“Skirting The Ice” by Jennie Marts is book number three in the “Bannister Brothers” series. This is Jack Bannister and Murphy Ryan’s story.
Jack has Murphy knew each other as kids when she would visit her grandfather. They lost touch after Murphy’s grandfather got sick. Jack always felt that Murphy was the one that got away. Everyone that Murphy dated just never compared to Jack. Murphy’s grandfather left his house to her and some money. The house and money allowed Murphy to move back to Colorado to help build a NHL women’s hockey team.
One day Jack discovers that Murphy is now living next door in her grandfather’s home. He feels like he has been given a second chance. Due to asthma Jack is unable to do physical activity like his star NHL brothers which makes him feel less of a man. Danger has followed Murphy to Colorado and Jack will do anything that he can to protect her. Will Jack be able to protect Murphy? Will Jack allow his insecurities to prevent them from finding true love?
I loved that the author made Murphy an independent woman. This is a fun and steamy romance with a mystery to be solved. Jennie Mart stories are fun, entertaining, and are a great way to escape from everyday routine.
FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.