After a family tragedy, aspiring ballerina Amaliya Marcell is adrift. When she is forced to leave behind everything she knows, the lost young woman struggles to build a new life in an unfamiliar city. But when she meets a handsome world-class figure skater, she finds a glimmer of hope.
After his sister’s unexpected retirement from figure skating, Tyler Linden is devastate to give up his shot at the US national championships. His only hope is to find a new partner, a task that proves nearly impossible—until he observes a beautiful young woman at the local ice rink. Struck by her grace and poise, Tyler takes an unthinkable risk and asks Amaliya to become his new partner. To both of their surprise, she agrees. The path to the championship won’t be easy, but Amaliya and Tyler quickly establish a solid partnership and a profound connection—both on and off the ice. However, competition at the championships is fierce, and when the times comes, they will be forced to put everything on the line if they hope to achieve their dreams.
About the author:
Originally from Arizona, TRACI HUNTER ABRAMSON spent much of her childhood exploring the little town of Pinewood. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since leaving the CIA, Traci has written multiple novels, including the Undercurrents trilogy, Royal Target, and the Saint Squad series. When she’s not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She also enjoys cooking, although she prefers an electric stove to the wood-burning variety.
This is my first Traci Abramson book and it won’t be my last!
I love watching ice skating in the Olympics and as a kid I LoVED the movie “Cutting Edge” but that’s about all I knew was this book had ice skating.
This book sucked me in from the beginning and I felt like I was watching it all play out. I didn’t know the ice skating terms of some things and I feel like this book is better classified as a sports fiction or contemporary fiction because it focuses on ice skating. Count in the cheering section for Tyler and Amaliya!
Amaliya has had her dreams come true with an acceptance to join a ballet company! Only she isn’t 18 yet and needs her parents permission which they deny, encouraging her to finish high school. An unfortunate accident throws off her future plans and she moves from DC to Connecticut. She did ballet with her mom, a former prima ballerina, but she can’t stomach to do it while her mom is in the hospital. But she finds herself at an ice rink, she grew up in one as her dad was a professional hockey player turned coach.
Tyler has had his dreams to get to the Olympics but his sister’s injury and her move across country throws a huge wrench into his plans. But a beautiful young woman enters the ice rink and he has a feeling about her. She has the grace but she doesn’t have the technique, even his coach is against the unlikely pair.
I really loved this book but it ended abruptly with no epilogue so I hope there is another book in the series. I can’t wait to read more of Traci’s other works and to read the prequel to this series, Dancing To Freedom, which is the story about Amaliya’s mom and dad. Thank you to the publisher for the ebook arc copy. These are my own thoughts and opinions.