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Shining Through

(Red Hot Russians #4)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  27 reviews
The Biggest Season of her Career…
America’s sweetheart Tabitha Turner is on track to win figure-skating gold in the Winter Games. Her family has sacrificed everything for her career, but the pressure is taking its toll. Burned out and living a lie, can Tabitha let off a little steam without melting the ice?
The Last Chance of His…
Russia’s bad boy of skating Daniil Andreev is
Paperback, 1st edition, 269 pages
Published October 2nd 2017 by Elizabeth Harmon
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Shining Through is the fourth book in the Red Hot Russians series but it can be read as a standalone. I’ve read the second book in this series (you can read my review of Turning it on here) and honestly, after reading Shining Through, I think I need to go back and read the complete series!

Tabitha is America’s golden girl, some call her The Ice Princess and she has a high chance of winning a gold medal on figure skating. The ultimate dream of any athlete. But Tabitha is sta
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Shining through 4.5⭐️

Tabitha is the eldest to make it into the championship and is at the top of hergame but to make it to the winter games she has to place in the top three but with teenagers takig over the skating world and life gettig in her way the gold seems so far away.

Dannil is a bad boy with gold, sex and breaking all the rules on his mind while entering the rink but once he meets tabitha and seeing her determination and passion he wants to work harder and be better (even though he is a
Whilst this is part of the Red Hot Russians series, I believe it works well as a standalone and you don’t need to read the others to appreciate and enjoy this story.

Sometimes what you dreamed of and worked so hard for just gets to be too much. Tabitha Turner is nicknamed Miss Perfect. She’s America’s golden girl, hoping to win gold in the Winter Olympic Games figure skating competition, the Ice Princess . . . Whilst she’s still determined to succeed, she’s also had enough of the expectations and
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is something very sweet in Elizabeth Harmon romance books.
The fact that it has figure ice skaters in it is a welcomed plus. I have fond memories watching competitions, from the safe distance aka on my couch with my grandma, and thinking how graceful and mesmerising they were. I have huge amount of respect!!! Because my clumsy ass ( read scared of falling on hard cold ice) could never do it. Maybe another reason way I love hockey...watching it of course.

Cute and sweet story.
Can be read a
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tabitha, an American figure skater, meets Daniil, the bad boy of Russian figure skating while out on the circuit. The two have an instant chemistry, both knowing of the other prior to meeting in person.

Tabitha is a worrier, she's focused and set on her path to the games. Daniil is determined to make it to the Winter Games as well. Their story, and watching their relationship develop over time was so cute. Their personalities suited each other well, both drawing strength from the other.

The stor
Elizabeth Harmon
Oct 04, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
One of the best parts of being an author is sitting down to read your just published book as a reader. Though I've read through the manuscript dozens of times while writing and editing, it's a different experience to get lost in the story, just as I would with any other. While I know what's coming next and how it all ends, it's extremely gratifying to see how all that hard work came together in a story I can be proud of.
If you love nice guys heros, slow burn romance, and figure skating give Shin
Isha Coleman
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
The career of her dreams has become the life of her nightmares. Perfection is the goal and Tabitha is determined to deliver the goods, even if her heart is no longer in the sport. Shining Through is an up close and personal look at the drama behind the glamour of ice skating. There's grace, heat and romance. Ms. Harmon spotlights two characters working their way back, in an atmosphere that is as cold as the stage on which they perform. The excitement of competition has nothing on the sparks that ...more
Shining Through was a bit of a masochistic choice for me to read right now as I’m still dealing with sadness and disappointment stemming from the outcome of this year’s US Nationals Figure Skating Championship. Although in a way, it ended up being a cathartic experience as I got to bask in the HEA of the leads which helped to quell any lingering heartache on my end. Well, that was an overly dramatic way to start a review. Let’s get to the actual book, shall we?

Tabitha Turner, like many real life
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
As someone who can't stop on ice skates without using the boards (that's why they're there, surely?) I've always loved watching other people skating, whether it's competitive figure skating or hockey. (Those are the only two sports that compete at the winter Olympics, right?) So reading about figure skaters and hockey players? Totally right up my alley. So when I heard that there was a new Red Hot Russians book, my response was, "Yes, please!"

Shining Through was a solid addition to the series. T
Suze Lavender
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tabitha's figure-skating career would be complete if she'd win the Olympics. Tabitha has worked towards this goal her entire life. She has an impeccable reputation and has made a lot of sacrifices to get where she is today. The same goes for her family and Tabitha desperately wants to win to give something back to her mother and sister for what they've done for her. However, the pressure is immense and Tabitha has already failed before because of too much stress. Will she be able to handle it th ...more
Blue Falcon
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is of “Shining Through”, book #4 in the “Red Hot Russians” series by Elizabeth Harmon.

