Monday, October 10, 2016

Review: All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher

All Laced Up

Author: Erin Fletcher
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Series: Breakaway #1
Pages: Paperback, 184 pages
Genre: YA
Release Date: October 10th 2016


Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.

When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.

But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.

Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…

Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…


I had high hopes for this one..
I got exactly what I was hoping for and then some.

Fletcher did an great job at telling as sweet story, keeping it light and yet insightful. Being raised in Heidiland means I am not only fond of winter sports, but I have lots of personal experience with it.
This being a skating novel means there is lots of sport bits I can relate to. Fletcher showed the beauty of it, but also the pressures and to a degree the ugly. It's one of my favorite bits of this novel. The descriptions of the skating are simply perfect!
The writing style reflects all of this. It's easy yet beautiful and insightful.

The story line is sweet, fun, cute, swoony- exactly what I want in a cute & fluffy. I literally read this in one go. I just couldn't put it down. I was captivated and when I finished all I wanted was the next novel!

As the blurb says, everybody loves Pierce, I'm not being an exception here. I was won over by Pierce right from the first POV. He is sweet, thoughtful, funny, strong, clever and a Hockey player.
Lia is interesting. Because to be honest, at first I found her so conceited. She was so opinionated and rater presumptuous. I love her feistiness and her strength of character.
The novel has interesting characters. All of which are well rounded. The support cast is interesting. I found myself hoping that Fletcher will write book on basically the entire support cast.
Another aspect I loved were the families. It's interesting to see Pierce and Lia interact with their families, there past and trying to cope with their future. It felt real and it felt grounded. Wonderful aspect of the novel.

This a feel good, swoony cute & fluffy that left me with a big smile and eager anticipation for the next installment!


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