Book Review: The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis

December 1, 2015 Book review 5 ★★★★

I have a secret that I want to share! Whenever I need a little pick me up and an injection of romantic swoons in my reads, I turn to an Aven Ellis book. The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis just like every other book that I’ve read by this author made me smile and happy sigh and charmed my bookish heart.

Book Review: The Definition of Icing by Aven EllisThe Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis
Series: Dallas Demons Series, #2
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on 27th May 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 258
Format: eARC
Source: Received from Author
Buy on Amazon

ARC REVIEW Romance swoon!


First Line of The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis


“I think I’m melting”


Reasons I loved The Definition of Icing:

heart iconChocolate Girl! I love that Kenley is an ambitious and creative chocolate consultant! I want this job! She runs her own business teaching people about the art of chocolate, runs tasting classes and helps organise chocolate statement pieces for parties. Mmmhhh, sounds like a delicious career!


heart iconHockey Boy: Nate is protective and gentle and from the first moment we meet him, he displays both those traits. He has some issues (but nothing ridiculously melodramatic) and this causes him to push/pull a bit in the relationship but we can see just how much he is falling for Kenley.


heart iconSwoony romance: Together chocolate girl and hockey boy add up to a tasty and believable duo. They have chemistry in abundance, grow a fantastic friendship as well and I appreciated how they talked their way through the bumps on the road that they hit.


heart iconCute chapter headings. Every chapter started with either a chocolate definition or a hockey definition and that just added to the cuteness feel and tied the chocolate/hockey themes together. It also gave a little heads up for what was coming next. And I adored when we got the definition of icing as it applied to both.

The Definition of Icing: A delicious, sweet coating for baked goods. Like iced sugar cookies

The Definition of Icing: Not sweet. When the puck is shot into the other end from behind the center red line and the opposing player gets to the face-off circle first.


heart iconSolid gang of friends: I love the warm friendships in this book, the gang are loyal, supportive and a lot of fun. I loved as well that we got to see this friendship develop and grow into something important that they all valued.  Lots of friendships in books are already established before we start, so it was refreshing to watch this one grow before our eyes.


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars


Who should read The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis?

I’d highly recommend this to all fans of contemporary romances with engaging characters that draw you in. Fans of Aven’s previous books such as Waiting for Prince Harry will no doubt love this one. And I also think it will appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella, Rachel Hollis and Rachel Harris.

Thanks to Aven Ellis for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.



Never miss a bookish post! Plus you get a free download - Note to Book - to document your own bookish thoughts.

Signup now and receive blog posts by email.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

5 Responses to “Book Review: The Definition of Icing by Aven Ellis”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Trish, you’ve just reminded me how much I enjoyed Waiting for Prince Harry. I need to get to reading more books from Ms. Ellis. I’m almost positive I own at least one other from her. I’m so happy that you turned to Ellis and she delivered exactly what you were looking for. The Definition of Icing sounds delightful. And I want the job as a creative chocolate consultant, too! 😀
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…#TravelingtoTerminus Audio Review ~ Lead ~ Kylie Scott

  2. Lola

    I’ve only read one of this author her books and after that never picked up another, not sure why as I did enjoy the book I read. I didn’t love it, but it was an enjoyable one. Chocolate consultant sounds like a fun job! I like books that deal with food, so I think I would like that aspect. And a couple that actually talks their way through issues? I like the sound of that. Great review!
    Lola recently posted…Lola’s Ramblings: How do You Follow Blogs?

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.