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****Revised Version Reloaded, make sure to redownload****Sara Smith, a hard working lawyer, thought she found her true love. Unfortunately, that was a huge mistake. Now she goes home at night and avoids people. Until one day her best friend forces her to go to a hockey game.Lucas Sharp, the Captain of the Chicago Eagles, has focused on one thing, winning the Cup. It was no****Revised Version Reloaded, make sure to redownload****Sara Smith, a hard working lawyer, thought she found her true love. Unfortunately, that was a huge mistake. Now she goes home at night and avoids people. Until one day her best friend forces her to go to a hockey game.Lucas Sharp, the Captain of the Chicago Eagles, has focused on one thing, winning the Cup. It was not until a meet and greet after the game that he saw Sara.After finally going on a few dates Lucas knows that she is hiding something, but Sara won't talk about it.Will Lucas be able to melt away the ice on her heart and still win the Cup? Or will Sara keep her true-self frozen away from finding happiness....

Title : melting away the ice
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ISBN : 19035521
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 346 Pages
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melting away the ice Reviews

  • Cathryn
    2019-04-05 07:44

    This book seriously needed an editor.I'm a sucker for a hockey story so I'll read the next one but this wasn't great. I've definitely read better.

  • Jenna Roads
    2019-04-20 16:03

    Wow! Thank you Mary for allowing me to get an ARC of your debut novel. Uh hum, this book contains explicit sex scenes.This book is dynamic and full of sass, hot guys , beautiful women and will make you have the full range of emotions your body can experience.You will laugh, cry, cheer, fall in love and want to kick butt! This was a wonderful story of sexy women lawyers and hot hockey players! It's about a secret thing that happens to Sara that changed her life forever and the people who care about her also about failures and triumphs. A fun story about friendship, heartbreak and love. And did I say Hot guys? Lucas and Max will steal your heart! My favorite was Lucas, here is the book description: “He had piercing blue eyes, built like a Greek God and looks that a male model would sell their soul for” — I love the story and know it will sore to the top of the bestseller list. I have to give it 5 hot and steamy stars!

  • Candace
    2019-04-21 14:02

    I am truly honored to have been allowed to read Mary Smith's first book, Melting Away The Ice. The story is extremely interesting, the characters are believable, and you cannot help but fall in love with Lucas Sharp!Sara is a brilliant lawyer with a horrific bit of baggage she hasn't been able to unpack. Lucas Sharp is an amazing hockey player who has been too busy with his goals to really do anything else. That's all I'm going to give you as details go.What I like: The story is developed throughout the book, you are not just given all the details within the first few chapters, you have to think about things and wait as the characters reveal things over time. I enjoy getting the story from both sides, you don't have to spend time with the main character to worry about how the love interest is thinking because the next chapter, you will find out.What I didn't like: I really have no complaints about this book. I was annoyed with Sara a few times for her terminology, but it is part of how she deals with things, so I cannot take issue with it.Would I recommend the book: Absolutely! It is not for Young Adult, as there is adult content, however it is a great read for those over 18.

  • Taylor Lakke
    2019-04-05 08:49

    I was given an ARC for an honest review.......I loved this book. This was a great and fast paced read. The kind you can't put down. The author had me at hello Lucas. A very swoon worthy hockey playing hunk! I loved the characters, especially Sara and her best friend Rachel. I felt the pain of Sara's plight and the thick as thieves type friendship of Sara and Rachel.I loved how strong Rachel was and how well the friends complimented each other. Lucas can definitely melt away the ice around my heart. This is a hot romance with the one element I am totally down for, that true love conquers all. I loved this book and will be adding to my print copy collection.

