29 Sep 2013

Review: Breaking The Ice by Mandy Baggot

Title: Breaking The Ice
Author: Mandy Baggot
Publisher: New Generation Publishing (April 1, 2010)
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When routine driven box office assistant Samantha Smith meets the stars of 'Skating on Broadway' her life is turned upside down. Immediately attracted to the infamous lead skater Jimmy Lloyd, Samantha does her best to deny her feelings. But when all you can do is burst out laughing and hyperventilate every time you're under pressure, keeping things under wraps is a hard task. When the future of her beloved Civic Hall is threatened Samantha must rise to the challenge to ensure its survival. Constantly scrutinised and criticised by her zany sister Cleo and her brogue wearing boyfriend Jeremy, can Samantha save her job, save the Civic Hall and stop her panic attacks just long enough to give her away her heart?

Having never read any of Mandy's books before, I had no idea what to expect, however having been an FB pal for some time, I knew it had to be extraordinary, just like the author! And I wasn't at all disappointed. If you're a fan of chick lit, then Breaking The Ice offers all the usual chick lit fanfare - a hopelessly flawed main character and a sexy man to take her mind off things. Add to that a somewhat sex-obsessed zany sister and a boss who is plain old weird, you've got a story that'll keep you awake all night.
Not once was I bored or tempted to put the book down. In fact, quite the opposite, I found my Kindle hard to pry from my hands whilst reading - not even to get some much needed shut eye.
If I had to be critical about anything, I'd say I found Samantha, the main character, a little bit irritating at times due to her tendency to over panic, but once I realised she was just painfully shy and, let's face it, a bit weird, I came to accept her just the way she is.
I'm definitely keen to read more by Mandy Baggot. In fact, I've already got some of her books waiting patiently for me on my Kindle ;)
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Review by Suzy Turner

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  1. Thanks so much for having me, Suzy! I'm glad you enjoyed Breaking the Ice!

    Mandy :)

  2. Thanks so much for having me, Suzy! I'm glad you enjoyed Breaking the Ice!

    Mandy :)


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