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She wasn’t looking for love.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one Summer of Fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever one day when she runs into—literally—sexy and single
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Published May 2nd 2016 by L. J. Burdett
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Tpagirl Loves Romance
This Piece of My Heart was the first book in the Clearing the Ice trilogy by Robyn Ryan. It was also my first book by the author.

Andrew Chadwick was a professional NHL player. He was in the off season training when he ran into Caryn - literally. And his life was changed.

Caryn Stevens was a graduate student with her future path all set. She couldn’t deviate or she would be a disappointment to her parents. And the last thing she needed was a distraction.

Although This Piece of My Heart was a trilo
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Geleen Faye
ACTUAL RATING: 3.5 STARS.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Caryn Stevens was tired of her controlling father. He is grooming her to be the future CEO of their company, in which Caryn was forced to take a business course and to enroll into grad school after.

Andrew Chadwick was just the hottie runner around the corner until he smashed into Caryn, literally. Guilty of her spilled dinner on the ground, Andrew went to buy her dinner and flowers. That is when ev
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Coco.V
Sep 18, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
She wasn’t looking for love.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one Summer of Fun before she focuses on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny—to lead her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever the day she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick.

But love came looking for her.

Sparks instantly
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Hanne
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a sweet love story about a hot hockey player and an innocent college student. There is insta-love, but there were will struggles. I liked this book a lot and look forward to the next book in this series.

Caryn’s parents are very strict. They want her to have a rich boyfriend and she has to take over the family company. She has to take certain courses at college to be the best for the company. To not have too many courses during the fall, she decides to take summer classes. One day af
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Diane Lynch
3.5 of 5 Starts

Robyn M. Ryan’s THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is a great start to the Clearing the Ice series. While attending summer school, College student, Caryn Stevens, literally runs into NHL star, Andrew Chadwick, and sparks fly. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Toronto, Ottawa, and St. Louis. It is suitable for New Adult audiences.

THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is a cute story. I like how the characters met. Andrew is a sweet guy. He is supportive and believes in Caryn. Caryn is likeable
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Adriana
May 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
1.5 stars
I feel like this book contains so many missed chances of the author to make it more dynamic and interesting, but instead it just flows on without much of a highlight...
Aishah
I read this book but I wasn't satisfied with it, it is a well written book and the author has her own flair, let me picture it this way, it is like I am walking on a straight road in the desert and I just walk and keep on walking, there is nothing except for red-hot-dry-dirt everywhere and then there is a green tree, a sign of life and I run to it but it's just one tree a delight soon I am tired with all the walking and I realize that I am parched and exhausted and I continue to search for signs ...more
Diane Lynch
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Piece of My Soul, Tampa Suns Hockey (Clearing the Ice #2) by Robyn M. Ryan THIS PIECE OF MY SOUL is the continuation of Andrew and Caryn Chadwick’s story.  The novel starts out with the couple getting ready to go on vacation to celebrate their second anniversary.  Unexpectedly, Andrew gets a lucrative offer to sign with the Tampa Suns, where they relocate from St. Louis.  Andrew suffers a life-threatening injury that puts the couple’s marriage through some major tests. 
 
The plot was very co
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Diane Lynch
This Piece of My Heart (Clearing the Ice #1) by Robyn M. Ryan Robyn M. Ryan’s THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is a great start to the Clearing the Ice series.  While attending summer school, College student, Caryn Stevens, literally runs into NHL star, Andrew Chadwick, and sparks fly.  This contemporary sports romance takes place in Toronto, Ottawa, and St. Louis.  It is suitable for New Adult audiences. 
 
THIS PIECE OF MY HEART is a cute story.  I like how the characters met.  Andrew is a sweet guy.  He
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Quirks
May 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads, dnf
I didn't finish this book. I was planning to but then I decided that I wasn't enough of a masochist.

