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Praised by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills as "the usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn't back down," Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the best-selling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

Hockey star Nolan Solvenson is nothing short of skilled perfection, both on and off the ice. Or so everyone thinks. His teammates are constantly hitting him up for advice, but really, when it comes to his own life, Nolan can't seem to make the right moves anymore.

Blame it all on Lainey Shelburne, a woman he wants but is determined to keep at arm's length. That's why, after a few sexy encounters, he unceremoniously blows her off.

When they're reunited, facing off against the fiery cocktail waitress becomes the challenge of his life. Lainey is furious with him for dumping her and wants nothing more than to kick him in the junk. But Nolan - typical man - is only interested in getting Lainey back in his bed.

That plan is shot all to hell when they reach a shaky truce and Lainey drops the bomb that all she's looking for now is a "just friends" relationship with Nolan.

Take that, Mr. Hot Right Winger!

Suddenly, the "know-it-all" athlete is skating on thin ice as he tries to hide his burgeoning feelings from the one woman who has the ability to thaw his heart. But is Lainey willing to try a relationship with him again? Can Nolan resist the urge to walk away?

Resistance on Ice is a fun standalone novel and the second installment in the best-selling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

©2017 S.R. Grey (P)2017 S.R. Grey

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Hilarious and Sexy Second Chance Romance

What did you love best about Resistance on Ice?

I really loved the witty banter and innuendo between Lainey and Nolan. They had amazing chemistry!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Resistance on Ice?

The nod to a very famous scene and toy in Destiny on Ice (book 1 in the series) at the end of this book was hilarious! I loved that Brent even acknowledged that him and Aubrey saw the glow! LOL!

Which character – as performed by Reagan West – was your favorite?

Lainey was great, but Nolan was my favorite. Yes, he was a manwhore and yes, he made some seriously stupid mistakes, but his inner monologue was endearing and hilarious.

I normally prefer a male and female narrator for books with a dual POV, but I really enjoyed Reagan's narration and thought she did an amazing job performing both characters.

Any additional comments?

Nolan's sexual history may be a little hard for some listeners/readers to accept, especially because it's not really that far in the past. I will admit that I had to relisten to that part to make sure I hadn't misheard. It did make it harder for him to redeem himself, but that just made the ending that much sweeter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Cute Hockey Romance

If you could sum up Resistance on Ice in three words, what would they be?

Humorous, Sexy, Sweet

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nolan - there are so many sides to his character and as the story goes on we get to see why he acts the way he does. There are times you want to hug him and other times you want to smack him upside the head with a 2x4.

What does Reagan West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This was my first book by Reagan and I enjoyed listening to her as a narrator. She did a good job bringing emotion to the characters and bringing different tones to her voice for each character in the story. She did a good job portraying the chemistry between the characters as well which you wouldn't get with just reading the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I was looking forward to this book after meeting Nolan and Lainey in book one and this book didn't let me down. I didn't want to stop listening to see what happened next in the character's love story.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I LOVED IT!!!

This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. The narrator on this book (Reagan West) is different from the first book (Tracy Marks) as the characters focused in this story are Nolan and Lainey with only small mentions of Brent and Aubrey. I loved how the author wrote the Point of Views for Nolan and Lainey. This book is well plotted and is full of some real issues. I loved the glimpses into the continuation of Brent and Aubrey's relationship and how Benny is doing, plus a potential love interest for him. Nolan and Lainey had such great chemistry. I think the author did awesome with this book in its originality and humor and steam. My review is my opinion of the book and not a synopsis. I hope that Benny gets his story told next. I so enjoy it when a book ends in a happy ending and has room for continuation with other characters as the focus. The narrator did a good performance with the emotions but didn't have as much voice differences for the various characters compared to some other performers. I was given a copy of this book and have voluntarily written this review.

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Hot!

I love how their story developed. They love each other but fight the attraction so much and so long that it makes a great story. The narrator could use a little more work with not sounding so monotone but she did a good job. I did have a question for the author...is that toy real? =D

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Boys Of Winter

Another great book in this series, narrative was enjoyable.
Looking forward to the next book in the series to be released on audio

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Ya gotta love a Hockey Player

This is a quick, well written and well narrated book. I am partial to hockey players and Nolan is my favorite type. Great player, respected by his team with an out of control personal life. I loved it!

I was given a copy of this novel by the author/voice actor in exchange for a fair, unbiased
review. That being said, I would have purchased this novel.


