on October 10th 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Sports & Recreation, Hockey, General
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Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one...
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all...
All Laced Up is by far one of the cutest books I’ve read this year! Entangled are publishing some absolutely cracking books at the moment, and this is right up there with my favourites. It has everything I love in a book: romance, swoon-worthy moments, mistaken identities, and two people who hate each other. Well, that’s not true. Lia hates Pierce, but Pierce literally has no idea who she is, going so far as to call her Mia and Lucy (which made me want to smash his face in, because Lia is a great name (I’m biased), although I prefer my spelling of Leah because it is surprisingly easier to get on t-shirts, mugs, all kinds of tat).
I absolutely LOVED the whole online-forum thing. I liked that it let Lia be a bit more honest, a bit more confident, as anyone can be when they do something online, because you don’t have to see the person you’re talking to and I think that really helped with their friendship, because Pierce didn’t have to be PIERCE MILLER the whole time, which must have been exhausting; the thought of being famous is good in theory, but in actuality? Not so much. But the whole online thing is really what made the spark ignite, and I lapped it up good!
All Laced Up was just the cutest book, I swear. I loved Lia, I loved Pierce (eventually, when he learned Lia’s name!!!!), the plot was cute and I loved seeing them both struggle with their respective sports – figure skating for Lia, hockey for Pierce and to see them help each other through just made me even more swoony. This just had all the right ingredients to make the most sweetest, loveliest romance there ever was, with added bonus of figure skating because I freaking love watching figure skating, it’s amazing. Erin Fletcher is such a good writer and I hope she’s hard at work on her next book because I’m desperate for it over here!