Cold As Ice, the first in an all-new romantic series of standalones from bestselling authors Piper Rayne is LIVE!
My Review – 4 Stars
If you want a quick, fun, sexy, angst-free read, this is your book. I seriously had a hard time putting it down. I was so drawn in by Grady and Mia. They were a fabulous pair with both the friend and enemy type relationships. Every tension-filled interaction between Grady and Mia was fantastic. However, the push-pull I expected was extremely short-lived. I wish we could have been in Mia’s head, but that would have taken away from the fun of watching where their relationship would go and her responses to Grady.
I enjoyed how Piper Rayne forced them together and advanced their story. There was nothing contrived or over the top about Grady’s guilt and distance from Mia, nor was there in Mia’s anger toward Grady’s past behavior and situation in which she found herself. I also loved the snowboarding details and the activity surrounding the weeks before the games.
All that being said, when I started taking notes on this book, it was definitely well on its way to being my favorite until the end. It was just over way too quickly. I was disappointed we didn’t get more background on Grady and Mia’s history together, more interaction and reconciliation with her parents, and more of their relationship in general. In addition, I wanted to know about the games. Going in, I understood that this was a 3-part standalone series surrounding the Winter Games, but what I didn’t expect was to be left hanging in regard to the actual competition and results. I would have loved to be in Grady’s head during his runs and while watching Mia land a new trick. But I guess we’ll have to wait for the other two books to see if they win gold.
It may be Winter Games, but the bedroom games are about to begin…
Competing in South Korea on the world stage is hard enough.
Having to spend the entire press tour beforehand with a woman who hates me?
Karma really is a bitch.
While she’s spent the last four years loathing me, I’ve spent them ignoring the guilt that gnaws at my stomach.
All Mia Salter cares about is that I’m her brother’s ex-best friend and it’s her duty to hate me. The funny thing is, I barely noticed her back when she was trying to keep up with us on the slopes. Now, as both of us prepare to go for gold, I’m seeing her in a whole different light—and it involves a whole lotta different positions.
No one said the path to the Olympics would be easy.
All copies sold the during release week include the prequel short story, Iced Out!
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About Piper Rayne:
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!
All that, AND we thought it’d be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here’s hoping you do, too!
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