Illusion On Ice by SR Grey

Title: Illusion on Ice
Series: A Boys of Winter Novel
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Confession time:
My name is Noel Sandlund and I play professional hockey—defense to be exact.
I lead a pretty good life. I’m not hurting for money and the ladies seem to like me.
And now things have gotten even better—I think I may have fallen in love.
See, while I was in Sweden playing in the world hockey championships this off-season, I met Maisie Troy.
And, man, she’s it for me.
Confession time:
I’m Maisie Troy.
This summer I met a man who’s everything I’ve ever wanted and more.
His name is Noel and he’s hot and sweet and plays amazing hockey.
I think he could be the one.
Too bad there’s one huge problem—I’m not who he thinks I am.
No, I’m just an illusion.
An illusion that’s about to shatter . . . like ice.
Illusion on Ice is the seventh standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.


My review:

Maisie is stranded in Stockholm, Sweden, when a “girls trip” her mother lied to her about was in reality her mom running off with a new rich boyfriend. Noel is a hockey player at a tournament in Stockholm representing Team USA. Maisie, in her desperation to get home, had decided to take a page from her mother’s playbook and hook up with a guy to get a plane ticket home. But then they fell for each other.

I’m undecided about this book. You know that feeling when you know there’s going to be big time drama because a character did something huge? It’s unsettling when there is no consequence for the person’s actions. The story is entertaining, but Noel comes across a little naive. He and Maisie really do seem to love each other but I do hope she gets therapy to resolve her abandonment issues beyond just a brief epiphany while talking to Noel.

This isn’t a bad book. It’s entertaining, but doesn’t have a lot of depth. Neither of the characters have to work much to resolve problems.

Rating: ♥♥♥

“Hilarious and perfectly ‘played’ sports romance that I devoured in one sitting! I can’t wait to read more.” – #1 NYT Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
“The usual Grey crisp writing, lovable heroes that you kinda want to slap, and a heroine that doesn’t back down,” Resistance on Ice is another fun standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.” – Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 30 Bestselling Author and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling Author. Check out her newest bestselling Boys of Winter hockey rom-com series. Each is a complete standalone novel, but the characters are interconnected and may pop up anywhere. 
Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller Lists, including the Top 100 several times. She is also a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes. 
Residing in Pennsylvania, when not writing Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams. Sometimes all at the same time!