“Shining Through” begins with an introduction to the heroine of the book, Tabitha Turner, 23. Tabitha is an American ladies singles skater who is hoping to win gold at the Olympics. We also learn about the dichotomy between Tabitha’s carefully cultivated-by her coaches-image and her real background, which bears some resemblance to another former American ladies singles skater.

In Chapter 3, we are r
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shining through is the fourth in the Red Hot Russians series which I received a copy in exchange for an honest review from Barclay Publicity and Netgalley. Daniil is an amazing, gorgeous, Russian skater trying to make the Russian team for the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, however, he also always has one foot in the neighborhood of trouble. He also is the son of a well-known Russian gangster. Tabitha is America's darling who is also trying to make the USA Olympic team for Grenoble. This is her las ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the fourth book in the series - and whilst they are definitely linked, you could read this first and enjoy it in its own right (then go back and read the rest!).

This installment gets us situated within the competitive world of singles skating, and the way that a 23 year old woman is basically passed it already in that world. Tabitha however has a mission to retire on a high and repay her family for their dedicati
I'm really enjoying this ice skating series. Looking forward to the next one
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book in the series that I have read. It works as a stand alone. I will definitely be going back to read the previous books because I liked this one. I liked Harmon's writing and the world of figure skating. It was a new to me and interesting setting for a romance novel and I found it refreshing.

I liked Tabitha and Daniil. Daniil was not really a bad boy but the pressures he faces were compelling. Tabitha is a very
Lucy Dosch
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t realize that the Winter Olympics started. What perfect timing!

Shining Through was a wonderful balance of characters, locations and the backstage hardships of competative figure skating.

Shining Through was one of those $1.99 offers which came up on one of the many, many emails I receive every day about discount books. It caught my eye and I purchased a copy. Normally, I never actually read the books I purchase since I already have so many review books to read. It is more an obsessive beh
Readers are once again pulled into the competitive world of ice skating in this fourth installment in the Red Hot Russians series that gives us a romance between the Golden Girl of skating and the bad boy just coming back from suspension. It’s a sweet and sexy tale of opposites attracting that vividly details the ups and downs of skating, the sacrifices and mental pressures associated with a sport known for its artistry. Add in a bit of melodrama that came out of left field and readers will be o ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shining Through is the very first book that I've read by Elizabeth Harmon, and once again, I find myself late to another awesome party! This is book 4 in the Red Hot Russians party, and I find myself cheated that I missed so much at this point, as I LOVED this story a ton! Tabitha Turner is known as the Ice Queen in her world of figure skating, and she's on track to win gold in the Winter Games. She knows this is her last chance, as her age is considered old, but for whatever reason, she's not f ...more
JoAnna G
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book four in the Red Hot Russians series Since I had never read this author before and saw that it was about figure skating and since the Olympics is just around the corner I decided to give it a go. I love all things on the ice. I liked this book too, but I must admit it was a bit slow in the beginning. The pace picks up then I whole heartily enjoyed this cute romance. The writing is good and you get a good feel for figure skating which is good as well.

You have Tabitha and she is neari
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One sweetheart and one rogue. . . together they make more of life for each other. They allow there worlds to collide and this season will be their season to show the world what they can do. Tabitha and Daniil had me wanting to read so much more of their Red Hot connection. I want more of the other from the series. Tabitha needs to find her passion. She needs to open up and live. She needs to find what makes her burn. She was not anticipating Daniil. He was a whole lot of bad. Competitive. Bad. P ...more
Lassarina Aoibhell
I can't quite decide what I think of this book. I see shades of the Tonya Harding story in Tabitha--disadvantaged and working hard to appear like she's not. I liked Daniil and the little glimpses he gave into past couples from this series. I loved the way the plot came together at the end, the way both of them changed throughout the story.

That said, I was thrown by little proofreading errors in the book, and some of the conflict felt either pasted-on or, alternately, a little too on the nose in
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed the relationship between Tabitha and Daniil in Shining Through. I liked the glimpses of the characters from prior novels. I also liked that Elizabeth Harmon showed how expensive the sport can be.
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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On her website Harmon says she wrote the books she was looking to read, and I'm glad she did because figure skating is a surprisingly rare sub-genre. If one is looking for couples consisting of two equally dedicated competitors, books 1 and 4 of this series are pretty perfect.
Catherine Stein
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice sports romance with great characters.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I kept hoping for a deep dive into Russia like some of Harmon's other books, but this one was more of a deep dive into the skating circuit. Still fun to read.
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was a fantastic read, with one of my favorite sort of romance plotlines. Nothing can quite compare to a novel where the conflict comes mostly from misunderstandings. And the end was terribly romantic.
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Elizabeth Harmon loves to read and write romances with a dash of different. She is the author of the Red Hot Russians sports romance series, and her debut novel, Pairing Off is a 2016 RITA Award Finalist.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, she has worked in advertising, community journalism and as a freelance magazine writer. She feels incredibly blessed to have a career that allows her to s

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