  • FloeticFlo
    2019-04-21 12:43

    So, true story, I dated a hockey player before. My story didn't end like Lucas and Sara's, but I still understand where Sara was coming from ;-) We even have an ice skating date and everything! But back to the story...Sara Smith was treated not very nicely by her ex-boyfriend. (Understatement of the YEAR.) So she is still tender and just trying to go through the day to day motions when her best friend drags her to a hockey game and the hottie team captain notices her.What follow is an intense emotional story about two people who have love at the bottom of their agenda -- falling in love. The great thing about is that with their love, they help expand each other's worlds. There were so many moments in this book where I holding my breath and waiting to see what Sara would do! I was rooting for her all the way, and I wanted to give her a hug and bake her brownies because she was struggling, but she was still trying.The supporting cast in this story is absolutely amazing. Rachel, Max, Lucas' family are all fun to read about and the people you'd want to have in your corner. Definitely pick this one up when it is released!!

  • Jackie Rodriguez
    2019-04-02 14:36

    I really liked the story. However the writing should have been polished a bit more. It was worth reading and I would have rated it higher if the writing itself was polished. A lot of times it seemed like the internal dialog that the characters had with themselves was juvenile and not up to par with the rest of the story. I also would have like to see Max and Rachel's story in a little more depth. Great Story though!

  • Laura
    2019-04-21 10:34

    The plot was good, could have been better though. This book had serious potential to be amazing! Also, the grammar, missing words, and punctuation drove me nuts.

  • Lisa Berk
    2019-04-12 15:35

    Cute book, but a ton of typos.. Sort of got distracting

  • Jenee -Jenee's Book Blog
    2019-03-26 15:56

    This is Mary Smith's first book, well she has written books before but they were written by her and another author. I read her previous book, Breakaway, which she co-wrote with Lindsay Paige and loved it! So since I love hockey romance so much I decided to give this one a shot too! It has no cliffhanger but is part of a series. Sarah has relationship baggage and goes to a hockey game to get out for once. She doesn't have a good background as far as relationships and family goes but none of that is really her fault. Considering everything, I think she is a really sweet woman in need of a good man who may just be a certain hockey player she meets...Lucas is an incredibly attractive hockey player focused on winning the cup until he comes across Sarah at a meet and greet. Lucas sees something in Sarah he likes and tries to have a relationship with her as well as shooting for the dream of winning the cup. He knows Sarah has secrets but wants her to trust him. Will he earn her trust AND win the cup or lose one in the process?Very good debut book. Loved the duel POV and the secondary characters. I can't wait for the rest of the series. I'd rate it at 3.5 Stars.

  • Jacque
    2019-04-14 09:47

    I am a huge hockey fan, so I was excited when by blog partner Mary sent me an ARC of her first novel.I absolutely loved the behind the scenes interactions between the players. Max, Marc, and Lucas are very close both on and off the ice. When you are The Captain of a very young team that is in contention for the Cup, your work is never done. Lucas is a consummate professional, but from the moment he meets Sara at a meet and greet he can't stop thinking about her. Sarah is not a hockey fan and has a lot of personal baggage. She comes from a less than caring family and has experienced some traumatic events in her life. It was captivating to watch the changes in both Lucas and Sara as their relationship developed.There is some rather graphic content, which is probably not appropriate for young readers. I would classify this as NA to Adult. It could be considered NA based upon the fact that the characters are in their late 20's, but I would be cautious about giving this book to a teenager. There were some scenes that even caused me to blush. My full review is on my blog.

  • Downward dog
    2019-04-05 13:36

    I received this free from Amazon and enjoyed every minute of this story. Lucas is the captain of a professional hockey team in Chicago. He meets Sara when she attends a hockey game. He is immediately taken with her and her beautiful green eyes and he’s also intrigued when she tells him she doesn’t like hockey. He finds it refreshing that she doesn’t care that he is a celebrity and isn’t interested in him because he is a hockey star.Sara is an attorney and hiding out from life after a traumatic experience. She is afraid of everything and trying to figure out how to live her life without fear. I love books about hockey players. Lucas is quiet, reserved, close to his family. He doesn’t date much because he dedicates his life to hockey. He is a nice guy and I loved how patient he is with Sara. Heartwarming story!

