When Dancing on Ice airs each January, speculation abounds about which skating pairs are hooking up, or falling out, behind the scenes. I love all the gossip and the drama, not to mention the amazing skating, so it seemed like the perfect setting for a fun, romantic story. I love writing about fame and slow-burn romances, and Strictly on Ice is my second novel, the first in a new series to be published by Choc Lit.
In the book, Katie is a former Olympic skating champion with a busted ankle and a bad attitude. She takes part in a new TV show to earn some cash, but she gets more than she bargained for when she’s partnered with a love-rat rugby player, and finds that her ex-boyfriend is on the judging panel!
The joy of writing Strictly on Ice was the excuse to really delve into the world of figure skating, to watch beautiful and breath-taking routines by the likes of Yuna Kim, Nathan Chen, Mao Asada, Evgenia Medvedeva, and of course, our very own Torvill and Dean.
It’s a beautiful and awe-inspiring sport, and I hope I capture some of the magic of it in Strictly on Ice.
About the Book:
When falling in love comes with the risk of falling flat on your face ...
Former Olympic skating champion Katie Saunders is well known for her ‘ice queen’ persona in the press. On the face of it, perhaps Katie should have forgiven her former skating partner and ex-boyfriend, Alex Michaelson, for the accident that shattered both her ankle and their Olympic dreams – but she just can’t seem to let it go.
When Katie reluctantly agrees to take part in a new TV skating show, it’s only because she’s desperate for cash. What she didn’t count on is the drama – not only is she partnered up with infamous love rat rugby player Jamie Welsh, but one of the judges is none other than Alex Michaelson himself.
As the show progresses, will Katie be shown the hard way, once again, that romance on the ice should remain strictly off-limits?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Buckley lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and two sons. After working in the charity sector in the UK and abroad, she turned her hand to writing and her first novel, Star in the Shadows, was published in 2019.
She writes any moment that she can, enthralled by stories of fame, romance and happy ever afters. Apart from being addicted to writing and enjoying soft play with her sons, she’s an avid reader, action-movie fan and chocolate addict.
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