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Hannah Grace

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4 Værker 3,145 Medlemmer 31 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Hannah Grace

Icebreaker (2022) 2,139 eksemplarer
Wildfire (2023) 983 eksemplarer
Daydream (2024) 21 eksemplarer
Heavenly Hugs (2006) 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Grace, Hannah
Fødselsdato
1987-09-03
Køn
female
Nationalitet
British
Agent
Kimberly (Brower Literary)
Kort biografi
Hannah Grace is an English self-labelled “fluffy comfort book” author, writing predominantly new adult and contemporary romance from her home in Manchester.

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Icebreaker by Hannah Grace
Maple Hills series #. College, new adult contemporary sports romance. HFN.
Anastasia Allen spends her time competitive figure skating under a scholarship at University of California, Maple Hills, hoping for a spot on Team USA.
Nate Hawkins is the captain of the hockey team. He will back and support every player on his team. When the school needs to blend two separate training schedules on the same ice rink, Nate and Anastasia have to bury the animosity and coordinate practice times. Sparks fly and competition heats up. Both on the ice and off.

Oh, those college days. Wild parties, excessive drinking, sex games, and late afternoon classes. It’s a rite of passage.
The twenty-something’s in this story also have competitive athletics that puts pressure on top of everything else.
Nate’s a stand-up guy fighting for Stasia’s best interests. Several times, he puts her first. It’s hot! He makes this super steamy romance swoon worthy.
… (mere)
 
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Madison_Fairbanks | 23 andre anmeldelser | Jun 8, 2024 |
Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Alcohol use, alcoholic father, gambling addiction, bullying, physical assault and injury in the past
Score: Two out of ten.
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Wildfire was as awful, if not worse, than Icebreaker. Perhaps I should stop reading from Hannah Grace, as all her books have been overhyped. I wanted to read this one for a while, hoping it would be much better than Icebreaker, but unfortunately, it was at the same level as Icebreaker. The ratings were low, the blurb didn't seem intriguing and I was underwhelmed.

It starts with Russ Callaghan and Aurora Roberts meeting and briefly interacting with each other in a college party, but Aurora escapes before Russ asks for her surname, then it cuts to a summer camp, where Russ and Aurora meet again. Everything looks typical except for one rule, the camp staff can't develop relationships, much to their dismay, but I know what's going to happen. They develop a relationship anyway. There is little plot other than that, and all the issues I saw in Icebreaker reappear in Wildfire. First the characters are difficult to connect or relate with, making me disconnect from the central storyline. While the length of Wildfire is less than Grace's debut creation, Icebreaker, clocking in at less than 400 pages, the pacing is still slow and continues to be this way, which made me enjoy it less.

I didn't feel like Russ and Aurora had any chemistry or character development, since they lacked depth and never changed from the beginning to the end. Adding more depth and development would've improved the reading experience. Wildfire has no literary value, as it is nothing more than a mere contemporary romance, meaning those looking for diversity or literary value should look elsewhere. At least the setting of the camp was interesting, but I would've liked to see more of the side characters, like Anastasia, of which there aren't many. The writing style is enough to keep the plot going, since it's accessible and there's nothing too literary. I don't think Grace will improve based on this one. I'm done with her now. The climax is heartwarming though, as the couple is together.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
Law_Books600 | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2024 |
Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Near-death experience, physical assault, restrictive dieting, implied anorexia/bulimia
Score: Two out of ten.
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Short review: Icebreaker was awful.

Long review: Icebreaker by Hannah Grace was the worst book I've read this year. I wanted to read it after seeing it in my recommendations, then I got it when it was ready at the library. I glanced at the blurb, which made it seem intriguing, but I lowered my expectations after seeing the ratings. When I closed the final page, I was disappointed.

It starts with Anastasia Allen and Nate Hawkins, each living separate lives, with Anastasia being part of the USA ice skating team for three years, and Nate being part of the ice hockey team. The opening pages are slow, and the pacing continues to be this way. A slow pace only works when I like the characters, but unfortunately, I found it hard to connect or relate with them. I didn't like them either. There's only one plot in Icebreaker: the relationship between Anastasia and Nate, but the author didn't write them well, so I didn't feel like they had any chemistry. I would've liked to see more of the side characters, but Icebreaker didn't dedicate any subplots or page time to them, and the narrative still managed to span more than 400 pages. Removing filler pages and adding more subplots would've improved the reading experience. There's no literary value or diversity either.

Icebreaker sent a worrying message of unhealthy eating when I saw Anastasia dieting, meaning she didn't eat as much as she should. Even worse, she gets away with it for most of the narrative, and her issues are only visible when she gets bruises more easily. Where are the support systems? There aren't any as far as I can see, much to my dismay. Ten chapters have spicy scenes, which I found hard to read, and I almost gave the work a DNF, and I should've. The jarring juxtapositions detracted from the storyline, as sometimes there can be discussions of serious topics, contrasting with the overall lighthearted tone. At least the climax is a high note, with Anastasia and Nate continuing their relationship.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
Law_Books600 | 23 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2024 |
Great characters. I want more.
 
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mimji | 23 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |

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Medlemmer
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Vurdering
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ISBN
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