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Zara Pritchard is a has-been. Once an Olympic darling, she's been reduced to skating in a dinosaur costume and giving lessons at the local mall...which is why she's excited when she's offered a chance to sub on a TV show, Ice Dancing with the Stars. If she wins the show, this could be the break she needs.There's just one problem - her partner.Ty Randall is a MMA bad boy loZara Pritchard is a has-been. Once an Olympic darling, she's been reduced to skating in a dinosaur costume and giving lessons at the local mall...which is why she's excited when she's offered a chance to sub on a TV show, Ice Dancing with the Stars. If she wins the show, this could be the break she needs.There's just one problem - her partner.Ty Randall is a MMA bad boy looking to fix his image problem. Sure, he's got the nickname of 'Ty the MMA Biter'. Sure, he might have bit a guy's nose off in the cage. But putting him on a reality TV show? A skating reality TV show? He's not interested. He'll do the minimum to fix his image and call it a day.But when wash-out meets flame-out, sparks fly and tempers flare. And Ty and Zara start to realize that maybe this partnership might be just as steamy off the ice as on it...Word Count: 55,000...

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  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    2018-09-14 02:46

    4.5 StarsStill loving this series.

  • Ann
    2018-08-21 03:33

    ADORABLE! I love this reality tv series. Bk 3 is adorable, sassy and sexy. All the h’s in this series are opinionated and mouthy….which I LOVE. Ice Games features an H/h both recovering from “what was I thinking?!?” mistakes in their chosen professions. Zara has a huge Olympic skating faux pas behind her. At 14 yrs old the Olympic darling walked off the ice after falling during competition and flipped off the crowd that booed her (LOL!). Not cool with worldwide TV coverage. Ty, an MMA fighter, has his own screw up. Although Zara’s was in the past, Ty’s was more recent (yea, he pulled a Mike Tyson on an opponent’s nose…Eww!). This bk features an “ice dancing” theme. With an array of B list celebs and various one time skating champs. Zara at 25 yrs, a fill in for the pregant skater chosen for the show,is hoping to have a 2nd chance. Ty, while less than enthused with his starring appearance is being coerced by his manager to help revive his career with a seriously needed image makeover. The tiny little health conscious, determined, competitive, control freak and the big badass fighter are incredibly fun going at it. Ty is worried about losing his man-card (he hates this girly gig) and Zara is determined to win the completion. Neither are happy with each other, which just makes this story all the more fun. After a bit of an “oops” accident, Zara has Ty just where she wants him and guilt’s him into helping her win. Oh yea…opposites attract and things start to heat up and before long they begin eyeing each other as more than just skate partners. Things heat up slowly as the story plays out and oh is it worth it. Ty is one SEXY guy and he and inexperienced Zara together are sweet and HOT! Just so darn cute! If you’re looking for a fun, easy, light read, this is it! Jessica Clare (aka Jill Myles) can’t wait for bk 4, Bedroom Games.

  • Tabitha (Lovely Books Blog)
    2018-09-11 04:38

    Read more reviews like this at http://lovelybooksblog.blogspot.com! The Games series is easily one of my absolute favorites in contemporary romance. Though there's nothing groundbreaking or amazing about any of these novels they're just plain fun to read, and thats why I love them so much. Though each book follows a similar story line I love watching the chemistry develop and the drama of being on a reality TV show.That being said Ice Games was probably my least favorite in the series so far, just because it didn't have as exciting of a plot as the last two. Instead of being stuck on an island or running around the world Zara's and Ty's romance mostly takes place on an ice skating rink rather than any exciting locations. On the other hand I've never read a book that had anything to do with ice skating so it was a nice change of pace and I enjoyed reading about Zara's time as a Olympic figure skater and what happened to change all of that.Though the Games series romances tend to focus on the more physical aspects of the relationship I loved watching the chemistry between Ty and Zara. They were such opposites, Zara being a tiny figure skater and Ty being a burly MMA fighter, that watching the two of them interact was easily the most entertaining part of the story. I loved watching their relationship go from hate to love and everything else in between. Even though their relationship was so physical I still felt like there was a strong connection between them and thats what I love about Jessica Clare. She manages to make a novel steamy but still forge that connection between characters that makes the romance believable.Zara was one of the sassiest characters so far in the series and she wasn't afraid to tell anyone off or take matters into her own hands. Between Ty and his bad attitude, the judge that had it out for Zara, and the horrible skating instructor there was plenty of drama and Zara wasn't afraid to fight for what she wanted. I couldn't help but laugh as Zara went through the novel provoking Ty, firing members of the TV show crew, and otherwise being just plain stubborn. I loved Zara and I hope that she makes a cameo in one of the future novels!The Games series is easily the best contemporary/gameshow romance series out there and I just can't get enough of it! Those looking for a fun, quick, and romantic read should definitely check out this fantastic series by Jesscia Clare!

