I received this book for free from Wildfire Marketing PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ice Burn by L.A. Cotton
Series: Lakeshore U #1
Published by Delesty Books on January 10, 2023
Genres: NA Sports Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing PR
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rixon Raider series comes a brand new sports romance series. Lakeshore U, where hockey is religion, and the players are gods. Are you ready to fall in love with a Laker?
When Dayna Benson moves home, she doesn’t expect to feel so torn. On the one hand, she’s glad to be back in Dupont Beach. But it means parting ways with her boyfriend and facing ghosts she thought she’d left behind.
Enter Aiden Dumfries.
Arrogant. Angry. With enough attitude to freeze over Lake Erie, he’s determined not to let anyone help him.
When he finds himself exiled to the small coastal town after a scandal that could ruin his hockey career before it gets started, his plans for summer break are dashed.
He’s Lakeshore U’s bad boy on the ice. She’s sunshine, smiles, and something that feels a lot like hope.
But can Dayna melt Aiden’s heart?
Or will she end up burned?
* Ice Burn is a standalone introductory novel set in the Lakeshore U series.
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I’ve enjoyed books by this author in the past. This one was good, but it was a little predictable for me in certain parts. I did like the characters, and the setting. Now the book is kind of new adult, and kind of adult in my opinion. Aiden is a college hockey player and Dayna has moved home from college, I think for an internship? So basically still kind of a college student? Her ex does turn out to be a pretty big douche, but there are also some things about how she dealt with him that make me think she should have let him go a little earlier. Aiden is your stereotypical bad guy, at first, but is quickly won over and kind of mellows out around Dayna.
As I said it was pretty predictable, so if you’re looking for a sports romance with no real surprises, you just want to read and enjoy the characters and setting with nothing out of the ordinary, this would be the book for you!
About the Author
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!