Breaking the Ice When routine driven box office assistant Samantha Smith meets the stars of Skating on Broadway her life is turned upside down Immediately attracted to the infamous lead skater Jimmy Lloyd Samantha do

  • Title: Breaking the Ice
  • Author: Mandy Baggot
  • ISBN: 9781907461279
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • When routine driven box office assistant Samantha Smith meets the stars of Skating on Broadway her life is turned upside down Immediately attracted to the infamous lead skater Jimmy Lloyd, Samantha does her best to deny her feelings But when all you can do is burst out laughing and hyperventilate every time you re under pressure, keeping things under wraps is a hard taWhen routine driven box office assistant Samantha Smith meets the stars of Skating on Broadway her life is turned upside down Immediately attracted to the infamous lead skater Jimmy Lloyd, Samantha does her best to deny her feelings But when all you can do is burst out laughing and hyperventilate every time you re under pressure, keeping things under wraps is a hard task When the future of her beloved Civic Hall is threatened Samantha must rise to the challenge to ensure its survival Constantly scrutinised and criticised by her zany sister Cleo and her brogue wearing boyfriend Jeremy, can Samantha save her job, save the Civic Hall and stop her panic attacks just long enough to give her away her heart

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    About “Mandy Baggot

    1. Mandy Baggot says:

      Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award winning romance writer In 2017 she was signed by Ebury Publishing Penguin Random House.The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016.Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1 s Who Dares Sings and The X Factor.Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.Visit Mandy s website at mandybaggot



    2 thoughts on “Breaking the Ice

    1. When routine driven box office assistant Samantha Smith meets the stars of ‘Skating on Broadway’ her life is turned upside down. Immediately attracted to lead skater Jimmy Lloyd, Samantha does her best to deny her feelings. But when all you can do is burst out laughing and hyperventilate every time you’re under pressure, keeping things under wraps is a hard task. When the future of her beloved Civic Hall is threatened Samantha must rise to the challenge to ensure its survival. Constantly s [...]

    2. Breaking the Ice by Mandy BaggotSamantha Smith is a shy, self-conscious, single girl who likes the settled routine that her job selling programmes and ice-cream in an old fashioned theatre provides. It made Samantha feel safe and secure. Samantha lives with her sister Cleo who is the exact opposite of Samantha, she is confident and outgoing. Samantha does not go anywhere or do anything but work, mainly preferring her own company or that of a stray cat called Gobbolino.When the theatre puts on a [...]

    3. Breaking the IceMandy BaggotI won this book in an email competition and I’m glad that I did!Seeing past the spelling and punctuation, the story flows and the lead characters are easy to identify with. Their humanity comes across quite early on in the story. Samantha is a wonderful character and although she controls her life to the nth plus one degree there are times during crises when we get to see the real ‘Sam’ when her strength comes shining through. Having been a panic attack sufferer [...]

    4. Breaking the Ice is the story of Samantha Smith, a girl with a dull life and a multitude of problems, whose life changes when the Ice skaters come to town! I really love ice skating and even though I'm not great at it, in my head I am one of those graceful, twirling girls that can be spun around and lifted about - I wish! So I was hoping there would be lots of sequins and pazazz and although there were a few technical skate moves tossed in, I wish there had been more (blame dancing on ice!) I di [...]

    5. I loved this book! I laughed out loud at times and I especially loved when the usually timid Samantha started standing up for herself. I'm gutted it's finished, infact I am about to go and add some more Mandy Baggot books to my Kindle even though I have loads of unread books.

    6. I have been reading a lot of books recently by self-published authors. Over the last few years I have read many reviews on self published authors which have put me off of reading them. I decided it was time to see for myself what I thought of some of their works. I read 2-3 books a week so I have decided for each week in July and August I am going to read one self published book. I have already read Working it Out by Nicola May and Bagpipes and Bullshot by Janice Horton ( both of these reviews y [...]

    7. Perhaps after only a chapter or two I realised I was enchanted by this story, and it was a wonderfully easy to read book that kept me interested the whole way through. My only regret is that I bought it 4 years before starting to read it, when I really should have started it moments after purchasing. Samantha Smith is not your typical female lead, she is a nervous wreck, lacking in confidence and has a tendency to have panic attacks. She works for the local civic centre, that she adores, and tak [...]

    8. Oh my goodness there is so much in this book I can identify with am so glad I read this book. Samantha is the younger of two sisters one very outgoing(Cleo) who is so confident nothing seems to scare her, she seems a little embarrassed by her shy, book loving, old classic film loving sister(Samantha) who doesn't go in for latest fashion in clothes, or the latest nightclub or have to visit restaurant instead she's happy in her job in the Old Civic Hall selling tickets & being the person who s [...]

    9. This was a fun, comfortable read. The story unfolded at a nice pace and there wasn't any part of it that felt rushed or forced and I can honestly say that at no point whilst reading was I bored. I read this book in two sittings, most of it in just a few short hours. That's how easy and comfortable it was to fall into Samantha's world. I think this is one of the first times I have read a book where I didn't really like the main character. When the book first started I quite liked her, but quite q [...]

