ARC Review: All Laced Up (Breakaway #1) by Erin Fletcher10:00
Series: Breakaway #1
Author: Erin Fletcher
Published October 10th 2016 by Entangled: Crush
Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.
The other day, I was browsing through NetGalley and the cover of this book caught my eye. I don't think I've ever read anything about figure skating, but loved the Disney movies Ice Princess and Go Figure when I was younger. I started this book one morning, and was finished with it in just a few hours.
The main characters, Lia and Pierce hate each other. One's a figure skater, the other a hockey player, and they just clash one just about everything. When they are forced to work together to teach a class to youngsters at their local rink, they realise that their original issues might just not be important. However, Lia anonymously ridiculed Pierce's game performance, but rather than get angry, he replies with thanks for the criticism, and a online relationship grows. Lia starts to realise that she's falling with him both in person, and on the computer. Pierce, on the other hand, falls for Lia, and his mystery online penpal.
When I saw the aspect of a online, anonymous romance, I was apprehensive, as I'd read another Entangled book that didn't do that well, at all. However, Fletcher wrote this book perfectly, and both characters actually spoke with each other about their issues, and didn't just ignore them and let them fester.
Also, the characters got together before the end of the book, so we saw how their relationship could grow, and not just the very beginnings of the romance. I found myself swooning when reading the book, and hope that this is the beginning of a series, because I can't wait to read about about them.