(Juniper Falls #3) by Julie Cross (Goodreads Author)
Jake Hammond, current prince of Juniper Falls, captain of the hockey team, and player with the best chance of scoring it big, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured, sitting on the sidelines, and―shocking even to him―finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team.
As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas, and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. But to Jake, hockey’s never just been a game. It’s his whole life. And leveraging the game for a shot at their future might be more than he can give.
Each book in the Juniper Falls series is STANDALONE:
* Off the Ice
* Breaking the Ice
* On Thin Ice
I recently got into this series by reading Breaking the Ice first. You can read this series out of order, and I am glad I did because now I am really looking forward to reading Off the Ice sometime.
On Thin Ice was much more serious than Breaking the Ice was. This book was about Jake Hammond, the star of the hockey team. He gets into trouble with the team one night during a traditional ritual and ends up taking the fall instead of letting his whole team come crashing down.
This book had me on the edge of my seat with all of the emotions. I don’t think there was anything to have a real trigger warning for it, except for mentions of depression and cutting. But I think the author handled those issues well, as well as the main plot of the story. I even stayed up until my late bedtime during the week to find out what was happening. I simply had to know what would happen next fast. I also really liked Brooke’s character.
I liked the team unity that took place in this book and how it was there in the end of the book. This book was overall a five star read because of friendships, romance, emotions and more. I definitely recommend this to anybody that likes hockey stories with romance.
Thank you publishers and Netgalley for giving me the chance to read this.
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