Fire & Ice
Sticks & Hearts Series, Book 2
Contemporary Sports Romance
Dustin McNeer - Model
Release Day - November 17th
They call me the #DirtyGentleman.
My reputation precedes me.
I’m forward on the ice and in the bedroom
With a filthy mouth and impressive moves.
I always get the job done.
I have my future all planned out:
Get laid often.
Land the job of my dreams.
Sounds easy. Right?
It was until Delaney Dixon burst into my life.
Eyes as warm as melted chocolate.
A sexy smile.
And a pair of Double-Ds that sends men to their knees in gratitude.
She’s broken, hiding from a secret past, and refuses to let me in.
But just like my game, I never quit.
She gave me one night.
But I want forever.
REVIEW- 4 Stars!
Fire and Ice by Rhonda James is a perfectly titled follow up to the first book in the series, Jersey Girl. We first met Derek Davis in Jersey Girl, and his insightful advice we saw in that book, carried over into Fire and Ice. He is fire. He is deep. He… unknowingly falls in love with a stripper.
Derek Davis is a college senior on the varsity hockey team. This is his last year, and knows he isn’t making it to the big leagues and is interviewing out of town. Coming from an affluent family, he doesn’t just want to be given a job. Davis is strong, intelligent, quiet but fierce.
When Laney sees her ex-boyfriend at an out of town wedding, she freaks and runs… straight into Davis’s hotel room. Once there, they explore their inexplicable chemistry. Both think that they will never see each other again, but secretly can’t help but want more. But Laney is emotionally damaged and at the end of her tether trying to keep her family’s home. As she is a dance major at college (ironically the same as Davis), she moonlights as a stripper to try and make the payments. Laney is closed off, gun shy, and weary of everything. She is hard like ice. But once that fire melts the ice, she will be nothing more than a puddle.
I was rooting for Davis and Laney from page one. They were made for each other, and had to overcome obstacles that neither one could have possibly foreseen. Davis was incredibly patient with Laney when she put up her numerous walls. He loved her and was not afraid to show it or tell her. For Laney and her demons, she couldn’t understand why he would want anything to do with her. She loved him with everything that she had in her, but couldn’t see how someone so wonderful could possibly want her.
“She told me love looked good on me, I didn’t understand what she meant by that. But now, I’m sitting here listening to my best friend, and when I see the way you’re looking at her, I can’t help thinking the same thing.”
Davis loves Laney. End of story. She can freak out all she wants, but he will be a constant in her life. Yes, there is a slight hiccup when he finds out she is a stripper, but he handles it in his Davis fashion. I loved everything about him. Laney was a little harder to like, but I understood where she was coming from. If I went through the trauma that she had, I would question and doubt everything too. Once she got her head out of her ass though, I really started to enjoy her character.
I highly recommend this book, and anything and everything written by Rhonda James. She has a certain writing style that is highly appealing and I look forward to reading what is yet to come. (Give us Scotty!)Have you read book one Jersey Girl??
I’m a player on and off the ice, with the reputation to back up my game.
I’ve never met a woman I couldn’t get between the sheets, because I’m the best
D-man on campus with the biggest stick.
I have two rules: don’t fall in love, and play to win.
Until I meet her.
Cassie Rivers, my best friend’s sister—off-limits—and out of my league.
But from the moment I see her, I have to make her mine.
You know what they say about forbidden fruit. One taste is never enough.
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About Rhonda James:
Rhonda James is an Amazon best-selling author who loves a good HEA, believes nice guys don’t finish last, and strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. Rhonda is married and lives in Michigan with her family. When not writing, some of her guilty pleasures include kissing, diving into a good book, and wasting time on Facebook, though she may do one more than the others.