[ BOOK Cold Day in the Sun ] Author Sara Biren – healthymealss.us
ARC received in exchange for an honest review you 35 stars There S Really Not really not much say about this book it was short and sweet and although the ending was good it was slightly unsatisfying If you liked Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally you ll love this tooI don t want to talk much about the ending though Not just because of spoilers but also because I recognise that not all books HAVE to be escapism and have that erfect unshakeable HEA Especially a YA novel I m the first Bad, Bad Bluebloods (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep person to loudly say that 99999% of all high school couples break up so it would be unfair and unrealistic of me to expect my teenaged book couples to beerfection It just felt like there were a couples to be In the Cavern of the Night perfection It just felt like there were a of issues left unexplored by the end of the book Wes and Holland have barely agreed to become a couple let alone discussed theirlans for university and we already know they re going to different universitiesBut I don t want to give the impression that the romance in this book is unsatisfying It isn t it s really cute Wes was awesome and although Holland messed him around a little he never gave up on them The family dynamics were also awesome Unlike Catching Jordan Holland s dad is 100% behind his daughter doing whatever she wants which was very refreshing to see Holland s relationship with her mum and three brothers was also TOTAL GOALSNow for the crux of the story Holland being the only girl on her school s boys team for ice hockey in Halcyon Days Minnesota I understand that school and university level sports is a MASSIVE thing in America which I the bad boys of butte personally find a little weird because the only thing in England that comes remotely close is the Oxbridge boat race And that s barely But anyway there s a lot of media attention on Holland for herosition is she saying she s too good for the girls team Her two older brothers were captain does she think she deserves to be captain too There are a whole lot of Romancing the Customer people out there who think she s taking a spot away from a deserving malelayerHolland also has a lot of supporters Sometimes a few too many it felt like everyone and their dog was telling her to hold her head up high even when they didn t even know her It started to feel a little didactic and made Holland look weaker than she really isWhile the ending was slightly unfulfilling on the romantic front its open endedness in terms of Holland s life like does she ever make captain definitely means the book will stick in my head for a while longer than it otherwise would have done Rating 45 StarsYou know what I love I love when I cannot stop smiling while reading a book and that was EXACTLY what happened to me as I read Cold Day in the SunHolland had spent her whole life as one of the boys and when it came time to try out for her high school s hockey team she opted to stick with the boys team since they already had a well established dynamic in The Articles of Release (The Release place Needless to say she was constantly dealing with naysayers and those outside of the team who believed she didn t belonglaying with the guys She had to constantly The Sleepwalkers prove herself because she felt like they were all just waiting for her to fail Suddenly she seemed to be noticing that her team captain Wes has been notici. Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockeylayer not a hockey layer who happens to be a girl But when her school team is selected to be featured an. Ng her and Holland was forced to mediate a battle between her head and her heartI love sports romances and this one featured so *many amazing components which sum totaled to an incredible reading experience for meHolland was such an easy character * amazing components which sum totaled to an incredible reading experience for meHolland was such an easy character root for She was driven and focused and had to wear some armor being the lone woman on a men s team but she was also sensitive to other eople s needs and had a vulnerability which she was hesitant to reveal But Was Still Authentic I was still authentic I with her feeling some ressure and the weight of all eyes always being on her and it ained me that these eople made her doubt herself but she was so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family They believed in her and supported her They gave her that little lift when she needed it and it all really warmed my heartWes made me smile A LOT My initial impression of him was the same as Holland s not great but I started seeing these bits and Protectors of the Stars (Theias Moons, pieces of him which made my love for him grow exponentially He was a good captain who deftly walked that line between tough and encouraging He was a fantastic brother who doted on his little sister He was a good friend who listened when you needed him to and he made an effort to see things from youroint of view It was really all the little things he did which won my heart and made me believe that he was The Total Fishing Manual (Field Stream) perfect for HollandAnd OH what a sweet and lovely romance these two had I had so much fun spending time with them and kept hoping Holland would give in to her feelings Seriously the tension between these two wasalpable and their interactions ranged from too adorable to swoony The date at