31 Icebreaker by Hannah Grace Book Club Questions & Snack Ideas

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Explore exciting book club questions, snack ideas, and book club activities for Hannah Grace’s steamy hockey romance, Icebreaker.

Icebreaker is one of those books that booktok made me read. I’ve been seeing it everywhere, in bookstores and on Bookstagram. And, I have never read any hockey romance before, so I wanted to give it a try. It turned out to be a cute romance with plenty of steamy scenes.

I absolutely loved the confident protagonist, Anesthesia. The plot, the writing, and the characters are all excellently crafted. It really was a quick and enjoyable read.

I also enjoyed the college vibes and the romance on the ice. The story also delves into serious themes such as toxic friendships and mental health.

If you’ve chosen Icebreaker as your book club read, I’m genuinely excited for you. This young adult debut has so many thoughtful themes to discuss. Don’t forget to download the free printable discussion guide !

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace Summary

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace Summary

Icebreaker follows Anastasia Allen who has worked hard all her life to make it onto Team USA. She’s been a competitive figure skater since she was five and earned a full college scholarship with the Maple Hills skating team. Although, she has a demanding schedule. She’s determined to win.

Nathan Hawkins, captain of the Maple Hills Titans hockey team, has always been good at solving problems. 

Now, Anastasia and Nate find themselves stuck together, facing challenges. Despite Anastasia’s initial dislike for hockey players, the two navigate their new situation.


31 Icebreaker Book Club Questions

What intrigues you the most about the dynamic between Anastasia and Nate?

If you were in Anastasia’s position, how would you handle the unexpected situation of sharing the rink with Nate?

How do you feel about the enemies-to-lovers trope in romance novels?

In what ways do you think the figure skating and hockey elements enhance the story?

Were you surprised by the reversal of the typical “sunshine x grumpy” dynamic between Anastasia and Nate?

What are your thoughts on romances that include elements of comedy and banter?

Do you think the secondary characters, especially Nate’s hockey team, added depth to the story?

How important is the setting and background (figure skating and hockey) in a romance novel for you?

Were you satisfied with the way the serious topics like body image, eating disorders, and mental health were handled in the book?

Which secondary character did you find most intriguing or entertaining, and why?

What’s your opinion on the representation of underrepresented groups, such as disability and different cultures, in the story?

How do you feel about the pacing of the novel? Do you think it could have been improved, or did it work well for you?

Did you find Anastasia’s initial cold-shouldering of Nate a relatable or frustrating character trait?

If you were to cast actors for Anastasia and Nate in a movie adaptation, who would you choose?

What was your favorite scene in the book, and why did it stand out to you?

Were you surprised by the mature and rational way Nate and Anastasia handled their disagreements?

How did you feel about the explicit content in the sex scenes? Did it enhance or distract from the overall story?

If you could change one thing about the story, what would it be?

Would you want to see more books set in the same universe, exploring the stories of other characters?

Do you think the book effectively balances humor, romance, and serious themes?

What do you think makes a good romance novel, and did Icebreaker meet those criteria for you?

How does Icebreaker compare to other sports romance novels you’ve read?

Did you learn anything new about figure skating or hockey from the book?

If you were a character in the story, which one do you think you’d relate to the most?

Do you think the book’s title, Icebreaker is fitting for the story? Why or why not?

How did your initial impression of Anastasia as a heroine change as you continued reading the book?

Did the ending of the book meet your expectations, or were you hoping for something different?

Would you recommend Icebreaker to a friend who doesn’t typically read romance novels? Why or why not?

If you could ask the author, Hannah Grace, one question about the book, what would it be?

Have you ever read a sports romance novel before? If so, what’s your favorite?

Discuss the quote Friendships are important, but so is living in a healthy environment.”

Icebreaker Downloadable Book Club Discussion Guide

Get the printable documents for Icebreaker reading group questions. Download now.

 Icebreaker Book Club Snack Ideas

 Icebreaker Book Club Activities 

Character discussions: Have each member talk about their favorite or least favorite characters and why.

Book-themed playlist: Create a playlist of songs that you think match the mood or themes of the book. Check out this Icebreaker inspired playlist. 

Character interviews: Assign each member a character and have them prepare answers as if they were that character. It can lead to fun and insightful discussions.

Maple Hills trivia: Create a trivia game based on facts from the Maple Hills series, including Icebreaker.

Books Like Icebreaker

If you want to read fun hockey or sports romances like Hannah Grace’s book here are some good book suggestions.

Behind The Net is a book like Icebreaker
  • Behind the Net by Stephanie Archer: This is another slow-burn pro hockey romance with lots of spice and a guaranteed happily ever after (HEA).
Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy is a book like Hannah Grace's Icebreaker
  • Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy: This swoon-worthy MM sports romance is filled with witty banter and features a feel-good story.
From Lukov with love is a book like Icebreaker
  • From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata: A cozy ice skating sports romance with enjoyable characters.
Wildfire is a book like Icebreaker
  • Wildfire by Hannah Grace: The second book in the Maple Hills Series is also a worthwhile read following Icebreaker.

Frequently Asked Questions About Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

  • Is Icebreaker book spicy?

Yes, the Icebreaker book is spicy hockey romance. If you are into you’re into enemies-to-lovers stories with a good amount of steamy scenes you will love the book.

Is the book Icebreaker worth it?

Whether it’s worth it depends on your taste, but it ranks in the top third of hockey romances, although it fell a bit short of being fantastic.

Is there a second book of Icebreaker?

Yes , the second book in the series is is already published.The third book in the series Daydream is set to publish in  2024.


There you have some fun, engaging book club questions for Icebreaker. I hope these questions can help your book club have a heated discussion.

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