Title: Big Stick
Series: Aces Hockey #7, Standalone
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Genre: Sports Romance (Hockey)
Release Date: 23 October 2018
A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.
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. . . .
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Lately I’m favoring hockey romances a lot! What can I say, I can’t resist a sexy hockey player 😉
Nick is not just sexy; he’s moody and broody. He doesn’t really like people and prefers to be alone (I can relate at the alone part!). He lost his brother 3 years ago and that’s part of the reason he stirs away from others.
Jodie is exactly the opposite. She loves socializing and can chat your ears off. She’s brave and strong and really knows what she wants from her life. I seriously respect her; it’s not an easy fit to decide to have a child alone! Her daughter Zyana steals the spotlight in more than one times! She’s so cute 😍
Even Nick couldn’t resist Zee’s charm. He’s warming to both her and Jodie soon enough. It was really interesting to see a closed off character changing through the book and actually opening his heart to other people!
Jodie and Nick’s attraction is getting stronger with every chapter and their chemistry is explosive! I found hilarious how they managed to made dirty jokes while watching hockey 😅
What this book is really about is not hockey or sports. It’s about moving on from the past, forgiving yourself and opening your heart again!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
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Until next time..Demetra xx