Afternoon Delight: Holiday On Ice by Jaci Burton

Posted November 18, 2014 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 34 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight: Holiday On Ice by Jaci Burton
Holiday On Ice

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Series: Play by Play, #8.5
Genres: Holiday Romance, Sports Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on November 18, 2014
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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The Delight

Getting a quick romance at the holidays with a dance and hockey player. It’s sexy and fun to watch these two overcome their issues, but still enjoy the season.

Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer where have you been all my life? Oh, right playing hockey in New York. Well, and the fact that you are seeing Stella Slovinski. These two met in a previous book in the Play by Play series and had a quick fling. Both got busy with their own careers and drifted apart. Stella is a dancer while Trick is a hockey player.

Now a year later they run into each other in a bar and the heat between them hasn’t gone away. Still keeping it light, they embark on a sexy relationship that Stella is quick to point out isn’t a relationship. Stella once had a wonderful relationship go bad and has sworn off having them. But Trick has fallen hard and he wants more than just sex when they have time.

This is a quick and sexy story that hit a few wonderful buttons as I just recently visited New York and Broadway. I was fun to see what Stella does for her love of career, which kept me thinking of all my daughter will have to do one day. Then throw in a guy who isn’t afraid to get on the ice and rough things up.

These two worked great together and Trick showed her not all guys are the same. Some have some integrity.

A wonderful way to start the holiday reading, Holiday on Ice is a cute, sexy read from beginning to end.

Delighted Reader Afternoon Delight

About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. Visit her website at www.jaciburton.com for excerpts, her blog and contest information.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Red Iza
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I need to get on board this series and my, those covers… *drools* Great review !

Sophia Rose
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Those covers grab me too, Iza! I think I’ve actually petted the two paper copies I have. 😉

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

My precious…my precious!

Sophia Rose
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😉

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I could sit and stare at the covers all day! Thank!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I could sit and stare at the covers all day! Thank!

Mary Kirkland
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I’ve read a couple of her books and really enjoyed them. I’ll have to give this one a go as well.

Sophia Rose
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I’m behind on these too, Mary. I jumped in for a middle book, but Shari says the best ones are the beginning ones.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Your TBR pile is way to big Sophia!

Sophia Rose
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Ugh, don’t I know it. And my wish list is even worse. I need to stop hanging around with you people. Haha!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Loved this quick holiday story. Jaci Burton knows how to write heroes/heroines I can adore.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Loved this quick holiday story. Jaci Burton knows how to write heroes/heroines I can adore.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Yay! I really enjoyed this one too. It really was a nice little holiday treat 🙂

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Quick and sexy. It hit the spot for a holiday read!

Sophia Rose
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This does sound like a fun holiday treat- hockey player and dancer. If he’d been a football player, you’d have been an absolute puddle of goo! haha!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

She had me at dancer. But then if it had been football player, I think I would have been sitting in drool while I read it.

Sophia Rose
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That’s what I thought. I know football is your weakness and you adore books with dancing or dancers in them.

Sophia Rose
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That’s what I thought. I know football is your weakness and you adore books with dancing or dancers in them.

Lover Of Romance
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Oh great review!!! I love the sound of this one…I have been meaning to try this author out. These two do sound like a great couple though.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

This one is a quick read and I love Jaci Burton. She writes real people who get their sexy on!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

This one is a quick read and I love Jaci Burton. She writes real people who get their sexy on!

kimbacaffeinate
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I tried last years holiday read and it was part of a series so it made me feel left out..but I really need to try more by this author. I love the sound of this..delightful review Sophia!

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, some are like that and don’t standalone very well which can be a bummer. Hssst, this is Shari’s review, but the compliment is nice no matter what. 😉

RO
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I’m a Jaci Burton fan with a few of her books, but haven’t read her work in a while. I actually love this cover. Hugs…www.intheknowwithro.blogspot.com

Sophia Rose
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The covers are totally delicious!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Her Play by Play series is wonderful! Well, I liked it through book 3 but have kind of given up on it except for spot hits.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Ah man. So basically I made a bad call skipping these for review. lol I have the first one now. I will have to find a way to squeak them in 😀

Sophia Rose
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Haha! It’s usually me saying that when I read one of your reviews on a book I dithered on and ended up passing by for something else. They read pretty fast even though they are regular length (if that makes sense).

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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If only we could take them all on! Yeah totally makes sense. I’ve read some 300-400 page ones and I get to the end and seriously go but but I JUST started it! How is that possible?! lol

Sophia Rose
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Yes, those are the best.

Sophia Rose
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Yes, those are the best.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Haha! Maybe I am becoming a better reviewer writer now that I am being called Sophia!

Sophia Rose
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Haha! So not true! You organize your thoughts and put them so much more concisely than I ever could. We do not need two people writing mini novellas for every review around here. 😉

cecyrobson
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cecyrobson

Thank you for the wonderful review and feature. A Cursed Bloodline is a heavy book, but one I’m happy you enjoyed. Have a wonderful holiday!

Sophia Rose
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Exactly! Thanks for popping in, Cecy! Have a happy holiday!

Braine TS
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Love this series, remind me when the freebie is out!!

Sophia Rose
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LOL! Well I hope you entered the contest so you get a chance to win a freebie, Braine!

Paige Tyler
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Paige Tyler

Thank you so much! I’ll mention it on FB and Twitter! 🙂

*hugs*
Paige

Sophia Rose
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Yeah, some are like that and don’t standalone very well which can be a bummer. Hssst, this is Shari’s review, but the compliment is nice no matter what. 😉

RO
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I’m a Jaci Burton fan with a few of her books, but haven’t read her work in a while. I actually love this cover. Hugs…www.intheknowwithro.blogspot.com

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Haha! Maybe I am becoming a better reviewer writer now that I am being called Sophia!

Sophia Rose
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Haha! So not true! You organize your thoughts and put them so much more concisely than I ever could. We do not need two people writing mini novellas for every review around here. 😉

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Last years was a follow up to book 2 in the series if I remember correctly. I am not a huge Liz fan, but she wants that baby so much in that book! This year’s novella is about side characters from another book. They hit it off in a one night or couple night stand, but separated due to schedules and work. So there isn’t much to know except she loves hockey, doesn’t commit to any one and loves her dancing career. Trick is just a guy and hockey player. So I think you can enjoy this one without too… Read more »

Ailyn Koay
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delightful read, but I am not really sure I’m into these kind of story, kind of cliche for me