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Iced Romance

3.16  ·  Rating Details ·  376 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
Kennedy Carter has the perfect life. It includes an engagement to an NHL celebrity all-star, a Vera Wang wedding dress, and more money than she could ever spend. But when Kennedy learns that her fiance Todd is cheating on her, she's ready to leave the glamour and glitz behind.

She escapes to Orlando, Florida with a plan to rebuild her life while staying hidden from a count
Paperback, 285 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by WiDo Publishing (first published November 5th 2012)
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Feb 20, 2013 Don rated it did not like it
Shelves: unable-to-finish
I got as far as chapter 17, but it is too painful to continue. I have no idea why the author chose to portray Kennedy (the main character in the story) as being dumber than a box of rocks. Any dummy knows if you go to the Police where you moved to, to report that you aren't missing, that your new location will be listed in the ensuing News article! And, after starting a new relationship with a Policeman, you actually think you can LIE to him and he will be ok with that? The MAIN REASON Kennedy ...more
Julie Ford
Nov 19, 2012 Julie Ford rated it it was amazing
As a past reader and even writer of the chick-lit genre, lately I’ve sort of been slowly moving on to other genres. I haven’t been interested in reading chick-lit—don’t want to write it. When Whitney asked me to read and review her novel I agreed without knowing what kind of books she writes. She emailed me the PDF and it came one evening while I was finishing up preparing supper. My daughter was still out for her run so I decided to download the galley on my iPad and maybe read the first page ...more
Meredith Schorr
Jul 21, 2013 Meredith Schorr rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

When her famous and self-absorbed hockey player boyfriend of 5 years cheats on her yet again, 28 year-old Kennedy Carter finally has enough and escapes to begin a new life in Florida. But starting over is not as easy as she thought it would be. First of all, Kennedy's whereabouts have become the talk of gossip magazines when her boyfriend reports her as "missing" and second of all, despite his cheating ways, Kennedy can't seem to shake her ex from her system despite the possibility of a

By: Whitney Boyd
Published By: WiDo Publishing
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4

"Iced Romance" by Whitney Boyd was one of those novels that once you pick it up it's hard to put down. The author did a wonderful job in keeping you very interested in her read. Yes, this was a good chick fit where you will find the characters very interesting, well developed and even colorful. You will be greatly entertained with some of the funny parts in the read. The heroine Kennedy was
Feb 02, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, romance
I think most of us have been there at one time or another - wanting desperately to move on but still longing for what was lost and wondering if we have made the right decision. I could identify with Kennedy's desire to just leave and start over and with her grief for the loss she suffered. I have to say that I was disappointed with David's response to Kennedy after he told her to decide, but it made the story all the more realistic in the long run. I would have preferred to see the "after" ...more
Suzie Quint
Feb 23, 2013 Suzie Quint rated it liked it
This was a fun read, but nothing earth shattering. A couple of things did bother me. First, there were cutesy in-between chapter sort of things like lists the MC made, but they came through on the Kindle too small to read without a magnifying glass so I started skipping them because they were too much trouble. My other complaint is that the heroine is described early on as 5'7" and 120 pounds. fur real? You expect me to relate to this? Yeah. Not so much. And when she later complained about the ...more
Jaime J
Dec 18, 2012 Jaime J rated it it was amazing
I didn't want this book to end! It kept me guessing until the very last page... I wasn't sure how it would end, but I LOVED THE ENDING! There were so many hilarious moments throughout. I especially liked her lists of things... things to know when engaged to an nhl allstar. things i'd like to call Todd. It was the best romantic comedy I've read in a long time and I hope it gets made into a MOVIE!! You HAVE to read this boook!
Melanie Claudia
Mar 07, 2013 Melanie Claudia rated it really liked it
Is it me or are most of the chick-lit books out there start with a guy breaking the main character's heart?

