Thin Ice [NOOK Book]

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The last thing ER doctor Emily Jordan needs in her life is another man to let her down, and certainly not one who uses his fists in his work. She's seen enough of the results of violence in the world, and has no use for anyone who contributes to it. Professional hockey player Eric Cameron has never met a woman who intrigued him so much. Emily Jordan has it all--brains and beauty, a home of her own, a career she excels at, a son who adores her, and loving friends and family to help her bring it all together in way...
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The last thing ER doctor Emily Jordan needs in her life is another man to let her down, and certainly not one who uses his fists in his work. She's seen enough of the results of violence in the world, and has no use for anyone who contributes to it. Professional hockey player Eric Cameron has never met a woman who intrigued him so much. Emily Jordan has it all--brains and beauty, a home of her own, a career she excels at, a son who adores her, and loving friends and family to help her bring it all together in way Eric has longed to be a part of his entire life. The problem is this feisty, independent woman wants nothing to do with him and has no problem letting him know it. The memory of Emily's healing hands despite her clear-cut opinion of him when she treats him after a post-game barroom brawl drives Eric to find the key to her wounded heart, but success would mean that Emily would have to give up all that she has--and depend on a man who's life is anything but settled. Will Eric be able to win her heart despite her opposition to the only life he's ever known? Or when the season ends will he move on again--alone?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000109182
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Publication date: 2/9/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 281,410
  • File size: 788 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Loved It!

    My first read by Ms. Laverentz but I will look for more... Carefully woven story of a woman who was raised and lived in violence but who had the determination to succeed... True love came her way but she was afraid to embrace it until it was nearly lost... Cleverly portrayed in a series of events that had you turning pages faster and faster... The hockey was incidental to the story... This is a love story that you can "get inside of" because it could happen to any of us... I laughed and I cried, got so angry I wanted to throw something and when I finished reading I wanted to go back and read it again... Recommend this one highly especially if you know anyone who has been in an abusive relationship...
























































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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Excellent Read

    I 've read so many romance novels, that I've gotton really cynical and jaded. One book blends into another after awhile. The plot, the characters, the writing, it all came together making this a read that was well worth the time. Great job.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    9 out of 10 hearts!

    Thin Ice by Liana Laverentz
    Release Date: April 5th, 2007
    Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
    Page Count: 373
    Source: Directly from author for review

    The last thing ER doctor Emily Jordan needs in her life is another man to let her down, and certainly not one who uses his fists in his work. She's seen enough of the results of violence in the world, and has no use for anyone who contributes to it.

    Professional hockey player Eric Cameron has never met a woman who intrigued him so much. Emily Jordan has it all, brains and beauty, a home of her own, a career she excels at, a son who adores her, and loving friends and family to help her bring it all together in way Eric has longed to be a part of his entire life. The problem is this feisty, independent woman wants nothing to do with him and has no problem letting him know it.

    The memory of Emily's healing hands despite her clear-cut opinion of him when she treats him after a post-game barroom brawl drives Eric to find the key to her wounded heart, but success would mean that Emily would have to give up all that she has and depend on a man who's life is anything but settled. Will Eric be able to win her heart despite her opposition to the only life he's ever known? Or when the season ends will he move on again -- alone?

    What Stephanie Thinks: This book is just fabulous -- it portrays contemporary romance at its finest! Emily's dark past and her struggle to see through to Eric's affections are emotional in both a joyful and saddening way. Her journey of love and discovery both wrenches at my heart and lifts it up at the same time.

    The hero and heroine are so realistic and more importantly, so lovable. Even with their individual flaws -- Emily's, being paranoia, and Eric's, being desperation -- I can't help but adore them. Not to mention Eric is an amazing alpha male. I swooned and fantasized and pretty much fell in love with him! The secondary characters, such as Emily's ex-husband and son, are incredibly fleshed out as well. As much as I love Robbie (son), I despise Ryan (ex), which says a lot because I want to pluck Robbie out of the book and adopt him. This just strengthens Laverentz's complete and well-developed characters -- personalities she creates that I am able to both love and hate. After all, characterization is key in fiction.

    And the chemistry. Hoo boy! Maybe it's just me sweating bullets here, but it's hot hot hot! There's so much tension between them, both physically and emotionally, that it is often frustrating at times, but it all plays out A-okay in the end. Might I mention the sex is superhot too? I love how intimately sex is portrayed, but without getting too nitty-gritty (read: pornographic), which is ultimately the factor that separates romance from erotica. Somehow, less explicit love scenes make them hotter, and Thin Ice is proof of that.

    Laverentz has a skilled voice that I'm now keen on getting to know better. Her dialogue is witty and entertaining, and it includes cunning twists and shocking revelations in a contemporary setting. Familial misunderstandings and secrets impede the delusion of the "perfect" life, in a way we all will be able to relate to and take home and to heart, as well. Overall, Thin Ice is a story about the power of love and family, and the best part, is that the characters come to life.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    Laverentz crafts a sharp, yet edgy contemporary romance with "Thin Ice." Centered around the sport of hockey, Eric Cameron and Emily Jordan are haunted by their pasts, and before they can truly become a couple, they'll have to deal with the demons that threaten to tear them apart.

    Eric is a professional hockey player who has just been taken by the Minnesota Saints. He's a bit of a drifter, going from team to team. After a bar room brawl, he goes to the ER where he meets Doctor Emily Jordan. He finds himself drawn to the beautiful doctor with tender hands.

    Emily has worked hard to overcome hardship and become a doctor. She watched her mother endure an abusive relationship and she herself was married to a man who abused her before she found the strength to leave. Now she puts long hours into her career and balances that with raising her son, Robbie, who is eight. Emily abhors violence. When she sees Eric in the ER, the extent of his injuries rattle her.

    Eric is persistent and works hard to earn a degree of Emily trust. She soon comes to learn that Eric is a hockey player and the violence in his life is from that. Eric also makes friends with Robbie at a school presentation. It's Robbie's acceptance of Eric which gives Emily pause to think.

    Slowly, Emily lets Eric into her life, but it's one step forward, two back. The physical attraction between the couple is combustible and they soon make love. Emily, however, is haunted by old hurts and finds it hard to emotionally commit to Eric.

    After a series of articles about domestic violence which Emily does for Carmen Martinez, a newspaper reporter, Emily's ex-husband resurfaces and gives her a beating she won't forget. Emily tries to push Eric away, which breaks his heart. In order for Emily to completely embrace the love Eric offers her, she'll have to find the strength to put the demons of her past to rest.

    Laverentz's plot is solid and she treats the topic of domestic violence with sensitivity and care. The writing has a nice air of authencity to it and you can tell Laverentz has done her research.

    Laverentz uses a good economy of words, bringing her descriptions alive. It's easy to picture her world.

    The dialogue is real, accenting the characterization well. Both Emily and Eric are rich and complex. Emily is a character that's easy to relate to on many levels, a single parent, career orientated, with a kind heart, yet it's not easy to earn her trust. Eric has overcome a lot in his life, yet success is lonely without a family. With Emily, he learns to temper his anger and patience.

    The love scenes are sophisticated/intense and tastefully done. If anything, the point of view narration switches within scenes, which can leave the reader confused at times. Overall, "Thin Ice," is a story full of substance, suspense, and the power of love.

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