Back Check (Aces Hockey #5)

Author: Kelly Jamieson 

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon 

Type: Novel in Series 

Provided by Publisher 


Blurb: The so-bad-they’re-good alphas of hockey’s Chicago Aces are back in this emotionally charged novel of sex, love, and second chances from the bestselling author of Top Shelf and the Heller Brothers series.

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.

After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real.


Review: These hockey based novels are like catnip to me for some reason. It’s all the same alpha bonding you get with the military ones but less loss of life… And with Kelly Jamieson, you get lots of hot sexy times. Oh yes, she knows how to rock’em.

This story had a second chance theme. In college, Katelyn and Tanner had had a close and intimate relationship–but they kept secrets. Unfortunately those secrets caused them to break up when he got a contract to play hockey in New York. He really wanted her to go with him and she couldn’t… for reasons she never told him.

Meeting each other ten years later was uncomfortable. However, she was planning his teammate’s wedding and it was too important to her to get the work. He was just going to have to deal with it.

Tanner remembered everything about Katelyn from college. He’d really cared about her and had trusted her more than anyone else he’d known. But she’d still let him down. He’d left for New York and his new team without the woman he’d loved and he’d been lost ever since. Even his ill-timed wedding to Presley hadn’t made him feel better.

He just guessed he was meant to be alone.

Katelyn was really trying hard to make a new life for herself in Chicago and everything was going well, as long as she could keep her feelings for Tanner under control. If she fell in love with him again, she’d never recover.

It was it the reverse? Could a relationship between them now be the answer they both were looking for? Hot and sexy series with heat and depth. I loved this story line and rooted for them both. Thanks!

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