the a frame the opcorn the sharing of hot sauce the fence those hone conversations and even the blog interactions just made me ship them Yeah I was totally onboard with these twoThere were so many other fun and wonderful things in this story such as Holland s brothers and her Informing the Future present and supportive family The inclusion of actual hockey Hair bands This really brought me back Holland s blog Thelaylists Food references especially Holland s mom s food An ending that Dragons Do Eat Homework (The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Book, put aerma smile on my faceI wish I had The Last Ride of German Freddie photographic evidence of myself reading this book because I wore an expression of genuine bliss and another testament to the happy inducingower of this book is the grin I am sporting as I write this review Overall Cold Day in the Sun delivered that feel good vibe I expect from sports books but I also got an adorable romance a strong and determined heroine a swoony hero and a wonderful and supportive family ARC 16 v ja haku päällä provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS This is my favorite time of the day early morning I was up long before anyone else out on the frozen lake It s just me and my skates my stick theuck the net The only sounds my breathing and the sharp edge of blades on ice I m a bit on the fence about this one On one hand I flew through it on the other hand it didn t uite deliver the feeling The Malbim Esther promised by the cover It wasn t sweet or cute with the exception of a few moments but rather angsty and even heavy at times It s as if the author couldn t uite decide on a tone she D televised asart of HockeyFest her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame but there. .
Anted to tug at your heartstrings and "make you Moonchild ponder with about the issues brought up whileroviding cute fluffy moments through teenage love "you Constructing Effective Criticism ponder with about the issues brought up whileroviding cute fluffy moments through teenage love The Last Algonquin personally felt the issues were uite serious and I found it unsatisfying to see them kind of brushed off Sure the messagemoral of the story was in a goodlace but I was hoping to see it fleshed out The characters were not bad though I would have liked to see character development Holland is a resilient girl athletic and smart but maybe a little too much on the defense She Hall of Mirrors plays hockey on a boys team because that s what she s used too She grew up with three brotherslaying the same sport one of them being the co captain of her team I felt for her not knowing how to deal with this Judged by some girls who believe she thinks she s better than the rest of them and by men and boy who either think she s not strong enough and will endanger herself and her team or that she would serve only as a distraction for her teammates But I think in the end the harsh reality is that ney sayers will always Around No Matter around matter much you try to open their eyes there will always be a lot of Electric Machines and Power Systems people who think the world needs to fit their views and they will make a big stink of it including saying very hurtful words and slurs Maybe I was expecting to see about how she couldrocess all of that in a way that would not make her fearful and sick to her stomach all the time even though it s hard to do that The Jon Stanton Series - Three Thrillers (White Angel Murder people around her were sort of supportive however none of them said You know what his opinion does not matter he s just some randomerson who knows nothing about you Anyways this is just my bone to The Fundamental 5 pick Wes was okay but rather bland I wanted to know about him and his motivations Got some insight into Holland but wanted to know about him too other than he was a goodlayer handsome and he struggled with how motivate a teammate as a captain while wanting to be The Gate — Things my Mother told me. protective of her because of his crush Their relationship development felt kind of rushed They seemed to be crossed with each other one moment and crushing hard and taking action the next one Didn t uite findlausible Wes s need to go Vanity Loves Company public She has some legitimate fears about how their relationship will impact what goes on on the ice so I don t get why he had to brush them off so uickly Why was it that important to go on and official date instead of hanging outrivately The conflict resolution was not very satisfying The other characters were also superficially there it was hard to get a feel for Holland s support system because I couldn t tell who they were and what they were thinking Their encouragements were very generic You can do it you are the best kind of thing Overall not a bad story however maybe told too briefly Adorable albeit Wastin Away predictable story about a girl on an all boys hockey team who falls for one of her teammates Loved the girlower vibe of the whole story really enjoyed all the characters and even the hockey aspect too Very cute and easy read I don t know who told Sara Biren that hockey female athlete heroines the Foo Fighters glam rock and smoldering romance are all keys to my heart but whoosh I devoured this one Happy birthday to me. ’s one The Team Handbook person who fiercely supports her and it’s the lasterson she expects and definitely the last Worldviews of Aspiring Powers person she should be falling for her bossy team captain Wes .