My name’s Max Hall, and I need to f***. As a pro hockey player who’s been away from the game for over a year, my libido has picked one hell of an inconvenient time to come roaring back to life.
After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after fifteen months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I’m facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces.
So I’m not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I’ll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate’s wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered.
Not only is Kendra smokin’ hot, she’s dynamite in bed—one of the perks of being a sex toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect . . . until one of us falls in love. And it’s not me.
Kelly Jamieson’s USA Today bestselling Aces Hockey series can be read together or separately:
Don’t miss any of Kelly’s alluring reads:
The Bayard Hockey series: SHUT OUT | CROSS CHECK
The Last Shot series: BODY SHOT | HOT SHOT | LONG SHOT
The standalone novel: DANCING IN THE RAIN
Praise for Slap Shot
“In her fifth full-length Aces Hockey romance, Jamieson lets fans into the mind of the Aces’ most brooding player, rounding out a supporting character with some impressive results.”—RT Book Reviews
“This story of healing is touching and the intensity of the sensual encounters swoonworthy.”—Publishers Weekly
“Another unputdownable read; Kelly Jamieson scores again with Slap Shot.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett
“Kelly Jamieson delivers another winner! Slap Shot gave me all the feels, and Max Hall is a hero to cheer for.”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets series
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Jamieson's fifth Aces Hockey sports contemporary (after Back Check), written entirely from the hero's point of view, combines a poignant exploration of grief with unabashed enjoyment of sex. Chicago-based hockey player Max Hall, mourning his wife's death, finds himself in a precarious spot: he wants to get laid but isn't ready for a relationship. While attending a teammate's wedding, Max has a mutually satisfying encounter with like-minded New Yorker Kendra Armstrong. Max cannot get Kendra's alluring smile out of his head, and they find they enjoy each other inside and outside the bedroom. They enjoy planned and unplanned encounters complete with snappy dialogue, sexually charged repartee, and tender moments, but turbulent emotions result in uncaring behavior. Max's self-examination about his relationships demonstrates the difficulty of healing and the awkwardness of moving on. This story of healing is touching and the intensity of the sensual encounters swoonworthy.