Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Wine Club Review: Holiday on Ice by Jaci Burton (#Giveaway)

Book Selection: Holiday on Ice
 By Jaci Burton

Wine Pairing: Ice Wine from Ohio

Lexi: Nothing says holiday cheer quite like a good love story on ice along with a cold glass of Ice Wine. And for those of you who are fans of Jaci Burton you will appreciate this little novella. We have met Stella and Trick, Patrick, before and now we get to see them get their second chance at love. Besides the ice, Burton has a knack for describing hockey that is as smooth as a frozen lake; my favorite part of Holiday on Ice was Trick. How about you?

Crystal: After meeting Stella and Trick in Melting the Ice, I was happy to see that they got a HEA together in this novella. I loved Trick and he definitely was my favorite part of Holiday on Ice. He had this heart-melting sweet side and then this deliciously naughty sexy side. He made the story for me. 

Lexi: The two MCs in Holiday on Ice are both athletes, and instead of the guy avoiding the relationship, Stella is the one who needs to be convinced. The career hurdle was a good obstacle but the fear of commitment obstacle could have been left out. Did Stella bother you at all?

Crystal: Stella isn't one of my favorite heroines from Jaci Burton. I liked her dancing career, how focused she was on it, but her past bad romance and the commitment hurdle it added to the story seemed somewhat forced. By the big secret Stella made out of that past relationship I was expecting something else and was let down by the reveal.

Lexi: The little details are what make a story real. I loved the star Trick gives Stella and the ice skating/dancing. Christmas is a great setting for a love story, so many romantic activities! Right? You can’t deny that the Christmas element worked in Holiday on Ice.

Crystal: The Christmas setting added a bit of magic to the story that I enjoyed. I absolutely loved the Christmas star that Trick picked out for Stella. It was perfect for her, and the story. He really was a swoon-worthy leading man. I liked how he knew just how far to push Stella. Like the ice skating, she didn't want to do it but Trick knew Stella would enjoy it. He never gave up and how could you not love that in a man?

Lexi: This novella doesn't break the mold of Burton’s formula, but it was well written and packed with emotional conflict and romance. Trick is sweet and will make this worth your time. Was this Play by Play addition enough for you?

Crystal: Holiday on Ice was a short and sweet read, perfect for the season. It didn't exactly wow me like the previous books in series had but I enjoyed it nonetheless. 

Lexi: Thanks for joining us for our Wine Club review. As a thank you I will randomly draw a name from our commenters and send you a book of your choice from The Book Depository. Merry Christmas!

Holiday on Ice
Play by Play 8.5
by Jaci Burton
eBook, 123 pages
Published November 18th 2014 by InterMix
Copy courtesy of NetGalley
In this original holiday novella in the Play-By-Play series, New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton gives readers the gift of “plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor.” (Smexy Books)
Superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer and dancer Stella Slovinski have picked up where they left off a year ago, resuming their hot, uncomplicated affair. Stella refuses to call it dating, or a relationship. But lately, Trick is looking for more…
Stella’s been burned before—in a relationship she never talks about—not with her family, not with her friends, and definitely not with Trick. But now it’s the holiday season and Trick is determined to give Stella his heart wrapped up in a bow. He knows Stella is the right woman for him, but he’ll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away.
Includes a preview of Jaci Burton’s Quarterback Draw andLove After All.


  1. Love Jaci! Can never go wrong with her books. Cheers and Happy New Year ladies!

  2. I love Jaci's book but i'm behind in teh series so i haven't met these characters yet but i fully plan too because at this time of teh year i can't resist holidays romance

    HAppy New Year!


  3. I love this series however I have fallen behind a bit. I was hoping to read this over the holidays but time got away from me. Thanks for the reviews.
    Happy New Year

  4. I enjoyed this novella. Definitely looking forward to the next Play by Play release Quarterback Draw.

  5. Love Jaci's books for the simple fact that they always have amahzing book covers! :) Love this feature!

  6. Thanks for the review. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile.

  7. Great review. Adding it to my wishlist.

  8. It sounds like a really great book. I love that sexy cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  9. Great review!
    Sounds like a really good read!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy New Year!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  10. Love Jaci Burton's books just finished Hope Flames and I loved it can't wait to read this one :)


  11. Love this series and would love to win this one.

    Happy New Year.

  12. I like Jaci Burton and what she has done with her stories.I'm looking forward to checking this one out, too.

  13. Great post. I have not read this series but have heard such great things.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  14. Sadly this series is still only on my wish list. All the books sound great! Happy New Year!

  15. Thanks for the review. Loved it. I've yet to read this series but. Will change that. Happy New Years.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at)

  16. What a fabulous read this promises to be.


  17. thanks for such a fun review! I'm definitely going to have to check out this novella ;) Thanks for sharing!

  18. Nice review. Sounds like a nice novella. Happy New Year!

  19. Thanks for the review. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile.

  20. I love Jaci Burton's books - although I will admit that it was the covers that drew me in at first (and this one is no exception!).

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  21. Happy New Year laides and what a fab interview! I'm a bit behind in this series but now I just want to catch up on all the books! Looking forward to more great book reviews in 2015!!!!
    thebigbluewall77 AT gmail DOT com

  22. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a good read.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. Love Jaci Burton's books although I haven't read this one yet. Have to admit love all her covers featuring all that eye candy! ;-) Thanks for the review, can't wait to read it. Happy Holidays to all you ladies at RBtW!!!

  24. Love the Play by Play series! Have them in paperback on my "keeper shelf".

  25. Thank you for the excerpt. I just started read the first book Jaci has written. So far I like the way the characters are in this book. I hope to finish this one soon so I can read the reat of them


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