  • Deanna
    2019-04-10 11:48

    I am a huge fan of books with sports in them.(Which is odd since I hate sports in real life.)So I HAD to read this book. I mean, it has hockey in it! I could read romance books with hockey in them all day long. There's just something about that sport that makes men so...delicious!I'm not ashamed to admit that I read this book in one sitting (or laying in bed if you prefer that I use my words literally). I thought it was a wonderful, quick, and fun read. I enjoyed all the characters and there were multiple times that I laughed. I will definitely be reading this book again when I feel like reading a sports romance novel!

  • Beth
    2019-04-01 13:46

    I loved it! I could not put it down! It is just the right amount of sweet and sexy and it even had me teary eyed at the end. The characters were great and I can't wait to read the next one!

  • Wendy
    2019-03-30 10:40

    Loved this book. I enjoyed the characters and the story. I cant wait for the next in the series.

  • Dee
    2019-04-09 15:36

    3.5 stars. :)

  • Denise
    2019-04-15 11:01

    I really wanted to like this book. The characters just weren't believable at all.

  • Johanna Schonberger
    2019-04-12 15:37

    3-4 Stars.

  • Katie
    2019-03-29 11:33

    I was hoping it was a well-written and thought out as some of the other series I had read, but it wasn't. That's not to say it was bad, because it wasn't. It had a good story line, something a little different but not too different at the same time.The story follows Sara as she is working to get back to herself before a terrible domestic violence incident. She is drug by her friend Rachel to a hockey game where she meets Lucas Sharp by accident. Lucas is the captain of the Chicago Eagles. He doggedly pursues her until she relents and, with the help of Rachel, gives in and begins dating him. Sara keeps Lucas in the dark for most of the story about her past. The story mainly focuses on Sara and how she is dealing with dating and falling in love. You get some of what Lucas is experiencing, but it strikes me as mainly surface emotion, or a general emotion that one would assume he is feeling through the different events. I would like to guess this is an early writing, someone new to being an author. A lot of my issues were with phrasing and tense. She wrote in present tense which is always a little jarring at first. Furthermore, she had the Chicago Eagles as the reining team in the league. For some reason that bothers me. I would think it would make for a stronger book if the team was placed somewhere in the middle of the field. Also, I thought the progression of the romance was a little too quick for a domestic violence case. The emotional struggle of recovering could easily have been fleshed out and been more in-depth. But like I said, it felt like the writer was new. So hopefully her books will improve as her skills grow.

  • Lesley
    2019-03-29 08:58

    Absolutely loved this book, to the point where I just started it a few hours ago, and devoured it. First of all, it's my favorite kind of romance, featuring a broken character and someone strong enough to break down their walls. The fact that that someone strong enough is a NHL hockey playing super gorgeous nice guy is just icing on the cake!!! (view spoiler)[Sara and Lucas are amazing, apart and together. I Love that we get the story from each of their perspectives so that we can get inside both of their heads. I love Lucas' family and how they are so willing to open their arms and their hearts to love Sara simply because Lucas does. I love Rachel and the strength and support she unconditionally gives to Sara and I love Lucas' fellow hockey player friends.(hide spoiler)]Thank you Mary Smith for creating this wonderful story to share with us. I can't wait to read more by you!

  • Kasey
    2019-04-06 11:40

    Note to self,Things I liked:- Dual POV- How Lucas asked Sara out & how Rachel was obviously eavesdropping and rushed in and answered him before Sara could say anything- Lucas telling Sara he loves her when he was sleeping & then accidentally telling her again when he was arguing with his cousinThings I didnt like:- it is, could not, should not, would not (the dialogue is a bit off; it doesnt sound like how a normal person would speak in casual conversation)- Sara's reaction to Lucas when he asked if she wanted to talk about him blurting out that he loved her at dinner with his family - The time jump after the trip to Canada & Lucas telling her he loved her (she avoided him for a month)

