Resistance on Ice : Boys of Winter

  • by S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by Reagan West
  • Series: Boys of Winter
  • 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Praised by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills as "the usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn't back down," Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the best-selling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.
Hockey star Nolan Solvenson is nothing short of skilled perfection, both on and off the ice. Or so everyone thinks. His teammates are constantly hitting him up for advice, but really, when it comes to his own life, Nolan can't seem to make the right moves anymore.
Blame it all on Lainey Shelburne, a woman he wants but is determined to keep at arm's length. That's why, after a few sexy encounters, he unceremoniously blows her off.
When they're reunited, facing off against the fiery cocktail waitress becomes the challenge of his life. Lainey is furious with him for dumping her and wants nothing more than to kick him in the junk. But Nolan - typical man - is only interested in getting Lainey back in his bed.
That plan is shot all to hell when they reach a shaky truce and Lainey drops the bomb that all she's looking for now is a "just friends" relationship with Nolan.
Take that, Mr. Hot Right Winger!
Suddenly, the "know-it-all" athlete is skating on thin ice as he tries to hide his burgeoning feelings from the one woman who has the ability to thaw his heart. But is Lainey willing to try a relationship with him again? Can Nolan resist the urge to walk away?
Resistance on Ice is a fun standalone novel and the second installment in the best-selling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.

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A light and fun listen

Sports RomCom. Standalone, second in a related series.

Resistance on Ice is the second standalone in SR Grey’s Boys of Winter Series. I enjoyed the first, Destiny on Ice, and Resistance is just as good. It was a combination sports romance, second chance romance and friends-to-lovers romance in one well-narrated package. Just like the first in the series, it was pretty low on angst, funny and sexy. An easy, enjoyable read.

While the story stands completely alone, I do believe you will have a better experience if you read the first in the series, especially because one scene in Resistance really brought back the funniest scene in Destiny on Ice.

Lainey and Nolan had been secretly seeing each other. Aubrey (from the first book) is her best friend and is dead set against Lainey getting together with Nolan the Manwhore. Nolan is not a guy to get involved with. Sure enough, as soon as his relationship with Lainey started getting too good, he had to make sure to end it.

"I was being a real pr**k, I knew it, but I couldn’t help myself. My fear of commitment had reached fever pitch. I knew this one could hook me. And I couldn’t have that. I’ve been down that road before, and boy did I ever get burned. Never. Again."

He hurt Lainey really badly. But when she moves back to town, Nolan realizes he was a jerk and wants her back. But she isn’t going to let herself get hurt by him again.

“We need to step back and concentrate on being friends, Nolan. And I mean just friends.”

It’s so much fun watching this couple try to torture each other with “friendship” when they are so obviously more. But Nolan is still not "there" yet, even though he really wants her. And he has been hiding something important from her for a good while now.
“For the record, I’d never do anything like that to you.”
“I’d never give you a chance.”
“Wow, that’s harsh.”
“It is what it is, Lainey.”
“And therein lies our problem,” I snap.

Lainey is a bit immature and Nolan is as well, so they are good as friends. The problem is, they can't keep their hands off eachother, nor can they keep from getting emotions involved.

Likes:

•Light and fun with a little angst.
•Visits with previous characters.
•I laughed out loud.
•It stands alone fine but is even funnier if you read the first.

Dislikes:

•Wrapped up a little too quickly at the end.
•She does a few things that are ridiculously stupid.

The Narration:
Reagan West had a great voice for narration. Because it was alternating first person narrated by only one person, you would usually need to have the narrator easily able to have two voices, one for each character. Raegan didn't do that very much, but the way it was written gave so many continual clues on who was speaking, that I never got confused.

The Down & Dirty:
Resistance on Ice was a fun and sexy sports novel that incorporated sports, romcom, 2nd chance and friends to lovers. It was a cute, fun way to pass the time and I enjoyed listening very much. A few things she did made her a little too stupid and doormat-like, but not to the point of me disliking her except for one really stupid move, but it was a pivotal scene. Though it stands alone fine, I think reading (or listening) to Destiny on Ice first would provide the best reading experience, especially if you like glowing green neon!


Rating: 4 Stars, 4 Heat, 4 Narration
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- Ana's Attic

Fun hockey romance!

Once again S.R. Grey was able to have me laughing out loud with these amazing characters she's created. I loved going back on the ice and catching up with Brent and Aubrey and really getting to know Nolan. This was my first book by this narrator but I would listen to other books narrated by her. I would recommend for those looking for a fun and sexy sports romance!
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- Love2reaD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2017
  • Publisher: S.R. Grey