Lisa B. Kamps’ ON THE ICE is another amazing addition to The Baltimore Banners Series. The last thing NHL defenseman, Kenny Haskell, expects to happen at the youth hockey game he attended was to be thrown out by referee, Lauren Gannon. The two keep bumping into each other in not the best of circumstances. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.
I really like both Kenny and Lauren. They are both hard working and love hockey. They had some interesting encounters prior to becoming civil to one another. They have great chemistry and fun verbal banter. I appreciated that Lauren calls him out on his bad plays. She is tough and responsible. She has a good heart and is loyal. Kenny is a great guy. He has worked hard to get where he is at and determined to stay there.
Lauren’s little sister Lindsay is a little brat. I felt sorry for the position she put Lauren in. She is a selfish individual who does not appreciate others. She causes some conflicts that make the story interesting.
The plot was believable and skillfully executed. The story flowed well and exciting from start to finish. The hockey scenes were expertly described. ON THE ICE had a great ending. I learned some interesting medical things I was unaware of. I like that Lauren’s brother, Dale, is a firefighter and will have a story in Lisa B. Kemps Firehouse Fourteen Series, Book 4, INTO THE FLAMES. I thought it was clever how she tied in her two series. I really enjoy The Baltimore Banners and its characters. I cannot wait for the next story in the series.
Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.