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Flirting on Ice

(Atlantic City Hustlers #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  333 ratings  ·  95 reviews
A satisfying category romance from Entangled's Lovestruck imprint…

Mr. Perfect has found his kind of trouble...

Professional hockey player Zac Elliott is in top form. He's having the best season of his career, the local fans can't get enough of him, and he's in the middle of the most successful contract negotiations of his career. When the sexy little spark between Zac and t
ebook, 100 pages
Published November 17th 2014 by Entangled: Lovestruck (first published November 12th 2014)
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Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“ long as he was captain and as long as she was the owner’s daughter, the media would never leave them alone...”

Flirting on Ice is a super short read and if drama, sport and romance is what you're after then this hits the spot. For a novella, it packs a punch.


When pro hockey player Zac Elliott and his boss' daughter Heather realise their feelings for one another, they couldn't anticipate the reaction of the public, media his teammates or her father. To say it's less that supportive would b
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: entangled
3 - "I've watched you and wanted you for the last four years." Stars.

Flirting on Ice is a really good start to the Atlantic City Hustlers series. I haven't read a huge amount of books that are based around a Ice Hockey team and its players so this was a refreshing change.

This is a fast paced novella, and I liked the heat and buildup between Zac and Heather, although he has been lusting from afar for the last 4 years, his decision to make his feelings known to the bosses daughter, couldn't really
Jodi Linton
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fresh, enjoyable, and sexy is what you'll get from Ms. Forand and Ms. Shelley in their debut Lovestruck title. With a swoon-worthy, hockey player hero and a sweet, endearing heroine that wrangles his heart from the first meet-cute... you'll be hard pressed to put this novella down. If you are looking for a fun, flirty holiday read be sure to pick up a copy of Flirting on Ice.

Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. It has been a long time since I have read a book that caused me to feel such emotion. This book had me bawling my eyes out but I honestly could not put it down. It is a very quick contemporary romance read and I LOVED IT! I am not usually into books that deal with hockey but this just pulled me in and refused to let me go. If you are looking for a tear jerker with an amazing story give this a shot.
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

Zac Elliott is the team captain of the Atlantic City Hustlers and is one of the most eligible bachelors in the city. Heather Ryan is the daughter of the team owner. There’s an unwritten rule that players don’t date Heather. After ignoring their feelings for a long time, the two start a secret relationship which turns out to be more than they bargained for when the media finds out. Too bad the heart knows what the heart wants, whether the mind agree
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tandem authoring of books is a relatively new trend in literature today. As a writer, I have difficulty imagining sharing my story with a partner since I’ve always held the idea that a story is personal. Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley are breaking down those long held ideas with their first joint novella, FLIRTING ON ICE.

The story stars Zac, a hockey star, and Heather, the owner’s daughter. It follows the “love at last” formula that is one of my favorites having lived such a romance mys
I love sport romances especially hockey ones. This book was good. I wished it could have been longer and more to it. But for it's length it was good.

Zac is the star of the Hustlers. With his future up in the air with negotiations he knows he has to be on his best. However Heather is a temptation he just can't stay away from. For four years she has been off limits. Whats the harm in getting to know her a little better?