  • Sheryl
    2018-09-04 08:53

    Gotta admit... my ABSOLUTELY FAVOURITE SERIES from the BRILLIANT MIND of Jessica Clare/Jill Myles!!! On a side note... how much did I love Ty? *SIGH* More than life itself... *DOUBLE SIGH*CANNOT WAIT for the next book in this series!!!

  • Liz's Book Bucket List
    2018-09-08 03:36

    I am disappointed to admit that this is my least favorite book out of this series so far. I loved the first two and thought they were really fun, but this one fell flat. I found myself waiting to feel connected to the characters, their relationship, or the plot, but it never happened. I would have probably chosen to skip this book if I would have known that it did not have any connection with the previous books.As with all of the books in this series, it focuses on a reality competition show. This book focuses on a show very similar to Dancing with the Stars, but on ice. Unlike the previous books, this one does not focus on the completion as much, which made me not enjoy the book as much. One of the reasons I love these books is because it adds the reality TV show aspect.I also thought that the relationship between Ty and Zara was not genuine and progressed out of nothing. I felt like they went from cold to hot within a few pages. I also did not find Ty swoon-worthy at all. I also did not think that I would like the lead guy from the second book, Playing Games, but Myles was able to make Liam relatable and charming. I was hoping that this would happen with Ty, but unfortunately, it did not. I did not like Zara at all. I thought that the previous main characters were charming and funny, but Zara lacked being relatable. I do have to admit that the main characters from the first two books were pretty much the same character with a different name, but Zara most defiantly differed from the other girls. I felt that because this book was so short, it really hindered its full potential. I am most defiantly going to continue on with this series because it is really fun and addicting, but I would recommend others to skip this book in this series.

  • Tory
    2018-09-10 05:50

    First off, I have to say that I love Zara and Ty. This is the 3rd book the series, but can definitely be read as a stand alone. I am not a fan of reality TV or books with reality TV plots, but Jessica Clare makes it work. This was a fun story and i couldn't put it down once I started. Zara and Ty had some spectacularly bad moments in their respective careers (Zara in the 2002 Olympics) and Ty had a Mike Tyson like moment during a MMA bout. They are both getting their 2nd chance on Ice Dancing with the Stars. Zara is a superstitious Diva and Ty is mans man. Although the story is in 1st person, from Zara's perspective, each chapter starts with a sound bite from Ty which helps add insight into his thinking. Zara and Ty make some snap judgments about each other and so start off on the wrong foot. But they quickly come to a truce and have each others back I enjoyed the snarkiness between them, but I a also liked when they were supportive and falling in love. Zara was initially very self-focused and is somewhat socially awkward. I could feel her pain when she was awkward, and while Ty gives her a hard time for some of her habits and superstitions, he doesn't make fun of her and helps smooth things over when they are around others. I totally love Ty! I was not expecting the insecurities that Ty had at the end, and they seemed opposed to what I expected from him. However, I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. I received this ebook from the author for an honest review.

