Published: 16th September, 2014
North was on track to go nowhere. According to his brothers, ice skating was a hobby not a career. That didn’t stop him from dreaming of an Olympic Medal. Even if it was an impossible dream without a coach.
Hadley had been on track to the Olympics when a skating accident left her crippled and unable to skate. With no future plan other than skating Hadley returns home tired and broken. She would never be again, an Olympic ranked skater.
When their tracks collide North finds hope and a future in Hadley. She could be everything he needs her to be. She could help him reach that elusive dream.
Hadley’s trying to find her future. That path doesn’t necessarily include North. North is a skater with his eyes set on a medal, and Hadley can never be again. She just wanted peace.
Leaving tracks is for North to do. Hadley has already cut hers into the ice.
Content Warning: Semi-explicit sex
What I liked: I loved the idea of these two people, one a hopeful skater and the other a former skater, trying to go Olympic when I first read the summary. Hadley herself was a character who was both conflicted and fun throughout the story about different things, especially once North became involved. North on the other hand is someone who doesn’t want to give up his dream of becoming good enough to be an Olympic ice skater. North isn’t all that great on learning how to do new moves since he practices on a frozen lake which also holds some bad memories for him from when he was younger. We learn quite a bit about the different characters who appear in the story for each perspective, and I enjoyed knowing them because they were all good characters. I also liked knowing how Hadley came to not be able to skate anymore, and what her accident had actually been. She also eluded to the fact she wished she had stayed a single skater, which gave a little insight as to what might have happened, but when we actually learn it’s a very bad injury that she would have never been able to come back from due to its severity unless she had been extremely lucky somehow.
What I didn’t like: Doesn’t really exist, I felt quite content with this book and what happened.
Overall Review: This was a very lovely book and one that I really enjoyed reading from the moment I picked up to the moment I finished. The characters are lovely and wonderful to follow and learning more about them as the story moved on was something I always love experiencing. This is yet another wonderful book by an amazing writer who I can’t wait to read more from!
Recommend?: Definitely! Victoria Escobar has a way with words that I really like and I’m excited to read more of her books as they come out!
My Rating: 3.8/5
About the Author
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in New York. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.
In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.