Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1) by Tamsen Parker

Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1)

Welcome to the Snow and Ice Games where the competition is fierce and the romance is HOT.Rowan Andrews is the unexpected darling of the Denver Snow and Ice Games. Luge has never captured the American public’s imagination as much as figure skating or even hockey, but her outsized personality and dare-devil ways have got everyone’s eyes glued to the track. Including a certain chart-topping heartthrob. Zane Rivera is the lead singer of License t...

Details Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1)

TitleLove on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Sports Romance

Reviews Love on the Tracks (Snow & Ice Games #1)

  • Briar's Reviews
    Love on the Tracks is another top tier romance by Tamsen Parker that should not be missed!Side Note: I am thoroughly disappointed in myself that it took me SOOOO long to get to this book - but hey, that's college life. But this was the most excellent treat after two weeks of heavy testing!!!I'd hate to say it, but I love this book WAY more than The Compass series (and I was overly obsessed with that book). I didn't think Tamsen could make me love...
  • Xan West
    A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI enjoyed this book a lot. It was exactly what I needed on a hard day: engaging, light, pretty well-paced romance with complex characterization. This is a musician/athlete meet cute romance with a fake relationship that of course turns real. I liked the way it played with these tropes, liked the chemistry between the main characters, and enjoyed their romance a...
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    When things become suddenly very real…What do you get when you mix a rock star and an elite athlete into a fake relationship? If you guessed sexual heat (at the minimum) and wild, satisfying mattress mambo (at the other end) then you are correct!Rowan’s fan crush for Zane and his boy band goes way back. Whether trying to zen while competing or enjoying down time, she plugs into his music and gets swept away. When Zane is suddenly not just a d...
  • Katie
    Eh, the conflict killed it for me. (view spoiler)[Her dad, who up to then had been fine, told the guy GET OUT OF HER LIFE . . . and so the guy goes away and gets her back by performing a song on tv???? You could . . . just call her???? Text her????? Also, the whole point of their relationship was to get media attention, so the news would've definitely been like, "YEP HE WAS AT THAT EVENT" so she would've known he was there, even though her dad sa...
  • nick
    Love on the Tracks' heroine, Rowan is a luger with a massive crush on heartthrob Zane Rivera. I liked this story quite a bit even though I'm not entirely into books with rockstars. There's the fake-relationship trope here and it was well-written. Both characters are quite likable too. I liked all the insides of luge, which isn't a sport that I've thought too much about, so that was interesting. Who I didn't like in this book was Rowan's dad. He d...
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramI received an arc from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Love On the Tracks follows Rowan and Zane. Rowan is at the Denver Snow and Ice Games to compete in Lunge, which has captured the public's attention and has pushed her into the public eye. Zane is the lead singer of a band called Licence to Game, which has become the most popular band in America. Both know of the ot...
  • Maria Rose
    As a fan of the winter Olympics, the idea of the Snow and Ice Games series is one that definitely appeals to me and I'm happy to say that this first in the series, Love on the Tracks, is a definite winner!Rowan Andrews is a twenty year old luger, with her heart set on getting a medal at this year's Snow and Ice Games (the SIGs). Her training inspiration is the music of Licence to Game, and she's the first to admit she has a crush on lead singer Z...
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 starsThe Snow and Ice Games series is a new collection from Tamsen Parker about world class athletes at the winter games. The series will include five books that will release December-March to coincide with the Winter Olympics. The series will also be made up of mixed pairings and while this first book is M/F, there will also be an M/M book, as well as an F/F story to complete the series.The book is told in alternating fi...
  • Ptiteaurel
    Je découvre la plume de l auteur et je trouve ça très intéressant de mélanger une romance sportive et un héros star de la chanson . C est la collision de deux univers mais au final avec les mêmes problématiquesAutre aspect original : l héroïne Rowan qui participe aux yeux olympiques dans la catégorie luge . Chronique complète http://thelovelyteacheraddictions.blo...
  • Sheryl Beesley
    3.5 stars... this was a cute and fun read... just in time for the Winter Olympics...
  • Fredrika
    I forgot to write a review right after I finished the book so I don’t exactly know what I wanted to write, but I generally enjoyed the book. It felt very fan fiction-y, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Plus, I liked how the MC was described as solidly built and almost as tall as the love interest.
  • Alex (HEABookNerd)
    Series: Snow & Ice Games #1I really wanted to like this one and I pushed through until the 45% mark, but I just couldn’t make it work so I heavily skimmed the rest of the book. Since this was a fake relationship between strangers things start out a bit slow as Rowan and Zane get to know each other. I liked that Zane didn’t want to push and he was always respectful. He also does a great job of making Rowan feel confident in her more athletic, ...
  • JG ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
    I really wanted to enjoy this book but I just couldn't connect with the story or the characters for some reason. The Snow & Ice Games focus was interesting, especially when blending an athlete with a rock star and whilst on paper, this story should have been a hit with me, it just wasn't for some reason and I found myself skipping over large parts of the story, sadly. This ebook was kindly provided by the author, publisher and Netgalley prior to ...
  • Lenore Kosinski
    2017-12-04 received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.4.5 stars — Well this was a whole bowl full of awesome! It was kind of tailor made for me. I mean, I’m not sure how many people know this about me, but I am an Olympic FIEND. It’s my favourite sport (and I realize it’s not a sport, just like rainbow isn’t a colour, but I do what I want). So a sports book...
