Book Review: Slap Shot – Kelly Jamieson ****

Slap Shot is the fifth full book in Jamieson’s Aces Hockey series. If you’ve been following the exploits of the Aces team you’ll be glad to catch up with Max Hall in this one. We’ve had snippets about him in earlier books. He sat out the previous season trying to cope with the death of his wife from cancer and then an addiction to antidepressants. Max now feels like it is time to pull himself together and regain his place on the Aces first team.

At a colleague’s wedding sparks fly between Max and one of the bridesmaids. Kendra Armstrong knows what she wants and when she sees Max she really wants her Hockey Dude. Kendra is feisty and in need of a fun night with a sexy stranger. As a sex toy designer she isn’t afraid to push ahead for what she needs. Living in New York she knows it isn’t going to go anywhere while he is based in Chicago but they are both happy to live in the moment and enjoy a night together in the luxury hotel.

An agreement to keep things casual between them starts out with good intentions but it isn’t long until one of them falls in love and that is very bad news indeed. As always with Kelly’s Hockey books this is a smoking hot read with strong and believable characters and some very steamy sex scenes. Max is a broken man coming to terms with his grief and his guilt and any thoughts of entering into a relationship just can’t be entertained.

You can read this book as a standalone story but I can really recommend starting at the beginning and following these through in sequence:
Major Misconduct
Off Limits (novella)
Icing
Top Shelf
Back Check
Slap Shot

Supplied by Net Galley and Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: Oct 17 2017. 276 pages.

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