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A light and fun listen

Sports RomCom. Standalone, second in a related series.

Resistance on Ice is the second standalone in SR Grey’s Boys of Winter Series. I enjoyed the first, Destiny on Ice, and Resistance is just as good. It was a combination sports romance, second chance romance and friends-to-lovers romance in one well-narrated package. Just like the first in the series, it was pretty low on angst, funny and sexy. An easy, enjoyable read.

While the story stands completely alone, I do believe you will have a better experience if you read the first in the series, especially because one scene in Resistance really brought back the funniest scene in Destiny on Ice.

Lainey and Nolan had been secretly seeing each other. Aubrey (from the first book) is her best friend and is dead set against Lainey getting together with Nolan the Manwhore. Nolan is not a guy to get involved with. Sure enough, as soon as his relationship with Lainey started getting too good, he had to make sure to end it.

"I was being a real pr**k, I knew it, but I couldn’t help myself. My fear of commitment had reached fever pitch. I knew this one could hook me. And I couldn’t have that. I’ve been down that road before, and boy did I ever get burned. Never. Again."

He hurt Lainey really badly. But when she moves back to town, Nolan realizes he was a jerk and wants her back. But she isn’t going to let herself get hurt by him again.

“We need to step back and concentrate on being friends, Nolan. And I mean just friends.”

It’s so much fun watching this couple try to torture each other with “friendship” when they are so obviously more. But Nolan is still not "there" yet, even though he really wants her. And he has been hiding something important from her for a good while now.
“For the record, I’d never do anything like that to you.”
“I’d never give you a chance.”
“Wow, that’s harsh.”
“It is what it is, Lainey.”
“And therein lies our problem,” I snap.

Lainey is a bit immature and Nolan is as well, so they are good as friends. The problem is, they can't keep their hands off eachother, nor can they keep from getting emotions involved.

Likes:

•Light and fun with a little angst.
•Visits with previous characters.
•I laughed out loud.
•It stands alone fine but is even funnier if you read the first.

Dislikes:

•Wrapped up a little too quickly at the end.
•She does a few things that are ridiculously stupid.

The Narration:
Reagan West had a great voice for narration. Because it was alternating first person narrated by only one person, you would usually need to have the narrator easily able to have two voices, one for each character. Raegan didn't do that very much, but the way it was written gave so many continual clues on who was speaking, that I never got confused.

The Down & Dirty:
Resistance on Ice was a fun and sexy sports novel that incorporated sports, romcom, 2nd chance and friends to lovers. It was a cute, fun way to pass the time and I enjoyed listening very much. A few things she did made her a little too stupid and doormat-like, but not to the point of me disliking her except for one really stupid move, but it was a pivotal scene. Though it stands alone fine, I think reading (or listening) to Destiny on Ice first would provide the best reading experience, especially if you like glowing green neon!


Rating: 4 Stars, 4 Heat, 4 Narration

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Fun hockey romance!

Once again S.R. Grey was able to have me laughing out loud with these amazing characters she's created. I loved going back on the ice and catching up with Brent and Aubrey and really getting to know Nolan. This was my first book by this narrator but I would listen to other books narrated by her. I would recommend for those looking for a fun and sexy sports romance!

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Super cute and fun!!

I loved the narrator! Made me laugh and swoon:) great story great people great everything I super loved I so can not wait for the third one!!

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Meh. Disappointing.

SR Grey's story is pretty standard: two people in a sexual relationship where the girl wants more and the boy is not ready to commit.
I prepared myself for a cute rom com, but instead found myself barely able to finish it.
The plot was very flat with not much happening. I found myself getting bored more often than not, and most of the plot lines did not contribute to the story as a whole and were just there to be... just there. The side characters were not exactly present in the story and so they did not have a lot weight or personality.
I did like that Nolan's character seemed true to himself: he didn't just suddenly commit because the girl wanted him to, and he acted like an actual guy.

The main reason it was hard to finish, though, was the narration.
I found the narrator to be pausing at weird places, sometimes slowing down when it was not called for and sometimes speaking fast all of a sudden; the pace was weird and out sync, and it was hard to follow sometimes who was speaking. I do believe I would have enjoyed it much more with a different narrator.

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  • Louise
  • 05-04-18

Good story and series

This is the second book in the on Ice series, they are all good and can read by themselves but you get to see the characters evoke thru out the series, the main characters are good even if a bit frustrating.
The worse part of the whole series is the narration