The Warm Up

The Warm Up

by Xio Axelrod

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Overview

The Warm Up by Xio Axelrod

Originally published in the USA Today Bestselling HOT ON ICE: A Hockey Romance Anthology, this edition contains a bonus chapter!

Subzero. That's what folks around the league call Constantine Zimin, hockey's best defenseman. He's unflappable. Stoic, even. No cracks in all that ice, not until he meets Suji Meriwether. The pediatric nurse has no time for bad-boy jocks who want to use her patients as props. But as soon as they meet, temperatures rise and their defenses fall.

4 Stars!
"The Warm Up features two really great characters who are, despite their dedication to helping people, different as night and day. At first I thought Suji seemed a bit too bitter and cynical for this kind of story. I get where she was coming from, but early on she was so abrasive that I wondered what Zim saw in her beyond her beauty. But I slowly warmed up to her while I pretty much loved Zim from the start. Hockey star, hot as sin and potty mouth...what's not to love? Theirs was a quick romance, but Xio Axelrod penned a fun and engaging story that will make you into a hockey fan!"
~Readers Favorite

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157423551
Publisher: Xio Axelrod LLC
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 877,117
File size: 953 KB

About the Author

Xio Axelrod is a USA Today Bestselling author of love stories, contemporary romance and (what she likes to call) strange, twisted tales. She also writes erotica as Xio Nin. Xio grew up in the music industry and began recording at a young age. When she isn’t writing stories, she can be found in the studio, writing songs, or performing on international stages (under a different, not-so-secret name of course). She lives in Philadelphia with one full-time husband and one part-time cat.

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The Warm Up 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite Three months after his hockey team, Cajun Rage, won the ultimate in hockey championships, Zim returns to his hometown to start a charity in honor of his sister. On a night out with friends, he meets Suji, recently dumped for being too dedicated to her career. She’s having a girls' night out with some of her friends and they hit it off. This book is called The Warm Up because their first encounter is just the warm up for the rest of this fun, steamy story. Xio Axelrod creates a solid hockey romance with two determined people who shouldn’t get along, but they more than get along. I love that Suji is a hardworking nurse who doesn’t trust that this hockey player has good intentions, and thinks he’s only out for some good press. Of course there’s no way for her to know the truth so early on, so it’s all fun from there! The Warm Up features two really great characters who are, despite their dedication to helping people, different as night and day. At first I thought Suji seemed a bit too bitter and cynical for this kind of story. I get where she was coming from, but early on she was so abrasive that I wondered what Zim saw in her beyond her beauty. But I slowly warmed up to her while I pretty much loved Zim from the start. Hockey star, hot as sin and potty mouth…what’s not to love? Theirs was a quick romance, but Xio Axelrod penned a fun and engaging story that will make you into a hockey fan!