Trivial Pursuits by Aven Ellis
Series: Chicago on Ice #2
Also in this series: The Aubrey Rules
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on 20th April 2016
Landon Holder is exactly the kind of man Livy Adams should stay far away from. The flashy, flirty star defenseman for the Chicago Buffaloes is known for hooking up with women all over Chicago. Livy finds herself attracted to Landy, but his sexy good looks and charm are irrelevant. She had her heart shattered by a cheating athlete in college, and Livy vows she will never let her judgment lapse like that ever again. Yet Livy knows she can’t spend the rest of her life focusing on building her jewelry line during the day and her evenings playing TriviaPlayOrPass! on her phone, either. Even though she does have fabulous conversations with a player named Scott, it’s time to get back in the game—in real life. While Livy tries to figure out her career path in jewelry design, she knows it’s time to take a chance on romance again, too. But in a strange twist of fate, Livy finds herself getting to know Landy on a much deeper level. Sometimes people aren’t always as they appear to be. Just like a diamond, you have to look closely to see true clarity. As Livy unwraps the layers around Landy to see the man behind the image, will she have a change of heart? Can she leave her past behind for a future with Landy? Or is it all a game of trivial pursuits?
At the risk of now saying this with every new novel Aven Ellis publishes, Trivial Pursuits must be my favourite of hers yet.
I always love her sexy and lovable heroes and the 'best friend', creative girls she introduces to her readers. But something about Landon and Livy was... dare I say 'different'? ;-) It's unbelievable how she does it, but Landon must be the sexiest man ever. And he only exists on page. The way she describes not only his looks, but the attraction there is between him and Livy on both an emotional and physical level is astonishing. I actually felt myself falling in love with this man!
And Livy, ofcourse, is just a star. I liked her from the get go and I can't say this enough, but I love how Aven's main girls keep getting stronger with every book. Yes, Livy has her insecurities, but she's also not afraid to be proud of her talents and acknowledge her own strengths and gifts.
She's also the funniest of Aven's girls yet (and the Trivial game 'hook' is brilliant!!).
Another thing I love is how Aven is creating another wonderful tight-knit group of friends and relatives with the Chicago on Ice series. As always, you can read the books in any order you like, but there's just something wonderful about catching up with the characters you've come to know and love in previous books.
I could go on and on, but bottom line is: I so enjoyed reading this book and falling in love with yet another book boyfriend created by Aven Ellis.
Read the first chapter here.
ABOUT AVEN ELLIS. Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency. But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year. Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.