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Gina’s review of Trapped Under Ice (Rocking Romance #1) by M.J. Schiller

Trapped Under Ice by M.J. Schiller


(Rocking Romance #1)

Publisher: Kissmet Publishing

Published:  February 9th 2013 by (first published February 1st 2013)

Length:  314 pages

Genre:  Contemporary Romantic Suspense

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Book Summary:

Rock star Chad Evans’s tortured past hides just beneath the surface. Even fans screaming out his name in ecstasy can’t drown out the screams of his childhood. He can usually keep it under control, but not always. Tonight the alcohol doesn’t seem to soothe. Part of the crowd, Beth Donovan smiles, really enjoying herself for a change. But her smile isn’t usually this bright. It is the kind of smile that masks sorrow. Three years just isn’t long enough to get over losing Paul. When a vicious attack behind stage brings this unlikely pair together, something changes inside of them both. But can a jet-setting superstar and a Midwestern lunch lady ever manage a real relationship? And even if they can, will the person sending Chad death threats take it all away? Or is it their fate to remain forever trapped under ice?



TRAPPED UNDER ICE is the first book in M.J. Schiller’s Rocking Romance Series. First let me say, it is a stand-a-lone book! No worries about a cliffhanger.


“She captivated him from the start. She asked nothing of him, and somehow made the ache inside him go away.”

I loved this book! This was an emotional story where two worlds collide. It was about letting go of the past, healing, second chances, and finding love.  I laughed, cried and was sucked in right from the very beginning! There was one surprise after another, I didn’t want to put it down!  It also has one of the most romantic proposals!

Chad Evans is the lead singer of the band Trapped Under Ice. He is haunted by his past and has a reputation for getting into trouble. He is the product of an abusive childhood but after the loss of his parents, at 13 years old, he took on the responsibility of raising his younger brother and fellow band member, David (Davey). He is filled with anger, rage and he lets his emotions get carried away. He cannot control the urge to protect at any and all costs.

Beth is a huge Trapped Under Ice fan. She works as a lunch lady, is an author of “trashy” novels, can sing and is a widow with a 16 year old daughter, Cassie. As an early Christmas present, Cassie surprises her with tickets to their concert. Before returning to their hotel, they stop to use the restroom where they are attacked. Cassie is able to get away and goes to find help. She runs right into Chad who immediately intervenes.

There is an instant attraction between Chad and Beth. Tired of the Rock Star lifestyle, Chad pursues Beth. He is in unfamiliar territory with his feelings toward her. He doesn’t want to mess up what they could have together, but his temper seems to always get the better of him.  Beth is still mourning her late husband, Paul, and is also in unfamiliar territory.  She is afraid to start over again, afraid of allowing herself to feel anything. She is afraid of Chad breaking her heart, knowing she couldn’t go through a loss like that again.

We see a different and softer side to Chad when he is with Beth. Chad is desperate for a “normal” life with her but their relationship is anything but easy; he’s on the road a lot and has some crazy fans, they are both trying to deal with personal issues, problems arise between band members and if that wasn’t enough, Chad is receiving death threats!

You will love this book! It has something for everyone ~ suspense, romance and humor!


Author Profile

M.J. Schiller



Born in Overland Park, KS, in the heart of Tornado Alley. I grew up in St. Louis, MO, went to school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and moved to Bloomington, IL, fresh out of college, after my husband got a job at State Farm’s corporate headquarters. I’ve worked as a high school/junior college teacher, personnel recruiter, office manager of a jewelry store, and, for the past ten years, as a lunch lady. I like to karaoke and attend rock concerts. I am actively involved at church and spend too much time on Facebook. I am the mother of a eighteen-year-old, and sixteen-year-old triplets, and have been married to my husband, Don, for over twenty-four years.

I have been a writer all my life. My first book, which was co-written with Mary Ellen Murphey in second grade, was titled The Black Cat, and was written on blue hotel stationary, hole-punched, and bound by white yarn. I believe it is currently out of circulation.
When I turned forty, I had an epiphany of sorts. I realized those bigwig publishing houses in New York were now probably run by people younger than me, so I shouldn’t be intimidated by them. At about the same time I was watching one of those award shows, and Jaclyn Smith got up to give a post-humorous award to Aaron Spelling. She credited him for encouraging her to go into acting, saying something brilliant like, “Reach for your dreams.” Nothing new. Almost even seems a little Jiminy Cricketish. But, for some reason, it struck me that night. When Aaron Spelling was thirteen, he was probably just like any other acned thirteen-year-old. But he worked to achieve his dreams, and became a household name. So, I began to write. Once I finished my first book, I wasn’t able to stop. I would rather write than do just about anything else. After all, you get to make people (characters) do what you want and design your own happy endings. What power! What a privilege.



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3 thoughts on “Gina’s review of Trapped Under Ice (Rocking Romance #1) by M.J. Schiller

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review TRAPPED UNDER ICE! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! And thanks for putting this post together on your gorgeous site. I love it!

  2. Great review! Really makes me want to check out this book more – i’ll be adding it to my list

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