  • MissyGirl
    2018-09-03 08:33

    This was a really fun read! There were a few slow, predictable moments but there were plenty of surprising, page-turning moments, too! If you like stories about athletes and set in the world of sports, you will enjoy this book. And if you don't enjoy stories like that, read it for the steamy buildup as its done really well in this book! Either way, you won't regret it! Another great installment in this reality show based series. :)Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Dali
    2018-09-02 08:42

    MMA Fighter with a bad reputation turned Ice Dancer paired with an Olympic wash-up with bad juju? It’s an interesting combination. I've like these books very much. Because the stories are based on really TV shows they're very fast paced and funny and I hope that Jessica reaps the fruit of over a decade’s worth of so many of these programs. This one in particular though felt a bit lacking. Perhaps because of the nature of this particular type of show the excitement factor wasn’t that high. I also felt the characters, though loveable, fell a bit flat.

  • Jen
    2018-08-21 06:33

    Ty and ZaraI read this whole series over Thanksgiving vacation this year. I loved each and every one of them. I would love more and to see updates from each couple.Probably my least favorite of the series but still really good. I missed the other couples.

  • Ms. Ali Cat
    2018-08-29 05:42

    I love Jill Myles (Jessica Clare/Jessica Sims) books and this one is no different. The Games books have become some of my favorites and this is one I sat down and devoured like it was raspberry shortcake and I hadn't had dessert in some time.I loved the names of the ice skaters. I had to laugh because one of my best pals growing up, her sister was a competitive skater and I think they go through some sort of baby namer thing where they are cursed to skate by the names they get at birth. Zara Pritchard took the trail leading to infinite demise in professional sports at the ripe old age of 14. Now ten years later she has a chance to redeem her name on the reality show, Ice Dancing With the Stars, and there is no way in hell she is going to screw this up. Intro her partner, MMA fighter and publicity horror show, Ty Randall, who only three months ago--bit his opponent during a fight, spitting a bit of his nose out on the mat. He's lazy, drunk and difficult to work with. Until she finds something to blackmail him with and after a little while they actually find that they like being around one another.Jill Myles is really good at the reality TV end of these books. I've said it before but I think the woman might need a self-help group because she is just too good at doing the mental aspect of how everyone on one of those shows work, but I don't want her to go because I LURVE these books and I want more.I'd give this 6 kittens meowing but I kept squeezing the last one and it kept purring so that must mean it rates even higher.

  • Sarah Oxford
    2018-08-29 05:38

    *This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*I think I'll go for 3.5 stars for this one. The reason being I think it was a little simplistic and cliché, but it was also sweet and satisfying.Kooky virginal but strong willed young woman meets big beefy chap who is grumpy at first and then flirty and kind. So they fall for each other, misunderstanding ensues, then Happy Ever After. It was incredibly predictable. Predictable isn't all bad though. I liked Zara, she had interesting quirks that made her not quite like all the usual heroines. I hated that she was a virgin at 25 and generally acted quite young but her attitude was often feisty and I liked the little superstitions. Ty was less well rounded, a little dull actually, but he was sweet with the whole handshake thing.I quite liked how it played out, they were a likeable couple and the ice dancing tv show was an interesting back drop. Quite fun if you like those kind of shows. The last dance scene was very cute!To summarise, a simple and predictable but cute and satisfying romance. Fun and flirty with hardly any angst, a good read if you want a light romance with a happy ever after.

  • Michelle Dee
    2018-08-29 06:43

    I actually kind of can't believe I finished this book. I think it must have been because it was over so fast, or maybe because I have an undeniable fascination with tragic comedies. What I likedThat it was set on ice. In the midst of ice games. That the title's name is heavily and unashamedly punned. What I didn't likeEverything else. Proud example right here of a formulaic NA that just misses the mark of acceptability. Main Chick was a little too hyper/proud/silly/naive/determined/virginal (boy, am I ever getting sick of that one). Main Guy was a little too buff/brawny/dicky/sportsy/pigheaded/utterly-ridiculous-and-boring-in-general. Romance was a little too rushed/unbelievable/did-I-mention-rushed/empty. Storyline was...okay, actually. About as cliched and formulaic as the rest of them. It just felt like everything happened in a milisecond with no emotional or situaional build up and I was left scratching my head thinking '...the fuck just happened?' And not really caring either way.But I did finish it, so...2 Stars. Yay time.

