Friday, January 12, 2018

Tour + Review, Teaser, and Giveaway: Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2)

by Julie Cross
Publication Date:  December 26, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

The second book in the Juniper Falls series from NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Cross, perfect for fans of Miranda Kenneally and Abbi Glines.

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.





This story was good, and I did enjoy as much as I did the first novel in the series, but like with the first book, it was hard for me to get into - and as with the first book, I found it slower then I enjoyed. One of my biggest things with books is pacing, and I found the pacing not what I would have preferred.

I thought Fletcher and Haley were a great couple, and I liked their relationship in the story - much more than I had enjoyed Tate and Claire's relationship in the first book. Although I did enjoy their relationship with one another, at times their individual characters bothered me, but overall, I was really impressed with the character development and growth.

That being said, it was still an entertaining read. It was definitely nice to get back into Juniper Falls. Again, overall I thought the story was decent, and the plot was well-written. I would definitely recommend this book.

About the Author

Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She's a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. She's a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres. 

Outside of her reading and writing credibility's, Julie Cross is a committed--but not talented--long distance runner, creator of imaginary beach vacations, Midwest bipolar weather survivor, expired CPR certification card holder, as well as a ponytail and gym shoe addict.


Signed copies of Off the Ice and Breaking the Ice + a $25 Amazon Gift Card (US)  * INT winners will receive ecopies of the books

No comments:

Post a Comment