Title: On Thin Ice
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2016
Nathan Rush is a small town man who has never dreamed of a bigger life.
Until, that is, the only surviving heiress of America's richest family lands on his doorstep. Nathan is the groundskeeper at Hollis House, the Valon family's upstate New York mansion just outside of Harlin Falls, the quiet, sleepy town he was raised in. He's an honest, hard-working man who wants nothing more than a beer and a hockey game on TV at the end of the night. Except, when the ice princess starts to melt, Nathan pictures his future in a way he never has before.
Camille Valon's life has taken place in the spotlight.
Until, that is, her parents are murdered in a mysterious Christmas Day fire. Now all she wants is to flee the prying news cameras and slow-moving investigation. She's an upper crust ice princess who is good at keeping everyone at arm's length. Grief-stricken and still fearing for her life, Camille arrives at her family's safe haven estate with secrets and a chip on her shoulder. What she didn't count on was the kind, ridiculously attractive man who caters to her every need.
As the months go by, and an impending threat grows closer to discovering Camille's location, the line between employer and employee becomes dangerously blurred. Nathan and Camille could be each other's saving graces, if only they'd put aside their visions of a perfect life and take the chance fate has put right in front of them.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
That’s that, then…
I completely LOVED the ending of this book. I think Camille ended up surprising me at the end, I seriously saw her for the damsel in distress. A woman unable to handle her own. I was happy to be wrong. I also loved to see Carrie’s take on a romantic suspense/mystery… which are my absolute favorite books!!
We have Camille Valon whose life has taken place in the spotlight. I believe the book said she had a large silver spoon in her mouth and never really took it out. You can tell she is the pampered, high maintenance girl but she’s lost everything that’s truly important to her. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her find herself and seeing her take such a mature step at the ending of the book. I am always inspired by those people who want more and expect more from themselves and Camille surprised me… in a good way!
Nathan Rush is a small town guy who has never really dreamed of much outside his happy, small town life. He is one of the most swoon-worthy men characters I have read in a while. His patience and heart really stood out in this book and made him a REAL man… not those perfect guys that are often on the front of romance books. I adored him!
This doesn’t top my favorite books from Carrie, the duet Lost and Found which were just outstanding books to me. On Thin Ice was different than all her other books and I am just thrilled that she’s branching out and not sticking to just sport romances, which aren’t high on my lists. I read hers because I have found that if Carrie Aarons writes it, I will love it, no matter the genre!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.