Review | Bound by Brenda Rothert (Fire On Ice #1)

Fire On Ice Series by Brenda Rothert


I've read Bound, the first in the series and my review is below.  I can't wait to see what y'all think of this series!  Let me know in the comments!!  I'm really excited to read the rest of this series.


        





BOUND (Fire on Ice, #1)





College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.



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My Rating & Review




Y’all this book grabbed me by the heart in the first pages and just pulled me along the entire time.  There is a lot of emotion in this book tied up in two characters.  I really liked Kate, but Ryke is the killer character for me.  I really loved him.  He’s so caring and considerate and yet so alpha and utterly manly at the same time.  Oh and Lord help me, when he showed up in a ball cap and a Jeep … I was done for.

This story is a real emotional one.  I was tearing up when it grabbed my heart.  That was the point where I knew I was in this world for the long haul.  I felt invested in this story and how it ended.  I am really excited to read the rest of this series.  I have to know what happens for these people.  I have to know all the events that go down and all the stuff that gets thrown up while they are trying to make it work.

This is the first book in a series, but there isn’t a cliffhanger ending, thank God.  That’s all I’m telling you, but I hate when I start a book and find out it has a cliff hanger… HATE IT.  So I’ll tell you that much because I’m your friend.

Back to being serious though, this book shows and touches on a lot of tough issues.  I love that these two people meet while seeking help.  I love that this author is showing a support group.  I love how this group of people becomes important and also is such a touch point for Kate and Ryke.

I also bought and listened to this audio book some of the time while I was reading this story.  The narrators were pretty good.  I didn’t love either narrator, but they weren’t bad just ok for me.  The story was told well through their performances.





Here's the entire series for you to see all together - grab your copies and check it out!  Come back and let me know what you think!  I'll be reviewing these for you as I finish reading each one.


FIRE ON ICE series by Brenda Rothert



BOUND (Fire on Ice, #1)




College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.

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CAPTIVE (Fire on Ice, #2)




Two years ago, Jason and Kate Ryker were brought together by grief and bound to one another by love. Now married, they’re confronting their fears together.

But heartbreak finds them again, and the ties that bind Kate and Ryke are tested as she struggles against fear and sadness. As a grief counselor, Kate understands all too well the pain of her clients. And while her husband’s career as an NHL forward is at an all-time high, he’s coping with the frustration of feeling powerless as his wife's hopes slip away.

Kate’s unexpected journey sheds light on the fear that imprisons her, and reveals that she is the only one who can set herself free.

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EDGE (Fire on Ice, #3)



One bad hit has left the career of young NHL Center Luke Hudson in question. When he arrives for rehab with a minor league team, his injury has robbed him of the edge that made him great.

Team trainer Adella Price’s job is to help Luke get back in peak condition. But their one on one sessions shake her resolve to remain unattached. Dell is hands-off to all hockey players, even one as charming and successful as Luke.

As Luke starts to get ahold of his game again, he loses his grip on his heart. Helping Luke get his edge back brings to light what Dell is missing from her life. But those who want them apart are relentless, and with their careers on the line, Luke and Dell must decide if their love is worth risking it all.

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DRIVE (Fire on Ice, #4)




Years of training are about to pay off for hockey player Nikola Vereshkova. A call to play in the big league means he can finally come through for those who need him. His relocation to Chicago comes with built-in friends – and one gorgeous enemy who was less than impressed with him after their first encounter.
Sadie Alexander knows all about the drastic measures men will take just to get laid. She’s not only experienced it first-hand, but lived to tell about it in her online column, Sadie Says. And even though she’s a die-hard independent woman on the outside, the recent marriage of her best friend has her secretly feeling more alone than ever.
Getting close to a foul-mouthed Russian hockey heartthrob was the last thing Sadie expected. And the timing couldn’t be worse since she’s sworn off of men for a writing assignment. The line between love and hate is eroding, and Niko and Sadie find themselves in deeper than they ever expected. Could something that started out wrong end up being just right?

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RELEASE (Fire on Ice, #5)




NHL player Orion Caldwell protects his own. He’s an enforcer to his core, but he was the one left defenseless when his longtime girlfriend broke his heart. Now he’s all about his game, but spending the offseason in his hometown forces him to confront painful issues –both old and new.

Samara Cross just wants to be invisible. After living a nightmare, she came back to her hometown seeking solace. But her quiet new life is upturned by the hot, charismatic hockey player who’s taken a sudden interest in her.

Orion and Samara find something unexpected in each other, but when the hockey offseason ends, so does their time together. They struggle with their separation, confronted by ghosts of the past and an uncertain future, discovering that sometimes the only way to hold on to something precious is to let go.

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About the Author, Brenda Rothert


Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.









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