Book Reviews

Rocking Thin Ice by Z. Allora at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Bisexual / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Athletes/Coaches / Romance
Reviewed by nakin1978 on 01-June-2020

Book Blurb

Can a sexy rock star show a relationship-phobic ice skater that there’s more to life than gold medals?  

 

When ice-skating’s bad boy Blaze first glimpses Drake, every fantasy he’s ever had flares to life. Not only is rock star Drake sexy as sin, his songs awaken a longing in Blaze that he’s denied for years. But Blaze Parker doesn’t believe in relationships—at least not those that last more than twenty minutes. 

 

Drake Keys has dreamed about the sensual ice skater for years. When Drake is kicked out of his band because of his bisexuality, he drives across the country to finally see the man he’s had a crush on skate live.   

 

Though the attraction is instant and intense, both Blaze and Drake have baggage that puts any relationship on thin ice. Blaze is driven by a long-ago betrayal to prove himself a champion, and Drake, uncertain about the future, hopes to resurrect his music career. As they take a road trip together, Drake romances Blaze, hoping to melt his heart and show him that love is possible… but not without some tough decisions.

 

Book Review

I really enjoyed this book. It is a slow-burn buildup but it is so worth all the tension because even though it is not explosive from the beginning, it definitely ignited all my feels while reading it. I really enjoyed how two people from WAY different aspects of life come together to find something so amazingly special. These two men have such different outlooks on relationships only to come together and find common ground. This book was such an amazing read!

Blaze is a figure skater. When he was eighteen, a horrible betrayal happened to him only to out him as gay to the world and it almost ruined his career. After a couple of years off he came back only to work his butt off to get to the point years later where he has a chance at the Olympics. Because of the betrayal, he does not believe in love or relationships. Hookups are okay but nothing more. So when his idol and secret crush, Drake, shows up at an exhibition skate, Blaze is blown away by the man being so down to earth. Especially after believing the stereotypes for rock stars.

Drake has followed Blaze’s career from the beginning. He is a huge fan and always has been. Drake is a guitarist for a rock group called Midnight Shadow. The one thing that the manager of this group has made clear to Drake is that, even though he is bisexual, he is not allowed to act on it. He had a very public fight with his short-term girlfriend about a threesome the two partook in together but she was not happy that he enjoyed the man who joined them. So for this reason, the manager dropped Drake like yesterday’s news.

After being fired, Drake decides that is his perfect opportunity to watch one of his idols skate. Neither man ever expected this meeting to eventually turn into something more. But this just may be what the future holds for these two men. They may just find the one thing in the other that they have both been missing. Only time will tell as they spend more and more time together.

This was such an incredible read. I truly enjoyed this book. It is one of those books that leaves you feeling all gooey inside after reading it. Definitely a recommended read!

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review. This review was first published on Gay Book Reviews.

 

Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 226 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 30-July-2019
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/rocking-thin-ice-by-z-allora-10654-b