  • Alexis
    2019-03-27 14:56

    This is the description from amazon ... "Sara Smith, a hard working lawyer, thought she found her true love, but unfortunately, she found out she was mistaken. Now she goes home at night and isolates herself from the world. Until one day her best friend convinces her to go to a hockey game. Lucas Sharp, the Captain of the Chicago Eagles, has focused on one thing ... winning the Cup. It was not until a meet and greet after the game that he saw Sara and his thoughts started to change. After going on a few dates Lucas is convinced that she is hiding something, but Sara refuses to talk about it. Will Lucas be able to melt away the ice on her heart and still win the Cup? Or will Sara keep her true-self frozen away from finding happiness "

  • Chelsea
    2019-04-21 14:51

    This was a good read. It's funny, and cute. It moves a little fast at times but not overly rushed. I loved how adorable Lucas was. He was so cute when he was nervous. Sarah was kinda annoying, to use her term she was like "an emotional yo-yo". Always back and forth, yes then no. Talk about whiplash, but I can understand where her fears came from. The grammar in this was horrible. Normally I can ignore a few errors here and there but this many is enough to make me cringe. This is the main cause for the three star rating. I don't regret reading it, it was good and made me laugh. I recommend this to all hockey readers. 3/5 stars.

  • Jean Haus
    2019-03-30 15:51

    This was nice contemporary romance debut—I think—that incorporated hockey. I'm not a hockey fan—don't hate it or anything—but the hockey aspect was woven in without bogging the story down. Sara’s past made her a sympathetic character, but Lucas was very mature and patient while dealing with her past. Some parts of the plot were a bit predictable—this doesn’t bother me as a reader—however, I expected a different scenario that went down with the ex at the end, and was pleasantly surprised how the author dealt with it.

  • Lee
    2019-04-18 09:47

    This could have been a 3 star book for me if the dialogue wasn't so stilted. All the characters spoke so formally, they didn't use common contractions such as I'm or I'll. For me, it made the conversations feel unreal and odd. The story itself is ok although I found Rachel to be aggravating in her over the top pushiness towards Sara. Lucas wasn't a strong hero in my opinion; he was too soft for my liking. While this was an okay, fast read it did not leave me wanting to read the rest of the series.

  • Michael Burhans
    2019-04-20 07:35

    Much to my surprise mary Smith has written a book that contains hockey! LOL This was a fun and romantic read. A little hint of darkness gives the story some spice, but nothing that would make you cringe to have your teen read it. Well formed characters and a plot that is realistic place this above many sports/celebrity romances. I've already started the 2nd book in the trilogy, and purchased the third!

  • Lisa
    2019-04-02 15:43

    The was a good start to the series! Lucas Sharpe (swoon), hockey captain, sees Sara at a meet and greet and is instantly captivated. He makes sure he sees her again and sparks do fly. However, Sara holds on to a huge tragic secret and is reluctant to open up to Lucas. Loved Lucas...close to his family, not a player, proven leader, great lover, etc... Can't wait for the next in this series.

  • Lizzie b
    2019-04-01 10:43

    One of the reasons i like this book is because neither of the main characters are sleeping around. The heroine has had a traumatic experience in the past that keeps her insular and the hero is very busy with his career so he is not chasing girls. They are really sweet together. The book has mentioned other members of the hockey team and her work colleagues so i assume this has set the scene for other books.

  • Cat
    2019-03-30 08:58

    I had no expectations going into this book. It was free on Kindle and I needed something to read. From the get-go I liked it. Sara is emotionally damaged but has a good friend in Rachel. Together they head to a hockey game where they meet Lucas. What I like is it's not just about Sara and Lucas but the friends and family around them as well. Yes, there are grammatical errors but I've had way worse. This is a nice story.

  • Kai Liam
    2019-04-01 10:42

    The constant stiff grammer made me want to shoot myself. When you write books you dont make every word seperate because it has no flow so "it is" should have been "its" and "would not" should have been "wouldnt" Within 5 chapters you ONLY see the seperate words and it just gets hard to read. sorry DNF at chap 5

  • Kimberly K
    2019-04-19 10:41

    cute little read. Much better than I was expecting. It actually had depth and the characters were fairly well-developed for the most part. The author seems like a young writer though. She does a lot of showing and telling when just the showing would have been sufficient. Overall, a cute read for those of the chick-lit loving genre.