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Young Adult Indie 1164
Another Sweet Romance from Michelle MacQueen!
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Charlotte-or Charlie-loves both hockey and figure skating. However, she knows she can't do both and has already chosen to pursue figure skating. She gives it her all and with a perfectionist mom, there isn't any room for error. Because of this, she doesn't have time to waste on things like hanging out with friends and going to parties. Her peers have given her the nickname "Ice Princess" and she hates it. Especially when the perfect Jessie Carrigan says it.

With Jesse's mom gone and his dad busy with work, Jesse has taken it upon himself to help out at home. This includes cooking dinner, making sure everyone stays in line, and helping his sister out with her social anxiety. He's passionate about hockey, but the school's team hasn't won a single game. When he sees Charlie playing hockey with her friend, he knows the team needs her. However, she's the coaches daughter and completely off limits.

Jesse is persistent about getting Charlie to help the team. When he gets her in trouble at school, she has no choice but to help out them out, much to her dad's surprise. Slowly, Charlie learns that not everything is about being the best figure skater. There are more important things than going through life as a robot and she has Jesse to thank for that.

JESSE AND THE ICE PRINCESS is a contemporary romance that also shows the little thing in life can be the most important. Charlie is stubborn, but even she can't help but fall for Jesse's charm. He's just the sweetest and shows her all the possibilities of who she can be. I love the incorporation of hockey and figure skating because it brings in a bit of action and keeps the pace of the plot up. Michelle MacQueen steals my heart with another sweet romance that I could reread again and again.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance, sports romance, hockey, figure skating, and coming of age.
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