Brimming with attitude and broken beyond repair, Isaac "Ice" Wolfe has a heart as cold as his nickname, and he likes it that way--until he meets his neighbor Avery Maxwell. Avery is unlike any woman he's ever known. Her smile thaws his frozen heart. Being with her heals his broken places. She makes him feel, and for Isaac that's not always a good thing. Isaac has burned every bridge in his professional hockey career. When he's traded to the Seattle Sockeyes halfway through their inaugural season, he knows he won't get another chance. He's never been a team player, yet he needs to become one--and fast.
Avery has only wanted one thing in her life--to train and show horses. Her decision to drop out of college to pursue her riding career causes a rift with her big sister, but Avery is tired of following everyone else's dreams. Now she's following her own, and no one is going to distract her from her passion--until she meets a dark stranger and his cantankerous dog.
When Isaac is warned away from Avery by the team's captain, who happens to be Avery's future brother-in-law, Isaac sees the writing on the wall. It's Avery or his career. To Isaac, a life without hockey wouldn't be a life worth living. But what about a life without Avery?
Do Isaac and Avery sacrifice their life's passions for their mutual passion for each other, or do they fight to have it all, even if by doing so, they might lose everything in the end?
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Melting Ice is about Isaac 'Ice' Wolfe and Avery Maxwell. Isaac has just been traded to the Sockeyes and its his last stop in the NHL. He has major anger issues and is in no way a team player.
Avery is a horse trainer who, for once, is following her dreams and not the dreams her family has for her. She lives and works on a horse farm, which happens to be the right next to the property that Isaac rents when he joins the Sockeyes.
Isaac and Avery meet and have an instant attraction, and they couldn't be more different.
I liked this installment of the Sockeyes series. I didn't want to like Isaac and I ended up really loving him. He and Avery were perfect together and I loved learning their stories.
This is a must read for anyone reading the Sockeyes series and any one who wants a nice romance story.
A great addition to a great series.
Avery started to stand up for herself and live her own life in the last book. In Melting Ice we see her story unfold. Throw in the bad boy Isaac who is on his last chance at playing in the NHL, and we have a great story. Isaac demonstrates through determination we can rise above tragedy and the mistakes that paint our past. The connection and suppose Isaac and Avery give each other throughout their story is inspirational. I also enjoyed seeing perks of Riley's progress. A great addition to a great series. Looking forward to continuing to watch the sockeyes grow!
Melting the Iceman
Isaac Wolf rents a home next to Avery Maxwell. They meet when he chases after his dog. The boxer likes going next door to where all the animals are. Avery trains horses at at a farm who takes in animals who need love after abuse. They help people who have been abused too.
Their story gets more complicated when we learn that her sister, (Avery has 3), is engaged to his team captain. Needless to say he and she are both warned off each other right quick. She lives there with her twin, who is quite conservative and thinks she should be too.
Isaac is used to being a rough, tell it like it is and punch whoever does not like it kind of guy. He is learning that this team is his last chance in the NHL and he better make the most of it. He normally is a loner, estranged from his family, and does not make friends easily.
Avery and Isaac become friends after they talk it out. Their one night stand has to be forgotten. The complication in it all is that they want to have more nights. As they get closer, Isaac realizes she is someone special and wants more. Avery is afraid to rock the boat.
***This ARC copy was free from Netgalley.com and its publisher and author. My honest opinion does not reflect Netgalley, nor its affiliates.