Title: Steel & Ice
Author: Emily Eck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 26, 2014
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Elle isn't looking for love. Hardened by years on the streets, she's learned to take care of herself by covering her heart with ice and keeping men at arm's length. She's not weak and she doesn't need to be saved. But she wouldn't mind getting laid a little more often.
J's covered his heart with steel. He owe's his life to an MC that is not what it seems. Since he knows his priority must be to the club's demands, no matter how illegal, he decided a long time ago that love didn't fit anywhere in his life.
A not so chance, but definitely hot encounter on a crowded dance floor should be enough for J, but he can't seem to stay away from Elle. As she begins to melt his steel, and he manages to chip away her ice, his forced loyalty to the MC threatens to tear them apart. When the risk becomes greater than J expected, will love be enough to keep Elle from freezing her heart to him?
I liked the concept of the story and the main male and female characters, Elle and J, for the most part. I say for the most part, because I felt as though I was only given a very basic view of the character J, so he’s still a bit of a mystery to me…and Elle’s character seemed to be in a constant state of flux. I realize that Elle was in the process of transitioning from a tough, self-dependent young adult to a more mature and accomplished adult, while maintaining her “coolness” factor, but sometimes it just felt that for every step she took forward, she was taking 2 backwards. My absolute favorite parts were when Elle shared her wisdom and “life-lessons” with some of the teens at the center where she volunteered. It just made her seem more real and approachable…that was certainly when I connected with her character more. Overall, the story was a bit rough in the beginning but improved as the plot developed. I can see the talent and potential for author Emily Eck, especially with her perspective of real-world grittiness.3 stars ~Kathy
Emily is a Midwestern Gal, but could be anywhere as you read this. She gypsy's the country, as well as south of the border. Adventure feeds her soul, and offers great writing material. She loves kids and working with teens, but can only handle caring for four-legged furry friends. A crazy dog and laid back cat have trained her to be their partner in life. Vices include Swedish Fish, ignoring chores in favor of reading, and caring too much for the people in her life. She chose to write this bio in third person as she is an Aries, and found writing in first person ended up with her writing an excessively long life story. Aries like to talk about themselves. It is something Emily is working on being more mindful of.
Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7768338.Emily_Eck
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Eck/e/B00I3JOLFA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steel-Ice-L-Emily-Eck-ebook/dp/B00I33VP1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395285822&sr=8-1&keywords=Steel+%26+Ice+Emily+Eck
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