Usually, I stop reading a book if it
a) is horribly written
b)pisses me the fuck of
c)is too long and nothing happens
d)makes no sense

Now, there is a new reason for not finishing a book.
e)too many cliches

I'm not even kidding. I read about a quarter of it and there were literally over a dozen in just that much.

There was the eye color thing, the "instant connection", a previous relationship that was ba
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Martha
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book that I have read by this author and thought that it was an enjoyable read. I liked that the story focused on Caryn and Andrew’s relationship, but was able to bring in secondary characters and include some of their daily life activities. It made the story seem more realistic.

Throughout the book, there is a lot of growth of character for Caryn. She has grown up sheltered and readily obeying her parents, eve
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Shannon
3.5*

This Piece of My Heart is a sweet debut novel. Caryn's father has her life all mapped out for her, but she has plans of her own for the summer. When she literally runs into Andrew at the start of summer, all plans are thrown to the side as she and Andrew find themselves falling in love.
This is the story of Caryn learning to live life on her own terms, navigating love with a professional sports player, and finally standing up for herself with her father.

I enjoyed following along as Caryn and
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Sheilaa93
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, 2016-may, arc
I recieved an arc in exchange for an honest review.

3'5 STARS!

Caryn has all her life planned out by her father: college, graduation and then leading her dad’s multi-million dollar business. But that's not her dream. Then she runs into Andrew, a handsome hockey player and they fall in love.
This is the story of how Caryn stands up against her father's wishes to live her life and be with the man she loves.

This book is fun, easy, quick to read and so well written! The romance between the protagonist
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Beth C.
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! For a fairly new author, she did a great job. It was very well written and edited.
I loved the story, as I'm a huge hockey fan. I would have read it all in one sitting, but the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are going on and I had to watch my St. Louis Blues play last night. The book was so good they it kept distracting me from the match! Lol!
So needless to say...loved the story! It really was a nice read and I'd recommend it for anyone. I can't wait to read the next book
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Angeline Yapnata
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I receive this copy in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: What happen when a professional hockey player fall in love with daughter of a multi millionaire company? Will they find happiness together or will they break?

I like the premiss of this book, it's about a self discovery for Caryn and how she actions make any different from what her parents wants her to be.

It is an interesting book to read. It is a fun book if you are looking for an easy to read book.
If you are into sports e
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Janice
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute and sweet story. It took me a while to get into this story and finish it as it moved rather slowly for my taste. Andrew (Drew) and Caryn met when he literally ran into her. When they went on a date, you can see the way the feelings between them started to come alive. This story was a bit slow for me as the author took the time to let the relationship developed over a longer period of time that I am used to reading. There were some conflicts with Andrew’s ex and Caryn’s father but ...more
Francy Dickinson
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robyn is a new writer and I was asked to review the book for her. I enjoyed it. First, she has done an excellent editing job and the reading was smooth and easy. Then the book itself is a fun read. I enjoyed the side story line of hockey, I knew very little about it and found it interesting. The romance is sweet and has a good build and a good pop. The background of Canada was enjoyable and the complications of both of the character's background was well written. I will go ahead and pay full pri ...more
Neha
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an arc to provide an honest review.

Quite interesting read.

It is based on a typical scenario of rich daughter , whose live is planned by her father, falling in love with someone who is not approved by her father. She goes all the way to prove her capabilities, to show her father that she can take care of herself and make her own world based on her own decisions.

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2kasmom
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hockey, college
Caryn meets Andrew when they literally run into one another. The attraction is immediate, and mutual. Until he finds out about her dislike of athletes and that she is young & still in school.

Andrew wants no more of the party days that are behind him. Caryn represents the future and all he could have, if they can just find that common ground that seems so elusive. Can he show her they have a shot?

