Morgan Powell was raised to be perfect, to set an example for her sisters to follow. Her life has been dedicated to making something of her career, so she wouldn’t know what to do with a man even if you gave her an instruction manual.
Brett ‘Ice’ Grady spends his days trying to keep up with his teenage daughter, his nights consumed in Regulators’ MC business. He has no time for anything more than a casual hookup.
Two worlds collide when the dangers of his life crash into the calm of hers.
Can she go beyond her own boundaries and chip her way through to the man known to be as cold as ice?
I’m honestly kind of torn with this one. On one hand I loved the story line, I liked the characters… but on the other? Okay, let me explain….
The set up for this book happened in Stripping Her Defenses. Ice was introduced in Riley and Kara’s story. I couldn’t wait to get to know Ice once that story was finished. The set-up was perfect. He was pretty much a mystery, but it was obvious that there was much more to him than readers got a taste of in Stripping Her Defenses. In that aspect, readers weren’t disappointed.
Ice was an over-protective dad. A very unconventional dad, but a loving one none the less. He put his daughter first. Whether that meant having her check in as soon as she got home, having members of the Regulators tailing or watching her or being there for her personally, he had her covered. He was also the leader of a MC that wasn’t exactly what it seemed.
Morgan was the daughter of parents who kept up appearances and expected their children to conform. If they didn’t… well, let’s just say neither one of them were going to be awarded ‘parent of the year’ …not by a long shot. She was prim and proper, played by the rules and never stepped out of line.
Together these two were as unlikely a couple as you would expect. Circumstances beyond their control brought them together. It was a little far fetched at times, but it eventually it worked.
So what didn’t work for me with Ice? It may have been just me, but the writing seemed kind of choppy. The POV switched between Morgan and Ice and that was great. The inner dialogue and interactions between the characters just seemed a little awkward at times. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like the story. I actually want to know more about these characters and what happens next.
Following these characters will also involve some back tracking through both Jessie Lane and Chelsea Cameron’s previous series. I think I’m up to the task. 😉