Monday, April 10, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ & Reviews by Jackie, Marina & Erin: Resistance on Ice 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.

Book two in the Boys of Winter Hockey Series and this is Nolan and Lainey's story, Nolan is a self centred man-whore who doesn't do relationships, that was until he met Lainey, the problem is, he let his fear of commitment get in the way once before and he let her go, is he ready to commit now. 
Lainey is Aubrey's younger sister and also the future sister in law of his best friend and teammate Brent, so she should be off limits, what happens next finds the Hot Right Winger skating on thin ice, will Lainey give him another chance or will his secrets from the past get in the way again, you will need to read this book to find out.

This can be read as a standalone but it was the perfect follow up to Aubrey and Brent's story. I love hockey romance and this series is up there amongst my favourites, second chance romance mixed with humour and some secrets, I was hooked from page one and I can't wait for book three Benny's story which I believe will be coming in the summer 2017. This is a must read series....

This is the 2nd book in this series and what a story!
I was hooked, the characters make you feel, they made you understand and the friendships formed were just beautiful!
Nolan has a dilemma on his hands in regards to Lainey!' Oh boy! When  things get rather awry Nolan can't help but feel how he feels and do some things he shouldn't!
I really felt for Lainey! When you find someone you click with but things don't work the way they should, then you just feel like you want to hug the character!
The advice also in the story was truly heartfelt and I found myself sighing, swooning and happy with the way everything unfolded!

This is fast becoming one of my favourite series. This is the second book in the series and is is Nolan Solvenson and Lainey Shelburne's story and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Between the two of them there were certainly some laugh out loud moments and sex scenes that burnt up the pages.

What happens when good time guy Nolan, terrified of commitment realizes finally that he has let the one woman who might just be his destiny go? 

Lainey was so hurt by Nolan's rejection that when he returns to town for training, half of her wants him while the other half hates him.  Matters are complicated as she is the sister of his best friend and fellow teammate Brent's fiancee. They managed to keep their relationship  secret but now that he has come back for the season, things are about to get real in a hurry.

This book is a stand alone but I feel you would enjoy it even more if you read the first book in the series Destiny On Ice first. I love the camaraderie between all the characters. 

The development of Nolan and Lainey's relationship, both as friends and lovers was great. The scenes were hot and made me melt and they provided several laugh out loud moments as well. It was also heart warming to see the love and support that Brent and Aubrey gave to the couple as their relationship grew.

I love S R Grey's style of writing and am excitedly anticipating Benny's story.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. 


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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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