"Fire On Ice" was just an okay read. Nothing really that special. It was like many of the typical sports romances that I've come across where the guy is a man whore jock with a crappy upbringing and the girl is an innocent soul with a tortured past. Sounds cliche eh?
I don't mean to imply that this was a horrible read because it wasn't at all. I just had a hard time with recurring themes I come across in these stories.
I also had a hard time digesting the sappiness that Kian and Taylor displayed for each other. I mean, no matter what, I don't exactly care for stories where it's practically love at first sight and the guy changes his ways right away for the girl despite his reasoning. It's just not practical and is quite annoying. I want consistency. Like in "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire. The guy was a play boy fighter who fell in love with the ultimate good girl. He develops an automatic attraction for her but he doesn't change his ways right away. He makes mistakes but develops a strong friendship with the girl first before they go out and fall madly in love.
I guess what I'm also getting to is how I'm sick of stories skipping the friendship/getting to know you stage before the characters begin to fall all over each other and act like sappy puppies.
When the characters fall in love so fast with one another in the beginning it really bugs me and is unrealistic in my eyes.
So my verdict:
OVER ALL, just an alright read. I'm a bit disgruntled by the ending since it was completely rushed and Blake is still an issue to be addressed so I'm kind of hoping the book, "The Playmaker", is still on Kian and Taylor and not anyone else. Who knows though. The author only provided the cover of the next book and no book blurb so who and what it's going to be about is up in the air at this point.
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