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Monday, 10 April 2017

RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Resistance on Ice (Boys of Winter #2) by S.R. Grey

Title: Resistance on Ice
Series: Boys of Winter #2
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 10, 2017


Praised by Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills as "the usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn't back down," Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

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.

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Scene set-up: Nolan is not happy about being interviewed by radio shock jock, Marty Quick, and there’s a good reason why….
Marty finishes up with his Stanley Cup questions, and goes straight to the place that had me dreading this interview in the first place.

“Let’s get to the good stuff, Solvenson,” he begins, grinning over at me like a perv. “Word on the street is you’re quite the ladies’ man.”

Looking down at the tiny table that separates me from the host in what has taken on the feel of a far too enclosed space, I run my hand through my dark hair. “I don’t know about that,” I reply. “Rumors are usually just that—rumors.”

He’s unconvinced, I can tell, but too bad. This is a question I plan to evade like my reputation depends on it. And it may. After I fucked things up with Lainey back in April, I was so distraught that I sought out solace in the form of a slew of strippers.

And I don’t mean I found comfort in being with a new one night after night.

Er, though I may have done some of that too.

“Aw, come on,” Marty continues in his patented taunting tone. “All of Canada—no, wait, all of North America wants an answer.” Shit, this show does have a far reach. “Is it true you banged ten strippers in one night?”

I laugh nervously. “No, no, that’s not true at all.”

It was actually nine and occurred over the course of two days, but who’s counting?

Not me. And not anyone else if I have anything to say about it. Besides, the only thing that matters is I’m not technically lying.

See, that’s my shtick in life—being clever, outwitting everyone. I’m a wise old sage at the age of twenty-six. My teammates call me things like “sensei” and “Yoda.” And, hey, I’m cool with that. Why wouldn’t I be? It works out great for me.

That’s why if I stick to the gray areas now with Marty, I can successfully evade giving him a straight answer for the next ten minutes, the time left in the interview.

Yeah, you’re real clever all right. So clever you outwitted your own damn self with the shit you pulled with Lainey.

“You look a little uneasy there,” Shock Jock observes when he sees me frowning. “You sure there’s not even a modicum of truth to that stripper story.”

“Yep, I’m sure,” I snap.

I need to get out of here, and fast. I’m done talking about strippers. And I’m done with this shitty interview. But most of all, I’m done with staying away from Lainey. It’s time we have a talk—a real talk.
And if talking doesn’t work, I’ll do what I do best—fuck her till she agrees to start seeing me again.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Ahh, a sweet, sexy, funny, full of angst Hockey romance book! I was in absolute heaven. My love and obsession for hockey books has really surfaced after having the ability to actually watch some hockey games locally.  It’s fun, it’s exhilarating, and incredibly exciting. Hockey players are anything but strong willed men who I only envision to be bossy, growly, and strong-willed.  This book definitely didn’t disappoint nor did it ruin my vision.

I will preface this with I have not read book one.  These are written to be stand alone books, and this one read just fine without having to have read book one. However, I will say, I think it would be good to have read book one. I only say that because book one features one of the couples talked about in the books and even references certain things that happen in book one. The author does a great job writing book two so you don’t feel left out so don’t take what I’ve just said as a complaint. I just personally prefer to read them all, even if they are stand-alone’s, if they belong in a series of sorts.

So, let’s talk about the meat and potatoes of the story. Oh my, it’s hot folks. It’s fun, it’s infuriating, it’s an absolute riot. Nolan met his match when he hooked up with Lainey. She would hold his hard captive until he pulled his head out of his rear. These two characters butted heads, they loved hard, and they were stubborn! Oh they were stubborn and it absolutely drove me nuts! It makes you want to just reach through the pages and lock them in a room and not let them out until they figured out what they wanted.

I applaud the author for the way that she wrote these characters.  The main characters and the supporting characters were written flawlessly. That doesn’t mean they didn’t have their own flaws or skeleton’s in the closet because that is what makes the books good. They had charisma; they had incredible relationships with each other. They make for an exciting read. Since I know they aren’t real people, naturally, the person we have to look at for writing such a great bunch of characters is the author. So thank you, you really wrote a great bunch of characters to read about.

So, do I recommend you to read this book? You betcha! In fact, go get yourself book 1 and then book 2. Settle down for a few hours with a nice drink of your choice, a snack, and be prepared for some great reading! You’ll thank me later.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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"Hilarious and perfectly 'played' sports romance that I devoured in one sitting! I can't wait to read more." 
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S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes.

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