I really enjoyed this book. I found the characters and plot interesting and at a good pace. So glad t
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Heidi Dickinson
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caryn and Andrew met when Caryn literally ran into Andrew. Caryn, a college student, and no idea that Andrew was a professional hockey player. I loved watching them fall in love. They sure didn't have it easy, with Caryn's very controlling father, Andrew going to a different hockey team in a different country, and Caryn being dedicated to graduating college. I can not wait for the next book to find out if Caryn and Andrew will get their HEA. Thsnk you so much, Robyn Ryan, for such a wonderful bo ...more
Jessica Diaz
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

This book is well written and a good heart warming book. Caryn father has had her planned out for her. She is to go to college and than head up her father multi million dollar business. But what happens when she meets hot hockey player Andrew??? Well let's say he is not in her fathers plan and she may loose everything.

Like I said a good, quick and easy read. Why 3 stars ? I'm not a fan in insta love and would like more of an alpha male.

Thank
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Andie
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I flove sport romances, espevially about hockey players, and I'm really glad I discovered Robyn Ryan's new series.

This Piece of my Heart was full with likeable characters, the story felt real and believable, Caryn's and Andrew's relationship was sweet and sexy.

I loved how Caryn's character developed and she learned to be herself despite her father's strong will.

Andrew is a swoonworthy, hot hero, he was really sweet and caring with his girl, and they made a cute couple.

I liked these characters a
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Nicole Ortiz
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for an honest review. This is a new author to me and I discovered this is her first book on Amazon. It was a bit of a slow start for me but once you get into the story it picks up and was quite good. It was well written and a quick read. I enjoyed the characters in the story. I liked the balance between the romance and the life of a pro-athlete. I liked that it was about a hockey player since this is a sport I have started to get into. I enjoyed it and can't wait for the next o ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Caryn wanted to make her life mean something more than being the one to take over her dad's business. She was not looking to find love but love did want her. She encounters the last man in the world that her parents would approve of for their daughter. Andrew was nothing more than a hockey player. He was not good enough for Caryn, but she was falling and hard. There romance was something that changed both their lives. I was loving these two interactions and build of their relationship.

I found t
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Greeva
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received the copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

It was a quick, easy read and I liked the story. Caryn is a dedicated college student who has a controlling father who does not allow her to make her own decisions. Then one she runs into Andrew who is a professional hockey player. The love between them is instalove. I am not really a fan of instalove. Will they get their happy ending?

Overall, I liked the book.
Mary
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Incredible story, it's well written and engrossing with complex characters and an interesting storyline. I was left disappointed at the end though. The story doesn't wrap up at the end, it leaves you hanging. It's a great story worth reading, but unless you don't care if there's a HEA ending, wait until the story is complete before you read it. ...more
Jo-Ann Forrest
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caryn is the dedicated college student who literally run into Andrew's. He is sweet and loving but he must go away for his job. Will they make it, will they have HEA, she has a controlling father who will not let her make her own decision. But what will come up with all this, they have to struggle to be happy. What's next? ...more
Holly
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable! I don't usually read sports romances, because they are often unrealistic. However, this one was quite different. You can tell the author really did her homework and did a great job incorporating sports facts into the romance. If you are looking for a fun read during your summer vacation, this is a definite must read! Prendre Plaisir! ...more
Lisa Gallant
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH ....couldnt put this book down ...Love Caryn and Andrew so much and from the start ...can feel all the emotion that they go thru....this was my first book of author wont be my last ..cant wait to read book 2 ..hurry buy this book ..you wont regret
Pat Allen
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story

Sadly, many relationships end in divorce. This story is different. It is about a marriage meant to last. Carryn was the only child of a business tycoon. Andrew was a professional hockey player. He literally ran into her on campus. Their attraction for each other was immediate. They experienced a wonderful love, despite his fans, his obsessive ex, her being groped when working in a bar or the long distances between them and frightening plane flights to visit him. Her father bitterly o
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Robyn M. Ryan writes sweet and sensual sports romances, including the Clearing the Ice hockey trilogy and its spin-off Tampa Suns Hockey series.

Chicago born, honorary Atlanta native, Parisienne at heart, Robin is a proud 60’s Flower Child and a “fearless” barrier-breaker for female sports journalists and minor league “batpersons.” While in college, Robyn scored a PR internship with an NHL team du
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