Asher Westmore is one game away from one thousand in the NHL when his older brother Ben checks him into the boards, turning Ash's bad knee into a full on injury. Now stuck in his small Colorado hometown over the holidays, the only silver lining Ash can see is that he'll get more time with his best friend (with benefits) and physiotherapist, Emma Callaway. What he doesn't know is that Em has been trying to work up the nerve for months to tell Ash she loves him. Maybe this Christmas will be her opportunity. A not too shabby contemporary holiday romance, which is part of Jennifer Snow's Colorado Ice series. I blitzed through the entire book in a day but even at that reading speed there were a few things that stood out to bother me. The first was that I'm not sure the male lead actually grew as a person in any real way. He does things that get them over the final obstacle to the HEA but I didn't feel like his personality actually changed in a way that would make the relationship work long-term. Other more niggly things included some less than ideal depictions of safe sex and one scene where consent seemed coerced rather than freely given. Not the best romance novel but if you're looking for a seasonal read, you could do worse.