Garrett “Hawk” Hawkins may be a bad boy in the rink but he doesn’t know what to do when he’s wrongly accused of on-ice misconduct. Given a five-game suspension by the NHL, he heads down to Mimosa Key to lay on the beach for a few days and get his head on straight—until he runs into a troubled beauty who happens to be the sister of his ex-teammate.
Madison Teller is struggling to get past the trauma of her brother’s brutal attack, but her much-needed vacation is turning into a nightmare. The sexy tattooed stranger who saves the day is just the distraction she’s looking for, but she isn’t prepared for the way he makes her feel.
When his present collides with her past, they’ll have to learn to trust each other before both their hearts end up on ice.
I must confess that Kat Mizera is a new author to me. I recently bought one of her box sets and I know that I’ll be devouring it quickly, based on how much I enjoyed this novella.
I swear that novellas are the drug of the book world. You can just stay reading them, never stopping. Then you add in the fun that is Kindle Worlds and it only gets better.
Tropical Ice is sweet, sexy, and it helped remind me why I love the romance genre. Madison and Garrett first meet when both end up at a super crummy dive hotel. It’s in a seriously bad neighborhood and Madison is having one nightmare after another happen to her. Garrett steps in and their friendship is born.
One thing I really enjoyed with this love story is that Madison and Garrett do have things in common, in particular their love of sports and the need to push themselves. Both characters are competitive and are truly athletic. It was fun watching Madison swim circles around Garrett. I think I loved this so much because I feel like we rarely see the woman outperform the man. Yes, Garrett was better at other things, but to see Madison be able to push him to work harder was enjoyable.
If you enjoy fast love, sports romance, and everything that happens in between, you will enjoy this book. Madison and Garrett have a whirlwind romance that is sexy, endearing, and enjoyable to experience.