott came about.  I was expecting something much worse, and it really made me feel like she was over-reacting!  And then jumping to conclusions without even talking to Trick about it, trying to end things without even explaining why??

But luckily Trick is a patient and forgiving man!

I really enjoyed this story and think it’s a perfect quick read to get you in the winter, ice-skating, and Christmas spirit!  A perfect holiday treat!

“I have a gift for you.”

She cocked a brow. “Is that right?”

“Yes. It’ll require us to get naked.”

She looped her arm in his as they headed to the bedroom. “Is this gift something I’ve seen before?”

“Well … maybe. But this gift can always be used in new and unique ways.”

She tilted her head back and laughed. “Best. Gift. Ever.”

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*