  • Lamiya
    2018-09-08 08:37

    I was a little disappointed with this book. After reading the other game books I was expecting this one to be great also and it just fell flat to me. Zara was really rude and stuck up for the first half of the story. Then when the other players treated her like crap she turned meek and didn't say anything. I didn't enjoy the ice skating show. I missed the challenges the others had to do in the other two books.But I read through and started to enjoy it but then it was over! I was kind of shocked because it was so short and I had just started to get into the story when it ended.It focused to much on the show and their past but didn't get to detailed about their relationship to the point that when they said "I love you" I rolled my eyes.I did read about the next story and I am looking forward to that one. I wonder if well be seeing Brodie again........

  • Purple
    2018-09-11 05:53

    The whole series seems to be based 0n game shows. The w0men have various similarities physically and I love that they were all wallflower wh0 emerged as winners in their pers0nal life at the end. This bo0k is n0 different. Base 0n dancing with the stars but 0n skates. The hero is the star and the heroine is the professi0nal ice skater. Since this is a sh0rt b0ok I'm happily surprised, even 0n the previous 0nes, that the heroines had different characterizati0n? However, the Her0es where all the same t0 me, jack asses with huge dicks (literally) t0 match their pers0nalities, at least in the beginning. But still, they are sex b0oks with a twist. ;p I like it.

  • Lacey Black
    2018-09-06 00:44

    Another great "Games" novel! This is book 3 in the Games series, a reality TV based series, and I loved it! I've always enjoyed reality TV, so this series was a great find!! Book 3 focuses on Zara & Ty. Zara is a former Olympian while Ty is an MMA fighter. They are complete opposites, yet are dynamic together. They struggle and butt heads at first, but soon we watch as feelings and desires come to life. I loved this installment in the Games series! And am glad the way Ty & Zara finally got their HEA after a big misunderstanding and a little drama. I can't wait for book 4!

  • Aparajita Mukherjee
    2018-08-31 03:49

    This is a quick and easy read, not too intense. One almost feels pity for Zara at some point of time as she is treated a bit more harshly than she deserves. As for Ty, in spite of his explanation, one can not imagine what prompted him to bite someone's nose off when there is so many other things he could have done in his fit of rage. The ending is not that one hopes for but still everything turns out pretty good for both Zara and Ty. One also gets a glimpse into the internal workings of reality t.v. shows.

  • Ana
    2018-09-08 01:40

    Amazingly enough I liked this story better than the 1st. It wasn't as predictable and I really liked Ty. He was the definition of a big teddy bear and, while Zara annoyed me pretty badly sometimes, they did work well together. They also didn't rush anything. They waited 'till the very end of the competition to hook up and that made all the difference for me. Of course it still felt rushed but less so and I enjoyed it a little more.

  • Tammy Sargeant
    2018-09-12 07:39

    Wasn't as funny and great as the other two. I think I like the adventure better than the boring dancing. This book had a way more serious tone to it. I kind of liked Zara because she was spunky and yet still and innocent, but man did she had a mouth on her. Ty, bleh, for a MMA fighter he was boring. His one feat was biting off a dude's nose. So yea, there was ice dancing, a few humor, not much of a sexual tension like the others and not much rivalry. This one was a miss for me.

  • Becca
    2018-09-10 05:46

    MMA fighter plus Ice Skating Princess = FunDancing with the Stars plus Ice Skating Competition. Zara and Ty are both washed up and need the school to relaunch and fix their careers. What they didn't expect was to find in each other a crazy friendship and fierce loyalty. Fun and sexy. The Games Series is a must read series!

  • Anita
    2018-08-24 00:49

    Absolutely love this series, can't wait for "Bedroom Games" which will be the next book in the series, sounds promising.

