Holy Macaroni was that one hot romance novel! I don’t read romance for the sex scenes, I read them for the romance. In fact, over the years I’ve found myself skimming sex scenes when there are far too many. I didn’t skim anything in Off the Ice! It had a gorgeous romance, which only made the intimacy sexier! I also think part of it was in how there was no sense of urgency. Tristan and Sebastian didn’t break any rules, and for me it made the wait so worth it!
Here I go, like a broken record, but how awesome is it when there isn’t any undue angst in a story. It feels so good to read. I don’t want to yell at anyone. I’m not groaning and rolling my eyes. Tristan and Sebastian were honest with each other. They were respectful. Their relationship was important to the both of them, so they treated it with care. They treated each other with care. They were honest. It’s inspiring, I think.
Basically, I really loved Off the Ice! The authors did a fantastic job with the story. The only reason I didn’t give it a full 5 stars is because I didn’t find the characters interesting individually. The chemistry was on point, the romance gave me all sorts of gooey feelings, but I won’t remember the characters as individuals, and to me that’s important.
Despite that, I will be watching out for future installments in the Hat Trick series, and I may even go back and read Permanent Ink, because if this book is any indication Piper and Avon are a great team!
Thank you to Riptide Publishing for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.