Monday, June 21, 2021

Blog Tour: An Unlikely Pair by Traci Hunter Abramson

Book Description:

After a family tragedy, aspiring ballerina Amaliya Marcell is adrift. When she is forced to leave behind everything she knows, the lost young woman struggles to build a new life in an unfamiliar city. But when she meets a handsome world-class figure skater, she finds a glimmer of hope.

After his sister’s unexpected retirement from figure skating, Tyler Linden is devastated to give up his shot at the US national championships. His only hope is to find a new partner, a task that proves nearly impossible—until he observes a beautiful young woman at the local ice rink. Struck by her grace and poise, Tyler takes an unthinkable risk and asks Amaliya to become his new partner. To both of their surprise, she agrees. The path to the championship won’t be easy, but Amaliya and Tyler quickly establish a solid partnership and a profound connection—both on and off the ice. However, competition at the championships is fierce, and when the time comes, they will be forced to put everything on the line if they hope to achieve their dreams.


All I can say is, I'm so very glad for long road trips. Numerous hours to do nothing besides sit and read? (And look at the scenery. Montana is beautiful!) Yes, please! So yeah, I'm glad the timing worked out where I could read this book while we were traveling, because I didn't want to put it down. I know next to nothing about ice skating in any form, other than occasionally watching skaters in the Olympics, and all the moves they do are like a foreign language to me, but the story still captivated me. 

It was also kind of fun to read a story set in the early '80's, before we had cell phones, streaming videos and all the technological stuff we have now. Waiting for someone to call you on the phone instead of texting them.  Not knowing who was on the other end of the line before you picked it up. Phones with cords. All those little things brought back memories of when I was a kid. 

But aside from all that nostalgic stuff, I loved Amaliya and Tyler. They worked together so well, both on and off the ice. The supporting characters came to life for me as well, which always helps make the story that much better. I just hope there's a sequel in the works.

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Title: An Unlikely Pair
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Published: June 2021
ISBN: 1524417041
Source: I received a copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize that there was a prequel before I read it. Here's my review if you'd like all my thoughts on it :)