I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis
Also by this author: Connectivity, Waiting For Prince Harry, Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, Survivng the Rachel
Series: Dallas Demons #2
Also in this series: Waiting For Prince Harry, Breakout, On Thin Ice, Playing Defense
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on 27th May 2015
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: for a Blog Tour
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Kenley Hunter finally has everything sorted out. Fresh from studying chocolate making in Europe, she’s
gambling everything on her new business, Confection Consultations.
All Kenley wants in life is people to take her seriously, to see the person on the inside rather than the
blonde beauty on the outside. While pursuing her passion of chocolate, Kenley discovered people seek her
knowledge. They see past the exterior and fall for the chocolate delights in front of them.
So with work as her focus, Kenley is ready to start her career in Dallas. Men are out of her recipe, because
she fears that once they get past her looks, they’ll be disappointed in what they find. Kenley decides she’s
all about the chocolate now.
Or is she?
Because a chance meeting with new Dallas Demon hockey star Nate Johansson might change everything.
Sent to Dallas in a blockbuster trade, Nate is somewhere he doesn’t want to be, for reasons that have
caused him heartbreak on multiple levels. Nate knows he will never trust a woman again after what
happened to him in Minnesota.
But when he meets a woman with an intriguing name and a passion for chocolate, Nate isn’t so sure about
his theory. And he might just learn a definition of icing other than the one used in hockey with Kenley as his guide…
Firstly thank you to Aven, not only for providing me with a copy of this book to review but for letting me be part of her Beta Baes. This is the second book that I have been lucky enough to Beta read and I am so glad the day has finally come to share this with you all.
The book begins with Kenley entering the a Dallas Details photo shoot to show off her chocolate skills. Kenley is pretty, not just your average pretty but out of this world stunning, pretty. You may think wow I wish that was me but no one is interested in what Kenley has to say. They just see a pretty blonde and assume there’s nothing else there. That is until Kenley starts to talk about chocolate. The minute Kenley talks about her passion people take note and listen. Kenely has had her heart broken and is now all about her company Confectionery Consultations that is until a certain hockey star comes to her defence.
Dallas Details want Kenley to be a seductress for their photoshoot. This is not the professional image that Kenley wants to promote. She stands her ground and refuses to wear the skimpy dress they have provided for her. Just as Kenley is about to walk out Nate Johansson provides the magazine with an ultimatum they just can’t turn down.
Nate Johansson is a drop dead gorgeous hockey star. With short dark hair, tattooed arms and a smile that will make any girl forget her own name this man is HOT!!! But Nate has been hurt by the two people he thought he could trust in this world. When he was traded to Dallas his plan was to be all about hockey that was until he met a certain blonde chocolate lover.
One of the things I love most about this book is the instant chemistry between Nate and Kenley. From the get go you know that they are meant to be, even if they don’t. Aven has a way of making their interactions jump of the page.
Aven’s writing is so magical that you feel like you are sitting right next to the characters. You don’t just feel like you’re reading the book but that you’re part of it. I loved every single page of this book and I didn’t want it to end.
I have to say that Aven has a lot of excellent work in the pipeline and I can’t wait to see what she produces next.
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