Off the Ice
by Julie Cross
Book: Juniper Falls #1
Pub Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: New Adult
All is fair in love and hockey…
Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.
Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.
It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.
For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.
My Review: Love love loved this! Julie has done it again!
Claire and Tate are great friends. Claire even helps him out when Tate breaks him arm and they promised each other to not change. But then Tate stayed behind, while Claire got the hell outta Juniper Falls. But things came up which lead Claire to put one semester off to come home. She is only staying
long enough to help her dad get better and to help run the bar.
Then you have Tate just sitting on the side line of the Hockey game, and then he's thrown into the game and needs to get his act together if they plan to win this game. They end up winning the game and Tate goes out with some of the guys. They all end up going to the bar for some food and then Tate notices Claire.
Soon they can't resist each other. Even though Claire swore off hockey players, there's just no denying it. Despite Tate looking look a total hottie, the old him is still in there and Claire can't help but want him. Tate also notices the differences with Claire and he also can't deny whats there. It may take a little time, but at the end it was all worth it.
I can't wait for the next book in the series!!