Cross Drop by Elizabeth Hartey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Elizabeth Hartey scores with CROSS DROP, the second book in the On the Edge Series. College hockey star, Dalton Walker, has loved one girl, Nikki Dixon. He has no idea why she suddenly hates him and left the school. Now two years later, she is back, and he is determined to figure out what happened. This contemporary sport romance primarily takes place at Bernard University in Maine.
After reading book one, CROSS STROKE, I was anxiously awaiting Dalt and Nikki’s story. They obviously had history; I had no idea how much. CROSS DROP is an excellent example of miscommunications and deception. Nikki thinks Dalt broke up with her. Dalt has no idea why Niki left him and disappeared from school. The two were clearly in love with each other. The things that transpired, and the lost time was unfortunate.
I enjoyed the characters. Dalt and Nikki are an adorable couple. What happened between them was horrible. Nikki should have been more trusting of Dalt, but it is understandable why she reacted the way she did. I’m glad she confided in Tracy, who brought a different perspective in the mix. They are a compatible couple. Dalt and Nikki are both hard working. They are excellent athletes. Nikki is captain of the soccer team, and Dalt is expected to be drafted. They were comfortable around one another. They were each other soul mates. They need to work on some issues to trust again; which is easier said than done, with a major secret that was kept. I like that they own up to their mistakes. Dalt is very thoughtful; I love where he takes Nikki on their date. I felt horrible about some of the things that happened with his family.
Elizabeth Hartey does an exceptional job with her writing and plot. I like how the story started out in the past and then fast forwarded to overlap with book one. A number of unexpected things occur throughout the novel. The story flowed well and was easy to read. Be warned it is a hard book to put down. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2018
Original Title: Cross Drop
Edition Language: English
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