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Trapped Under Ice

(Rocking Romance #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  613 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Beth Donovan, lunch lady/writer, is thrilled to be enjoying a Trapped Under Ice concert with her daughter, Cassie. Even though it has been three years since her husband, Paul’s, death, sorrow still shadows her life, so the distraction of seeing her favorite group is a welcome one. However, when the concert is over, Beth and her daughter are followed and attacked by two men ...more
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published February 8th 2013 by Kissmet Publishing (first published February 1st 2013)
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Linda Sims

This was a pleasant read. It didn't contain any of the usual aspects that I've come to expect from the books that I usually read in this genre. The characters here were for want of a better description were grown ups and for the most part behaved like grownups.

Chad the lead singer in the group Trapped Under Ice, has a bad family history which has left it's scars on him. He's rather jaded with regards to women he's had plenty but they all seem to be into him for hi
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good plot

This story was a mystery as well as a rockstar love story. I liked how we don't find out who Chad's hater is until close to the end. The characters were all likable, lovable even, for the most part. I loved Pete, the bodyguard, most of all for some reason. While we really only get hints to his personality and previous life, there are enough hints to conclude he is a good man. Chad and David had a traumatic and violent childhood which the author revealed in short snippets mainly to expla
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting story. I enjoyed this book even though I didn't really warm to the male lead, Chad. I understood his motivations more as the story progressed, but still wasn't all that interested in him as a character.
The main female character of Beth was far easier to relate to and the interactions between her and the other characters in the books were very believable. Some of the secondary characters were portrayed in such a way that I’m already intrigued to read their books to find o
Gina Marcantonio
TRAPPED UNDER ICE is the first book in M.J. Schiller’s Rocking Romance Series. First let me say, it is a stand-a-lone book! No worries about a cliffhanger.

“She captivated him from the start. She asked nothing of him, and somehow made the ache inside him go away.”

I loved this book! This was an emotional story where two worlds collide. It was about letting go of the past, healing, second chances, and finding love. I laughed, cried and was sucked in right from the very beginning! There was one surp
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)

First of all I must say I absolutely enjoyed reading Trapped Under Ice. When I first read the blurb I was intrigued and could not wait for the chance to read this book and it was worth every waking moment. This story took me on a trip that I am still yet to recover from. Trapped Under Ice is a contemporary, suspenseful romantic read and it’s the first book in the Rocking Romance Series. .
This story was told form the main character’s point of view which gave me a better insight into these charac
Shalini Ayre
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Being a single mother to a teenage girl, Beth knows that her love for the band Trapped Under Ice should be over by now. But excitement bubbles madly when Cassie, her daughter, buys tickets to see them in concert.

What was a hugely entertaining night suddenly turns sour when they are attacked. Running for help, Cassie screams at Chad - lead singer of Trapped Under Ice - to help. Without hesitation he runs to aid Beth but takes it too far almost pummeling beyond recognition one of the assailants, m
JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The Romance Review

TRAPPED UNDER ICE is book #1 of the Rocking Romance Collection. It follows Chad, a huge rock star who comes from an abusive past. He can't seem to get his life on track, to find something that makes him feel or someone. He has anger issues and self-worth issues that tend to get in the way of his relationships with women so he has decided to keep them to meaningless encounters. He pours his heart out to his fans on stage instead, but he still doesn't feel whole.

Beth Donovan is a lunch lady/roman
Jennifer Hines
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**4.5 Fiery Hearts!**

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Okay…I did NOT expect the crazy person to be who it turns out to be! Wow…just wow! Well now that I've said that, let me say that this is a great book. Not only does it have the boy meets girl, boy screws up, couples works it out typical romance, but it also has an underlying suspenseful someone trying to kill me storyline. Nothing like a happily ever after combined with a who wants me dead scenario t
Marked By Books
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, let's all be honest here: wouldn't every female on this planet just LOVE to be the wife/girlfriend/confidant of a famous rocker? Wouldn't every female love to have that simple connection with that perfect someone, and wouldn't it be even better if that perfect someone just happened to be a tall, slim, muscular, rockstar?

