Sunday, November 5, 2017

Resistance On Ice by S.R. Grey

- Goodreads Synopsis -
Hockey star Nolan Solvenson is nothing short of skilled perfection, both on and off the ice. Or so everyone thinks. His teammates are constantly hitting him up for advice, but really, when it comes to his own life, Nolan can't seem to make the right moves anymore.

Blame it all on Lainey Shelburne, a woman he wants but is determined to keep at arm’s length. That’s why, after a few sexy encounters, he unceremoniously blows her off.

When they’re reunited, facing off against the fiery cocktail waitress becomes the challenge of his life. Lainey is furious with him for dumping her and wants nothing more than to kick him in the junk. But Nolan—typical man—is only interested in getting Lainey back in his bed.

That plan is shot all to hell when they reach a shaky truce and Lainey drops the bomb that all she’s looking for now is a "just friends" relationship with Nolan.

Take that, Mr. Hot Right Winger!

Suddenly, the "know-it-all" athlete is skating on thin ice as he tries to hide his burgeoning feelings from the one woman who has the ability to thaw his heart. But is Lainey willing to try a relationship with him again? Can Nolan resist the urge to walk away?

Resistance on Ice is a fun standalone novel and the second installment in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

OMG I have no idea what to even write right now! I am at a loss of words for how intense and hot this book was! I am a sucker for a steamy romance story but you throw in some hockey and I am HOOKED! 

Resistance On Ice is the second book in the Boys of Winter series. Yes, this book is a part of a series but it can also be read as a standalone. In this book we are introduced to Nolan, a hockey player for the Las Vegas Wolves, and Lainey, a young woman he is very fond of! Nolan and Lainey have so much keeping them apart but they have so much more keeping them together. This book will sweep you up and entangle you in the lives of these two and their friends. Once I picked up this book.. I could not put it down! I stayed up reading until way past my bedtime! I love Nolan and Lainey and I just could not end their story until it was over. 

I know I have said it before and I will say it a million times.. S.R. Grey is an amazing writer and her books just get better and better! She wrote this book in both Lainey's and Nolan's point of view, which I love. I love being able to get inside multiple characters heads. It really helps the reader understand the characters more and gives them special insight on the story and what is happening. 

Nolan is 100% book boyfriend material! The way he tries to win over Lainey is so romantic. He really is her knight in shining armor! He is always there when Lainey needs him and the two just simply belong together! You guys are not going to want to miss this romance! You definitely have to check out this book if you are curious about the two and their relationship. S.R. Grey will not let you guys down, I promise! Her books never disappoint! Her writing style is so addicting and you will be a forever fan once you pick up one of her books! Her writing is so descriptive and vivid but also funny and lovable. Grey had me laughing one second and crying another!

Besides the romance, and the fact that this series was written by one of my favorite authors, I absolutely love the fact that it is written around hockey! I LOVE HOCKEY! I have never read any other books like this before! 

No Vain Loss by M.C. Frank

- Goodreads Synopsis -
She A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
This is the One World.
The year is 2524.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel in three parts is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three parts, this is the breathtaking story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. 

In No Vain Loss, the world is on the brink of the greatest war humanity has ever known. Lives will be lost. New truths will be revealed.

"He was prepared to lose everything, his own life even; everything except that. Except her."

No Vain Loss is the third and final book in the No Ordinary Star series. Be aware that these books are not meant to be read out of order. M.C. Franks throws a truly incredible story line at us and it just can not be read out of order. Each book picks up exactly where the last book ends, which is nice! You guys can find my reviews for books one and two in the series by clicking the reviews tab above!

I feel like it has been a while since I was last in the year 2524 with Felix and Astra! It is truly something special being able to be back with them and seeing them stand up for something they feel so strongly about. It took me a few minutes to remember all the details regarding family, and who everyone was but shortly after starting book 3, everything just came rushing back to me. 

M.C Frank wrote another amazing book! Her books just keep getting better and better! I am amazed at how she gives her characters so much back story and really brings them to life. The way her characters are all connected and how much each one cares for one another is incredible. You not only get to read about how the characters feel, but you get to feel it for yourself as well. Frank allows her readers to feel her characters emotions and that is how you know you are reading a well written book. I absolutely adore every character in this book! well, maybe not every character... but most! 

The main characters are left dealing with a huge problem and planet earth is in their hands! This book is full of action and I can honestly say it is the most action out of the whole series. Blood is lost, tears are shed, and so much more! I wish I could tell you guys in more details how intense this final book is but I can't! I can not give anything away and I know you will appreciate it in the end! Frank brings her story to a close in a perfect way! All her crazy twists and mind blowing scenes finally all make sense and she leaves the reader with a sense of peace. The reader is not left wondering what will happen next and sometimes I need that from a book! I love cliffhangers but I do love a good solid ending too. 

"He hadn't counted on what kissing does to your brain: it turns it into mush, apparently. Maybe that's why it's illegal."

Frank has a way of creating this world that just kind of consumes your soul. Your soul belongs to this world until you are done reading every single word. It is then, and only then, that the book and her words set you free! I can honestly say that I have read every single one of her books in one sitting. I get so swept up into her books that I can not stop. I do not read books as fast as I used to but I truly do get so excited every time Frank releases a new book! I can not wait to see what she comes up with next. I truly recommend any and all of her books!