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Series: Red Hot Russians #5
Title: Shining Through
Author and Publisher: Elizabeth Harmon
Published: October 2nd, 2017
Whilst this is part of the Red Hot Russians series, I believe it works well as a standalone and you don’t need to read the others to appreciate and enjoy this story.
Sometimes what you dreamed of and worked so hard for just gets to be too much. Tabitha Turner is nicknamed Miss Perfect. She’s America’s golden girl, hoping to win gold in the Winter Olympic Games figure skating competition, the Ice Princess . . . Whilst she’s still determined to succeed, she’s also had enough of the expectations and pressure. She’s ready for her own bit of ‘me time’. Contrastingly, Russian Daniil Andreev is also just as competitive but he also has his wild side and rarely conforms. Can two such driven skaters find each other behind the glitz and glamour of the skating world? Can they trust each other and overcome the pressures to give their mutual attraction the chance to grown into more?
This is another brilliant book in this series, this time featuring two characters fighting against the odds to achieve their dreams. Watching their relationship develop through the story is great. The story provides lots of behind the scenes action and glimpses, putting the world of competitive figure skating under the spotlight as the story progresses. There are a multitude of secondary characters, from family to coaches, choreographers and so many others, all making their own contributions to the atmosphere and events. This is a fun read and I have no hesitation in recommending it and the other stories in the series!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
The Biggest Season of her Career…
America’s sweetheart Tabitha Turner is on track to win figure-skating gold in the Winter Games. Her family has sacrificed everything for her career, but the pressure is taking its toll. Burned out and living a lie, can Tabitha let off a little steam without melting the ice?
The Last Chance of His…
Russia’s bad boy of skating Daniil Andreev is determined to prove the toughest thing about him is his competitive fight. When Tabitha tempts him to help her take a secret walk on the wild side, he gives her a taste of the freedom she craves, never expecting that one unforgettable night could turn into something more.
Two Hearts on Thin Ice…
Chicago, Vancouver, Paris… the international figure skating season unfolds. Tabitha and Daniil compete and fall in love, but as the pressure mounts in a make-or-break season, can they set aside their painful pasts and spiral into a shining future together… or will their dreams shatter like thin ice?