S.R. Grey’s DESTINY ON ICE is an amazing start to the Boys of Winter series. Hockey star Brent Oliver spent too much time partying this summer. As a result, his team assigns him a live in life coach, Aubrey Shelburne, to get him back on track. Interesting enough, Aubrey just happens to be the same woman he woke up to this morning after the party at his house the previous night. This contemporary sports romance primarily takes place in Las Vegas and Minnesota. It is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.
I like Brent. He has a lot of pressure on him being the son of hockey great Billy Oliver; a two-time Stanley Cup and two-time Conn Smythe trophy winner. He is the captain of the Las Vegas Wolves and dubbed “The Golden Boy.” His two friends and line mates, Nolan Solvenson and Benjamin Perry are his partners in crime.
Twenty four-year-old Aubrey is pretty conservative due to her career as a life coach. She needs to set an example to the high profile clientele she is assigned to. She stops in Minnesota to visit her sister Lainey to help celebrate her twenty-first birthday Wouldn’t it figure, the one night she decides to let loose she ends up waking up next to her new client. Talk about awkward. The two have a pretty crazy start. Literally, they both think the other is insane. Their conversations are very amusing. They face some interesting situations and have great chemistry. I love their bickering and how they try to get on each other's nerves.
They are admittingly attracted to each other, but they are off-limits to one another. Well in theory anyway. I felt bad that due to Aubrey’s confidentiality agreement, she couldn’t talk to anyone about her situation, especially her sister. The Area 51 scene was amusing. I enjoyed the plot. It had stimulating twists. The characters are lovable and well developed. I love how the story ended. I enjoy S.R. Grey’s writing style. This was the first book that I have read by her. I definitely plan on continuing to read this series. I am looking forward to Nolan’s story, RESISTANCE ON ICE. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.