{Tour} Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross (with Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway)

Breaking the Ice Julie Cross Blog Tour

You already know how much we ❤ Julie Cross. We can’t get enough of her realistic storylines and super swoony guys! Breaking the Ice is no different, and we were thrilled to be invited to participate for her latest title, which is book two in her Juniper Falls series featuring boys who play hockey!


We’ve got a fun excerpt to share with you today, along with out thoughts and a giveaway you don’t want to miss. Unless you want to so we can win! 😂 Just kidding, we want you to enter (we just want to win!). Without further ado, let’s get right to it so you can check out this awesome swoonworthy book for yourself:

***About the Book***

{Tour} Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross (with Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway)Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross
Also by this author: Whatever Life Throws at You, Chasing Truth
Series: Juniper Falls #2
Published by Entangled Teen on December 26th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 200
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4.5 Stars

The second book in the Juniper Falls series from NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Cross, perfect for fans of Miranda Kenneally and Abbi Glines.

Haley Stevenson seems like she’s got it all together: cheer captain, “Princess” of Juniper Falls, and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she’s struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Repeating her Civics class during summer school is her chance to Get Things Done, not angst over boys. In fact, she’s sworn them off completely until college.

Fletcher Scott is happy to keep a low profile around Juniper Falls. He’s always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team and moonlighting at a job that would make his grandma blush. Suddenly, though, he’s finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner.

But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who’s ready to break all the rules.


Haley steps through the front door. Her hair is wet, and she’s wearing pajama shorts and a tank top. Several feelings—too many to even process—sweep over me, and it takes every bit of focus I have to keep my face cool and calm. What the hell is going on here?
Whatever it is, it needs to go away. Like now.

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***About Julie Cross***

Author Julie CrossJulie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press). She’s also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, Chasing Truth, Off the Ice, and many more to come! Julie Cross was a longtime resident of central Illinois but has recently moved her entire family across the country to continue her academic studies at Stanford University.

Find Julie Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

***Our Thoughts***

The 411:

Cheer captain Haley is as surprised as anyone when she finds herself falling for the quiet hockey player Fletcher Scott while they work on a project together during summer school.


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What We Loved:

Not gonna lie, we didn’t expect to love this as much as we did. Haley is the ex-girlfriend of the MC from the first book in this series, and you know us and loyalty. Haley took us by surprise–she was snarky and fun. We loved pretty much everything about this book, from the realistic way severe food allergies were brought into real-life situations to the epic swoon between an unlikely pairing.

But, come on. You know Fletcher Scott was our favorite part! He’s swoony and sweet and just…gah.

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Um...Not So Much:

There’s some unnecessary drama here, but not too much. Overall, a total win!

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Bottom Line:

A quick read with swoon and characters you’ll root for, Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross is every contemporary romance fans’ dream come true.

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Win Signed copies of Off the Ice and Breaking the Ice + a $25 Amazon Gift Card (US) * INT winners will receive ecopies of the books

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Good luck and don’t forget to check out the other stops on the blog tour for Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross!

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