Pairing Off (Red Hot Russians, #1) Read Online Free - A scandal-plagued American figure skater's last chance at gold means pairing up with Russia's sexiest male skater...who happens to be the first man she ever loved.
"The Cutting Edge" with a Russian twist.
American 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 over…until she receives a mysterious 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 Amsterdam, he never expected to see her again…never 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 technique and their emotions, or will they lose their footing and fall victim to the heartaches of their pasts?
Red Hot Russians, Book #1
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March 16, 2015
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville
I 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 sk...
February 15, 2015
As a HUGE fan of figure skating, I was super excited to see a new skating romance hit the shelves, and Pairing Off didn't disappoint. The majority of the book is set in Russia, and Elizabeth Harmon painted such a rich picture of the country and its people. I truly felt like I was in the story wit...
January 11, 2015
3.5 Russian/American Pairs Stars * * *1/2
The love of Ice Skating
The feel of Russia and the beauty of its people, land and history.
The complexity of politics, family, secrets and hurt.
And the understanding of love for one another can be your home.
A gifted copy was provided by publisher vi...
January 24, 2016
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 t...
January 27, 2015
This was great!
Very Minor Spoilers...
The 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 more emotionally damaged than I expected, her...
April 11, 2016
At 50% into, the hero still has another girlfriend. To top it off, that relationship is not exclusive. He admits to the heroine near the end he never stepped out on Olga but was with OW when they would break up, which you get the impression was quite often. Olga was selfish and crazy, but he kept...
July 24, 2016
Lunges, pivots, turns, spins, Salchows, loops, flips, Lutz jumps, axel jumps, singles, doubles, and triples. It’s okay if these terms don’t mean a whole hell of a lot to you. I’d consider myself a casual fan of ice skating. When I see a skating competition on television, I definitely watch. Plus,...
August 14, 2016
Carrie Parker's promising career in pairs figure skating collapsed in a scandal when her arsehole of a partner was caught in bed with a judge. Most people just would not believe she had nothing to do with his transparent attempts at cheating. So when Carrie receives an invitation from a Russian t...
March 06, 2018
I love the Winter Olympics. I love Winter sports. I'm Canadian and we are winter! This was the first time in a long time I really got to watch a lot of the events so naturally, that led to me wanting to read something Olympic themed. There didn't really seem to be many fictional books about the W...
January 25, 2018
Recommended to me by Randee!
This read was perfect timing - with Tonya Harding and the upcoming Olympics in the news, I was ready to dive in to the world of professional ice skating. I loved the quiet and brooding hero Anton, but did find that the 'stunt' they do a bit forced. Overall a really fun...