For Heather the Hustlers are a huge part of her life and Zac has had her atte
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has to be one of the sweetest books I have read in a very long time. I simply loved the connection between Heather and Zac as well as their characters. From start to finish I enjoyed their characters more and more. Zac just moved me. His actions and words were heartwarming. He and Heather have to be the most selfless and genuine people. I cannot say enough to how heartful this story made me feel. I only wish it did not end.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the
Shannon Binegar-Foster
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. Romance, action, secrets, persistence and loyalty all rolled up into a nice neat package. I found myself laughing out loud one moment and weeping the next. I am excited to see what comes next in this series. I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review, which in no way influenced my opinion of this book. I hope you find it as enjoyable as I did.
Tabitha Jones
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and romantic novella. Both of these are authors really know how to write a fantastic sports related fairy tale. Zach an all-star hockey player seems to get a little side tracked by the coaches daughter Heather. Zach is great on the ice and off and ready to make Heather his. Will her father interfere with their love story? i just can't get enough of Ms. Forand and Ms. Shelly's writing style. so fun and flirtatiously good. ...more
Eden Ashe
I loved this book. Sweet and charming from the beginning, I loved that though Zac was team captain and all alpha male, he didn't need to be an ass or tortured to prove it. He cared about her, genuinely cared for Heather from the first second, and did everything in his power to juggle what he NEEDED for himself with what was best for his team. This was my first book by both these authors, and I have to say, I was charmed and blown away by it. I absolutely loved every second of this story. ...more
Kelley Schmidt
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A quick, fun, fast-paced novella with endearing characters. I loved the hockey theme. I just wish there had been more secret encounters before they were caught, but it does still work. Great chemistry. I would love to see these authors collaborate on a full length novel.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Heather andrews
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved that Zac was willing to wait for Heather, he was into her that much, “hey.” His finger under her chin brought her gaze back to his. “Don’t worry about me. I can take care of myself. We both want this to happen , so we’ll wait until after my contract negotiations are complete.” This was a quick sweet read and I liked it.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I’ve long been aware that there will never be a consensus on any book at any time. I’ve read books that I would give an A+ to and then seen reviews where the reviewer would give it an F or D. And vice versa. Nothing wrong with it, just different stokes. Such is the case with Flirting on Ice by Veronica Forand. This book didn’t work for me at all, yet I see there are quite a number of positive reviews. For the authors sake I really am glad because even if a book doesn’t work for me, I admire the ...more
Maria Rose
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This romantic novella is the story of Zac, a hockey player and Heather, his boss's daughter. They've known each other for a while, having worked together for disadvantaged kids but meeting outside of the hockey rink gives them a chance to explore their feelings for each other. But when outside forces conspire against them, will their fledgling feelings have a chance to grow or be stopped before they've barely started?

I really enjoyed this story! I thought it was interesting that the very beginn
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled-arcs
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing

This is a really sweet little novella about Zac and Heather and is perfect for the holiday season.

Zac is a pro hockey player who is captain of his team and is in the midst of his best season ever. He is also in the middle of negotiations to renew his contract for the team he loves like his family.

Heather is a philanthropist who runs various programmes for the Atlantic City Hustlers Ice Hockey Team. Her dad owns the team and Heather loves her job helping kids.

Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, entangled
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..

3.5 Lucky Number Seven stars

Zac Elliott is at the top of his pro hockey game, has the supporters eating out of his hand, and is heading into tough negotiations regarding his continuing contract. Ultimately, his moves dictate the supporters moods.

Heather Ryan has been admiring Zac from afar, but she knows he's out of her reach, given she is the daughter of the teams owner. A relationship between these two would conjur
Kate Forest
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What does Heather want for Christmas? Zac and a room full of mistletoe. Zac, the MVP of the hockey team, falls for the owner’s daughter, Heather. Creating a scandal and driving them apart. And if that’s not enough there’s the villain out to make sure they stay apart.

This short story has the most achingly romantic kiss scenes. There’s a full story with enough conflict and tension to keep you reading. Even though it’s a novella, you get your money’s worth of plot and action. The side characters ar
Jessica Alcazar
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley for an honest review.
LOVED IT pretty much covers it! LOL
It was short but very well written and fast paced! Zac has waited a long time to make a move on Heather and when he finally does, it's not exactly the best time! You see, she is his boss' daughter and his contract is up for renewal. Cue HUMOR! lol
This was really a lot of fun to read. If you have a few hours to spare one afternoon, this makes for a really great read!
I really enjoy a good sports romance, and Flirting on Ice delivers a big hockey romance tied up in a neat little novella package. This was a quick, fun read with a bit of angst, a touch of drama, and a lot of romance – even if the two people involved in the romance know they can’t be together and spend most of the time romancing from afar!

