Save The Date - Aven Ellis

#Review: Save the Date by Aven Ellis @AvenEllis


Chicago event planner Collins Brady knows how to make the magic happen for her clients. From elaborate weddings to cute baby showers, Collins knows what to do to make an experience breathtakingly perfect. In her mind, she adds the sparkle that makes everything shine.

If only she had that same sparkle in her personal life.

While she’s good at her job, her true career dreams lie elsewhere. If she could do anything, it would be to become an equestrian riding instructor. That dream, however, is shelved due to practicality. And that’s not the only thing Collins has shelved. After ending a relationship with her college sweetheart, Collins has taken her heart out of the game, too. She wonders if that magical kind of love can exist. But maybe it’s only a fantasy.

Or is it? All of that changes the night she meets Luca Ballerini, the rookie goalie for the Chicago Buffaloes. Passionate and fiercely determined, Luca has only made time for hockey in his life—until he meets Collins. Her spark hasn’t escaped him, and now Luca wants something other than his hockey career.

But following their dreams and hearts isn’t always easy. Can Collins and Luca find a way to live their dreams with each other?

Will love get past them? Or will this goalie make a perfect save of Collins’ heart?


Aven Ellis pulls it off again!

Collins is an event planner and the perfect one at that, we meet her at the engagement party for her friend Livy and her fiance Landon. While there she meets Luca Ballerini, the teams goalie, and the instant spark and sparkle is like nothing she’s ever felt before.

I felt an instant affinity with Collins, I’ve worked in event planning (I hated it!) and like her I love horses. She is a passionate woman who knows what she wants from life but she is also a practical realist. Luca comes along and sweeps her off her feet, despite his young age he knows what he wants from life and he works hard, very hard for it and does everything possible to get it, and this now includes Collins.

I felt completely swept up with this story from page one, and as I’m finding with all of Aven’s stories I didn’t want it to end, knowing I could have just kept going forever. This is part of a series but works as a standalone, I haven’t yet read some of the earlier books in the series (I’m getting there!) but that in no way infringed on my enjoyment of this book at all.

Collins and Luca are my favourite couple yet, I love their chemistry, their honesty, their innocence. I love that they truly know what they want from life and are willing to go for it even though they make a few mistakes along the way. These are beautiful characters inside and out and I felt my own heart warming as I read their journey.

A huge thanks to Aven Ellis for the eARC of this book in return for my honest review.


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TitleSave the Date
SeriesChicago on Ice #3
Author: Aven Ellis
Genre: Romance | Chick Lit
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 17 May 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 230
BuyAmazon UK | Amazon US

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I'm BrizzleLass, I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. This is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me. I enjoy walking, PlayStation, reading, heavy metal, and spending time with my Niece.

4 thoughts on “#Review: Save the Date by Aven Ellis @AvenEllis”

  1. Stunning review Claire! It seems as though Collins was a deeply relatable character for you. That always makes for a great read because there is such a great connection. While this is not my preferred genre, I know someone I will be sharing this with 😉

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    1. Haha! Yes, I actually pictured myself as Collins with this one! 😂 I normally build a picture of an imaginary person when I’m reading but I just felt totally connected to Collins! So pleased you know someone who may enjoy it. 😉

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