Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sugar and Ice by Aven Ellis (Rinkside in the Rockies, #1)

Sugar and Ice
by Aven Ellis

Series: Rinkside in the Rockies - Book 1
Publication Date: December 28, 2016
Publisher: Aven Ellis
Genre: Sports Romance | Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 261 pages
Available from: Amazon

Josephine Rossi has recovered from a broken heart, but has vowed that she's all about the desserts now as a recipe tester for Bake It! Magazine. Cheesecake never breaks your heart. Unless it cracks on the top, but still, it tastes amazing if you bake it just right. She knows what to do in the kitchen as far as making luscious desserts. Men? Apparently she's not so good at figuring them out, so she refuses to bother. Josephine knows it is safer to stay in the kitchen than to take another chance with her heart.
Denver Mountain Lions forward Cade Callahan is passionate about hockey, but is also about finding love. He thought he had it once, but a disastrous romance last holiday season has him keeping his heart in check. While he’s fearless on the ice, he’s guarded with his heart. Cade is determined history won’t repeat itself again. He won’t let his guard down until he’s certain he’s met The One.
However, Cupid's arrow might just strike when these two least expect it. When an oven goes out, and a cheesecake for testing has to be baked, and Cade just happens to live in the same building with a working oven...Well, things other than cheesecake might just heat up in the kitchen. Can these two passionate people learn to trust their hearts again? Can love override fear for Josephine and Cade? And will they find the combination of sugar and ice is the sweetest one of all?

Sugar and Ice by Aven Ellis (Rinkside in the Rockies, #1)

Sugar and Ice (Rinkside in the Rockies, #1)Aven Ellis has combined three of my favorite things, hockey, desserts and sweet romance. SUGAR AND ICE could be one of Ms. Ellis’s best stories ever and that is saying something because when this woman writes, she scores!

Josephine is a goddess in the kitchen, but in love, she has felt the agony of defeat. When a broken oven threatens to topple her latest cheesecake creation, she does what any smart woman would do, runs to the apartment shared with the most gorgeous hockey player on the Denver Mountain Lions team. (Hey, no one ever called her stupid!) Okay, so she wasn’t prepared for what she saw when she knocked on the door…

Cade is a one man wrecking crew on the ice, but a mere slip of a girl totally demolished his heart and now he is determined to steer clear of involvements. Until That Girl finally comes into his life, his heart is going to be locked up tight. What he finds when he opens the door to his apartment is about to set his heart into high gear, but unlike on the ice, he must proceed with caution or end up in the penalty box again.

Ms. Ellis brings this sweet romance to a slow boil until it is cooled to perfection as two damaged souls take a chance on finding the perfect recipe for love. Hang on to your hearts, Josephine is going to rock your world with her generous nature while she sets you to grinning when it comes to her anal-retentive boss. This woman is fearless in the kitchen and proving to be a force to be reckoned with against one of hockey’s greatest! Cade, oh yes, he is hot, he is a hockey player and he is a cream puff off the ice when he falls for Josephine’s zest for life! The problem is, can he get over his past long enough to look to his future?

Aven Ellis, once again you have given me just what I needed, a terror on the ice who is a cupcake in the real world, a feisty gem of a woman who knows her way to a man’s stomach and straight into his heart just by being herself. I was a goner for this one from the broken oven and the apron!

I received this copy from Aven Ellis for my honest and voluntary review.

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