Book Review: Fire on Ice by Dakota Madison

Fire on Ice Front SmallTitle: Fire on Ice

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports

Age Group: Adult (18+)

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…
“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.

But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

Fire on Ice was a pleasant, at times even sensual read. The book is marketed for a new adult audience, and granted, the main characters fit the target age, yet I think it is more suitable for the adult market. There are various 18+ scenes and since sometimes kids as young as sixteen start reading new adult books, I’ll keep to saying this book is definitely 18+. The main characters are both college-age as well.

We meet Kian Kavanagh, a hockey player and star player of his team, Firestorm. Kian is rather popular with the girls, called “puck bunnies”, and they’d do anything to get into his pants. Kian usually enjoys the attention, but on this particular night out, his interest is piqued by a gorgeous girl studying at the bar. Who the heck studies at a bar? When he tries to strike up conversation, the girl, Taylor, tells him she’s not dating any hockey players, like ever. Kian is more intrigued than ever before, and he swears he won’t rest until she goes on a date with him.

For Taylor, giving Kian a chance is the toughest thing she’s ever done after a terrible experience with her ex-boyfriend, Austin, who also happened to be a hockey player. Even though she feels a strong pull toward Kian, she’ll have to let go of the past before she can move on. And then there’s also her best friend Kyle, who’s supported her through everything that happened, and who may have started developing feelings for her as well….

What I liked the most here was how different Kian and Taylor are. Kian comes from a lower-class family, and he’s been struggling his entire life, with a Dad sent to prison and a Mom addicted to drugs. Basically it’s always been him against the world. Taylor has had a much more priviledged upbringing, with loving parents who’d do whatever it takes to protect her.

The characters had sparks flying all over the pages. They’re an unlikely couple, but they make it work. There’s also plenty of subplots going on to make the book intriguing, like a stalker following Taylor, her dealing with her past, and even another girl expressing interest in Kian.

A fun, quick, and romantic read.


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