Official Website of Robyn M. Ryan author of the Clearing the Ice Trilogy.

2016 Summer Indie Book Award Nominee for This Piece of My Heart
2017 Readers Choice Award Nominee & 2017 SIBA Nominee for This Piece of My Soul


She no longer believes that love conquers all.  He questions his convictions.  Alone, each faces an uncertain future.

However, Fate has other ideas.

Just as Fate placed their lives on a collision course five years ago, Andrew and Caryn Chadwick’s paths cross once again in Toronto after a four-month separation. Despite Andrew’s assurances that he wants to repair their marriage, Caryn is wary, not certain she can trust him, and struggles with doubts and questions about his relationship with a member of his Rehab Team. Wracked with guilt, Andrew questions his determination to return to the Tampa Suns hockey team, and he seeks to convince Caryn their marriage will survive.

Fate intervenes with a gift at the worst possible moment.

Caryn can hide this secret for only a short time, but is Andrew capable of pushing his needs aside when he discovers the truth? Can she risk her heart and soul once again? This Piece of Our Being follows Andrew’s and Caryn’s journeys through a fragile reconciliation. Both vow to place honesty at the center of their future. But, will the secrets revealed heal their marriage or drive them further apart?

The conclusion to the Clearing the Ice trilogy, This Piece of Our Being delivers Andrew and Caryn’s Happily Ever After, but the path to reconciliation is rocky and missteps prove costly.

**Please note: For your best enjoyment please be sure to read THIS OF MY HEART and THIS PIECE OF MY SOUL before this book. Check your favorite ebook site for special offers on the first two books in the series.**



This Piece of My Heart

She wasn’t looking for love.

Struggling to live up to the high expectations of overprotective parents and a hefty family name, Caryn Stevens only wants one Summer of Fun before focusing on finishing her college degree. She knows her destiny: to follow her dad as CEO of his multi-million dollar business. But that plan changes forever one day when she runs into—literally—sexy and single professional hockey player, Andrew Chadwick

But love came looking for her.

Sparks instantly fly between the two, and Caryn can’t resist his charms as she discovers that Andrew has a reputation of winning – both on and off the ice. One of the most eligible singles in Toronto, Andrew could have any woman he wants, and he’s got Caryn in sights. But, when Caryn’s parents disapprove of the match and threaten to disinherit her, and his hockey team trades him to a new city, it make take more than love for the couple to survive this penalty play.


This Piece of My Soul

They believe love conquers all.

One of pro-hockey’s golden couples, Andrew and Caryn Chadwick live in the limelight reserved for elite professional athletes. On their second anniversary, Andrew receives an unexpected contract offer to join the Tampa Suns. As they look forward to a new adventure, neither foresees an event that challenges their love and threatens their marriage.

Until it doesn’t. 

A sudden and senseless accident threatens Andrew’s life and inexplicably drives a wedge between the couple. Shattered by the incident, paralyzed by fear that it could happen again, Caryn finds herself at odds with her husband and unable to provide the support he needs—at the time he is most vulnerable.

As their perfect world crumbles, each makes choices that take Andrew and Caryn further apart. Distrust, fears, and secrets construct walls. This Piece of My Soul follows the joint and separate paths the couple navigate as each hopes to rediscover the love that can conquer all.

**Although This Piece of My Soul is the second book in the Clearing the Ice Series, it can be read as a standalone novel. However, it does end with a Happy For Now and concludes in This Piece of Our Being.**



Chicago born, honorary Atlanta native, Parisienne at heart. Proud 60’s Flower Child. “Fearless” barrier-breaker for female sports journalists and minor league “batpersons.” While at UGA, scored PR internship with Atlanta Flames NHL team, during its first season. Interviewed future MLB and NHL Hall of Fame members, published in a variety of print media. Wife, mom, PR professional, and finally, 35 years later, published author. Two Westie grand-dogs pretty much run the household.

As do many writers, Robyn chooses to write using a pseudonym—hers is a combination of her sons’ names, a contribution from her youngest nephew.


This Piece of My Heart delivers a sweet love story that still sizzles — a must-read for anyone looking for the perfect happily-ever-after.

Cara Lockwood

USA Today bestselling author of "I Do (But I Don't).”

A nice, sweet romance!

I never felt that the sports aspect took over the whole book as some sports romances do. Cary and Drew have such good chemistry going for them. Plenty of feel-good vibes with this one!

Blue Moon

No spoilers from me! Just a great read a real page turner. Just sit and read it! It was a non stop read for me. I enjoyed it and would recommend it as a gift for Mum on mothers day or as a great beach read. Going to keep in my library to re-read over and over.


Truly Loved This Book!

Caryn and Andrew met when Caryn literally ran into Andrew. Caryn, a college student, and no idea that Andrew was a professional hockey player. I loved watching them fall in love. They sure didn’t have it easy, with Caryn’s very controlling father, Andrew going to a different hockey team in a different country, and Caryn being dedicated to graduating college. I can not wait for the next book to find out if Caryn and Andrew will get their HEA. Thank you so much, Robyn Ryan, for such a wonderful book!

Lady Civic

OMG LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I couldn’t put this book down. I loved Caryn and Andrew so much and from the start. I can feel all the emotion that they go through. I can’t wait for book two.


Robyn is a new writer and I was asked to review the book for her. I enjoyed it. First, she has done an excellent editing job and the reading was smooth and easy. Then the book itself is a fun read. I enjoyed the side story line of hockey, I knew very little about it and found it interesting. The romance is sweet and has a good build and a good pop. The background of Canada was enjoyable and the complications of both of the character’s background was well written. I will go ahead and pay full price for the book when it comes out and I will put up a flag to notify me of her next work.
I suggest the book and think you will enjoy it for a nice relaxing weekend read.


You can tell the author really did her homework and did a great job incorporating sports facts into the romance. If you are looking for a fun read during your summer vacation, this is a definite must read!


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Incredible story, it’s well written and engrossing with complex characters and an interesting storyline. I was left disappointed at the end though. The story doesn’t wrap up at the end, it leaves you hanging. It’s a great story worth reading.

Mary L.

This book is a sweet love story about a hot hockey player and an innocent college student. There is insta-love, but there were will struggles. I liked this book a lot and look forward to the next book in this series.


Great writing, I loved it! Melissa


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