I just loved both Zac and Heather. Zac was just a good guy – sure he sowed some wild oats when he first started his professional career, but he’s really settle
Hooked On Books
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have a tiny weakness for sports related books, although I’m slightly incapable of understanding even the most basic rules of any game or what the positions do I am rather fond of hot, sweaty, six-pack adorning athletes who have a penchant for going after what or who they want.
Flirting On Ice was a delightful little novella about an ice hockey star falling for his boss’s daughter, a big no-no since he is in the middle of contract negotiations with said boss and understandably the relationship
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a short and sweet novella that provided the perfect few hours for an escape. I've really loved the Entangled Loveswept brand/publisher and I swear I'm not sucking up. They consistently deliver light and entertaining reads that balance my frequently dark reading cycle.

This story is told in alternating points of view between Zach (hockey player) and Heather (owner's daughter and works with the family foundation). The book started off great establishing the characters and the natural chemi
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for Flirting on Ice which was a story of putting the one you love above all else. Zac Elliott is the captain of the Hustlers professional hockey team, he is a stand up guy both on and off the ice with a heart of gold. Zac was the leading scorer in the entire league last season and is expected to make a lot of money during his upcoming contract negotiations but at the same time he gives to charities and donates his time to help kids that have no one and nothing. Heather Ryan is a beauti ...more
Diane Lynch
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hockey-romance
Flirting on Ice (Atlantic City Hustlers #1) by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley Flirting on Ice by Veronica Forand and Susan S. Shelley is an incredible start to the Atlantic City Hustlers Series.  Professional hockey player Zac Elliott career is at a high as he is entering a contract negotiation.  The last thing he should do is jeopardize it pursuing a relationship with the team owner's daughter, Heather Ryan.  This 100-page novella is an exciting and fast paced read that I finished in o ...more
Talk Books To Me
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hockey: Check

Sweet owners daughter: Check

Rabid fans: Check

Jealous team staffer: Check

Hot loving: half marks…

And that is the source of my 3 ½ star rating. These two have “known” each other for four years, strictly professionally and strictly on the ice. Then a chance encounter on the beach and each sees the other in a new and softer light. Heather, has crushed on Zac for some time, but given that he is the MVP of her dad’s hockey team, Heather has kept Zac at arm’s reach. However, after one pleas
Rosemary K
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hockey player Zac Elliott is a truly nice guy. He is attracted to Heather Ryan and she feels the same. They are perfect for each other. There is just one problem, her father own the hockey team and Zac is their star player. The uproar is dangerous and destructive to their romance. Can love triumph? Zac is such a charming and compassionate hero. He's a wonderful lover and a true gentleman. Heather is a beautiful woman with a caring heart. She wants to help others succeed. Their romance tugged at ...more
Lily Vega
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Zac and Heather's relationship is forbidden because her father owns the professional hockey team he plays for, but they can't deny their passion.

Great sexy new adult read.

Zac's best friend, Alec "Sequoia" O'Meara needs his own book.
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I enjoyed this book a lot. I love that Zac was willing to give up his whole career to be with his bosses daughter. It was so sweet. I really wish there was a second book to this though.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read FLIRTING ON ICE as a box set called ICED which contained the first two titles in the Atlantic City Hustlers series along with SIMMERING ICE!

I really enjoyed both stories, and while I'd say that I liked SIMMERING ICE better than FLIRTING ON ICE, I did still really enjoy Zac and Heather's story! I loved both characters—they were absolutely wonderful and their romance was so sweet! I thought they were perfect for one another! I did feel like their story was rushed a lot more than Alec and A
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books for 11/17/14.

Seriously, they had me at "hockey player". I just knew I was going to be all over this book. ;)

Flirting on Ice is a quick, fun read. I loved Zac, the captain of the Atlantic City Hustlers, and Heather, the only daughter of the team's owner. Their romance was a bit fast-paced, but presumably the two have known each other for a while before the story began and both had already felt an attraction, so it's not totally unbelievable.

It worked for me, a
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Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense.

She’s lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the

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