Breaking The Ice by Julie Cross

My Rating: 4 Stars!

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publish Date: December 26th, 2017

Received: Netgalley provided an e-arc in exchange for an honest review

Purchase: Amazon


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.

Each book in the Juniper Falls series is STANDALONE:

* Off the Ice

* Breaking the Ice

Opening Sentence:


“Tap…tap…tap, tap…tap…taptaptap.”


There was something so fun about reading this novel. It was lighthearted and exciting and full of summer drama.

My favorite part of this novel was all the feminist energy coming from the male side of the story. The way Fletcher is brought up and taught by his family to inspire a feeling of confidence in a woman through dance is such a refreshing and fun storyline. Through all the studying and sport practice both Haley and Fletcher go through over summer the best part was them coming together through dance and in the most unconventional of always and I loved it!

Fletcher and Haley have such a wonderful chemistry and I enjoyed reading about them from their spark filled beginning to their arguments and how they came together at the end. Haley and Fletcher are both such different characters and their strengths and weaknesses work together so well and their passion was fun to see develop.

Every once in a while I need this sort of romantically fun novel to cleanse the spirt and this one was a winner all around.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

-Till next time!

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