All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher
Publication Date: October 10, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…
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What prompted me to want to be part of this blog tour, was the idea of two people coming together despite their differences. I love opposite attract stories especially when the main characters start off not very fond of each other, which is the case for Lia and Pierce.
This story remind me a lot of The Cutting Edge. You have two people from vastly different worlds that come together for one common goal, unlike the movie, these two people are forced together to teach twenty two kids how to skate, and not forced together to win a championship. Which in itself is a great part of the story.
I liked the online aspect of the book as well, it played out about how I was expecting it to. I felt like it was a great way to have them interact without expectation of them to act a certain way. They could be themselves without having to be themselves. It was another big draw to the story for me.
I always find myself drawn into stories that are relatable, and both characters in this story with their own issues which makes them real people, and not just perfect on paper. I enjoyed the fact that it was not insta-love, and that they took their time with becoming more.
A great read, and definitely one I will read again.
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About the Author:
Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.