After having read this rockstar romance, I was forced to look at another angle of what romance really means. I am now aware that romance isn't just about love, sex, and marri
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Chad Evans, the gorgeous lead singer of the three time platinum band Trapped Under Ice. With the reputation of being wild and causing trouble. Stemming from an abusive childhood, being left along at the tender age of thirteen and having to raise his younger brother and fellow band member David. With nothing but anger and rage within him, he tries to perform 110% at his shows when he is on stage but that never seems to be enough.

Beth Donovan is a widowed mother of a teenage daughter. She works as
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beth is a 37-year-old widow raising her 16-year-old daughter, Cassie, alone. Chad is the lead singer of Trapped Under Ice. She has a fear of opening herself up. He comes from an abusive home and has angry issues. While Beth and Cassie are out attending a Trapped Under Ice concert they are suddenly attacked and who should come to their rescue but none other than Chad. There's an immediate attraction between the widow and the rock star but will they be able to overcome their pasts to have a future ...more
Paula  Phillips
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are you a fan of Rock N Roll and Romances ? Love reading about Hot Band guys meeting the ones they can truly love and chucking their bad boy ways away and settling down with someone who can change them for the better, no matter what the situation ? Trapped Under Ice is just that. The one thing that did surprise me as again I was judging by the cover was that I had thought this book to be a teen fiction novel or a new adult but more focused on the teen aspect. However, it turned out to be an Adu ...more
5 Stars – 4 flames

Trapped Under Ice is a wonderful story of love, second chances and healing. It has so many of my favorite qualities in a book; A. Hot Rocker, B. Alpha Male, C. Great Secondary Characters, D. Love Story and E. A Man and Woman that love hard.

Chad Evans is the Rocker Lead Singer of Trapped Under Ice. Beth is a Lunch Lady/Erotic Romance Novelist. They meet by way of a tragedy. Chad falls in love with Beth immediately. Chad has a lot of baggage that weighs him down and so does Beth
Brandy Dorsch
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I LOVED this book! I wasn’t sure how the romance with a woman my age and a rock star would go but let me tell you that M.J. knows what she is doing.
Beth has been a fan of Trapped Under Ice for a long time and when her daughter, Cassie surprises her with tickets, she is stoked. After the concert, the two women are attacked in the restroom and Chad Evans, lead singer and knight in scruffy armor, comes to the rescue. The attraction between them is like lightening but Beth still feels like she is m
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trapped Under Ice has to be just about every woman approaching 40's dream to meet and date a rock star that they have been crushing on. A contemporary romance about two people at vastly different places in there lives come together through mutual attraction and then have to try to deal with not only the issues that arise from the difference in their lifestyles but also the pains and issues from their pasts.

If you (like I have) have harbored the fantasy that one day Simon LeBon or Jon BonJovi wa
Serena Clarke
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trapped Under Ice is beautifully written, not showy, just completely engaging and absorbing. Every time I had to put it down to do something else, I was still immersed in Beth and Chad’s world. I love it when that happens! They each struggle with heartache from their pasts, as well as the challenge of having such different lives. But their connection goes way deeper than physical attraction, and Beth in particular is willing to fight for what she knows they both need and deserve. (I feel like I’ ...more
Peggy Bird
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Anyone who's ever had a fantasy about a rock star can identify with Beth, the heroine of "Trapped Under Ice." She may be the mother of a teen-ager but she still has fan girl fantasies about Chad, the lead singer of her favorite band. But Trapped Under Ice isn't just the name of the band. It's also where Beth's heart has been since the death of her beloved husband. When her daughter gives her tickets to see the band and when, because of a scary incident after the concert, she gets to meet her cru ...more
Terri Herman-Poncé
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Trapped Under Ice is the story of what many of us dream of - having a famous person fall in love with us and living a fantasy that happens only to a very lucky few. MJ Schiller plays out this very fantasy for Beth Donovan, a woman who not only finds the famous man of her dreams but also realizes that he's more than she bargained for. Sure, the fireworks fly with celebrity rock star Chad Evans at first - but lust or love at first sight isn't going to be enough to keep these two together. Past hau ...more
Cary Frates
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trapped Under Ice, from JM Schiller’s Rocking Romance Collection, is a great addition to the lineup. On rare occasion, brutality can lead to something good and tender and oh-so-right, if the rescuer happens to be hunky rock star with a lonely heart of gold, Chad Evans. Despite the fact that lonely widow Beth Donovan is neither glamorous nor rich, and despite the fact that Chad Evans, superstar, seems star-struck with her, she sticks to her guns and refuses to be swept away by the power of his ce ...more
R.T. Wolfe
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
R.T. Wolfe Review of M.J. Schiller’s Trapped Under Ice

