- Crimson Romance
- Release Date
- June 2015
- Book 4 of Las Vegas Sinners
Lorelai Kelly was mere inches from her Olympic goal, but a broken ankle landing a triple axel in the spotlight forced her to delay the gold medal hunt another four years. Now she's starring in the Sin City on Ice show to make ends meet and focused on a comeback that keeps eluding her grasp.
Dylan gained national attention in his early teens and went on to become the NHL's youngest captain and leading scorer in his second season. He breathed new life into a sport that had been dying in the States, but it's lonely at the top. Now the captain of the Vegas Sinners team is feeling the pressure and looking for something more.
America's ice princess might be the only one who can help his current slump—and Dylan's way of expressing thanks could undermine everything Lori has worked for. Can two people who spend their lives on the ice thaw just enough to let each other in?
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jul 16, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
119 people found the following review helpful
There's not many MC's I love more than hockey players, and Ms. Kenyhercz gave us plenty of time with them in HOME ICE.
Olympic ice skating medalist turned Vegas showgirl Lorelai Kelly hates that she's resorted to headlining the cheesy Sin City on Ice show, but she'll do whatever it takes to help rebuild her ankle and keep her moves…and her name…fresh. Fellow Olympian, hockey player Dylan Cole, is heralded constantly as the best thing since sliced Gretzky. He's rather captivated by the lithe little thing on the practice rink looking fierce and determined. Despite a rocky introduction, the two become fast friends and are soon inseparable, their support for one other becoming the glue that holds them together and turns their relationship from friendly to intimate. But Dylan's a "fixer," and Lori's determined to do things on her own, a mix that has them both trying to find balance while navigating these new romantic waters.
HOME ICE is book 4 in the Las Vegas Sinners Series
, and while I seem to have read this story in some variation or another in many books over the years, this one is definitely on the sweet side instead of sexy. This quote sums up Dylan:
"Of all his qualities, and there were many, the best was that unlikely transparency. What you saw was what you got. Hockey was the only game he played, and that was…irresistible."
Lori is a total people pleaser, and she wants to be successful on her own terms so that nobody feels like she let them down. I totally got her reaction to Dylan when he tried to "help," I thought it very adult that she forgave him, quite frankly. For his part, Dylan only wanted to help Lori, but he knew what she wanted and didn't want…something all men everywhere should abide by!!
There were a few lightly sensual sex scenes, mostly an implied hand here, a figurative body part there…nothing graphic or spectacular. Without hot sex, action or intrigue, the storyline got stale pretty quickly and the ending became terribly predictable, even though the writing was clean and well done.
Bottom Line: I give big props for Ms. Kenyhercz declaring herself a Pens fan, but I don't know that I'd personally go out of my way to read more in this series.
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Aug 03, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
107 people found the following review helpful
Lorelai Kelly knows what success tastes like and she isn't going to allow a broken ankle to keep her from going back to the Olympics.
Hockey player Dylan Cole has hit some rough patches with his career. He and Lorelai form a bond in Katie Kenyhercz's HOME ICE.
In this more sweet than spicy romance, there's a lot of back and forth between the couple. I was actually more impressed with Dylan's character than Lorelai's because she just seemed a bit bland. I did think the two generated a fair amount of chemistry, though.
Having both characters with careers involving ice skating provided readers an excellent look into the behind-the-scenes preparation. I found that to be interesting, but not quite enough for it to be a truly engrossing story.
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