Series: Bayard Hockey #1
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Red's Rating: 4 STARS
Jacob Flass's dreams of playing in the NFL were on the verge of coming true thanks to his abilities on the ice playing for the Canadian major junior league and he knew it was just a matter of time the NHL would come calling...that is until trouble came knocking instead. Being accused of rape, and watching his NHL dream slip away was devastating for him. Now he must face the fact that his only chance at making the NHL draft is to head states side to go to college and play hockey for the Bayard College hockey team, and in addition to that he's order to take a rape awareness class too... which is beyond humiliating! He decides he's going to try and make the most of a bad situation and buckle down, and focus on his studies, and swear off all interactions with women, since that is what landed him in this unfortunate situation in the first place... but he didn't plan on Skylar Lynwood walking into his life!!
Skylar Lynwood is armed with a plan, one that involves lots of studying and very little of anything else, she knows in order to accomplish the plan her parents have in mind for her she needs to put everything she has into school work and stay dedicated to her plan...and not let distractions seep in!! She is planning to keep her head down, mind focused and move full steam ahead to get herself one step closer to medical school, and has decided to stick with her mantra of no time for dating or parties... but her friends have other plans for her. Plans that involve a party, and a sexy six foot- four inch hockey player who is determined to gain her attention!!
The minute I read the synopsis for this one, and found out it involved hockey, and Ms. Jamieson was at the helm I was totally in, because the woman knows her hockey players, and how to create enticing stories that keep you coming back for more!! The moment I dived into this one I was hooked, and knew that there was no way I was putting it down until the last page was swiped, so treated myself to a much needed late night literary escape and devoured it in one sitting. The story had it's tender moments, spicy moments, and heartwarming moments... and I loved every minute of it!!
Highly recommend you give this read a try, Ms. Jamieson's well crafted characters are sure to win you over with their sparkling personalities and inspire you to come back for more!!
ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.