One Night on Ice by Mandy Baggot
Two very different people. One magical city. A chance to fall in love.
When routine-driven box office assistant, Samantha Smith, meets the stars of Skating on Broadway her life is turned upside down.
Immediately attracted to lead skater, Jimmy Lloyd, Samantha does her best to deny her feelings. But when all you can do is burst out laughing and hyperventilate every time you're under pressure, keeping things under wraps is a hard task.
When the future of her beloved Civic Hall is threatened, Samantha must rise to the challenge to ensure its survival. Constantly scrutinised and criticised by her zany sister Cleo and her brogue-wearing boyfriend Jeremy, can Samantha save her job, save the Civic Hall and stop her panic attacks just long enough to give away her heart?
Aww, Samantha is such a timid little mouse that I just wanted to scoop her up and give her a cuddle. She really suffers with anxiety and is a sweet little soul who really finds is hard to cope with everyday life, unless she's in her comfort zone. But when Jimmy and other events conspire to yank her out of the familiar and the safe, instead of falling apart, she finds grit and determination that she didn't know she had.
I was rooting for her every step of the way, and really, really hoping she'd get her happy ever after.
A sweet, funny, poignant story that you won't want to put down.