My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
North is an optimistic and hopeful skater, with his eyes set on an Olympic medal. The fact that he is pretty much a novice at this and that almost everyone else in the world thinks he can't make it, doesn't really bother him much. All that he is desperately seeking, is a guiding hand and a beacon. Hadley is a girl whose life has pretty much been shaken by destiny. Once a gifted skater, but crippled by a nasty accident, she has absolutely no chance of going back to the Olympics ever. When these two are thrown together by fate, North sees this as a blessing, hoping Hadley will give him the guidance and training needed, while Hadley sees this as an intrusion, embittered by her frostiness about what can never be hers. Will these two leave their shells out and understand each other, is what the book takes us through.
What gripped me the most was the diagonally opposite characterisation for North and Hadley - each so different from the other, and yet so human at the core. As the reader, they both come across as endearing, be it the dreamy-eyed, almost baby-like North, or the hardened and snappy Hadley. The pace of the book was perfect. Escobar has managed to keep the narrative engaging, at the same time not rushing through the emotional elements.
I absolutely loved the book and would recommend it to all book lovers!
My rating: 5 stars
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Genre - New Adult Contemporary
Publication: September 16th, 2014
North was on track to go nowhere. According to his brothers, ice skating was a hobby not a career. That didn’t stop him from dreaming of an Olympic Medal. Even if it was an impossible dream without a coach.
Hadley had been on track to the Olympics when a skating accident left her crippled and unable to skate. With no future plan other than skating Hadley returns home tired and broken. She would never be again, an Olympic ranked skater.
When their tracks collide North finds hope and a future in Hadley. She could be everything he needs her to be. She could help him reach that elusive dream.
Hadley’s trying to find her future. That path doesn’t necessarily include North. North is a skater with his eyes set on a medal, and Hadley can never be again. She just wanted peace.
Leaving tracks is for North to do. Hadley has already cut hers into the ice.