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The Definition of Icing

(Dallas Demons #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  550 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Kenley Hunter finally has everything sorted out. Fresh from studying chocolate making in Europe, she's
gambling everything on her new business, Confection Consultations.

All Kenley wants in life is people to take her seriously, to see the person on the inside rather than the
blonde beauty on the outside. While pursuing her passion of chocolate, Kenley discovered people seek h
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published May 27th 2015 by Soulmate Publishing
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3/3.5 Stars

This was a very nice and sweet romance. It was cute and contemporary.
I loved the beginning and how Kenley and Nate meet at a photo shoot. The photographer wants to use Kenley’s looks and sex her up and Kenley does not want any part of that and speaks her mind. Nate takes notice and is impressed. They start talking and Kenley asks Nate out. Nate shoots her down because he is not ready to date after something that happened to him back in Minnesota. The woman he loved cheated on him and
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

The Definition of Icing is the second book in the Dallas Demons series by Aven Ellis and is Kenley Hunter and Nate Johansson story. And like the other books I have read by this author I loved it.

Kenley is a girl who wants to be taken seriously. She wants people to see beyond her looks. Nate is the hot hockey star, who's been traded to Dallas Demons, and right now Dallas is the last place he wants to be. Kenley and Nate have b

What could a beautiful entrepreneur of chocolate confections and a smoking hot and hard driving hockey player have in common? Maybe they both want to be taken seriously as more than well-packaged eye candy. Beneath Kenley’s blonde goddess exterior is a woman driven to succeed on her merits as a business woman. Nate has just been traded to the Dallas Demon hockey team, leaving behind painful memories, yet not looking forward to life in the gr
Lindsey Johnson
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
My least favorite love story plot device is when a problem could be completely avoided if the characters would just talk to each other about a small misunderstanding. Otherwise, I liked the characters and it was a good read.
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

You have no idea how excited I’ve been for this book. It’s book #2 of the Dallas Demons series. Waiting For Prince Harry starring Kylie and Harrison, was the first one and now we are back in Dallas.

Kenley Hunter is 24 years old and is starting out with her new “chocolate” business. Kenley is strong, driven, passionate, clever and all she wants for people to see her inside. Looks is not everything and her last relationship ended, becau
Trish at Between My Lines
This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines]I have a secret that I want to share! Whenever I need a little pick me up and an injection of romantic swoons in my reads, I turn to an Aven Ellis book. The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis just like every other book that I’ve read by this author made me smile and happy sigh and charmed my bookish heart.


First Line of The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis
“I think I’m melting”


Reasons I loved The Definition of Icing:
heart iconChocolate Girl! I lov
Once again I had the pleasure of reading the newest book by Aven Ellis, The Definition of Icing! The reason I love reading Aven’s books is because they are lighthearted, easy to relate to, and you just get the warm fuzzies when you read anything by her! Her characters are always real, relatable, and have the best blossoming romances.

The Definition of Icing is another book in the Dallas Demons Hockey Romance series, after Waiting for Prince Harry. I love how we reconnect with Harrison and Kylie i
Kristalyn Thornock (The Sarcastic Palmtree)
At First Sight
I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book. It is so fitting and I love the type of cover where we don't see the actual people and we can leave that up to our own imagination. It is a nice switch from what has become the normal these days.

Characters and Relationships
Nate and Kenley are both wonderful characters. From the very first chapter I loved how Kenley stood up for herself and how Nate backed her up because he didn't agree with what she was trying to be pushed into doing. As Na
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been anxiously waiting for The Definition of Icing to be released. I absolutely love hockey, and I've been trying to find some great romance books that feature this awesome sport. What is extra nice, is that Aven Ellis knows her hockey, and it shows in this great story!

Now, first let me first say, you do not have to know anything about hockey to enjoy The Definition of Icing. The author even gives little definitions of some of the terms in the beginning of each chapter. You also get to re
Maryline M's Bookshelf
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reading Copy review -

She's back! Aven Ellis has treated us to a new fabulous installment in what's proving to be one of the best series ever: the Dallas Demons hockey romances! If you haven't read the first book, Waiting For Prince Harry, no worries: you can perfectly fall in love with The Definition Of Icing without having read the first one, but I would suggest reading them in order - it's just more fun.
It came as no surprise that I fell in love with N
Kathryn Biel
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, I loved this book. I read it in less than 24 hours, and am slightly sleep deprived because of it. Let's put it this way--a confident businesswoman who wants to be known for her brains rather than her beauty, a smokin' hot hockey player, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. What's not to like? This is a sweet (with just enough spice, like milk chocolate with curry) romance. The perfect escape novel. Ms. Ellis remains one of my go-to a ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this sweet, funny and heartwarming romance. I loved Nate, and I can't wait for more of the Dallas Demons!
Review to follow.
Just OK for me. Could have been a pretty good, sweet and fairly clean romance, and it was an entertaining read that kept my interest -plus it was a Kindle free read- but there were several things about it that just rubbed me wrong, or were flat-out personal peeves.

Both the H and h seemed very young. I know they're in their early twenties, but just some of the actions seemed irritatingly so.

