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~ REVIEW: Breaking the Ice by T. Torrest ~

91cGJK4j7wL._SL1500_SynopsisZachary McAllister’s entire life revolves around hockey and sex, in that order.
When a career-ending injury changes everything, he’s left mourning the life that could have been. Now the owner of a rundown local pub, the ex-NHL star finds himself grappling with his “ordinary” existence, trying to come to terms with a very uncertain future.

His former team is on track to win the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship without him, and preparations are being made for a victory party at the bar.

Enter Avery Brooks.
She’s the straitlaced event planner hired to arrange the party, thanks to her father’s connections.
Her father who just happens to be the General Manager for the NJ Devils…
and the guy who handed Zac his walking papers four years ago.

Suddenly, Avery finds herself face-to-face with her teenage crush.
The two had a minor flirtation going on back in the day, when Zac was just an arrogant, womanizing rookie and Avery was a naive, starry-eyed fan.

Their chemistry is undeniable, but both are completely different people than they were all those years ago.

In order for this fiery Devil to melt the heart of an ice princess, Zac will need to up his game.
All he needs to do is relearn everything he ever thought he knew about how to play.

Breaking the Ice was written based on the input and suggestions from readers.
From the characters’ names to their occupations to the years this story takes place, the entirety of this narrative has been created by (and for) readers like

***This book is intended for readers 18+ due to some offensive language, underage drinking, and graphic sex/sexual situations***

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christie review 4 and a half starsI was excited to read this one by T. Torrest since I have been a fan of hers for quite some time. I knew it was going to be different as she wrote the book based on input and ideas from her readers, and it exceeded all my expectations. It was filled with all the romance, steam, and humor that makes her books so good.

Avery is home from college when she meets the newest hockey player in town…Zac! Oh my…he is sex on a stick and then some. And, it becomes evident that he is also a huge manwhore. When the two meet, there are definitely sparks there, but Avery’s dad is the general manager of the team, and she knows how the players are. However, it doesn’t stop Zac from trying all of his lines on her but to no avail. They do develop a friendship over the next few years, but that attraction and lust is always simmering beneath the surface. One night changes everything between the two, and they go their separate ways only to meet several years later. Both of their lives are different than they thought it would be. Will this time be different? Will they get their HEA? You really have to read this great book to find out!

The relationship between Avery and Zac takes place over a number of years, but I loved it! Torrest is taking the chemistry and emotions and stringing us along perfectly. I don’t know who might combust first Avery and Zac or Torrest’s readers!!!!!! Avery and Zac had a lot going on as a couple, but the way each character is developed and explored made me invested in them as individuals. In other words, their own individual lives were just as important as their life as a potential couple.

I discovered T. Torrest a couple of years ago when I read Remember When, and she has had me hooked since then. Every character she creates just draws you in, and I love that! I recommend reading Breaking the Ice if you like a sweet, sexy romance with some sense of humor thrown in. I mean, what’s better than some good romance, sex, and laughter!

Abou the authorT. Torrest is a fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik’s cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She’s a pop-culture junkie, a movie aficionado, and an enthusiast of talking about herself in the third person. A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

She also really digs it when she hears from readers, and is known to use words like “dig” in a non-sarcastic way. You can find out more about her books at her website:

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~ Mollify (A Senses Series Novel) by Xavier Neal Blog Tour + 3 Reviews ~

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Add to GoodreadsSynopsisDean “Mr. O” Kellar has been following closely in the footsteps of his famous adopted father for years, but when Megan Davis pops back into his life suddenly he starts following him in a new light. She was the girl who saved Dean when they were children and the girl he needs to save now. Will the two of them be torn apart once more or will their hearts be allowed a chance to finally mollify?

A Senses Series Novel

XN MF RD Teaser 1ExcerptIn case you didn’t know, the only sound
sexier than a woman on the brink of an orgasm,
is a woman on the brink of an orgasm
that’s being given by me. We can test that if
you wanna disagree.

“Mmm…” she whimpers clutching the back of my head
to keep me latched in place while my tongue strokes away
tasting the most addictive flavor of fun in the entire universe.

“Oh…Oh..Ohhhh!!! I’m coming! I’m coming!” I
lap at the new juices, my afternoon snack about as sweet
as I expected it. Her legs continue to shake, my face now
smothered so deep I can’t breathe.

Yeah. That would be a fun one to explain to
my parents. “No. No. It’s cool. I just passed
out because her orgasm suffocated me.
You’ve been there right dad?” Ha. He would
understand and probably fist bump me before getting us both grounded.

Finally pulling my face free, I use the edge of my white
t-shirt to remove the shine.

Great face cleanser. Opens the pores. Oh
what? Don’t look at me like that. That was

“That’s why they call you Mr. O,” the girl says trying to
lift herself up on her unsteady elbows.

“No baby.” I rip off the shirt I was just trying to use as a
towel, exposing my muscular chest from hours at work and
working out. “That’s just the start of why they call me Mr.O.”

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michele review 5 star aHmmm.. Let’s see..

