All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Heat Level: Sweet (with some profanity)
Paperback: 205 pages
My Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all… (Goodreads)
I really enjoyed this book. It came at the perfect time in my life when I was looking for something adorable to read. Ice Skaters Falling in love? Secret online identities? Sports? All in one book? Yes please!
Lia is an Ice Skater dealing with the loss of her hockey player father. Pierce is a hockey player who needs her hockey knowledge help. They’re practically perfect for each other. But he’s popular and doesn’t see her, and she hides behind an online identity. Despite having to teach a skating class together, he doesn’t know Lia is his online crush.
I like everything in this book (minus the language, I mean, just because teenagers might talk that was doesn’t mean I want to read it). It’s a quick, short read, with the perfect amount of romance.
*Spoiler (sort of, because it is a romance after all)
Their first kiss kind of threw me off. I didn’t feel like it had been earned yet and the author just threw it in there to up the tension. It worked but I don’t think the kiss had been earned. So it felt funny to me. That’s all.
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