October 18th, 2016
Whether it’s a clutch goal or a cocktail, nothing beats “top shelf.” In this novel from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving jock and an ambitious career woman mix business with pleasure.
Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.
In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
This is one of those books I had sitting on my NetGalley shelf for a long time but hadn’t had the time to read it yet. However, because I have the next book in the series to read before the release date in January I decided it was time to read and good thing I did it because I LOVED THIS BOOK.
One of the things I loved most in this book were the characters. I loved them so much. And I’m not even talking only about the main characters. Everyone (well, almost everyone) was awesome and I loved them all. I really liked Jared and Sidney and I really loved to see them together. They both had things that happened to them in their past that shapped them to become what they were and I loved how supportive they were to each other when they found out about these thing. I also loved to see their relationship develop and see how much they cared for each other even before they became serious. Here’s the thing, things between those two start happening pretty fast but it’s not the instalove kind of thing and it’s great to see their relationship grow and go through different stages. I did get a little bit frustrated with Sidney towards the end due to a few things but I really liked her anyway. The side characters were also awesome and I especially loved Frankie, Sidney’s best-friend, and Hallsy. Please tell me Hallsy will have his own book because that guy deserves to be happy after everything he went through.
With this being my second Kelly Jamieson book I already knew what to expect with the writing and once again I really enjoyed. I really liked how the story was told and how everything was shown. It was just a really good book.
Overall, I loved this book and it surprised me how much I loved it. If you like sports romances you should definitely give this one a try.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?