Anyways, this book took me by surprise. I just loved David's character and also the role that Leila played. The ending was kind of expected but it was written in such a way that I could have read it over 2 more times and still smile to myself.
Dec 27, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
It was a cute afternoon read, but I was disappointed that all the little "chapter extras" wouldn't come through on my Kindle because of formatting issues. I liked the hero, David, (totally hunky cop) and thought that Kennedy grew up over the course of the book. There were a few things that I found unrealistic, but overall, a quick light romance that I enjoyed.
Mar 06, 2013 Bianca rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Funny and at Times heartwarming.
Getting over a cheating fiancee is a bummer, but Kennedy took us Along for a fun ride!!
Amber Douglas
Feb 23, 2013 Amber Douglas rated it did not like it
Terrible writing with just about every stereotype known to man interjected. The "heroine" was pathetic. It was painful to read, but I kept thinking it would get better. And it never did.
Victoria Newman
Feb 16, 2013 Victoria Newman rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
Robin  Black
Dec 19, 2012 Robin Black rated it liked it
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Connie N.
Apr 22, 2015 Connie N. rated it did not like it
What a relief to get this one off my list. I started it, put it down, and then couldn't bring myself to pick it up again until this morning so I could finish it up. The biggest problem with this book was the heroine, definitely a member of the TSTL club. Kennedy was together with her boyfriend, a professional hockey player, for 5 years, long before he became famous. With his fame came arrogance, and he was notorious for cheating on her. But with her lack of confidence, she continued to stay with ...more
Dec 06, 2014 Elaine rated it liked it
This is a quick read about Kennedy, whose sportsman fiancé has literally been caught with his pants down, a la Tiger Woods, and who then decides to walk out on him and start a new life, incognito, in Florida. It is an OK read about her trying to make a new life for herself but somehow it just does not ring true, mainly because of some of the decisions she makes. However, for me, I just didn't like Kennedy - she is vain, spoilt, dizzy, impulsive and, to be honest, most of the time just comes ...more
Feb 05, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
This could have been so much better except, well, Kennedy just came across as an idiot.

I get it can be hard to get over a bad breakup...but when the guy cheats on you consistently, I don't get reminiscing about the old days when he was just a nice guy and you were happy together. Once, sure. You get drunk, you cry for what you once had, you get pissed, and you think of ways to not make the same mistake. Honestly, crap happens when people become famous. All of a sudden they get the opposite sex
Paula  Phillips
Jan 16, 2014 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
Kennedy Carter is sick of being used and treated like trash by her sports star fiance Todd , after five years of relationship and he having countless affairs. She decides once and for all - that, that is it. She is out of there. And, so the story begins with Kennedy packing up her belongings, cashing in her engagement ring and leaving her cards, cheques etc -anything she can be traced by behind. It's no looking back for Kennedy. Needing a fresh start, she lands herself in a small-town called ...more
This was pleasant enough.

Kennedy finds out her boyfriend, top NFL player Todd has cheated on her, a lot.

Humiliated she runs away and ends up in Florida where she finds herself living in poverty-line accommodation and working in a hole-in-the-wall diner.

But things aren't all bad, she makes friends with the woman next door and her little boy as well as the senior waitress at the diner. Then a gorgeous guy walks in and sits at one of her tables.

Is Kennedy over Todd or will she pick the nice guy D
Sep 08, 2014 Jennifer rated it did not like it
I won a free copy online a while back and finally got around to reading it. I wish the author would have put her energies into a better story. It just didn't seem realistic, especially David. A lot of the dialogue was super lame. Then there were a few trashy things here and there too. It was an interesting idea, but turned out to be mostly a waste of time.

I won my copy knowing that she was an LDS author. I feel like she was trying to write mainstream without knowing how. I was expecting LDS stan
3.5 stars

I felt this book was quite interesting in terms of character development but wasn't really that original. Admittedly, I hadn't read similar plot-lined books for a while, but the ending was expected and I would have loved it if the author had bothered to put a twist in, for example with the restaurant or something. I don’t know, maybe it all just felt too easy to believe – it’s not that easy in the real world to transform your life and pick up a job! Also, if she had thought it through m
Dec 11, 2014 Trea rated it it was ok
Shelves: challenges-2014
This was an engaging read, and yet childish at the same time. I think it might be a New Adult romance read, and while I was able to sink right into it and pass the evening away easily enough, there's not much I can say to recommend it. The heroine did nothing but run from her problems throughout the book whenever something went truly wrong. Her new love interest seemed to throw a tantrum when he learned that she was still recovering from a bad break up, rather than be supportive. Granted, the ...more
This was a weird book about a trophy fiance of an NHL hockey player who leaves Colorado and her life with him after other women have come forward to report that he's had affairs with them while he's been engaged.

