To be honest, before I had the chance to review this book, I had never heard of Kelly Jamieson. Today her newest book, Game On, is available to read! Game On is the eighth book in the Aces Hockey series and can be read as a standalone.
I want to thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read and review. I have found a new author I want to read more from. Keep reading for my review for Game On.
When the stakes are this high, it’s game on. . . .
“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
Cam Brickley and his pro hockey teammates bet on everything: who can win five faceoffs in a row, who can do forty pushups in less than a minute, who can eat a ghost pepper without puking. But when his buddies bet him he can’t date the same woman—like, say, the hot blonde over at the bar—for two months and not fall in love, he’ll take that bet all day. Then he’ll laugh all the way to the hockey arena, where they’ll be washing his jock straps for the rest of the season, because Cam’s never giving up his bachelor lifestyle.
Olivia Lockwood, heiress to the Lockwood Industries fortune, is used to people using her for her money and family connections. When Cam Brickley hits on her in a club, Olivia’s first instinct is to brush him off. But he couldn’t be using her for her money, since he has more than enough of his own. Cam’s gorgeous and built, and it would be no hardship to go out with him . . . besides, he’d be the perfect spokesperson for the children’s charity she works with. Maybe it’s time for her to start using people.
Cam and Olivia are both in it for something. What they don’t know yet is that they’re playing for keeps.
I’m a big fan of sportsromances and ones involving hockey in particular, so my expectations are high when I read something by a new to me author! From the start, Game on sucked me right in. The book starts off with Cam agreeing to a bet. First that he can’t get the beautiful woman he sees to go out with him and on top of that, after dating her for two months that he won’t fall in love.
Cam may seem like a typical arrogant jock, but not that far into the book it’s clear that there’s more to him that meets the eye. He may have his choice of women and not stick to one after sleeping with them a few times, but he is a true gentleman. The woman doesn’t pay for dates, he even seems protective. Cam knows he needs to work for what he’s got and doesn’t take it for granted.
Olivia is over men! After her she caught her now ex-fiance cheating on her, she was done. She’s decided to concentrate on her non-profit organization, despite her family not agreeing with that at all. I liked Olivia. Even though she comes from money, that’s not something she took lightly. Her starting her own non-profit instead of working for the family business didn’t go easily.
Olivia has never felt completely accepted and she feels like she’s always competing with her siblings. So when Cam, a famous hockey player, asks her out, she sees the perfect opportunity to help out her non-profit. No more, no less.
Game On is a sexy, funny and feelgood romance. I haven’t read the first seven books, but the way the players are around each other, it makes me want to dive in. Kelly Jamieson made me love Cam and Olivia from the start. On top of that, she made them feel real. I mean, in what book do the characters have a great first date to end up puking, because of food poisoning? While I felt bad for them, it was hilarious.
Cam and Olivia fit together perfectly and I love their chemistry. Even though they both are in it to gain something, it’s clear that they’re starting to feel more than they bargained for. I loved that the romance was kind of slow burn though. They didn’t jump into bed together and were all of a sudden in love. They actually went on dates (that didn’t always go well) and met each other’s friends and family.
The romance, humor, sexy times and other aspects of their lives was in perfect balance in this book. I loved reading about what they were both doing when the other was off working. I’m also a big fan that this author actually had them be honest to the other that they were using each other. In most romances it comes out at the worst possible moment and they end up upset. That wasn’t the case in Game On and I really appreciated.
If you’re looking for a fun sports romance filled with humor, romance, some feel good moments and characters you can relate to (even if they’re famous hockey players), Game on is the book for you! I will definitely be checking out the rest of this series!
Game On really got me in the mood for more sports romance! What was the last sports romance you read and loved?