I was blown away by this book/series. I "purchased" four books (Fr ...
I was blown away by this book/series. I "purchased" four books (Frozen Barriers, Hidden Barriers, Burning Barriers, and Broken Barriers). The books were all for free so I thought why not. I didn’t anticipate a great read as lately it seems a lot of the "free" reads are smut filled, thrown together and poorly written books. However I have found some good authors by the "free" book. Boy, I was in for a surprise!!! I wasn't anticipating being blown away with this refreshing read. Each book is a well written and complete story with no cliffhanger – each book is a standalone. It is told from alternating POVs. In my opinion, this made the story so much more complete seeing it from both sides. You get to see and feel what each one is thinking in the same situations. The words seemed to flow effortlessly and it was so easy to feel the emotion of these two people coming off the pages. The characters and scenes are descriptive enough that you feel you are there experiencing it right along with them. The erotica was just the right amount without being over the top. It is not a smut filled romance - it has just the right amount mixed in to compliment the story. There are plenty of heartbreaking and dark moments with a mix of happiness and fun. Each book plays with your different emotions that will make you angry, laugh, smile, and cry. The way that she wrote each story keeps you connected and not wanting to put the book down. When you get done, you are eager to start the next one. If you are looking for a great read with the perfect amount of sex mixed in, then you need to read the Barriers series books.
January 16, 2016
Frozen Barriers (Barriers #1) by Sara Shirley America figure sk
Frozen Barriers (Barriers #1) by Sara Shirley America figure skating star, Emily Cameron, has been pursuing her parents’ dream all her life. Minor-league hockey player, Jeremy Page, has always loved the game. It has been ages since Emily and Jeremy have seen each other, once skating at the same rink. Years later they are reunited, and Jeremy will do everything in his power for chance to get to know Emily better. I love that Frozen Barriers is written in two-person point of view. It was powerful knowing both Emily and Jeremy’s viewpoints. I really like Emily. She has been following her parents' vision her whole life. She at no time had a life of her own; always training, never living. Once she gets to know Jeremy, his family, and friends, she starts to question her life and becomes a stronger person. Despite having selfish parents, she is a good person and loyal friend. I love Jeremy. He has been raised by wonderful parents who take his friends in and make them feel as loved as their own. They have good values and a great life. Jeremy has a big heart and is loyal. After being hurt by his two-year college girlfriend, he doesn’t want a relationship with anyone, until Emily. I adored that Emily and Jeremy originally met when she was eleven, and he was thirteen. Next they bump into each other in high school and then finally when they are in their twenties. I guess third time is a charm. Emily and Jeremy have a natural feel as a couple. I love their text to each other. They really are adorable together. However, life is not perfect, and they also have their obstacles. There was one comment in the book that made me ponder. I read a lot of hockey romances, and one common thread seems to be that all the hockey players love the game. It makes sense. There is a scene where Jeremy gets called up to the NHL and in his first game after getting hit, he looks at the player and from the expression on the competitors face wonders when he stopped loving the game and when it stared becoming about the paycheck. I have always preferred college football and basketball because I felt the games had more heart but never considered the possibility for hockey. It made me wonder what the breakdown is for NHL players. What is the percentage of players who do it for the money versus playing for the love of the game? I want to be optimistic and say mostly for the love of the game. This book definitely makes a statement about priorities and what is really important in life. Both main and support characters grow throughout this book. Frozen Barriers made me angry, laugh, smile, and cry. Frozen Barriers is an amazing and heartwarming novel that I am so glad I read. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
I have not read that many hockey books but I love the athlete bo
I have not read that many hockey books but I love the athlete books so I thought I would give this one a try. I really enjoyed it. I am one of those people that love the meet and for some reason doesn't work out but you continue to think about the person. So I love this book. You have the super hot hockey player that is really and truly a super good guy. He is polite and caring but can be ridiculously stupid too. Jeremy is AWESOME! I loved him from the very beginning and my feelings did not change. I felt bad for Emily from the beginning. You have this girl who has never been treated any better than a servant and is expected to be perfect at all times. Her parents are horrible people and it is a wonder that she ended up being able to function at all. Jeremy and Emily were raised totally differently and it puts a lot of challenges on their relationship. I am giving this book 4.3 stars out of 5. I think that if you like the good guy then this is the book for you. GO GET IT!!!!
June 6, 2014