Big Stick: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson

 

Blurb –

A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.

“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport

Big move . . . Jodie’s motto is “Don’t wait for the perfect moment—take the moment and make it perfect.” And that’s just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend’s boyfriend has just the answer.

Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. He loves them. It’s just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem—because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.

Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him—around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn’t want. But maybe she’s just what he needs. . . .

Advance praise for Big Stick

“Oh, the feels! Big Stick is a sexy romance that will leave readers begging for the next in the series. Kelly Jamieson has me hooked.”—Tracy Goodwin, internationally bestselling author of Ice Hot: A New York Nighthawks Novel

“Kelly Jamieson’s characters fly off the page. I wouldn’t kick grumbly hockey-hottie Nick out of bed––even if he did pass out on accident. One-click Nick and Jodie. You won’t be disappointed.”—Tricia Lynne, author of Moonlight & Whiskey

Kelly Jamieson’s USA Today bestselling Aces Hockey series can be read together or separately:
MAJOR MISCONDUCT
OFF LIMITS
ICING
TOP SHELF
BACK CHECK
SLAP SHOT
PLAYING HURT
BIG STICK

Don’t miss any of Kelly’s alluring reads:
The Bayard Hockey series: SHUT OUT | CROSS CHECK
The Last Shot series: BODY SHOT | HOT SHOT | LONG SHOT
The standalone novel: DANCING IN THE RAIN

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy – 

Nick Balachov is a confirmed bachelor and solitary guy who isn’t looking for a wife, kids and an HEA.  Enter Jodie, a single mom with a two-year-old who recently relocated to Chicago to be closer to her best friend Kendra.  Low and behold Kendra is the girlfriend of Nick’s closest friend Max Hallsey.

While trying to get everything set up for their business Josie and her daughter Zyana are staying with Max and Kendra until she can find an affordable place.  Max has the brilliant idea that Jodie could move into Nick’s guest house.  Needless to say, a little madness ensues

While this is kind of an opposites-attract story, it is so much more than that.  You see so much more in Nick and Jodie that what is on the surface.  Seeing how Zyana worms her way into Nick’s heart is endearing.  However, it’s the responsibility of dating a woman with a child that may prove to be Nick and Jodie’s undoing.

All in all, I loved this book and can’t wait to see these three pop up in a future Aces hockey book.

**I reviewed an advance copy of this book via NetGalley and the publisher freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review.**

 

TACKLE (Boston Terriers Book 4) by Jacob Chance

 

Blurb – 

Trevor Lincoln is the legendary tight end for Boston University’s football team. As the youngest son of a former NFL player, he lives a life of privilege with an endless stream of girls vying for his attention. He always gets his way.

Until I come along.

Everything about him irks me. From his crooked smile and sexy, dark hair, to his obscenely large trust fund. But when we’re forced to spend time together, the undeniable spark between us blazes and resisting him becomes one of my greatest challenges.

Can I shut down his game, or will he tackle my heart?

*can be read as a standalone*

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy’s Review

Tackle is the fourth book in the Boston Terriers series and centers on Trevor Lincoln and Grace Duffy. While Trevor quickly was enamored with the red-headed spitfire, Grace was a little harder sell.

While Trevor tries to win Grace over at every turn she does not make it easy on him.  Instead of taking Trevor at face value, she allows preconceived notions about who and what Trevor is to cloud her judgment.

Trevor and Grace’s chemistry, funny and sarcastic banter and all the feels make this a fantastic read. The story is sweet, swoony and at times really hot.

While the story centers on Trevor and Grace, we get to see all the characters that we’ve grown to love in this series as well as a pop in from Josh and Ella from Canvas and the mention of Jesse and crew from Tussle.  While it can totally be read as a stand-alone story, if you haven’t read the rest of this series, you really need to.

All in all, a definite 5 star read.

Meghann’s Review

Jacob’s Boston Terriers series is one of my favorite sports romance series ever. With each new story I get more enamored and hooked. I know I say this with each book but Trevor and Grace’s story is something special, and I want to say that this is my favorite…. lol.

Trevor is Brady Lincoln’s little brother, remember from Penalty, and he is also a son of a NFL legend. He plays football on the Boston Terriers team and is basically expected to follow in the same footsteps as his brother and father. Trevor, however, has his own plans and wants to follow his own dreams. You might have come from somewhere but the destination might have changed basically.

