Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Trivial Pursuits by Aven Ellis (Chicago on Ice #2)

Trivial Pursuits
by Aven Ellis

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Chicago on Ice - Book 2
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: April 20, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 295 pages
Available from: Amazon

Landon Holder is exactly the kind of man Livy Adams should stay far away from.

The flashy, flirty star defenseman for the Chicago Buffaloes is known for hooking up with women all over Chicago. Livy finds herself attracted to Landy, but his sexy good looks and charm are irrelevant. She had her heart shattered by a cheating athlete in college, and Livy vows she will never let her judgment lapse like that ever again.

Yet Livy knows she can’t spend the rest of her life focusing on building her jewelry line during the day and her evenings playing TriviaPlayOrPass! on her phone, either. Even though she does have fabulous conversations with a player named Scott, it’s time to get back in the game—in real life. While Livy tries to figure out her career path in jewelry design, she knows it’s time to take a chance on romance again, too.

But in a strange twist of fate, Livy finds herself getting to know Landy on a much deeper level. Sometimes people aren’t always as they appear to be. Just like a diamond, you have to look closely to see true clarity.

As Livy unwraps the layers around Landy to see the man behind the image, will she have a change of heart? Can she leave her past behind for a future with Landy? Or is it all a game of trivial pursuits?

Trivial Pursuits by Aven Ellis (Chicago on Ice #2)

Trivial Pursuits (Chicago on Ice #2)Online gaming, addictive, fun and anonymous, and that was perfect to Livy. Imagine finding out, against ALL odds that you are playing against one of the hottest, most sought after, bachelor hockey players around! Who knew a hockey player could also have brains under all of that delicious brawn? Who knew he would also have a kind and generous heart?

Livy is man-shy. She’s been deceived and trampled on before and is determined never to fall for a man she couldn’t trust to the end. Between her fledgling jewelry business and her volunteer work, not to mention her nightly “date” online playing TriviaPlayOrPass with some Canadian guy, she told herself, her life was too full, anyway.

Hockey great Landy Holder plays his game well for the fans, both on and off the ice, but the real Landon was a well-kept secret. In public with a different woman on his arm constantly, no attachments, no emotional entanglements, kept him from being hurt and his fans happy. It’s all part of the business.

It must have been the hockey gods, or fate or something that put Livy and Landon in the same place at the same time, only to discover through some divine intervention that Landon was Livy’s mysterious online opponent! I know small world and all that, what are the odds? Two people-both have been hurt, both have an inner passion that is so delicate and fragile and both don’t want to assume anything. Its game on as the puck drops for love and two players face off for a chance at winning the Cupid Cup!

Trivial Pursuits, the latest from Aven Ellis is another winning goal for this talented author’s scorecard! Romance with a fun and flirty side, a warm and caring side and all the fears of losing one’s heart to another rolled up into one. Great dialogue, high emotional tension, want-to-hug-you characters and hot hockey hunks…what’s NOT to like, except that maybe the wait is on to see is next in a one on one against Cupid as the goalie.

I received this copy from the author, Aven Ellis in exchange for my honest review.


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