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Blog Tour with Review – Off the Ice by Julie Cross

Blog Tour with Review - Off the Ice by Julie Cross

Blog Tour with Review – Off the Ice by Julie CrossOff the Ice by Julie Cross
Series: Juniper Falls, #1
on February 28th 2017
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 320
Source: Chapter by Chapter

I received this book for free from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


All is fair in love and hockey…
Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.
Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.
It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.
For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.

In ” an Oyster Shell –  A heartwarming YA romance that is worth cozying up and reading.

The Pearls –  The story was really good. I have started to like sports romances. It helped that the story was told in two POV’s so you got more of the story. You get it from Tate and Claire’s POV. It is always helpful in a romance like this to see both sides it makes for a more fulfilling story.

I like the setting of the small town. Small town settings are so cozy and can be an epicenter of drama. This small town setting does not disappoint. Though this town has more secrets than most I think. The closeness between the townspeople keeps the secrets. Especially the closeness of Claire and Tate.

The romance was not clean but not too erotic. Just some steamy scenes. I liked the romance because it was Tate’s long-time crush to be with Claire. It’s a nice change that the guy gets the girl instead of the usual the girl gets the guy she’s been pining for. The romance was teased into existence and made for page turning frenzy.

The Sand –  It was a good book


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About Julie Cross

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 the 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 cred, 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.

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  • Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) March 8, 2017, 1:35 pm

    GReat review. It’s not a common trope that the guy gets the girl. This sounds like a cute book. I read her Whatever Life Throws at You and loved it. I’ll have to give this one a shot.
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    • Jessica March 12, 2017, 5:39 pm

      I’ll have to read Whatever Life Throws at you. Her style is nice and she’s got great narrative skills.

  • BusyPlayingHockey October 14, 2018, 12:20 am

    I love sports novel. winter is just start here and i am completing my collection already.

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