Sexy body – check
Confidence in the bed room – check
Kind, Caring and Protective of those he loves – check

No I’m not talking about Logan Kellar, we’re talking about Dean (I know I know, Logan is all those things too). Dean is seriously a clone of Logan. At 19 he’s starting down the path that Logan was on before he finally got his head together and let Maxx in. Dean even has a nickname from the ladies, he’s known as Mr. O, I’m sure you can figure out why.

However, Dean has always had a piece of himself missing ever since he was 9 years old. When he walks into a bakery one day, that piece comes right back into his life. But there are some obstacles that he has to move out of the way before he can have the girl.

Megan remembers Dean, Her Dean, from when they were kids. How do you forget the first boy you ever fell in love with? But she hasn’t had the best life the last few years. She’s now stuck in a relationship that is destructive, and she hasn’t had the best family life either. However, when she sees Dean, she sees a man that could make her happy, but she doesn’t think she’ll ever get her happy.

These two are seriously like another Logan and Maxx, only with a little less up and downs. Well, you’ll have that if you’re parents are giving you advice, especially when they see somethings they did only a few short years earlier. But even with all the advice and help from the whole family, will Dean and Megan be able to get the happily ever after that the rest of the family has had?

You get to see more of everyone in the family (especially Maxx and Logan). However, things are so happy in Maxx and Logan land, they have some of their own issues to work out. But the one person that I did fall in love with was Maxx and Logan’s child. Seriously, this kid is the best of both parents! (You’ll just have to read the book to find out the sex of the baby)

As always, I am sucked into Xavier’s stories, and completely unable to put it down. I’m sad to see the series end. I’m hoping and praying that we’ll get some stories about Dean and Megan’s friends in the future. It’s really freaky how they all mirror the grown-ups. But enough of my rambling, you really do need to read this series in order, but once you start you won’t want to stop. Xavier is most definitely one of my top five authors out there!

christie review 5 star a

“Everyone in this family has a story to tell Kid. Now you have you have your own.”

Now, it’s Dean’s chance to finally tell his story, and what a story he has! I have been anticipating this book ever since Xavier Neal said Dean would be getting his own book. He stole my heart the very first time Logan saw him and felt the need to protect him. Mollify didn’t just meet my expectations, it blew them out of the water.

Dean is now a college student and has turned into a mini Logan. The Kid has grown into Mr. O, satisfying girls all over the place. As we soon find out, all that is about to change. You see, there has always been a piece of Dean’s heart that has been missing. He finds it when he sees the girl who has possession of that piece of his heart when he walks into a bakery and sees Megan. He has been in love with her since he was 9. When she left, she took a piece of him with her. They easily remember each other, and over the next few weeks, begin catching up. The two have amazing chemistry, so the scenes they have are explosive. But, Dean wants more…he vows never to let Megan go again. As Dean’s life has changed, so has Megan’s. Instead of hers getting better, it has gotten worse…a lot worse. In fact, her life is in danger. Can they overcome their pasts to have a happy future they both deserve, and more importantly, will Megan survive? You need to read this one now!!!!

I was so glad to be amongst the clan again, and this time I got to be Dean’s and Megan’s closest confidante. There is so much to love about these two. Yeah, they are a mini Logan and Maxx, but they are their own too. Logan and Maxx had painful pasts, but Dean and Megan have their own horrors they have lived through. They both are survivors, but together they may just be unbeatable. As an added surprise, we see some of the characters from the Havoc series, which was pure genius. I read a lot of books and have favorite writers, and Xavier is in the top. However, she is the best, hands down, in connecting her readers with her characters and thus the book…in her case, an entire series. It is evident in her writing that her stories aren’t a means to an end. It’s not just a profession for her; she writes from her heart. She loves her characters; therefore, her readers love her characters.

I sound like a broken record, but every book the Xavier writes just gets better. She continues to add unforgettable characters and does a phenomenal job of giving you little clues of who it might be in all of her books. As always, her theme is family and the importance of their love and support. Shared hearts, not shared blood is what makes a family. As Dean says, “Once upon a time, I wished I had a family like mine and now I do. Who knows? Our family changes and grows so often; who’s to say it won’t get a little bigger again soon?” Thank you, Xavier, for making me a part of such an awesome family. I can’t wait to meet the newest member soon!

daniell review 5 star aDean “Mr. O” Kellar is following in his father’s footsteps when it comes to being the ultimate ladies’ man.  He works hard at his father’s gym, therefore he deserves to play hard, right? And he certainly is living up to his nickname.  But when he walks into a bakery and is face to face with the girl who has had his heart since he was a little boy, he is willing to change his game for a chance with her.

Megan Davis’ memories of her childhood best friend has gotten her through the toughest of times. When he walks back into her life, Megan is happy to have her best friend again. And even though she is attracted to him, she has heard all about Dean’s reputation and isn’t interested in being just another notch on his bedpost.

Can Dean convince Megan she means more to him than just some fun between the sheets?

I absolutely LOVE the Senses series!! Dean is just like his father in all of the best ways! Dean and Megan have such an amazing bond, lasting through years apart. Even though this is Dean’s story, I was thrilled that there was a lot of Maxx and Logan in this one too. And their little one is absolutely adorable!  This book/series is a definite MUST read!!


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Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

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