E–pub [Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1] Author Elizabeth Harmon

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  • Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1
  • Elizabeth Harmon
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9781426899508

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Read Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1 Elizabeth Harmon Á 2 Review Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1 Review Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A scandal plagued American figure skater's last chance at gold means pairing up with Russia's sexiest male skaterwho happens to be the first man she ever loved The Cutting Edge with a Russian twistAmerican pairs figure skater Carrie Parker’s Winter Games dreams were dashed when her philandering partner caused one of the greatest scandals in skating history Blacklisted from competing in America her career is overuntil she receives a mysterio. Originally reviewed here AngievilleI have my pal Li to thank for steering me in the direction of Elizabeth Harmon s debut novel Pairing Off She clued me in to its existence pointed out that it featured Olympic figure skaters and well that was all she wrote folks I am a huge figure skating fan And while I actually haven t read many books that focus on the sport there was simply no way I was going to not read a book billed as The Cutting Edge with a Russian twist I adored that movie as a kid As you can probably tell I haven t been so much with the review writing of late Happily that is in no way an indication of how my reading has fared because I have been reading up a storm But lately I never seem to get around to sitting down and hashing it out But with the figure skating World Championships coming up in a couple of weeks I thought it was the perfect time to highlight this little gemCarrie Parker is fairly certain life as she knew it is over when her career as a pairs figure skater comes to a grinding and spectacular halt courtesy of a scandal involving her partner and a judge Which is why she literally jumps at an unexpected and unusual invitation to travel to Russia and audition for a suddenly open position What she does not expect is that the male partner will turn out to be a familiar and wholly unwelcome face Anton Belikov is in need of a partner STAT His longtime skating partner and girlfriend Olga has up and left him for greener pastures and a partner likely to see her to the gold medal podium at the Olympics Determined to achieve his dream and make a go of it without her Anton warily follows his coach s advice and auditions the disgraced but unuestionably talented American However with the barriers of language culture politics and a distant night only Carrie remembers looming between them success on or off the ice is no guarantee for this unlikely teamI was just so taken with Pairing Off you guys From the very start I could tell the story was going to wrap itself around me Carrie is immediately sympathetic and though the narrative touches ever so briefly on the long ago night she and Anton met it is nonetheless clear to the reader how it affected both of them and how it will play an uneven but key role in their development as an actual pair What I was not expecting was how deeply I would fall in love with Moscow and Carrie s experiences there Harmon writes with great affection and joie de vivre when it comes to the streets and alleys gardens and soaring architecture of the Russian capital It is nothing short of a delight accompanying Carrie on her explorations and I was so pleased that aspect of her new life was allocated adeuate page time Carrie s willingness to fight her attendant isolation and uncertainty in a foreign clime with an open and inuisitive mind and with consistent forays out into her new home endeared her to me even as it filled me with wanderlust And as she learns the ropes of her adopted country so does she learn the ways of her adopted partner A favorite passage in which Carrie gets into a spot of trouble and calls Anton to help her outI ve never been happier to see someone in my lifeWhat the hell were you doing he shouted Trying to get killed I told you to stay near city centerShe stared looking for Anton not this furious wild eyed stranger And you also told me about the park where I could go hiking Look I m not your employee and I ll go where I please I got a little lost It could happen to anyoneBut it didn t happen to anyone It happened to youCarrie felt her eyes grow wide Was he suggesting she wasn t expendable Or was his real concern the hassle of finding another Olga replacement Much likely Her chest tightened and it was hard to breathe Yeah well I m sorry to be an inconvenience If I d known you were going to yell at me I never would have called She fumbled for her map and shook it open The subway s two blocks that way Drop me off I ll get home just fineDon t be ridiculous I m not dropping you at subway he muttered I was close by anyway It s good you calledOtherwise you d be auditioning new pair girls tomorrowHe jerked his head around and shot an angry look across the car Is that what you think I care aboutIsn t itThe tense silence was filled by the muffled sounds of traffic outside Jaw tight Anton turned his gaze back to the road You and I are in this together Partners like I said before His voice softened Not just two skaters making tricksThere is very little not to love about Anton Yet I appreciated how slowly their relationship developed He was still handling a long distance relationship with a girlfriend who abandoned him professionally She was struggling to reconcile the man she sees before her with the one she spent only a handful of hours with years ago and who does not seem to remember her at all Their respective families are complicated and play strong roles in shaping the way they see the world and the fears and hopes they harbor for their futures There are layers upon layers between these two and I relished the gradual dismantling and rebuilding they had to go through on their way to forming a firm and eual partnership This uiet romantic book is such a lovely read and one of my favorites of the year thus far

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Read Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1 Elizabeth Harmon Á 2 Review Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1 Review Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rdam he never expected to see her againnever mind skate with her When what starts as a publicity stunt grows into something real between them Carrie and Anton’s partnership will test their loyalties to family country and each other With only a few months to train for the competition of a lifetime can they master techniue and their emotions or will they lose their footing and fall victim to the heartaches of their pastsRed Hot Russians Book. This was greatVery Minor SpoilersThe writing was excellent and the characters of Anton and Carrie were lovely I particularly liked Anton who combined being a gentleman with kindness and a wicked sense of humour Carrie was lovely as well though emotionally damaged than I expected her innate kindness and open hearted nature had me invested in their relationship from the opening pages I also liked the insight it gave into the world of pairs figure skating particularly issues of nationality and citizenship about which I d been largely ignorant and though I m cheesy enough to have wished for a different ending I loved the future painted for them in the final chapterI would thoroughly recommend this to anyone interested in romance figure skating or Russia as all are given excellent representation here ARC provided by NetGalley in return for an honest review

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Read Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1 Elizabeth Harmon Á 2 Review Pairing Off Red Hot Russians #1 Review Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Us invitation and is reunited with the most infuriating talented and handsome skater she’s ever met Russian champion Anton Belikov knows sacrifice He gave up a normal life and any hope of a meaningful relationship to pursue his dream And he’s come close with a silver medal already under his belt the next stop is the gold All he needs is a partner While he’s never forgotten the young American skater he seduced one long ago night in Amste. I was so invested in this couple their tentative interactions their growing friendship the sexual tension that laced their every look and the backdrop of ice skating in Russia only added to the romance of this novel Admittedly I will say that though I enjoyed this one a lot it did veer on the slightly dramatic edge towards the end but it was never over the top and I appreciated that the drama did not exist between the leads but rather from outside sources I would for sure recommend this because it s swoony sweet and a little something different from the typical hordes of romance reads Barnum's Own Story: The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum most infuriating talented and handsome skater she’s ever Summary: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry met Russian champion Anton Belikov knows sacrifice He gave up a normal life and any hope of a Wreck This Journal (Duct Tape) Expanded Ed. meaningful relationship to pursue his dream And he’s come close with a silver Assertiveness for Women: An Assertiveness Training GuideFor Women (English Edition) medal already under his belt the next stop is the gold All he needs is a partner While he’s never forgotten the young American skater he seduced one long ago night in Amste. I was so invested in this couple their tentative interactions their growing friendship the sexual tension that laced their every look and the backdrop of ice skating in Russia only added to the romance of this novel Admittedly I will say that though I enjoyed this one a lot it did veer on the slightly dramatic edge towards the end but it was never over the top and I appreciated that the drama did not exist between the leads but rather from outside sources I would for sure recommend this because it s swoony sweet and a little something different from the typical hordes of romance reads