Wednesday, November 16, 2016

On Thin Ice by Aven Ellis (Dallas Demons, #4)

On Thin Ice
by Aven Ellis

Series: Dallas Demons - Book 4
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC (November 30, 2016)
Publication Date: November 30, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Print Length: 289 pages
Available from: Amazon
Holly Johansson knows some things in her life are certain after college graduation: 1.) It’s a long road to becoming a full-time author. 2.) She’ll need to work to pay her bills. 3.) And Dallas Demons superstar Matt Rhinelander will never return her feelings.

Holly knows her unrequited crush on the partying hockey player is ridiculous. There’s no way Matt would be attracted to a woman who prefers watching TV or reading books when he’s known for his frequent bar hops and fast lifestyle. Obviously he would never see her as anything other than his teammate’s little sister.

Yet Holly is drawn to the other side of Matt—the man she knows has always been thoughtful and easy to talk to whenever she’s been alone with him. It is this Matt that fueled the crush Holly has on him. And she knows it will always be just that—a secret crush.

Or will it?

Because when Matt helps Holly through a crisis, her heart begins to believe that there might be feelings on his part, too. After a night of hard partying puts Matt in jeopardy with the Dallas Demons, can Holly be the one to save him? And when Matt admits he sees her as more than Nate Johansson’s sister, will it put them both on thin ice?

 On Thin Ice by Aven Ellis (Dallas Demons, #4)

On Thin Ice…And we drop the puck, actually we drop EVERYTHING for Aven Ellis’ ON THIN ICE! The Dallas Demons are back, and once again, unlikely love is in the air as another Demon is slammed into the boards by Cupid with an assist by a budding author with her own signature moves.
Holly has had a crush on Demon playboy Matt Rhinelander since the day her brother, Nate brought a very different Matt home for dinner. The Matt Holly secretly fell for is nothing like the party boy who is on his last chance to redeem himself or be traded. Although they are the same age, they couldn’t be more different. Holly suffers from social anxiety, would prefer to cozy up writing or reading and Matt’s picture is probably in the dictionary under the term ‘party animal.’ Yet when one huge social event sent Holly gasping for air away from the crowd, it was Matt who held her, listened to her and never made her feel like a freak. Could it be that Matt has a secret or two that he could only share with Holly?

Are they meant to live the fantasy that Holly writes about? They say that fiction mimics fact and just maybe these two can find a happy ever, but first they will have to face the gauntlet of insecurities, lies by omission and the wrath of a teammate who thinks his little sister is off limits.

For sure Aven Ellis has just outdone herself, again! Sweet romance, impossible dreams, secrets shared, souls bared and oh yes, there is Holly’s fabulous sock collection! How could Matt resist? The woman he has secretly longed for is right in front of him and it is her innocence, purity of heart and wickedly refreshing sense of humor that allows him to share his most painful thoughts. Learning to trust and be trusted has put Matt’s heart on his sleeve, but one nasty little secret will break not only his heart, but his fragile self-respect.

Can you say adorably sweet, passionately hot and completely sigh worthy? Ms. Ellis had me close to tears, practically swooning and ready to kick some big brother butt!

I received an ARC edition from Aven Ellis in exchange for my honest review.

Aven Ellis
A Woman Who Knows How Hot Hockey Players Are!
Coffee with cream? Check. Soundtrack for work in progress pulled up on Spotify? Done. Ready to write another romantic comedy with a swoonworthy good guy hero, a heroine you cheer for, and a guaranteed happily ever after? You bet.

Hello, I'm Aven Ellis. I work in sports television production during the day and write romantic comedies at night. In addition to writing, I'm passionate about reality cooking shows, Project Runway, the latest scent from Jo Malone (whatever it is, doesn't matter, I want it) and hockey. Or is that hockey players? Because they're hot.

But I digress.

*Clears throat for reset after thinking of hockey players* But I truly find joy in writing romantic comedy. I love crafting characters, their words, their heartbreak and triumph, with laughs along the way. There is no bigger compliment to me than having someone tell me they laughed when reading one of my books. I want my books to be easy reading, a beach read, an escape when you need one. Writing them is my escape, so I hope reading them provides you with one, too.

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