Lissa's Review: Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2) by Julie Cross
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY PUBLISHER: Entangled: Teen RELEASED: December 26, 2017 GENRE: YA, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 352 PAGES FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
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Haley Stevenson seems like she’s got it all together: cheer captain, “Princess” of Juniper Falls, and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she’s struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Repeating her Civics class during summer school is her chance to Get Things Done, not angst over boys. In fact, she’s sworn them off completely until college.
Fletcher Scott is happy to keep a low profile around Juniper Falls. He’s always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team and moonlighting at a job that would make his grandma blush. Suddenly, though, he’s finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner. But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who’s ready to break all the rules. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Breaking The Ice is more than your average summer fling. I adored this story. Fletcher and Haley I connected with them. Their story, though a bit complicated, was so full of heart. Fletcher is one of those guys that keeps people at arm's length. Haley is the popular girl in the small town. There’s just something so genuine about this story. I felt the connection, but also there was a ton of humor. I laughed out loud quite a few times. I felt like I was hanging around them myself. As a reviewer, it’s super important for me to feel the connection with the characters and their story. This is the first book I’ve read of Cross’s. I didn’t read the first in the series, which I usually do. But I just jumped in. So you could read this as a standalone. I will most likely go back and read the second. The story was written exceptionally well. It starts out as this summer fling but turns into this beautiful story about really going for what you want. Not letting fear stop you in any way. Overall, I have to give this Five Boundless Stars.