Mini Reviews #2

Max by Sawyer Bennett (Review copy provided by Netgalley)

>> Goodreads link, Genre: Romance, ice hockey, M/f

Max is the sixth book in the Cold Fury Hockey series and I can say it totally blew me away, but I love ice hockey and I absolutely loved Max, the character. He was perfect and sadly I probably will never find a guy with his character in real life. LOL. The reason I can’t give this book 4 or even 4,5 stars is the heroine, Julianne.

She was an really, really ungrateful. Whenever Max wanted to help her in any way, she said no. Also the reasons why she pushes him away were just plain, old stupid. I couldn’t deal with her. Max deserved better, even though in the end she got a bit more tolerable.

There was the tiniest bit of drama in this, otherwise it was a cute, light afternoon read.

Rating: 3,5 stars


Going Overboard by L.A. Witt (Review copy provided by NetGalley)

>> Goodreads link, Genre: military, M/M, romance

Going Overboard is the fifth book in the Anchor Point series and the first one of it that I read.

I previously read a different series by L.A. Witt and really liked that and while I also liked the writing style in Going Overboard, I was kind of… do I dare to say it… bored by this book.

I really liked the transition of Dalton and Chris’ friendship to a romantic relationship – I’ve always been a sucker for friend-to-lover books – but that’s about it. Regarding all other aspects of the story I was utterly bored, which makes me kinda sad, because this book had promise.

So all in all this book was just average for me.

Rating: 3 stars


Cross Check by Kelly Jamieson (Review copy provided by Netgalley)

>> Goodreads link, Genre: Romance, ice hockey, new adult, M/f

Cross Check is the second book in the Bayard Hockey series.

I really liked reading it. It had funny and light scenes, but also touched  the darker aspects of life. Also its a enemies-to-lover story, I’m totally down for those. Huge fan. The sparks between Ben and Ella were on point.

Although the big fight that Ella and Ben had near the end was kind of stupid and unnecessary in my opinion, but I get the need for it.

Overall it was a good read and who can hate books about ice hockey and romance. I know I can’t. Love me some ice hockey.

Rating: 4 stars

 

[Review] Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson

About the book

Body Shot
(Last Shot #1)
by Kelly Jamieson

ebook, 263 pages
Publication Date: August 23rd 2016 by Loveswept
ASIN: B018PD0F9E

The bestselling author of the Heller Brothers series stirs up a tempting cocktail of fun and seduction as a sexy SEAL-turned-bartender treats a buttoned-up scientist to a wild weekend . . . and a change of heart.

Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.

Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.

Praise for the novels of Kelly Jamieson

“Steamy, sweet, and a whole lot of fun!”—USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell, on Major Misconduct

“A sweet story with plenty of heart about that bad boy you always wanted, who couldn’t wait to have you, too.”—Award-winning author Cecy Robson, on Off Limits

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I’ve only read one book by Kelly Jamieson so far – though I have her box set of the Heller Brothers on my Kindle.

At first I wasn’t convinced by Body Shot, because Hayden was a bit boring, but thankfully I have a review policy of giving every book 20 – 25% to convince me and convince me it did.

I loved Beck – he was hot and dirty and totally a nice guy in a body of a badboy – and while it took some time for Hayden to win me over she still did and I would have loved her too if not for the stupid thing she did near the end. So I ended up “only” liking her. She was still pretty cool, though. I liked her determination to be good at everything she does.

Apart from my initial boredom of the book I really liked it and read it through in one sitting after I got over the first two chapters.

I liked Beck’s POV a bit more than Hayden’s, just because he was more carefree and funny. Also he brought out another side of Hayden.

The conversations between Beck and Hayden were hilarious and I had a few good laughs. Those two definitely had some serious chemistry and that lingerie shop scene was really steamy. In fact all their sex scenes were smoking hot.

The twist near the ending was a bit much and in my opinion too obvious but it made sense when you take the whole book in consideration.

I will definitely be reading the second book of this series – should there be one.

Rating: 3,75 stars

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Check out my review for Shut Out, also by Kelly Jamieson:

Shut Out >> Review

 

[Review] Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson

~ Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson ~

(Bayard Hockey #1)
Genre: Fiction, New Adult
Date of Publication: June 7th 2016 by Loveswept
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes the first novel of a new hockey romance series featuring a college team whose players are heating things up both on and off the ice.

The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?

Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.

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