Hello lovelies! Today I have my ARC book review of
**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**
Trigger Warnings: Cyber Bullying, Bullying.
Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part 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’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.
Publication Date: March 12, 2019.
Cold Day in the Sun is a Young Adult Sports Contemporary Romance—-which is one of my favourite sub-genres.
Although Cold Day in the Sun is in a favourite sub-genre of mine, it actually took me quite a while to finish reading Holland’s story. Like, 6 months long. Not that the story is a particularly thick novel. I just had a difficult time connecting with the main character, Holland.
Holland, in the beginning, made me so unbelievably angry. I wanted to slap some sense into this girl. But because I couldn’t, I stopped reading Cold Day in the Sun. I took a leave from it, if you will. Why? Because Holland was very angry in the beginning of her story. And all of it was directed at one of her co-captains.
So I took a six month sabbatical (lol).
I gave Cold Day in the Sun another chance not too long ago–and I’m glad I did, because I ended up truly enjoying all that Cold Day in the Sun had to offer. A story about a girl who has always played with the guys in mens hockey. A girl, who, ends up in a one sided enemies-to-lovers romance–where the tension, the angst was so think and palpable that you wouldn’t have been able to cut through it.
How can I properly express my feelings for this book? I was close to crying, not once, but twice. There were actual scenes that caused me to tear up and just thinking back on those scenes already had me tearing up
must. resist. tears!. Another thing that Cold Day in the Sun made me feel was true and fool proof anger. Not because of Holland in the beginning of her story (although that is true). No, I was angry because of what took place on the ice when Holland was in a game. What was said, and done to her, is truly….ugh. Just know what I want to punch that character in the freaking face.
When I reached the end of Cold Day in the Sun, I was shocked that it was actually the ending. Like, I was truly expecting there to be more to the novel. Holland’s story couldn’t just end that way… I wanted more! However after a night’s sleep, I realize why Biren ended Cold Day in the Sun in the way that she did: sweetly.
Though I had…..feelings, towards Cold Day in the Sun, I ended up really enjoying Holland’s story.
I give Cold Day in the Sun, 4 stars.
Have you read Cold Day in the Sun? If you have, what did/do you think of it? Have you read any other Sport Romance novels?
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