A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.
“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport
Big move . . . Jodie’s motto is “Don’t wait for the perfect moment—take the moment and make it perfect.” And that’s just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend’s boyfriend has just the answer.
Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. He loves them. It’s just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem—because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.
Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him—around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn’t want. But maybe she’s just what he needs. . . .
Praise for Big Stick
“Oh, the feels! Big Stick is a sexy romance that will leave readers begging for the next in the series. Kelly Jamieson has me hooked.”—Tracy Goodwin, internationally bestselling author of Ice Hot: A New York Nighthawks Novel
“Kelly Jamieson’s characters fly off the page. I wouldn’t kick grumbly hockey-hottie Nick out of bed—even if he did pass out on accident. One-click Nick and Jodie. You won’t be disappointed.”—Tricia Lynne, author of Moonlight & Whiskey
“I enjoyed the plot. The hockey scenes are well written. It was easy to visualize what was happening on the ice. Big Stick was a perfect addition to the Aces Hockey series.”—Diane’s Book Blog (five stars)
USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson’s epic Wynn Hockey series can be read together or separately:
PLAY TO WIN
IN IT TO WIN IT
FOR THE WIN
Don’t miss any of Kelly’s captivating reads:
The Aces Hockey series: MAJOR MISCONDUCT • OFF LIMITS • ICING • TOP SHELF • BACK CHECK • SLAP SHOT • PLAYING HURT • BIG STICK • GAME ON
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
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Another winner in The Chicago Aces series. Nick & Jodie’s characters are perfect for each other, one is a loner, closed of, the other is chatty, smart & spunky. Nick’s been through enough in his life, all bad except being drafted to play for the Aces where he thought he & his younger brother would share many yrs together. Unfortunately not. Jodie didn’t have that great a life either but now with her 2 yr old daughter she’s made the best of it, working with her best friend on their sex toy business. Unfortunately for Jodie she needs a place to live & the only place worth looking at is at Nick’s. Their proximity to each other brings them closer together. The sexual chemistry between Nick & Jodie is strong & off the charts. Their relationship while rocky grows & with that Nick opens up to Jodie about his life, their bond strengthens & it looks like they might just have a future. I enjoyed the character growth of each & I loved the addition of Zyanna the cute 2 yr old. Kelly Jamieson does a wonderful job telling a story that hooks you & keeps you wanting to read until it’s done. This she did so well with Nick & Jodie. I voluntarily reviewed this book from the publisher through Net Galley.