EDGE (Fire on Ice, #3) by Brenda Rothert
This story was fantastic from the first page to the last! If you love Brenda's work, you will be thrilled with this book. It's my personal favorite thus far, and that's saying a lot, because I can't stop praising Bound (Fire on Ice, #1) or Captive (Fire on Ice, #2) and I adored Brenda's NOW series.
I knew, when Captive ended, that I wanted a story for hockey player Luke Hudson, best friend (and teammate) to Bound and Captive's Jason Ryker. I also knew it would be great for him to step into a relationship with a woman who had a child. I remember telling Brenda that I thought she should pair him with this woman whom Kate had met at her grief support group, in part because she had a baby and I thought that would present some excellent opportunities for Luke to grow. She told me that she thought I'd be very pleased with Luke's love interest, and she was not wrong!
I can never say this enough, if I love the characters in a book, I will love the book. Everything else can be crap and I'll still like it because I am such a fan of character-driven stories. With Edge, you get so much more - great plot, details that will make you feel as if you're there, insanely hot sex scenes - but the characters are phenomenal, three-dimensional beings I'd love to know.
If you've read Brenda's books before, Luke is more polished where Ryke and Ben (my previous faves) were not. He can be suave like Cole and down and dirty like Ryke or Ben. Not only that, he can do it all in the span of a paragraph or so without it seeming out of character. He's strong and soft, sweet and naughty, smart and funny and just downright sexy. And Dell, she's rough around the edges, where Kate, Emma and Layla were not, but she's a fantastic mom. I loved that about her. Not that I didn't like Emma, Layla or Kate, but Dell is definitely my favorite.
I always want a book to make me feel something - it doesn't matter if it's hate or love or anger or sadness or joy, but a good book will evoke sensations and emotions. With Edge, I had several moments when I literally laughed out loud, tears were shed, or my blood pumped through my veins, either from the insanely hot chemistry between Luke and Dell or from instances of excitement (there are some nail-biter moments!) For me, a book doesn't get better than when it can run the gamut like that.
Luke and Dell is a winning combination - the two of them, their chemistry and the plot of their story. Hands down, the best I've read from Brenda yet!
Now, I'm just waiting on a story for Niko...
One bad hit has left the career of young NHL Center Luke Hudson in question. When he arrives for rehab with a minor league team, his injury has robbed him of the edge that made him great.
Team trainer Adella Price’s job is to help Luke get back in peak condition. But their one on one sessions shake her resolve to remain unattached. Dell is hands-off to all hockey players, even one as charming and successful as Luke.
As Luke starts to get ahold of his game again, he loses his grip on his heart. Helping Luke get his edge back brings to light what Dell is missing from her life. But those who want them apart are relentless, and with their careers on the line, Luke and Dell must decide if their love is worth risking it all.
Other Books in Fire on Ice series:
Bound - http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Brenda-Rothert-ebook/dp/B00GU7Y4N6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388114549&sr=8-1&keywords=bound+brenda+rothert
Brenda Rothert started her writing career as a print journalist. She now writes Romances, some Contemporary and others with a twist of dystopian society and adventure. Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three boys.
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