Fire and Ice by Rhonda James #OUAP #Review @AuthorRljames

Posted November 22, 2016 by Loredana in 2016, 4.5 Stars, Blog Tour, Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Loredana, Our Review / 0 Comments

by Rhonda James
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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Fire and Ice (Sticks & Hearts #2)

Author: Rhonda James

Release Date: November 17th 2016

Designer: Sommer Stein @ Perfect Pear Designs

Model: Dustin McNeer
Photographer: Eric McKinney

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Ladies, there’s a new hockey player in town! ┬áWhile he may be dubbed the “Dirty Gentleman”, Delaney Dixon is the one lady who can make Derek Davis fall to his knees. ┬áI’ll admit I grabbed this book to review based on two factors: 1. HAWT cover and 2. ┬áhe’s a hockey player. ┬áWhat I found to be interesting is that hockey wasn’t as central to the story as expected. ┬áIn fact, this story turned out to be different and more than I expected. ┬áWhat started out as a chance encounter in a hotel room turned into a beautiful and complex love story.

Derek may appear to be nothing but a playboy looking for his next “encounter”, but the truth is that the real Derek didn’t come out until he met Delaney. ┬áIt appeared that he never knew that he had it in him. ┬áThe funny part is that he becomes the knight in shining armor, taking care of Laney when she needed him most, but didn’t know how to ask for it.

Poor Laney was dealt the super short end of the stick in life. ┬áWith that said, this girl is a fighter. ┬á Not always a risk taker, but she has gumption and strength. ┬áI think that’s why I loved her so much with Derek. ┬áShe has had to be so strong for so long and she meets him, she finally can┬álean on someone.

I found this story to be so sweet.  Watching Derek go from a young boy who develops into a strong man is so endearing.  I am happy to have been surprised by how fun, sexy, charming, and loving these characters turned out to be.  They each face their own drama and dilemmas, but together they are unbeatable!


They call me the #DirtyGentleman.

My reputation precedes me. IÔÇÖm forward on the ice and in the bedroom With a filthy mouth and impressive moves. I always get the job done.

I have my future all planned out: Get laid often. Graduate. Land the job of my dreams.

Sounds easy. Right? It was until Delaney Dixon burst into my life.

Eyes as warm as melted chocolate. A sexy smile. And a pair of Double-Ds that sends men to their knees in gratitude.

SheÔÇÖs broken, hiding from a secret past, and refuses to let me in. But just like my game, I never quit.

She gave me one night.

But I want forever.



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Meet the Author:

Rhonda James is an Amazon best-selling author who loves a good HEA, believes nice guys donÔÇÖt finish last, and strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. Rhonda is married and lives in Michigan with her family. When not writing, some of her guilty pleasures include kissing, diving into a good book, and wasting time on Facebook, though she may do one more than the others.

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