  • Marq(ReadingRomanceinColor)
    2018-08-22 08:33

    Just okZara was ok but annoying. Ty was ok. This book was just ok. It wasn't bad but it didn't wow me either

  • Carla Krissinger
    2018-09-02 04:47

    Really enjoying the series. This one spoofs Figure Skating with the stars. Although I am disappointed that we had no Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan type incidents!

  • Kim
    2018-08-23 02:36

    Find this review and more on my blog... Jessica Clare’s reality TV-inspired romance series is back with Ice Games. I love watching ice skating and the idea of a reality show about ice skating is something I would watch in a heartbeat. Oh, wait, FOX did one of those a few years ago, right? Skating With Celebrities. It didn’t last long and wasn’t renewed for a second season. But my roommates and I still enjoyed watching it. For those who didn’t watch it, imagine Dancing With the Stars with the added challenge of being on ice. It was a delightful trainwreck.“No one had to know that Zara Pritchard had fallen so far. No one but me. This was my chance to redeem myself, anyhow.”Zara Pritchard was on top of the world as a teenager. She won Nationals at thirteen. At fourteen, she was competing in the Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was a prodigy. She was cocky. She fell during the competition and committed one of the biggest faux pas in ice skating – she walked off the ice mid-routine. When the crowd began to boo, she flipped them off. Her behavior horrified her coaches and family, embarrassed her team, and killed her career. Now she tutors children at the local mall’s ice skating rink, takes the occasional odd job as a costumed mascot, or gives private lessons. It was a long, hard fall. Then fate intervenes with a second chance. The reality show Ice Dancing With the Stars is in need of a female skater to fill in for a pregnant series regular. Zara is humbled by her experiences over the last few years and is determined to make the best out of this opportunity.“Fucking stupid-ass move. You ever have one of those moments in your life where you can’t believe you did something so stupid? And how you pretty much fucked up everything and threw it all away in one hotheaded moment?”If anyone understands how easily one mistake can ruin a career, it’s Ty Randall, the MMA Biter, er fighter. During a fight in Vegas, Ty bit his opponent. On the nose. Now, MMA fighters aren’t really known for clean fights, but there’s a big difference between fighting dirty and biting a chunk out of your opponent’s nose. Ty was forced onto the show by his publicists in an effort to clean up his reputation. To say he was an unwilling participant would be a huge understatement. He had no intention of trying to truly compete and win the show. There was more to Ty than met the eye and I enjoyed seeing his sweet and gentle side come out as time wore on.“I knew that feeling. The moment that you realized you were a complete and total fuck up. That you’d gotten so arrogant and so complacent about who you were that let you let it all go to shit because your pride got in the way. And no matter how much you regretted it – an hour later, a week later, a month later – you couldn’t take it back. Ty and I were more alike than I’d thought.”Zara and Ty are partnered up for the show. It’s hard to say who is less thrilled about this pairing. Zara was expecting this opportunity to give her the second chance in her career she so desperately wants. But she needs to have a partner who is serious about competing to do that. Ty thinks Zara is mouthy and uptight. After a strange mishap in which Zara ends up with a bloody nose, a petrified Ty agrees to get serious and actually *try* to win in exchange for Zara’s silence. Not that he did anything bad to her, but it would have looked bad given his history.He gave one of my locks a tug, and then rubbed it between his fingers. “If I saw this hair at five in the morning, it’d be because it was spread all over my pillow.”As practices continue, their partnership solidifies and they begin learning more about each other. They aren’t so different. With understanding comes friendship and flirtation. Their chemistry was intense and it was only a matter of time before they were unable to keep their hands off each other. But, for the good of the competition, their partnership, and their careers, they agree to keep things friendly… for now.“Make you feel better?” He looked at me like I was crazy. “There are a lot of reasons I’d have a boner, but Pity-Boner is not on the list.”It’s hard to say whether I liked Zara or Ty better. What I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed navigating the world of ice skating and competitive reality TV with them. Whether it was their back and forth and flirting or the outside drama with the other contestants and the judges, I ate it up. Their dialogue and chemistry was fun and sexy. They very nearly managed to edge out Abby and Dean from Wicked Games as my favorite couple in Jessica Clare’s Games series.Another fantastic “guilty pleasure” book. I could get used to these. I can’t wait for Bedroom Games, the fourth book in this series of standalone novels. Unfortunately, I have no choice. It won’t be released until 2014. The good news is, that gives those of you who haven’t yet read the books time to catch up.I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Liz
    2018-09-13 08:40

