Title: On Thin Ice
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2016
4 ICE PRINCESS CROWNS
On Thin Ice is a romantic suspense novel that chronicles Camille’s life as she deals with the murder of her family and a threat against her own life. With this book, Carrie Aarons has crafted a story of love and heat laced with the danger and suspense.
The two main characters of the story, Nate and Camille, have a chemistry that will draw readers into the story. The way he cares for her, the way she opens up under his tenure as the house manager, and their interaction inside and outside of the bedroom all lead to an authentic, believable, and enjoyable romance. Nate, however, steals the show for me. He is everything a hero should be. He is kind, caring, understanding, and protective. He tries repeatedly to do the right thing by Camille, often denying his own desires, to help her heal and move on. But more than that, he also broadens her horizons and makes her wish for a different kind of life. Camille becomes a better person and a more likable character as she spends time with Nate. When readers first meet Camille, she is the ice princess, cold and seemingly aloof. However, he behavior is understandable as she is reeling from the a huge loss and the impending threat on her own life. She has lived a very sheltered life, but one of the things I love about her character is how she yearns for more, possibly a different life, and she isn’t afraid to take it, thanks to Nate. While she provides him with the chance at love, he heals her, gets her to see their is more to life than how she was living, and provides her with room to grow.
Overall, the plot of this book provides reader with a good blend of romance and suspense. The budding relationship and the impending threat on her life serve to support each other within the story lines. Each revelation regarding the mystery serves as an impetus to their relationship moving forward in some manner. Although I was able to determine who was after her early in the story, it didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the plot. They mystery, the how is it being done, and the inevitable encounter between Camille and her attacker are enough to keep readers engaged. Although some readers will be mad at Camille for her response during the falling action of the book, her reaction makes me respect her more as a heroine, and Carrie Aarons, with the resolution to the story, provides readers with their HEA.
Carrie Aarons has quickly becomes a go-to author for me. Her stories are always entertaining, her characters are likable, and her writing is enjoyable, and On Thin Ice is no exception.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Nathan Rush is a small town man who has never dreamed of a bigger life.
Until, that is, the only surviving heiress of America’s richest family lands on his doorstep. Nathan is the groundskeeper at Hollis House, the Valon family’s upstate New York mansion just outside of Harlin Falls, the quiet, sleepy town he was raised in. He’s an honest, hard-working man who wants nothing more than a beer and a hockey game on TV at the end of the night. Except, when the ice princess starts to melt, Nathan pictures his future in a way he never has before.
Camille Valon’s life has taken place in the spotlight.
Until, that is, her parents are murdered in a mysterious Christmas Day fire. Now all she wants is to flee the prying news cameras and slow-moving investigation. She’s an upper crust ice princess who is good at keeping everyone at arm’s length. Grief-stricken and still fearing for her life, Camille arrives at her family’s safe haven estate with secrets and a chip on her shoulder. What she didn’t count on was the kind, ridiculously attractive man who caters to her every need.
As the months go by, and an impending threat grows closer to discovering Camille’s location, the line between employer and employee becomes dangerously blurred. Nathan and Camille could be each other’s saving graces, if only they’d put aside their visions of a perfect life and take the chance fate has put right in front of them.
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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
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