Holiday on Ice
Stella’s been burned before—in a relationship she never talks about—not with her family, not with her friends, and def ...more
Nothing new or exciting about the plot--NY career-girl/ soon to be Broadway lead dancer Stella Slovinski is the love 'em and leave 'em type ever since a bad breakup with a fiancé who wanted her to give up her career for his. Stella vows to never have a relationship again (seriously, after one bad experience?) and prefers to just hook-up (therefore, she won't get attached and get her heart broken when boyfri ...more
The hero was a great guy. He was sexy and kind, Very good at what he does and a great friend.
The heroine says she isn't very nice and really she isn't. She is a great dancer. She has a great friends and a sisters. She is very commitment adverse. I admire her career focus and ownership of her sexuality. However, these characters felt false when we learn why she doesn't want a relationship o ...more
It was a quickie read but oh it was lovely. Romance. Passion. Some hockey thrown into the mix. A little h ...more
Holiday stories from Jaci Burton are about my most favorite thing to read during this time of year. No matter whether she does it in the Play by Play series or a separate thing altogether, she always manages to capture the exact feeling I want to get when I read a holiday story. Jaci Burton truly is the perfect author to read any holiday season!
So here's Drew and Stella. We go back to hockey players, which I have a thing for, so I was very happy. Trick has had an on again off again sexual r
E-Galley provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own unless otherwise noted.
The last hockey game I went to was not a great experience. But, the sport has become very popular and we’re sure to be seeing more and more hockey-based couples in romance.
The female love interest in this book was hurt by her love and has sworn off relationships because that ONE didn’t work ou ...more
Characters. I really enjoyed both of the main characters. Trick has always been a player but he's feeling the need for more with a certain dancer. He's sexy and sweet from his steaming up the sheets to his surprising Stella with a Christmas tree topper that's just for her. I enjoyed reading about Trick.
Stella is a very dedicated dancer working on Broadway. Her career is very important to her and it takes all her time. A few random hook-ups worked just ...more
We'd already met the main couple as secondary characters in Melting Ice, Carolina and Drew's story and the seventh book in the series, so it was nice to see them again.
Stella Slovinski is the best friend of Carolina Preston and hooks-up with Trick Niemeyer, a teammate of Drew Hogan. They continue the hook-ups on and off for a year before Stella's busy schedule as a professional dancer and Drew's hockey games cause them to drift apart.
Being a bigger lady who doesn’t have issues with body image, makes it difficult for me to relate to heroines like Stella who are constantly counting calories and reciting how much activity they need to do in order to burn off what they just ate. Granted, this time it is because Stella is a dancer and needs to keep a super slim build in order to be competitive but honestly, I’m tired of hearing it.
I do understan ...more
In this story we find connection to the earlier part of the series. It's about hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer - he play for New York team as Drew Hogan (Play by Play #7). There is also a new heroine - Stella Slovinski, she is friend of Carolina Preston (also Play by Play #7). Sweet huh?
Not much I can say about that. I thought that Stella sister, Greta will be ...more
I guess this is my favourite novella in this series. I especially loved this one scene where Trick and Stella did ice dancing. Besides, the book triggers holiday mode and I love Christmas, always.
RD: Nov 18, 2014
This was an easy quick read with a HEA. The dialogue was good,story and plot were typical for a little novella.
I like hockey books and players and this was a small taste. I would read more of this series when I want fluff.
Review copy provided for an honest review
When the weather is frightful and you need something to warm you up this short sexy story will prove to be delightful.
I must say I am usually not a big fan of novellas. The perfect balance that I look for in a great story is often lacking. They are either too rushed or too vague. However, with this book that is not the case. I was sucked in from the first chapter and even though we are only sha ...more
Holiday on Ice
Play by Play, #8.5
by Jaci Burton
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer plays professional hockey for the Travelers. Stella Slovinski is a professional dancer and best friends with Carolina Preston. They met, originally, about a year ago through Carolina and Drew and had an off/on relationship for a few months. Now, she's scored a lead on Broadway and he's still concentrating game to game to make it to the finals, their schedules are even b ...more
Patrick "Trick" Niemeyer and Stella Slovinski have had an on again off again fling for the past year. Trick is a hockey player for the New York Travelers and Stella is a trained dancer working on Broadway. Between both of their hectic schedules they had lost touch with each other. When they run into each for the first time in months, the spark between them is still there ...more
Review by: Kayla
Synopsis: In this original holiday novella in the Play-By-Play series, New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton gives readers the gift of “plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor.” (Smexy Books)
Superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer and dancer Stella Slovinski have picked up where they left off a year ago, resuming their hot, uncomplicated affair. Stella refuses to call it dating, or a relationship. But lately, Trick ...more
ARC copy provided by publisher, via NetGalley, for a fair and honest review.
Holiday On Ice was a great addition to the outstanding Play By Play series. Jaci Burton has created a series that features sports romances that are emotional and erotic. Each and every book has charismatic characters, red hot romance, and a thrilling escape in the world of professional sports.
Trick and Stella have had an on again off again relationship for the past year. It is a casual relationship without commitment . ...more
En Melting the ice Stella y Trick ya habían estado juntos, pero era algo sin complicaciones y cuando sus agendas empezaron a ser un problema, dejaron de verse. Peero tras un tiempo sin verse, Trick se encuentra con Stella en un bar y claro (view spoiler)[ se da cuenta de que ella es ELLA y hará lo que sea para conquistarla (h ...more
Rating: 4 stars
This is a holiday novella in the Play by Play series featuring Trick and Stella. Trick is a hockey player, tough and fluid on the ice while Stella is a dancer, graceful and sleek on the floor. They've had "interactions" together in the past with the understanding of no strings attached, which they were fine with...until now. The banter and smooth vibe I witness when Trick and Stella are together is comforting and realistic. ...more
I have always liked Trick’s easy going, charming character and Stella is a strong, independent woman, with a vibrant nature, but she also harbors emotional fears.
While Stella’s insecurities may be overblown and long due to be put to rest, her reasons for protecting her heart are somewhat understandable.
So can Trick walk away from the future he desires, or will he stand ...more
I'm so glad that Stella and Trick got their own story, they're explosive together.
Though it was the simple things that gave their story a sweet element. A snowball fight with local kids, ice skating/dancing, Christmas tree decorating. *swoon*
It pleased me when her past hurts didn't get dragged out in delaying ...more
I really enjoyed this novel. It was nice getting to see the player grow up and take relationships seriously. Its rarely that readers get to see an in-depth look at the transition it took to get to the place Trick had to come to in order to realize what a great thing he really had. I also enjoyed that he went after what he wanted instead of giving up on what he would have let go of had he not realized how impor ...more
I wa given a copy by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest re ...more
The author really puts a lot of heat, sexiness, and heart into her stories making some fun lovable characters.
Even though Trick and Stella have issues to work through to a happy ending there is witty dialogue and some fun moments.
A wonderful entertaining read. A first read from this author and I was not disappointed....she more than lives up to the hype.
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She cocked a brow. "Is that right?"
"Yes. It'll require us to get naked."
She looped her arm in his as they headed to the bedroom. "Is this gift something I've seen before?"
"Well ... maybe. But this gift can always be used in new and unique ways."
She tilted her head back and laughed. "Best. Gift. Ever.”