Nathan Rush is a small town man who has never dreamed of a bigger life.
Until, that is, the only surviving heiress of America's richest family lands on his doorstep. Nathan is the groundskeeper at Hollis House, the Valon family's upstate New York mansion just outside of Harlin Falls, the quiet, sleepy town he was raised in. He's an honest, hard-working man who wants nothing more than a beer and a hockey game on TV at the end of the night. Except, when the ice princess starts to melt, Nathan pictures his future in a way he never has before.
Camille Valon's life has taken place in the spotlight.
Until, that is, her parents are murdered in a mysterious Christmas Day fire. Now all she wants is to flee the prying news cameras and slow-moving investigation. She's an upper crust ice princess who is good at keeping everyone at arm's length. Grief-stricken and still fearing for her life, Camille arrives at her family's safe haven estate with secrets and a chip on her shoulder. What she didn't count on was the kind, ridiculously attractive man who caters to her every need.
As the months go by, and an impending threat grows closer to discovering Camille's location, the line between employer and employee becomes dangerously blurred. Nathan and Camille could be each other's saving graces, if only they'd put aside their visions of a perfect life and take the chance fate has put right in front of them.
On Thin Ice is a romantic suspenseful read by Carrie Aarons, the mystery of who started a fire on Christmas day and killed America's wealthiest couple The Valon's, the killer left behind their ice princess star of a daughter. The question is why, who and what does the murderer want from her?
Camille Valon has been given everything she has wanted, she may be a famous figure skater but she has a tendency of keeping people at arms length. She has always felt the love of her parents but questioned some of the things that they have done, such as keeping her away from their mansion in Harlin Falls. She now finds herself sent to the mansion that her parents portrayed as a safe haven, their favorite place that held memories. Camille must wait out the investigation to keep her safe in a place that no one knows about. Will she find answers to why her parents were murdered before the killer finds her?
Nathan Rush is the groundskeeper to Hollis House where Camille is sent for her protection. He grew up around the mansion and knows everything about it. After his father passed away he took on the responsibilities as groundskeeper and manager of the estate and he loves what he does, he also loves the small town of Harlin Falls. It's a small town so Nathan has dated his share of the woman, he just never expected to fall for the ice princess. He remembers her as a young girl playing in the garden but the beautiful woman in front of him maybe more than he expected. After learning of her parents murders, will he be the man she needs to protect her from the person who is out to kill her?
I loved the mystery of this story, it kept me on edge. Nathan and Camille's friendship deepened into a passionate love that leads them to wanting to protect one another. It is impossible to not fall in love with Nathan, his sweet, caring, hard working ways will warm your heart. On Thin Ice is everything I expect from Carrie Aarons and I look forward to her next book. This is 5 star read!
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.