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This Piece of My Heart (Clearing the Ice) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 3, 2016
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This Piece Of My Heart, the first novel from Robyn M. Ryan, is also the first sports romance I've read, and I very much hope it won't be the last. The sports theme gave me a fascinating glimpse into a world that's unfamiliar to me, and the romance is refreshingly genuine and fun. The characters are likable and engaging, and I sat up ridiculously late reading it because I so much wanted to see what happens next!
I especially enjoyed the relocation of the action as Andrew's career progresses, and getting a virtual look at places that I've not yet been to as he shows Caryn around, especially as I got the chance to see them through her eyes. I also loved seeing the way the relationship gradually transforms Caryn from a shy girl dominated by her privileged but suffocating background into a confident, creative and loving young woman.
A good story inevitably needs some conflict, and Andrew's ex and Caryn's father provide it, with the behavior of Caryn's father in particular proving to be the catalyst for what to me are two of the best scenes in the book as he tries to assert his authority over his daughter and her boyfriend.
Although it ends with a satisfying resolution of the story for now, the book also leaves plenty of scope for further development of the characters and their adventures, and I'm very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Shayna O'Connor, UK
From the Back Cover
"This Piece of My Heart deliversa sweet love story that still sizzles -- a must-read for anyone looking for theperfect happily-ever-after."
--Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of"I Do (But I Don't)."
"This Piece of My Heartis a light-hearted sports romance novel I had the opportunity to beta read. Ifyou like hockey and romance, you will love this book."
--RachelleReese, Amazon bestselling author of "Dime Store Novels."
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The writing flows easily, the banter between the couple is often fun and snappy, and the supporting characters give a deeper dimension to the story. This is a quick and enjoyable read, and it would be a perfect book for a rainy weekend or enjoying at the pool or beach. It was a different kind of sports romance and I will look forward to reading other books in the series. (I'm assuming there will be a series as this is labeled "book one" of the Clearing the Ice series.) I hope so~~there are some loose ends and I hope to get to know Caryn's best friend and Andrew's brother in future books.
I recommend this book to any fan of romance, and you don't even have to particularly like hockey or sports to enjoy the read.
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