    Zara's a former Olympic athlete who brats it up and embarrasses her sport, herself and her country. Ten years later she's still washed up and teaching beginner's skating lessons. Ty bit the nose off a competitor in the MMA ring. They're paired for reality tv in an ice dancing competition. This was cute, but I liked the first two in the series better. She's also a virgin and intimidated by his "size". Cue the eyeroll.

  • Aubree
    2018-09-02 06:46

    Fast paced and lacking chemistry.Zara is a washed up figure skater looking for a second chance. Ty is an MMA fighter looking for some good press after a biting incident. The reality show Ice Dancing with the Stars may be just what they need. Zara is a great skater and Ty is rough around the edges. The one thing I loved about this story were the music and dancing concepts that Zara came up with after they fired their awful choreographer. Other than that, the story skipped ahead for each new week and didn't give the reader a chance to see the developing relationship between Zara and Ty. When the time came in the story for them to hook up, I didn't feel the chemistry between the two and that made Zara giving Ty her virginity unbelievable for me. Their connection was never solidified beyond a few dances, glances, and bickering. When they professed their love it seemed too soon and awkward.

  • Ashley
    2018-09-06 05:34

    This was the perfect book to read on Valentines Day, while enjoying the Olympics figure skating. I really liked both of the characters and the romance was spot on.

  • Monica
    2018-09-15 03:41

    I felt this was the weakest link of the games series of books. It didn't have the same feeling of competition or the same anticipation in the love story. It was more of a redemption story for the two characters, and easily a stand alone book. This was the last book I read in the games series, even though it is in the middle. Maybe if I had gone into reading thinking of it as a stand alone about skating, I would have rated it higher.

  • Raj
    2018-09-11 04:41

    heroines POVI wasn't expecting to like this novel but wow! It was interesting and exciting !!I love the series! It's a bit short but it's packed. I like the char story flow and writing style

  • Patti TheLoveJunkee
    2018-08-20 04:48

    PJV Quickie: I feel like Jessica Clare’s “Games” series is one of the best-kept secrets in Romancelandia – this is such a fun, sexy series; I just can’t get enough of it!Review: Zara Pritchard was an Olympic ice-skater whose star has fallen very, very far. At the 2002 Olympic Games, she was a shoe-in for the gold, a cocky 14-year-old with an amazing career ahead of her. Then she fell during her performance, walked off the ice, and flipped off the audience when they booed her. Needless to say, she lost all her endorsements and her coach, and now she’s a has-been who gives skating lessons to 4-6 year-olds at the local rink and skates around in a dinosaur costume for extra cash. When one of the skaters onIce Dancing with the Stars gets pregnant, the show invites Zara to fill in.Ty Randall is a MMA fighter who recently had a bit of bad publicity due to the fact that he bit an opponent’s nose in his last fight, earning himself the nickname “Ty the MMA Biter”. His agent is working on image control and decided Ice Dancing with the Stars was a good place to start. Ty is not interested in doing the show and plans to ‘skate by’ (<–heh, see what I did there?), doing as little as possible.Zara is determined to win the competition and use this chance to revive her skating career, but Ty is not interested. Then, by way of an unfortunate accident, Ty reluctantly agrees to help Zara. The more time he spends with the feisty, talkative skater, the more he thinks maybe she’s not so bad, and maybe, just maybe, they can win this thing.~~~~~~~~~~I know I just did a review for book 2 in this series, Playing Games, but I feel like shouting from the rooftops what an awesome series this is – so cute, funny, and very sexy. I can’t believe more people aren’t raving about these books.I thought Zara was a sympathetic heroine – she made a mistake at a young age and 10 years later is still paying for it. She’s thrilled to be given this second chance and doesn’t want to blow it. Her nervous chatter was cringe-worthy and I could totally relate. It took me a bit longer to warm up to Ty, but the more I read him the more I melted. I really liked them together – they didn’t get off to a good start but as the story progresses their relationship moves along at a good, believable pace. Their personalities are different, yet similar, as they are both athletes with a competitive spirit: once Ty sees how things are stacked against them, suddenly he wants to win too.There’s quite a bit of humor in Ice Games – you can tell that Ty really, really doesn’t want to wear sequins, and Zara is a *bit* superstitious. The bites at the beginning of each chapter were funny yet sweet. The Ice Dancing with the Stars setting was a fun way to throw these characters together, and I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes cattiness between all the characters – these skaters have been competing against each other for years and a TV show isn’t going to change those relationship dynamics.My only complaint is that it was too short – it was a fun read and I didn’t want to stop!Recommendations:Ice Games is perfect for fans of sports-themed romance and/or MMA-fighter heroes, reality tv junkies, and contemporary romance fans. I don’t watch reality tv and I have loved all three books in this series.

