Thursday, December 8, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ & 4 1/2 STAR REVIEW: On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons

Title: On Thin Ice
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2016

Nathan Rush is a small town man who has never dreamed of a bigger life.

Until, that is, the only surviving heiress of America's richest family lands on his doorstep. Nathan is the groundskeeper at Hollis House, the Valon family's upstate New York mansion just outside of Harlin Falls, the quiet, sleepy town he was raised in. He's an honest, hard-working man who wants nothing more than a beer and a hockey game on TV at the end of the night. Except, when the ice princess starts to melt, Nathan pictures his future in a way he never has before.

Camille Valon's life has taken place in the spotlight.

Until, that is, her parents are murdered in a mysterious Christmas Day fire. Now all she wants is to flee the prying news cameras and slow-moving investigation. She's an upper crust ice princess who is good at keeping everyone at arm's length. Grief-stricken and still fearing for her life, Camille arrives at her family's safe haven estate with secrets and a chip on her shoulder. What she didn't count on was the kind, ridiculously attractive man who caters to her every need.

As the months go by, and an impending threat grows closer to discovering Camille's location, the line between employer and employee becomes dangerously blurred. Nathan and Camille could be each other's saving graces, if only they'd put aside their visions of a perfect life and take the chance fate has put right in front of them.


My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Camille Valon is used to being in the spotlight, but this time it is different. After waking up on the lawn of her parent's house to find it engulfed in flames and her parents inside, she is now fearing for her life. To get away from everything she goes to upstate New York to Hollis House. Very few people know that her family owns it and it is the perfect place to escape for a while.

Nathan Rush is the groundskeeper at Hollis House. He took over after his father passed away and Harlin Falls has been his home his whole life. As he prepares for Camille's arrival he can't help but expect a cold, closed off woman who is grieving her parents. At first that is exactly what he gets, but as the two of them spend more time together, Nathan finds that she actually quite the opposite. Yes, she is grieving her parents, but she is also trying to figure out what do next. Her life has been anything but normal and this tragedy has forced her to figure out what she really wants. As Camille and Nathan grow closer and the threat against her becomes very real, they both discover that what they need is each other. 
“Please,” I detach and breathe the words against his lips, “I need you to kiss me.”
My plea seems to move something in him, because all at once his hands are cupping my cheeks and he’s pulling my face towards his. His lips cover mine, and this time, I can’t even have a reaction.
I can’t even think.
Warm, pliable, spectacular, mind-bending.All of my reactions come in snippets, instantly replaced by another emotion, another feeling. What Nathan is doing to me, the way he’s twisting up my insides and making me feel pulses and tingles in a place I’ve never felt them before…it’s magical. He’s erasing everything bad that has happened. He’s giving me an out of my life, and I’m taking it.
His arms encircle me, pushing my breasts against his front and making my nipples harden in an instant. So this is what all of the fuss is about.
I can’t get close enough to him fast enough. I want Nathan to rip off my clothes; I want things I’m not even sure I fully know about…
Oh God. His tongue is in my mouth. Tangling and dancing with mine, showing me everything he can do with it. Showing me exactly how he must use his …penis. No, that’s too clinical. His cock. How he must use that part of his anatomy in another place he can plunge into. It sends a chill of delight and anticipation running down my body, settling between the juncture of me and throbbing. Hard.
As quickly as we started, he breaks it off. Nathan’s breaths come in puffs, his chest heaving and his eyes pinning me to the spot.
“We…shouldn’t.” The words sound painful coming out of his throat.
At first I’m too stunned, to stirred up from that kiss, to speak. “Why not?”
He rakes his hands through his hair, walking across the library. “You’re messed up about what happened to your parents. And the notes, and the investigation. And, not to mention, you’re my employer. I…I took advantage of you.”
“You did not take advantage of me. I wanted that. I want more of it.” I’m standing my ground, finding my voice at the time I really need it.
Because of all of the things that have happened to me in the past month, there is nothing I’m more sure of than that I want Nathan Rush to kiss me again.
“We can’t.” His eyes are full of apologies.
And then he walks out, exiting the library and I assume leaving the house.
I just stand next to the desk, my phone face down on it, touching the lips that he just branded.
Nathan was such a genuine person and he was so good at pulling Camille out of her shell. She even gets to a point where she trusts him enough to allow him to see the real her, which is something she has never done before. Their love for each other is beautiful and such an important part of the story. But there is also the element of suspense and what exactly happened the night her parents were murdered that the author was able to pull off in fantastic fashion. I thought the book was going to go one way, but then it went in a completely different direction. Carrie keeps surprising me with the range of stories she writes. I never get bored while reading her books and On Thin Ice is no exception.


Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.


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