On Thin Ice by Aven Ellis
Holly Johansson knows some things in her life are certain after college graduation:
1.) It’s a long road to become a full-time author. 2.) She’ll need to work to pay her bills. 3.) And Dallas Demons superstar Matt Rhinelander will never return her feelings.
Holly knows her unrequited crush on the partying hockey player is ridiculous. There’s no way Matt would be attracted to a woman who prefers nights in watching TV or reading books when he’s known for his frequent bar hops and fast lifestyle. Obviously he would never see her as anything other than his teammate’s little sister.
Yet Holly is drawn to the other side of Matt—the man she knows has always been thoughtful and easy to talk to whenever she’s been alone with him. It is this Matt that fueled the crush Holly has on him. And she knows it will always be just that—a secret crush.
Or will it?
Because when Matt helps Holly through a crisis, her heart begins to believe that there might be feelings on his part, too. After a night of hard partying puts Matt in jeopardy with the Dallas Demons, can Holly be the one to save him? And when Matt admits he sees her as more than Nate Johansson’s sister, will it put both of them on thin ice?**
Thanks to the author for the book in exchange for a honest review.
I've been waiting for Matt and Holly's story and I was NOT disappointed!! Matt is a wild child and Holly is a bookworm. Together they are yin and yang.
Holly has severe anxiety. She hides it well and no one knows but it's difficult to go to the parties that her brother is always inviting her to. One night in particular its in rare form. She escapes to a balcony to try and collect herself. She didn't know that Matt Rhinelander was out there. Embarrassed that someone was seeing her at her worse she tried to get him to go away but he offers to help her get through the night. Of course she takes him up on it because she's had a crush on him for so long. He's a big shot hockey player why would he give her a second glance?
Matt offers to help Holly out at the gala and they have a great time. He likes spending time with her and he likes her.. He's liked her the first time he saw her and that like has grown over the years. He's not good enough for her. He likes to party and has a different girl on his arm every night. He was going down a dark path. Then he was told he need to straighten up or he was out. When he was with Holly he was happy and felt like his life was going somewhere. Sure Nate didn't know about them but he'd be ok with it once he knew how happy Matt made Holly!
I love this authors work. She draws you in and keeps you there with the warmth of characters. Matt and Holly have been my favorite so far. I can't wait to see who comes next. While these books are easy and full of love, the relationships go through things. They have to grow and work at the love they're cultivating. If you've not read anything by Aven Ellis I suggest you run and do so. She's amazing! Show your love in the form a review!