- R. Grey’s RESISTANCE ON ICE is a winning addition to the Boys of Winter series. NHL Right Winger, Nolan Solvenson, wants to get Lainey Shelburne back in his bed, but Lainey has put him in the friend zone. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Las Vegas. It is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.
We first met both Nolan and Lainey in book one, DESTINY ON ICE. Nolan is Brent Oliver’s friend/line mate, and Lainey is Aubrey’s little sister. Nolan and Lainey were secretly hooking up. They stopped seeing each other. Now Nolan wants to start things back up with Lainey. However, Lainey wants more and has told Nolan they could only be friends.
Nolan is an interesting character. He has a secret he does not want anyone to discover. That secret has understandably left him humiliated and untrusting of relationships. I like Lainey. She is feisty and brave. She pulls off stuff I would not have the nerve to do. Nolan and Lainey are a great couple. They have hot chemistry and similar personalities. Lainey instilling the friend rule was the perfect call. The two end up being very compatible and value their relationship more.
The plot was skillfully-executed. A lot of fun and thrilling things take place. There are some interesting dynamics in the story, including Aubrey hating Nolan, that makes the story thought-provoking. I love that Area 51 made a comeback in this story. I love that RESISTANCE ON ICE began and ended in a similar manner.
I liked the introduction of the Coach Townsend’s daughter, Eliza. I found it amusing she was a Capital’s fan. She becomes a good friend to Lainey. I am looking forward to her and Benny Perry’s story in book three, COMPLICATIONS ON ICE, expected to be released in August 2017. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.