Thin Ice

Thin Ice[Download] ➸ Thin Ice ➽ Liana Laverentz – The last thing ER doctor Emily Jordan needs in her life is another man to let her down and certainly not one who uses his fists in his work Shes seen enough of the results of violence in the world and The last thing ER doctor Emily Jordan needs in her life is another man to let her down and certainly not one who uses his fists in his work Shes seen enough of the results of violence in the world and has no use for anyone who contributes to it Professional hockey player Eric Cameron has never met a woman who intrigued him so much Emily Jordan has it allbrains and beauty a home of her own a career she excels at a son who adores her and loving friends and family to help her bring it all together in way Eric has longed to be a part of his entire life The problem is this feisty independent woman wants nothing to do with him and has no problem letting him know it. Thin Ice was a realistic touching story of Emily who is a single mom with a violent past and Eric Cameron a pro hockey star who is brought in to the ER after a bar brawl where she is a doctor I really enjoyed this story about Emily's struggles with her love for Eric and his love for the violent sport of hockey Emily is a strong heroine who knows what she wants but because of her abusive ex husband she has trouble accepting her feelings for a gorgeous brute like Eric Eric I can't say enough about his character He was tough yet oh so sweet He absolutely melted my heart with how much he loved Emily I thoroughly enjoyed Thin Ice The story was great the characters real Though I have been very fortunate in my life to not have had the horrific experiences that Emily did the author painted her in a light where I could feel for her and admire her strengths without feeling pity for her And Robbie her son was so adorable Where I had a small problem was about 23 into the book I felt it dragged a bit and I found myself skimming a little I think the author may have went into a bit too much when Emily went home to visit her family I felt I was reading about characters that didn't add much to the story and took away from those I wanted to know about Ryan's parents and maybe of Emily and Eric together Overall I would recommend Thin Ice to anyone who wants an alpha yet sweet hero who sweeps the wounded yet strong heroine off her feet in a manner that would make any woman swoon Re read 1122014 I feel sorry for this book Had i been on a better reading mood it would have gotten a better rating from me Unfortunately while i could understand and remind myself that the heroine was right to react the way she did towards the hero at the beginning By the time i read passed half of the books i began to get fed up The fact that they only started to get their head out of theirwhen my kindle read 90% just sealed it into an ok read It's so sad because there was a good plot and good characters for the most part but the communication was horrible While i know there are couples who are the same way i'm reading fiction for a reason Why give me the worst of people in the main characters? Why not show me their best and lift my spirits?Review to come soon Maybe i'll appreciate the book better thenLOL I enjoyed this book but the hh did not spend enough time together for me to care about them as much as I would have liked toThe heroine Emily lived through a childhood of a controlling father and then married a violently abusive husband After divorcing her husband when she became pregnant she built a life for herself and her son establishing herself as a doctor in AE This where she meets Eric a professional hockey player who comes in for treatment after a bar fight His seeminly violent nature and career understandably put Emily off but Eric is persistent and his true nature is revealed He is a total hero actuallyEmily spends most of the book coming to terms with her relationships with her ex husband who reappears on the scene and her father both of which colour her relationship with Eric The number of times she pushes Eric away made me wonder why he kept coming back The pair hadn't really spent enough time together for him to really get to know her Eric's job as a professional hockey player meant he travelled alot Emily continually pushed him away and the constant misunderstandings that kept them a part meant that there wasn't enough interaction between the two of them for me to develop an emotional attachment to them as a coupleThis for me is a heroine focused book with Emily working through her issues I would have liked have seen much of Eric and of Emily and Eric together Emily annoyed me so much in this book She continually hurt poor Eric I didn't think she deserved all the chances he gave her Sorry thats not much of a review but I'm catching up on all the books I read and this one was read about 2 weeks ago Laverentz crafts a sharp yet edgy contemporary romance with Thin Ice Centered around the sport of hockey Eric Cameron and Emily Jordan are haunted by their pasts and before they can truly become a couple they'll have to deal with the demons that threaten to tear them apartEric is a professional hockey player who has just been taken by the Minnesota Saints He's a bit of a drifter going from team to team After a bar room brawl he goes to the ER where he meets Doctor Emily Jordan He