Friday, 11 December 2020

Review: You Had Me At Hockey by Kelly Jamieson


 

Can a spirited, down-to-earth influencer get an uptight hockey player out of his shell?

Josh
I am a warrior. That’s been my motto since I recovered from a near-death accident when I was younger. Now I enjoy my nice, settled life in Dallas playing pro hockey—a boring life is better than being dead. I’m not a party guy or an adventurer; I like my routine and peace and quiet. So being traded to New York is the worst possible change that could happen. And meeting unfiltered and fascinating Sara Carrington throws my life into even more chaos.

Sara
I’ve been considered weird my whole life, which is why I’m still a virgin, but I’ve turned it into a career with my YouTube videos. Who knew people would love watching me talk about my zits, taste test meatless burgers, and try to learn TikTok dances! Now I’m launching a podcast. Getting hockey star Josh Heller as a guest will help gain listeners for sure. I expect a bearded jock with no teeth and nothing to say, but I get a hot as H-E-double-hockey-sticks grouch with a surprisingly dirty mind. My mission to make him laugh is successful, but I want to know why he’s so uptight underneath that panty-dropping smile. Maybe I can teach Josh to have some fun . . . and maybe he can teach me a thing or two along the way. . . .

*eARC granted in exchange of an honest review.*



ebook


224 pages


Alternating, first person.


No but characters from previous novels appear in this one so you may have some spoilers from earlier books by reading out of order. Personally, it made no difference to the story for me.


Yes


This is my first novel by Jamieson and it won't be my last! I've already started adding her backlist to my TBR and I'm so excited to read them... You Had Me At Hockey was wonderful! It had me hooked from the first chapter. I couldn't put it down to the point I started and finished it on the same day. The characters - both Josh and Sara - were so relatable and likeable and the chemistry between them was smoking hot and effortless! I adored them together and as individuals. They made me laugh, they tugged on my heartstrings, the sex scenes were fire and placed against the backdrop of hockey?! Yep, this book was a massive hit for me. The book was character-driven perfection especially because neither character was perfect but they both grew and evolved throughout the story.
I actually felt sad when it was over and really hope they crop up again in future books...

If you love a good sports romance with a couple you can believe in then do not miss out on this!

6 comments:

  1. Kelly Jamieson is an author I've been meaning to try for ages and now with this book making the round I'm even more determined. This sounds like one I would love!

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  2. Yay! I'm thrilled you loved this, too, Nicci! It was a lot of fun and I plan on reading more Kelly Jamieson, too!

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  3. I'm glad this was such a winner. It seems to be getting great reviews all around.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

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  4. If liked this book, you would like the first book in the series even more. I suspect we will see these two again. Jamieson always keeps her couples popping up in the series.

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  5. I love the sound of this book. I haven't read any books by this author before, but I sure do love a sport romance. I'm glad to read you enjoyed this one so much!

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  6. Sounds like fun - I grew up in Minnesota which is pretty much Hockey Central, but never got into the sport myself. Had tons of friends that played though.

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