Cross-Checked is the second book in the Hot Ice series. I started this one immediately after finishing book one, as I was already hooked.
This book deals with Brick, another of the Orlando Vipers hockey team and Carly, an Olympic athlete. They meet as they’re volunteering for some charity work, and we quickly learn that Carly has had a crush on Brick for some time. She’s surprised to learn that he knows who she is, and that he’s interested in her.
Resisting his charms, Carly’s determined to keep him at arm’s length until she’s sure he’s not just after a quick fling. However, it’s not easy to keep Brick away, he’s sexy and persistent, and before long the two of them have given into their passions.
What follows is a really fun romp with some kink, some laughs (of the good kind!), and a healthy dollop of romance.
I was totally engaged with this novel from beginning to end, I just couldn’t stop reading. I loved the characters, their chemistry and their adventures, and as with the last book, this one made me immediately want to read the next one.
Overall, another brilliantly written erotic romance from Lily Harlem, one that I can heartily recommended.