- File Size: 1253 KB
- Print Length: 169 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (February 6, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 6, 2018
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076H4X8Y7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fire on the Ice: Snow & Ice Games Kindle Edition
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The first half of this story reads more like erotica than like a romance. There's a lot of sex, some of it quite inventive but not really any hint of romance between the two characters. On the plus side it's a very sex positive book obviously, and these two aren't shy in private. On the downside, there's little conflict to keep the reader invested in the characters.
The second half of the story is where the real plot begins for me. There are some good scenes with the sports the ladies are involved in that delve into more technical details. As a fan of watching winter Olympics, and skating in particular, these were well done. Also here is where the characters start to show their real selves, with Maisy concerned about public appearances - not because she has a problem being a lesbian but just because that's part of her character, and Blaze quite the opposite. Blaze makes decisions that cause them some problems, and in the end it's she that has to realize that if she wants to be with Maisy for more than a sexual fling, she'll have to really listen to her concerns. Blaze also prefers poly relationships, something Maisy is prepared to accept even if she isn't poly herself. I have some doubts as to whether the couple would really be happy in the long term because of their differences on that front. Still, we get a happy for now ending for the couple. I think in general, if you're looking for a steamy, easy lesbian read, that's what you'll find here.
Maisy is a Canadian figure skater, always in the top ten but never in the medals. Controlled by parents, coaches and the team managers, she has mastered the quiet acquiescence required to slip through life without standing out. Only Blaze knows this is a ruse.
After a drunken night at the last Snow and Ice Games, Blaze and Maisy commiserated their losses with days of sexual escapades. It has stuck in their minds and both are relishing the thought of getting together again at the current SIG competition.
This was an erotic romance that had some believable interactions and a nice setup. I liked how the characters interacted; there was a good sense of build up even though they got together fairly early in the book. This gave Parker an opportunity to skip over the ‘just met’ introductions, and move onto the second part of a relationship, in which the characters can’t keep their hands off each other but are still trying to work out how they fit together. It’s an interesting place in a relationship to locate a book.
It does also give Parker an opportunity to really explore the sexuality of the characters, and she does this with gusto. The sex scenes are explicit and hot, and there are plenty of them. A sweet romance this isn’t. However, one of the characters was honest about the fact that she was bisexual and polyamorous, and the other is more comfortable being monogamous, so it was interesting to see how the characters managed that.
Knowing several polyamorous friends, I loved seeing that reflected in a book. Even in lesbian fiction, most of our romance books reflect the idea of two people forming a monogamous bond. While that is a common partnering arrangements in most cultures, it is lovely to see another version that is also honest and respectful of the characters.
This is the fourth book in a series by Parker. I haven’t read any of her other books, but it looks like she writes a range of sexually charged romances, mostly hetero, but including characters who are lesbian, gay, bi and trans. It’s an interesting mix.
Parker handles the characters and the erotic aspects well, and I think it must be difficult to do as this is actually really rare in the books I’ve read. I have now bought a number of her other books. Enjoy.
Advanced reading copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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