Grace is the spit fire of a red head that catches Trevor’s attention. She is hard working and can hold her own. She also plays football on the woman’s team. Grace doesn’t want anything to do with Trevor and has her mind made up about him just because he grew up with money. Boy was she wrong.

It was so awesome getting swept up in their story. The banter, sexual chemistry, just all around feels. I got Tackled by another amazing story by Jacob Chance.
It is a stand-alone but if you haven’t read the others I recommend them just as much. Cheers to another awesome 5 star read!

 

COACH (Boston Terriers Book 3) by Jacob Chance

Blurb – 

“Are you looking for the cheerleading tryouts, sweetheart?”

Zeke Kingston is the arrogant, tattooed, and sinful coach of Boston University’s women’s football team. And I’m their new quarterback.

From the moment the dark and broody hunk mistook me for a cheerleader we’ve clashed. His smirking lips make my blood boil and his god-like muscles turn my knees weak.

Everything about us is off limits, but lines are blurring and temptations have become too hard to resist.

Being together breaks all the rules, but what happens when the rules no longer matter?

Can be read as a standalone.

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy –

A sexy but sweet forbidden romance about Boston University Terrier’s Coach Zeke Kingston and his quarterback Amelia Monroe. Zeke and Amelia have an incredible chemistry that while they try to fight against it, it ends up exploding in a way that neither expected. This book is packed with snarky and fun dialogue, steamy love scenes and swoon-worthy romance. For me what made the story was the interactions Zeke and Amelia had with their friends. We got to see favorites from the other two novels in the Boston Terriers series and got introduced to a few new characters that I can’t wait to see more of. Definitely one of my favorite sports romances of the year.

Meghann – 

Just Wow! I knew this was going to be something amazing but Jacob Chance delivered his best Sports Romance yet!

Coach is the third installment in the Boston Terriers Series. This is Zeke’s and Amelia’s Story. He is the offensive coordinator to the women’s football team at the University.
Amelia is the new transfer quarterback for the team.

First meeting the attraction was heated and instant but as it being something unprofessional and looked down on, they both fight the feelings and thoughts. To add to it they both had come from bad previous relationships so they both still had those lingering emotions. Zeke is so strong and intense but yet, so is Amelia. She gives him a run for his money which makes their connection more real and intense. Just as much push as there is pull.

Coach is full of fun, passion, and intensity. I was sucked in from start to finish. Plus you get to keep up with your other favorite sports couples in the series. This is a definite five star must read I highly recommend.

More Than Love You (More Than Words Book 3) By Shayla Black

Blurb-

I hooked up with my temporary roommate. I never thought I’d lose my heart.

I’m Noah Weston. For a decade, I’ve quarterbacked America’s most iconic football team and plowed my way through women. Now I’m transitioning from star player to retired jock—with a cloud of allegation hanging over my head. So I’m escaping to the private ocean-front paradise I bought for peace and quiet. What I get instead is stubborn, snarky, wild, lights-my-blood-on-fire Harlow Reed. Since she just left a relationship in a hugely viral way, she should be the last woman I’m seen with.

On second thought, we can help each other…

I need a steady, supportive “girlfriend” for the court of public opinion, not entanglements. Harlow is merely looking for nonstop sweaty sex and screaming orgasms that wring pleasure from her oh-so-luscious body. Three months—that’s how long it should take for us both to scratch this itch and leave our respective scandals behind. But the more I know this woman, the less I can picture my life without her. And when I’m forced to choose, I’ll realize I don’t merely want her in my bed or need her for a ruse. I more than love her enough to do whatever it takes to make her mine for good.

More Than Love You is a sexy and emotional standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author in the More Than Words Series.

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy – 

What can I say about Harlow and Noah? The way these two stumble across each other is priceless and the perfect set-up to the story. Harlow is a “runaway bride” and Noah is a newly retired NFL quarterback. What starts as a way to help each other out quickly morphs into something much more. Instead of the standard girl falls madly in love with boy story, in this book it’s Noah that realizes how special Harlow is and that she isn’t an itch that can easily be scratched away. By far my favorite book in the More Than Words series. A perfect example of why Shayla Black is one of my top one-click authors.