Schiller does a magnificent job in creating Chad as a hot, untouchable rock star. She also has a fantastic way of creating him as a human being with a history that haunts him and issues that eat at him like his inability to keep a simple fan from invading his mind and his heart. Beth is, of course, enamored with him…she’d be a fool not to be…but she’s smart and keeps her priorities intact. The colorful dance between desire, misunderstanding a
Saskia 'follow my shoes' Smith
Unlike some rock romances this one is quite tame in comparison- esp when it comes to the sex. some parts are a bit cliche, but tbh its a lovely read, it pulls you in from start to finish, the characters are just fab! They are well written in to the story, I am not one for spoilers, I believe that people should read a book for themselves and make their own decision if it is for them, but what I will say is that this book is full of emotion, a roller coaster at times, 2 very different worlds colli ...more
DNF. <--- Anybody who knows me will be shocked by that...I usually can't NOT finish a book. I've finished books that I've absolutely hated but at least they were making me feel SOMEthing. THIS is giving me nothing. I'm not connected to the characters...they're boring me to tears so, for me, this is a waste of time when there are so many other books.

I can't say it was's just not for me.

On to the next one.
Craig Skeens
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i really enjoyed the characters in this book, the feeling of swift and brutal violence shocking on an ordinary day, and the fact that this was well written "rockstar lite"--the sex drugs and rock and roll lifestyle were there, but didn't overshadow the lovestory. i enoyed the relarionships so much i could actually have done without the mysterious danger plot, but even that part was well done. i would definately read more of these characters should they reappear: HINT HINT.
Jamie Rhodes
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rock star romance where the characters are older than normal. There is a bit of mystery, angst, humor, and love in this book. Chad is the lead singer for a rock band. Beth is a lunchlady who attended a concert with her 16 year old daughter. Chad rescues Beth at that concert and the rest is their story. No cliffhanger. Dual point of views. A nice read that will leave you breathless at the end.
Eryn LaPlant
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
M.J. Schiller's Trapped Under Ice is a fantastic escape into the life of a favored fan rescued by the rockstar she's lusted over for years. But beyond every female fan's dream is a story about learning to love again after heartache and a mystery sure enough to keep the reader guessing until the end. It's sexy, riveting and heartwarming all wrapped into one beautiful story.
Lynn Smith
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Chad was a lead singer in a rock band. Beth was a widow with a 16 year old daughter, she was a lunch lady and wrote romance novels. Both had some issue to work thrush before moving on with their lives. Some mystery and suspense made for a great read.
Sarah :)
Dnf, just wasn't feeling it at all... This rock star romance was just to tame for me, and I found there first sex scene boring...had potential though!

I did get this for free, won't be continuing with the rest of series
Joan Neal
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading reviews of this book, I braced myself for the worst. I was pleasantly surprised. Nice story. Nice characters. Well paced. I don't agree with the negative reviews at all. Will read more by this author.
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I loved the book, Chad Evans is a romantic and a half. It helped Beth ease her pain about her late husband and got her to love day by day by loving her and her daughter.
Good story, loved the characters the way they were written with all the ingredients for a twisty plot or tragic childhoods but never dove too deep. The beginning certainly captured my attention right from the start, then it slowed down a ton. Got these wiffs of tragedy or something haunting... And then it was magically fixed by a few therapy sessions ... Then, all of a sudden the super plot twist at the end went from zero to 60, crazy lunatic for a split second then back to the ho-hum life. Just ...more
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