On that note, I hate the stories where there really isn't a challenge, other than the characters' complete
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a predictable read. It was good enough to finish, but not to read again. The flow was a bit stop & go, the world building ok, the hockey sports theme was barely addressed which is what I wanted to see more of, so this really wasn’t a hockey romance, it just happened to be his career choice is how it came across. There was mention of her going to a few games to see him play but more in passing than much about the game, & a few mentions of him going to away games. I’m no fashionis ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Cute, but a bit boring and predictable...

First, could there be a more self-serving, pretentious young woman who has internal monologues with herself about how beautiful she is, and how she hates how men and everyone can't see beyond her beauty? Yes, Kenley does portray herself as a nice girl, trying to be independent, confident and professional; however, there's a level of vanity involved when that girl knows just how beautiful she is, no matter how sweet and genuine she appears. She came across
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

I’ve been on a mission to read Aven Ellis’ back catalogue that I missed before I discovered her work, this is one of those books. I’ve learned now that to pick up an Aven Ellis book is to dive into a happy comfortable world where two people are going to discover what true love really means.

In The Definition of Icing we meet Kenley. Kenley runs Confection Consultations, she is a chocolate specialist who ensures that the people she works with lo
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing hockey story from Aven Ellis. I absolutely love the characters she creates in all of her books. They absolutely suck you in and make you want to know more about them. Nate and Kenley are no exception. From their first meeting, when Nate swoops in like a knight in shining armor, to them forcing themselves into the dreaded “friend zone” to them realizing that they both are so far past the friend zone, I couldn’t put this book down. Nate was the one person who saw Kenley for who she ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disliked
Obviously this is not my genre, as this book has what I don't like in contemporary romance, full of tropes. The H is a jock, and he seems stupid, didn't know what was in his contract. The h is sugary sweet, very beautiful and she just wants to be recognised for her talent, bless her - which happens to be her passion for all things chocolate. I tried, I really did but within the first few chapters we were offered various miscommunications and just plain dumb conversations and actions, that cause ...more
Nancy Haitsuka
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good second book in series

I discovered this author when I read A Royal Shade of Blue and loved it! I immediately downloaded the first book in the Dallas Demons series and enjoyed Harrison and Kylie's story.

Although this book is standalone, I highly recommend that you read the books in order to get the maximum enjoyment.
Tiffany Levin
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great hockey romance!

Another great story from the author! Loved the back and forth between the 2 main characters and their overwhelming love of hockey and, eventually, each other!
Bobbi Walker
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute book

With so many books out there that have folks jumping into bed on the second page, it's refreshing to have one that explores slow, easy beginnings. Definitely worthy of the 5 star rating.
Courtney Davis
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Another good romance! This time with chocolate and hockey in the mix. Kenly and Nate are a beautiful couple who both come with baggage from previous relationships, but are willing to take the risk for true happiness with one another.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a cute love story. My biggest issue is that he called her bae which I found extremely irritating.
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
3:5: I really liked Nate. Kenley’s doubts drove me nuts. Very quick read.
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wanted to give this book a 5!!! It was sweet and funny, hilarious... but I had such a hard time with the drama llama.... you can't make mountains where there just are none.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. What ruined the story for me was h constant jumping to conclusions about ANYTHING that H maybe feeling/thinking/doing!
It was driving me mad . Very of putting
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Originally reviewed for Dreaming With Open Eyes

I kindly received The Definition of Icing in exchange of an honest review by the author.

Aven Ellis is back with a new installment in the Dalls Demons Series! I was over the moon with the first release Waiting for Price Harry (read my review here) so I was pretty much feeling like this when I received an early advanced reading copy by Aven herself. I finally got to read it, and it did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my high expectations. I thoug
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
After ADORING Aven Ellis's Waiting For Prince Harry, I knew I would be in for another treat with the second Dallas Demons installment. Ellis kept telling me I would love Nate even more and holy moly she was right! I absolutely adored Nate, Kenley, and their romance. It was JUST what I needed after a pretty heavy reading slump.

Nate Johansson is seriously my type of guy. Tatted, a bit rougher around the edges, but a total sweetheart who is loyal to his family and friends.... Sigh. I loved him. He
Jun 01, 2015 rated it liked it
The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis is a cute contemporary romance about two people who have been burned by love before. Because they were hurt this way, they take things slowly and date. Most readers will find Nate, the hero, a too good to be true Prince Charming, but he’s really sweet with Kenley. He’s a great book boyfriend and isn’t your stereotypical hockey playing celebrity hero that has appeared in other romances of this sort. He’s a hero with a major sweet tooth and no ego!

Kenley runs
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-reading
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Firstly thank you to Aven, not only for providing me with a copy of this book to review but for letting me be part of her Beta Baes. This is the second book that I have been lucky enough to Beta read and I am so glad the day has finally come to share this with you all.

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Aven began her publishing career in 2013 with her debut release, Connectivity. She currently writes hockey and baseball romances and is launching a royal romance series this year.

Her books are designed to make readers laugh out loud and fall in love. Happily-ever-after endings and good-boy heroes are guaranteed.

Aven lives in the Dallas area with her family. She is a huge fan of both the Dallas Sta

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Dallas Demons (5 books)
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  • Breakout (Dallas Demons, #3)
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