finds himself drawn to the beautiful doctor with tender hands Emily has worked hard to overcome hardship and become a doctor She watched her mother endure an abusive relationship and she herself was married to a man who abused her before she found the strength to leave Now she puts long hours into her career and balances that with raising her son Robbie who is eight Emily abhors violence When she sees Eric in the ER the extent of his injuries rattle herEric is persistent and works hard to earn a degree of Emily trust She soon comes to learn that Eric is a hockey player and the violence in his life is from that Eric also makes friends with Robbie at a school presentation It's Robbie's acceptance of Eric which gives Emily pause to think Slowly Emily lets Eric into her life but it's one step forward two back The physical attraction between the couple is combustible and they soon make love Emily however is haunted by old hurts and finds it hard to emotionally commit to Eric After a series of articles about domestic violence which Emily does for Carmen Martinez a newspaper reporter Emily's ex husband resurfaces and gives her a beating she won't forget Emily tries to push Eric away which breaks his heart In order for Emily to completely embrace the love Eric offers her she'll have to find the strength to put the demons of her past to restLaverentz's plot is solid and she treats the topic of domestic violence with sensitivity and care The writing has a nice air of authencity to it and you can tell Laverentz has done her researchLaverentz uses a good economy of words bringing her descriptions alive It's easy to picture her worldThe dialogue is real accenting the characterization well Both Emily and Eric are rich and complex Emily is a character that's easy to relate to on many levels a single parent career orientated with a kind heart yet it's not easy to earn her trust Eric has overcome a lot in his life yet success is lonely without a family With Emily he learns to temper his anger and patience The love scenes are sophisticatedintense and tastefully done If anything the point of view narration switches within scenes which can leave the reader confused at times Overall Thin Ice is a story full of substance suspense and the power of love This is one seriously long novel I finished it after 5 long days It probably would have been better if it weren't a very long one I'm not a big fan of hockey and yet I enjoyed reading about it Eric is not hard to love At first he was just a lonely man who came home to an empty house and had a really bad luck but when he met Emily it's like he found his purpose Even though his job is a violent one he was still gentle to Emily It doesn't also hurt that he is a sweet man Emily on the other hand is a woman who lost her trust on men She has a long history with abusive men and she didn't want to be burned again It took a very long time for Eric to gain her trust I admit that I was losing my patience with her distrustful character Fortunately she had a good support system She had many friends who advised her to follow her heart and to stand up for herself In the end they were able to iron things out and they had their happy ending I'm uite happy because this novel showed that a love story between a sports professional and a normal everyday person can be imperfectly perfect If you want a nice read about hockey and the journey of a woman who was abused this one's for you I loved this storyThe opening scene starts with a gripping bang and keeps you rooted to your seat The main characters Eric Cameron and Dr Emily Jordan are polar opposites with great chemistry They are both strong and broken in their own ways Eric is lonely despite being famous He is painted as a charismatic and talented hockey player Ms Laverentz does a great job of pulling out Eric’s failings as well as his redeeming ualities Dr Emily Jordan is a mother and hard worker Her past is violent and holds some secrets that eventually she has to deal with I truly enjoyed this story’s voice character angst and tense situations I recommend this book to romance readers If you haven’t picked this one up you are missing outAmy Rachiele M EdIndie Author Mobster Series Thin Ice was a great book Eric and Emily had both been shaped by their pasts Emily especially had reservations about starting a relationship But Eric refused to give up The progression of their relationship seemed believable And his dedication to her touched my heartEmily's son Robbie was a great addition to the story I love a hero who is good with kids I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good sports romance Can I just say that I'd like to order one Eric Cameron please to be delivered ASAP? Loved him He was definitely swoon worthy Anyways on to the review of the actual book I liked it a lot than I expected to After reading Toni Aleo's hockey series soon after my new found love of hockey developed I had read a couple hockey romances that didn't really piue my interest However this one was great and held my interest the whole way through Good story line likeable hero and heroine and some nice angst but only three stars as this book was just too long for the storyI found myself skimming the parts of the book during the times when Emily and Eric were apart With some tightening up this could have been a 4 star book