Icing On The Date

Jennie Marts
Icing On The Date
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Release Date
January 2016
Book 1 of Bannister Brothers Books
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Struggling caterer, Gabby Davis, has enough on her plate trying to start her new business and take care of her deadbeat brother. The last thing she needs is to get involved with Owen Bannister, the brawling NHL player who is known for his cavalier playboy ways. Even if having him in her kitchen does turn up the heat.
Owen Bannister has a reputation for being a hot-head that no one woman can pin down. When the press captures him laughing and frosting the cupcakes of a local baker, team management sees a chance to clean up his tarnished image. But he soon finds that love is the ultimate game changer, and he's about to get checked.
Having Gabby around is great for publicity and great for her business, but what happens when she becomes more than just a game?

Book Review by Steffi (reviewer)
Feb 24, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
139 people found the following review helpful
A flirty, sexy romance with a hunk of a hockey player and a cupcake baking heroine, ICING ON THE DATE will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.

Gabby Davis is struggling. Her savings are non-existent after her no-good brother has landed himself in another mess and she is just starting to build up her catering business. One thing she doesn't need is another distraction in the form of sexy hockey player, Owen Bannister.

Owen Bannister just can't catch a break. Everywhere he turns, the press is trying to ruin his reputation. Feeling responsible for his brother being kicked off the team, he has enough guilt to deal with....until Gabby steps into his life. The sweet smelling, frosting covered baker is not only good for his image, but also for his heart.

While I think the plot and characters will appeal to many romance readers, they didn't click with me. I found Gabby very hard to connect with. Her indecisiveness was off-putting to me and I was confused why she let her brother off the hook again and again even though he seemed to have a drinking problem. Owen was a sweet guy but came across a bit selfish at times. I would have liked to get to know him better - as such I didn't fall in love with this hero.

Nonetheless, Jennie Marts has a fun and engaging way of writing that still made ICING ON THE DATE an enjoyable read for me.
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