Undisputed by Aaron L. Speer

Blurb – 

Owen Gasnier is a gentleman even inside the Cage. As much of a gentleman as one can be having an undisputed record with every win by a knock out. People LOVE him.

Overworked barista Tegan Holland doesn’t know he exists. Not until ten minutes before her friend Fiona drags her to the biggest cage fight Sydney has ever seen.

By the time he heads back to his training camp in the States, she’ll never forget him. But should she let him forget her? He’s chasing his dream. He doesn’t have time for her. Does he?

For Owen, the hits just keep coming. Trash talking opponents, sensationalist media, and someone’s out to ruin him for good. He can’t put Tegan in the middle of it. Can he?

Soon, will any of it matter? Cause life has other plans, and NOTHING hits harder than life.

 

Our Reviews – 

Betsy – 

In Undisputed is not a cookie cutter romance novel but you certainly get all the feels. Owen and Tegan have a chemistry that can’t be denied. Even in the face of the worst, they can’t help but be drawn together. Tegan’s best friend Fiona or FiFi as she likes to be called is who I aspire to be when I grow up. She’s ballsy, sarcastic and a fireball. The characters are believable and well developed. The story itself keeps you engaged from the first page to the last and never moves too fast or two slow. I’ve read various MMA stories and this one stood up to even the best I’ve read. I can’t wait to see what else this series will bring us.

Misti – 
ALL THE FEELS AND MORE

Full disclaimer, this is my first book by this author. Now after saying that I can honestly say it won’t be my last.

This book for me sucked me in from the first chapter and never let up. When an author can in one moment tick me off and then the next make me love him again. That to me is an author folks!!!

I’ve read a few MMA books and I have to say that what stuck out for me is that while yes this was a sports romance the author didn’t over do the sports jargon for me he told a beautiful story that definitely has made my top 5 reads for the year.

 

Las Vegas Sidewinders Box Set Volume 2 by Kat Mizera Surprise Release

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BOX SET INCLUDES:

Anatoli
Zakk
Toli & Tessa
Rob (only previously published in the anthology!)

𝗔𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗶
Anatoli “Toli” Petrov is at the height of his career—and unexpectedly single–after earning a spot on a new NHL expansion team in Las Vegas. But navigating the dating world is a totally foreign experience for the sexy Russian hockey player.
Tessa Barber is also suddenly single after her husband blindsides her with divorce papers. A spur-of-the moment trip to Las Vegas is just the thing she needs to take her mind off her troubles.
When an awkward encounter in a bar leads Toli and Tessa into a week of genuine passion, things become more complicated than they ever imagined. Keeping score has never been such a dangerous game!

𝗭𝗮𝗸𝗸
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Tiffany Marcus feels like her life is crumbling around her. A widow with two young children, she wants to find some semblance of sanity again. Focusing on her three-year old twins leaves little time or energy to deal with the aching loneliness after her husband’s sudden death. So she’s shocked when she starts to feel alive again–thanks to the helping hand and broad shoulder of one of the Las Vegas Sidewinders.
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𝗧𝗼𝗹𝗶 & 𝗧𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮
After a whirlwind romance, Las Vegas Sidewinders forward Anatoli Petrov is about to make Tessa Barber his wife… or is he? When someone with an axe to grind shows up and wreaks havoc on their special day, events unfold that make the love of his life wonder if he’s the man she thought he was.
From the bright lights of Las Vegas to the cold streets of Moscow, Toli and Tessa become embroiled in a complex and terrifying web of deceit. Tessa isn’t sure who to trust – including the man she loves. Toli doesn’t know what’s going on with Tessa, but before he can fix things with her, he has to figure out how to keep the situation in Russia under control. Will they be able to figure out the truth or is it a game misconduct for them both?

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Mackenzie Riser is one of the top plastic surgeons in the U.S. and has a wonderful, fulfilling career in Chicago. As she counts down to her 50th birthday, she realizes she needs more than work to satisfy her.
37-year-old Rob Rousseau is devastated with the news his 16-year-old daughter has breast cancer. As he struggles to help her come to terms with losing her breasts, the new plastic surgeon is the first woman since his divorce to make his heart beat a little faster.
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