  • JenReadsRomance
    This is such a fun, satisfying read! Zane Rivera is a 26 year old pop sensation as one of the members of the greatest living boy band. But after 10 years with the band, Zane longs to strike out on his own as a solo artist. But he loves his bandmates and friends, and he's willing to sacrifice what he needs for the continued success of the band. Rowan Andrew is a 20 year old athlete heading into the Snow and Ice Games as a hopeful medalist in the l...
  • Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
    Rowan Andrews is a professional athlete. She’s a Luger. She’s dedicated her whole life to this, ever since her mother died and she found comfort in channeling her energy into this sport.Zane Rivera is a rock star, the most popular hunk in License to Game, a successful boy band, is Rowan’s ultimate fantasy. Zane also has a deep appreciation to athletes, and now that the band is right before a renewal of contract he’s in need of some down t...
  • Coral
    For Rowan Andrew, meeting her idol singer from her favourite boy band was a dream come true. Unfortunately, the media and public are loving her reaction to the encounter on live tv. This brings up the idea of fake dating for publicity. For Zane Rivera, meeting an up and coming athlete who happens to be a fan was flattering. But their fake dating makes him see a different side of the fan and to the woman within. The fake relationships seems to tak...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***I really enjoy fake relationship stories, as I love the additional element of the couple being aware of one another, and knowing that it should be fake, but pursuing the relationship in public like it is real.Zane felt real, although there were timeline issues with this as he talks about how he formed his band in his early teens, 10 years ago...but is 26. Since he seemed older than early...
  • Taz Lozada
    Luge athlete and a boy band member, yes please! Rowan admitted in an interview that she has a crush on Zane of License to Game the lead singer. He has a thing for athletes and decides to surprise her at the Snow and Ice Games. What starts out as a fake relationship to get sponsors for her and exposure for his next album turns into something more.I love that the back drop is the O games (we can't say the real world as it is traded market). What do...
  • Heather andrews
    Zane is am equal opportunity man, “hey, I’m all for no clothes. But if I have to play naked, you have to listen naked.” Rowan's mind entertaining, "there. I have fulfilled my obligation as a responsible, sexually active adult. Therefore, I will not feel bad about riding Zane Rivera like I’m at a rodeo." I liked this book, Zane and rowan were a match made in Heaven.
  • Katherine
    Really fun. I loved that Zane is alpha on the outside, but in the bedroom wants to worship Rowan and be commanded to please her. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Bought from kobo
  • Ellie
    3.5 stars
  • Kristie
    Wow, okay... this was super cute and sweet. I really needed a book like this. Things are crazy before the holiday and this was the perfect little getaway for my brain. I loved Zane's sweet nature and his honesty, and really dug how agressive Rowan could be while still being a total fangirl. It's a HFN ending that honeslty feels like there is no way they're going to be able to keep this up, but the fact that they're young and willing to try is sim...
  • Christine
    I had high expectations going into this, especially since I'm a huge Winter Games junkie. While I give huge kudos to the author for creating a hardcore luger heroine, I was ultimately disappointed by the juvenile and lackluster romance between luge competitor Rowan and boy bander Zane. Rowan is competing for Team USA at the Snow and Ice Games and her fangirling over Zane's boy band License to Game is legendary, to the point that it comes the atte...
  • Jennifer
    I'm a huge fan of obscure winter sports, and it is a winter Olympic year, so when I saw that the heroine of this book was a top-rated luger, I knew I had to give it a try. As if that wasn't enough, add in the fact that the hero was a rock-star and this book was all kinds of catnip for me. I'm happy to report that the book lived up to all of my expectations. I wasn't sure what to expect but this turned out to be a wonderful, sex-positive romance b...
  • Michelle
    The book is told in alternating first person point of view, which helps round out the story. Rowan has been training for the luge for many years. Her father is her manager and their relationship is close, if not a little controlling on her father’s part, but he mostly means well. There aren’t many, if any, books with luge as the focus and it was interesting to have a strong female lead in a sport that isn’t as widely read about. Rowan is a ...
  • Jeannie Zelos
    Love on the Tracks, Tamsen ParkerReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre:  RomanceWell, I adore Tamsen's Compass series so when I saw this was keen to read. Its a very different style though, and felt very much more NA to me. That's fine, I do read and enjoy some NA, but somehow this one never really hooked me. It was a Good read, Tamsen's usual impeccable writing style where characters and scenes feel so real, but for me it wasn't a Great ...
  • Liza
    Love on the Tracks is the first book in the Snow & Ice Games series from Tamsen Parker and a great start to a new series. I really thought Ms. Parker did a great job setting up the Snow & Ice Games as games for serious athletes. I really like both Rowan and Zane as individuals and as a couple. I did laugh out loud a bit when Rowan fan-girled all over Zane when she initially met him. I would love to blame such reactions on her age, and it partly i...
  • Critterbee❇
    Contemporary sports romance that is an odd mix of immaturity and strength - Rowan is a world class luger who is starstruck over Zane, a dude in a boy band. At first her feelings are straight teenage fangirling, even though she is a strong, disciplined, successful athlete. Zane is a big fan of winter sports (really), and thinks Rowan is very attractive. Amidst all the crazy media surrounding the world class competition, the idea for a fake romance...
  • Deborah
    Rowan Andrews competes at the Snow and Ice Games in the luge.  She's a fierce competitor and is hyper-focused on bringing home a medal. All that goes sideways when a little comment in a magazine reveals her crush on a boy band lead singer.Zane Rivera sings for License to Game boy band.  They are the hottest things around.  When he reads Rowan's comment, he makes arrangements to meet her.  After the surprise meet and greet, a photo op of Zane ...