    10. Breaking the Ice revolves around Samantha Smith and her dedication to her job as a box office assistant and general dogsbody at the Civic Centre. When the centre hosts a major event, Skating on Broadway, Samantha gets to meet skating heartthrob Jimmy Lloyd and, against her normally cautious self – and denying it every step of the way – falls for him. Jimmy has issues of his own but appears to fall for her too, being able to look past her reticence and nervousness. When the Civic Centre is un [...]

    11. Having never read any of Mandy's books before, I had no idea what to expect, however having been an FB pal for some time, I knew it had to be extraordinary, just like the author! And I wasn't at all disappointed. If you're a fan of chick lit, then Breaking The Ice offers all the usual chick lit fanfare - a hopelessly flawed main character and a sexy man to take her mind off things. Add to that a somewhat sex-obsessed zany sister and a boss who is plain old weird, you've got a story that'll keep [...]

    12. Samantha is a box office assistant and she meets Jimmy the lead in the ice show. Panic attacks start happening and he is right there to help her. She had a sister Cleo who I think is too busy with herself and her own personal life to open her eyes and see what is really going on with her sister. Jimmy is just out if rehab and struggling with his addictions. He likes Sam and teaches her how to skate. I love the ending but the whole story takes quite some time to build up to it.

    13. Really enjoyed reading this novel. The characters were engaging, the stroyline had me gripped from the first few pages and the location or setting of the scene was different to many of the other books I have read of that genre. Thank you Mandy.

    14. I loved this book immensely. The storyline was great and also the characters. I thought Sam was great and it was nice to read about a girl who isn't confident in her own skin, it was a refreshing read, definitely more like real life!

    15. The main character Sam is kind of annoying only because she is extremely meek, and panics over everything. But as the story progressed she started to come out of her shell. I enjoyed this book but only after I really pushed myself through the first few chapters.

    16. So loved this book not that I should be surprised Mandy Baggot is an amazing writer. Love her books. Another amazing read and hard to put down kinda book. Was full of suspense.:)

    17. Review published on my blog: UKTreasureTrove.wordpressFor Mandy Baggot fans, the 3rd May has been marked down in diaries as the date her new book, Taking Charge is released! To tide over the anticipation of this event, I decided to download the last of her books I haven't read - Breaking the Ice! Dancing on Ice fans, this is definitely one you have to pick up.Meet our heroine Samantha, London based, almost West End box office assistant, at Civic Hall. Slightly neurotic, uber efficient and overwh [...]

    18. Firstly I’d like to thank Janice from Loveahappyending for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review. If you are a regular reader of Me, My Books and I you will know that I’m a big fan of Mandy’s books so I really couldn’t wait to get started on this one – from the blurb it sounded like another hit and I’m pleased to say that it most definitely was!Getting to know Samantha was interesting for me because I seemed to have quite a few things in common with her – organise [...]

    19. The hero of this book is mouth wateringly warm, even if he is on ice. The heroine is a bit scatty actually. And although it did add to the humour, and I would empathise with her, at times I did get annoyed with her too. As a self-published book, this story could have done with a better edit. There were some grammatical errors and the avoidance of the word 'said', plus too much dialogue tagging in places, which slowed the pace down. This is the reason I've given it three stars. However, as I got [...]

    20. Now I am a big fan of author Mandy Baggot and while this is not my favouriy (Knowing Me, Knowing You, still topping the charts) it was a great read. Mandy's writing style offers an easy read and I always fall in love with the main characters and particularly the female ones.Mandy writes with great humour but also understanding of humour nature.A great book for taking on holiday or enjoying in the bath!

    21. There were lots of things to like about this book. It had an interesting and topical plot and some good characters eg Gobbo the cat but the characters were a bit too annoying and implausible and there were some plot issues that jerked me out of the story in a couple of places. This is an author with a good voice however and I will try more of her work.

    22. Having recently read three of M Baggott books I found Breaking the Ice the least I liked of the three. Had a look at previous reviews,for this book, most were favourable, overly long and gave too much away. The spoiler for me was Helen's enduring panic attacks which seemed to go for ever and develop a life and story of its own

    23. I wanted to like this book, but actually I really struggled with it. The main character Sam is really quite annoying and tedious and her sister is self centred and selfish. I would have given one star if it hadn't been for the fact that it did slightly pick up towards the end and the male character of Jimmy I did like. I'd be dubious about reading another of the authors books.

    24. A sweet story about a shy, nervy woman in her 20s who is devoted to work. When that job is threatened, she commits to saving it and gets involved with a famous Ice Skater from Canada. Nice story, nice characters, grand if you want something warm and fluffy with no major shocks.

    25. Unusual romance between a theatre manager and ice skating star. Love a Brit romance and this was done with a really light touch with lots of comic moments. Will certainly look for more of Mandy's work.

    26. I am the author of this book so I have to give it five stars! Follow box office assistant Samantha as she struggles to overcome her panic attacks and her zany sister Cleo. Can she stop fainting long enough to let herself fall in love?

    27. I didn't like Sam, she was so down on herself. But I loved the fact that all the characters were so real. It was a cute story, the self doubting was what killed it.

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