She packs up her life and moves to Kissimmee, Florida. While this is supposed to be a romantic comedy, I found it kind of sad that this chick would give up her life to follow this guy around the country for his hockey career... and then we learn that she had a crappy family.

This was less
Jun 23, 2013 Charissa rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
This story was written well, and has some funny parts that made me smile, but the characters weren't my favorites. Kennedy is pretty dumb, shallow and naive. She definitely grew in this story, so that was good, but I wished she’d been pushed to grow more backbone and common sense than she did. Still, it was a fast read that doesn’t bore and has its redeeming graces in the Florida setting and the peek into a celebrity NHL hockey star player’s life (and that of his fiancée), and the funny inserts ...more
Tamm Frederick
Feb 26, 2013 Tamm Frederick rated it liked it
Takes place over the course of about three, four weeks... Girl runs away from boy after boy screws up... starts life over in another state, gets herself situated in like five seconds, finds a man, says yes she'll go out on a date with him while ignoring emails from ex and a prissy fellow token arm candy gal... discovers the ex has listed her as missing, goes to report herself NOT missing, papz find her, ex finds her, she decides to give him a second chance only for him to again screw up then she ...more
Not the worst book but not the best. The heroine is too flighty and not exactly stable emotionally. She's engaged for five years and she knows he's been cheating on her but stays in the relationship. This is not a strong women. This story is more of a cautionary tale of what happens when one doesn't learn to be self-reliant, a contributing member of society and to know oneself so that relationships aren't based on neediness. But that's just me. I prefer reading about women who are ...more
Kennedy is fed up with her cheating hockey player boyfriend and just leaves.... for Florida, where she has to figure out how to survive for herself. She's really not the smartest woman, which is sad really. She eventually meets David at the bar where she works and makes him fry sauce. But due to her crazy and complicated former life, things don't work out oh so well.

There's not an HEA here, but there's a potential for one.... which was kind of disappointing.

I couldn't get into these characters.
Kimberly Hall
Feb 15, 2013 Kimberly Hall rated it really liked it
"Life can be hard sometimes. Life can suck and people you love don’t always love you back. But running away from all the problems isn’t the solution." I loved this book from the beginning to the end. I didn't want to put it down. The quote above is exactly what this book is about. You can pick the life you are given but you have to make the best out of the situations that come your way. Stay strong and don't run from anything or anyone in your lifetime!!
Deborah Sastroredjo
May 12, 2013 Deborah Sastroredjo rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
This book wasn't bad at all, don't get me wrong with this two star rating, but I would've liked a little less fashion updates (I read the color of her uniform the first six times, I get it, it's fugly) and some more "meat on the bones" of this book. But all in all, it was a pleasant read. Who of us haven't been through a bad break up right?
Jul 21, 2013 Kathy rated it did not like it
This is not a very good book, the story is okay but not very well written and probably could have been written in 25 pages. I don't know why I read the whole thing other than I am stubborn. There are newspaper clippings and notes written on paper, these did not show up very well on my kindle so I ended up reading some of this book on my phone where I could enlarge the screen.
Downward dog
Dec 06, 2013 Downward dog rated it liked it
Shelves: sports-romance
This is a heartwarming story about Kennedy, a naive young woman who is dating Todd, an NFL hockey player. Todd is a cheating scoundrel and Kennedy finally decides to leave him. This story about how she struggles to make a life on her own.
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I am the author of TANNED, TONED AND TOTALLY FAKING IT and ICED ROMANCE, both with WiDo Publishing. I enjoy running, and have participated in many races over the years, usually 10km or half marathons. I speak Spanish and love to travel and learn about other cultures. I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I am a wife, mother and dog owner and I love to spend ...more
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