Title: Steel & Ice
Author: Emily Eck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 26, 2014
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions
Elle isn't looking for love. Hardened by years on the streets, she's learned to take care of herself by covering her heart with ice and keeping men at arm's length. She's not weak and she doesn't need to be saved. But she wouldn't mind getting laid a little more often.
J's covered his heart with steel. He owe's his life to an MC that is not what it seems. Since he knows his priority must be to the club's demands, no matter how illegal, he decided a long time ago that love didn't fit anywhere in his life.
A not so chance, but definitely hot encounter on a crowded dance floor should be enough for J, but he can't seem to stay away from Elle. As she begins to melt his steel, and he manages to chip away her ice, his forced loyalty to the MC threatens to tear them apart. When the risk becomes greater than J expected, will love be enough to keep Elle from freezing her heart to him?
Seriously? I struggled with this book through the first half. It felt slow and the drug use with every page got old to me. Yet, when the relationship between Elle and J started to deepen I loved it.
This is the story of Elle and J. Two lost souls that have surrounded their hearts with steel and ice. Two souls that keep everyone at arms length, until they meet each other.
Elle is tall, gorgeous and smart. She is trying to better herself by going to college and help in out teens at a youth center. She has been on the streets since she was sixteen so she can definitely relate. She has never had a relationship and absolutely has never spoken the word love to any man in her life. That is until she meets J.
J seems to be the perfect man. Tall, dark and handsome. Oh and he is wealthy as well. He has never cared for anyone especially since he was part of an MC. He no longer wants to be part of the club but their is no way out. The debt he owes them is too large and he will be forever in their clutches.
The last two percent of this book literally has you on edge. You are shocked and in tears. The story will take off in book two as the author has us gut wrenched with a cliffhanger.
Looking forward to see what will happen. Live or die? Love or let go? Forgive or say goodbye? Oh the questions I need answered.
Emily is a Midwestern Gal, but could be anywhere as you read this. She gypsy's the country, as well as south of the border. Adventure feeds her soul, and offers great writing material. She loves kids and working with teens, but can only handle caring for four-legged furry friends. A crazy dog and laid back cat have trained her to be their partner in life. Vices include Swedish Fish, ignoring chores in favor of reading, and caring too much for the people in her life. She chose to write this bio in third person as she is an Aries, and found writing in first person ended up with her writing an excessively long life story. Aries like to talk about themselves. It is something Emily is working on being more mindful of.
Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7768338.Emily_Eck
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Eck/e/B00I3JOLFA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steel-Ice-L-Emily-Eck-ebook/dp/B00I33VP1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395285822&sr=8-1&keywords=Steel+%26+Ice+Emily+Eck