Cutting Ice by April Fire

Cutting Ice

Title: Cutting Ice

Author: April Fire

Publisher: Unknown

Date of publication: December 14th, 2016

Genre: Romance

Number of pages: 91

Series: No

POV: Alternating 1st person

Where you can find this book: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

Heartbroken Emily moves across the country to cover an up-and-coming hockey team – much to her chagrin. Knowing that this could be her big break she leaves her entire life behind and moves to Kingstown, where she meets Sam, the star player of the hockey team and a rapidly rising star. Though he acts cocky in front of her, he slowly begins to reveal his insecurity and warm up to her.

This is a standalone novella with No cheating and with HEA ending. It’s guaranteed to keep you hot on a cold night, so prepare yourself for a few hours of fiery fun.

My review:

I really liked this novella. After the last book I read and reviewed (not that I didn’t like it, it was just drained me because of how intense it was),  I needed something that I could just sit back and not have to think too hard about. And Cutting Ice was this book.

Told from alternating 1st person perspectives, we are introduced to Emily, a 23ish-year-old sports reporter, who is from the BIG CITY. I put it in capital letters because, in the first chapter, Emily did make a big deal about moving to Kingston to do a story on the local hockey team. A long-term relationship was out of the question for her boyfriend (he wasn’t going to wait around for her), so she heads to her assignment single.

Sam is a member of the hockey team who has the chance to make it big but he is hesitating because he has never left Kingston. Ever. He meets Emily at practice and invites her out for drinks. It doesn’t take long for things between Sam and Emily heat up. It heats up to the point where they have sex in his car.

The rest of the book is pretty straightforward. Even though they both have sworn off of having sex with each other, it ends up happening.

I actually agree with a line from the book, towards the end, where Emily states that her friends think that Sam is a rebound relationship. I kinda agree with them and that isn’t a bad thing. Every girl needs a rebound relationship.

I do like that the “L” word wasn’t even mentioned in the book and I thought that was refreshing. I mean, they do end up together but they weren’t spouting off how much they were in love with each other.

The sex was pretty hot and the author used safe sex….gasp. Every single time they bumped uglies, a condom was brought out and put on. Which, again, was refreshing.

The end of the book was pretty standard. The way it ended does make me wonder if there are going to be other books written in this world.

How many stars will I give Cutting Ice: 4

Why: This is a good book to read at the beach or pool. The plot doesn’t go off in 8 different directions and there are only 2 MC’s.

Will I reread: Yes

Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes

Age range: Adult

Why: Explicit sex and language

**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**

Unexpected (Athletic Affairs: Book 1) by April Fire

Unexpected: Secret Baby of a Star Athlete (Hot and Sweaty) by [Fire, April]

4 Stars


Date of publication: November 22nd, 2016

Genre: Romance, Erotica

Series: Athletic Affairs

Unexpected—Book 1

Cutting Ice—Book 2 (Review Here)

Hit Hard—Book 3

Knockout—Book 4

Where you can find this book: Amazon

Book Synopsis:

A ruined wedding. A star athlete. Paparazzi.
And… a secret baby.

What could go wrong?

Dumped at the altar…
Betrayed by my maid of honor…

Still reeling from the shock of my life, when an old crush sweeps me off my feet and onto the sticky, hard surface of an empty bar counter.

Was I destined to be a single mom, trapped in a small town, or would my well-muscled hero come to my rescue?

My review:

It is the day of Kyra’s wedding and her husband to be, David, has just told her that he couldn’t marry her. After running to her hotel room, in a reasonable state of extreme upsetness, she texts her best friend and maid of honor, Tam.

Tam shows up a few minutes after the text, and before Kyra could start saying “Why did he do this to me,” she reveals that she and David were together, and she was the reason David canceled the wedding, which leaves Kyra in a state of disbelief. So, what does she do, she starts drinking and ignoring everyone who comes to her door except for Jones.

Jones is a football star and happens to be David and Kyra’s friend from high school. He was supposed to be David’s best man but, like everyone, was left stunned when David called the wedding off at last-minute and left with Tam. Jones is concerned for Kyra and suggests that she goes to where the reception was going to be held and have a few drinks.

That ended up with Kyra and Jones having sex on the bar and then moving to her hotel room. He left Kyra in the morning with a note, and she moves on with her life. She has gotten over David and Tam’s betrayal and Jones’s not such a smooth move the morning after.

Then she realizes that she hasn’t had her period and she is always like clockwork. So she goes, buys a pregnancy test, and takes it. Guess what, she’s pregnant, and Jones is the father.

She contacts Jones intending to tell him. Instead, they spend a week screwing each other’s brains out. Then, in a fit of anger, after Jones said to her that he was seeing someone else, she tells him. He doesn’t take the news very well and she heads home intending to be a single mother.

I loved Kyra. I wondered how she didn’t just go nutso on her scumbag ex and her ex-best friend. I really don’t because if it were me, I would have killed them. Well, I wouldn’t have gone that far but I would have at least beaten Tam down. I do think that her sleeping with Jones was part of the shock of what happened, at first. And her reaction when she found out she was pregnant, I think every single woman who has had an unplanned pregnancy can relate.

Jones came across as a tool until the restaurant scene. I thought that he wasn’t going to step up by his reaction when Kyra told him that she was pregnant. But, thinking about it, how would you react if you were told by a girl that you had just spent the week having awesome sex with that she was pregnant because the condom failed.

The sex between Jones and Kyra was off the wall hot. And it seems that Kyra was into having sex in public places.

The end of the book was great. I do love HEA’s .

I would give Unexpected an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is mild violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I would reread Unexpected. I would recommend it to family and friends.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Diner Delight (Sexy Secrets: Book 1) by April Fire

Diner Delight (Sexy Secrets Book 1) by [Fire, April]


Date of publication: August 10th, 2016

Genre: Erotica, Romance

Series: Sexy Secrets

Diner Delight—Book 1

Purchase Links: Amazon

Goodreads Synopsis:

What if you had a husband who hadn’t been as loving as you’d like?

What if he’d been too busy to satisfy the hunger burning inside of you?

What if a handsome stranger walked into your workplace and offered to fulfill your most secret desires?

What if you had a Sexy Secret that you didn’t want revealed to anybody?

Diner Delight is a short story about a married woman and her sexual adventures that will keep you at the edge of your seat and leave you begging for more.

When the author asked me to review her book, I went back and forth on it. While I like to read erotica, I am hesitant to review them. I decided to take a chance and review Diner Delight, and I loved it!!!

The wife gets turned on by the gym rats who come into the diner nightly. So she goes into the bathroom to get off. She reminisces about her past exploits with men and women while she masturbates. I should add that her husband owns the diner, and she is a waitress.

One night, a gym rat who smells like soap (which means he showered people!!) finds her getting off in the bathroom, and shenanigans ensue. Not going to go into it too much, but it was scorching. Of course, I am left wondering, why does every guy in erotica need to have a supermax dick?? It is my question of the day, I guess.

The ending was super sweet, and it was a cliffhanger. Grrrrrr.

I would recommend Diner’s Delight to anyone over 21. There is explicit sex and language.

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