Mar 5, 2019

On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice 
by Julie Cross

Book: Juniper Falls #3
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub Date: February 26, 2018
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

Brooke Parker never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls, Minnesota. Of course, she also never expected to lose her dad. Or for her mom to lose herself. Brooke feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls hockey. Juniper Falls girls’ hockey, that is.

Jake Hammond, current prince of Juniper Falls, captain of the hockey team, and player with the best chance of scoring it big, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured, sitting on the sidelines, and―shocking even to him―finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team.

As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas, and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. But to Jake, hockey’s never just been a game. It’s his whole life. And leveraging the game for a shot at their future might be more than he can give.

My Review: Brooke is the new girl in school. Unfortunately, she just can't blend in quietly. She and her mom just moved here to live with her grandma. After what happened in Texas, she's sure to hear some talk about things. 

Jake is all hockey business. It practically runs in his blood, with nearly every single guy in his family being players in school. What was supposed to be a typical tradition, quickly turned into a nightmare for Jake. 

Brooke never expected to run into the lake to save Jake. Jake never knew the kid he tried to save and sent into the lake was deaf. Now with an injury that will take weeks to heal, Jake is worried he can't play and be scouted. But for Jake, that should be the least of his worries, now that he's in trouble for the accident. On top of it, he tries to buy off Brooke's silence in all this. Little did he know, Brooke wouldn't have said anything one way or another.

As Brooke's world starts to fall around her, her dad in jail, her mom needing to be in rehab. Things aren't easy for her and she didn't plan to pick up a boyfriend in the mist of all this. But Jake is really a sweet heart. He finds a way into Brooke's heart, melts down her walls, and becomes all hers. 

This is one of the best books I've read this year. Truly heartfelt as the end nears, and its everything you could want in a good read.

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