  • TrashyBibloBlog (Maggie)
    2018-09-14 05:00

    | BUY IT NOW | | AMZ US | B&N |This is a brand new book with brand new characters not seen in the previous two books. So even though that's the case, I still highly and I do mean HIGHLY recommend reading those two first. #1 Wicked Games and #2 Playing Games. I'm going to be 100% honest, I am going to be reviewing ever single book in this series, and because I haven't said it enough before I LOVE THIS SERIES. This is my second time reading it, and only a year after I read it the first time. I just seriously love this series that much. Definitely in my top 5 favorite books of all time. Zara Pritchard is casted for the second second of Ice Dancing With the Stars thanks to a previous ice skater getting knocked up and unable to compete. Zara is desperately trying to quit her day job of tutoring 4 year olds how to ice skate. Other than hopefully winning the prize money, going on this show will hopefully also help her Olympian reputation from 10 years ago. She was basically guaranteed a medal at the Olympics, yet she fell during her routine and left the ice. Flipping everyone off along the way. Her partner? Ty Randall. AKA Ty the MMA Biter. He may or may no have taken a bite out of another fighters nose during a fight... and by may I definitely mean yes. He for sure did that. No one wants to go into a match with him anymore, so his PR team is hoping that going on Ice Dancing With the Stars will help him get back into the game. Zara and Ty don't work well together at first. I mean who would honestly think they would have? Nothing seemed to be going right. They had a horrible choreographer and shitter costumes. Plus how the hell are they supposed to win this damn show when Ty didn't even want to practice and all he wanted to do was drink. Except when an accident happens that leads Ty to have to change his mind before the situation makes his fighting rep worse, they actually start to practice and get to know each other. Except that leads feelings between the two of them. They're supposed to just have chemistry on the ice, but it's leading off the ice as well. So when the game becomes more real then they thought and the performances are getting hard and harder to do with judges not liking them as much, they can't stick to what their supposed to do anymore with feelings on the line and words not really said. I loved this book. It was nice to have new characters and a different type of game. It was great seeing a mean looking MMA fighter have a heart and actually care about people and be gentle. Because really in my eyes fighters just have big hearts and bad reps. Just like Pitbulls. Ty is looked at like a Pitbull when really he is not. Zara was looked at to be a brat and not doing things unless she gets her way. She is strict with everything she does, leading her not much room for fun outside of the rink and working. So it was nice to see someone be so gentle and understanding while Zara was become more wild and free and open with life and not focusing on the "bad juju" she always talks about. For a longer look at my review of this book and others please check out my blog at The Trashy Biblo Blog