From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, this charming holiday novella features one of the hunky hockey stars of the Chicago Aces.
The Christmas season always puts a smile on Jenna McFadden’s face. Even though she’s bringing a boyfriend home for the first time, inside she’s dying to see Andrew. Years ago, when the McFaddens took the troubled teen into their home, Jenna had to keep her blazing-hot crush a secret. And now that he’s playing pro hockey for the NHL’s Chicago Aces, nothing’s changed. With his wide shoulders and taut muscles, Andrew’s the most tempting package in the house . . . one that Jenna’s dying to unwrap.
Andrew Ross just can’t make a play for Jenna. Her dad and brothers wouldn’t approve, and he could never betray the trust of the wonderful people who treated him like family when he lost his own. That’s what makes the holidays so hard. Whether Jenna’s skating with Andrew on a frozen pond or sitting on his lap while he plays Santa, she’s pushing all their boundaries—and there’s only so much a man can take. Andrew knows that she’s off-limits. But something deep down tells him that Jenna’s heart is the one prize he simply has to win.
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 Off Limits
“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport
“A sweet story with plenty of heart about that bad boy you always wanted, who couldn’t wait to have you too.”—Cecy Robson, award-winning author of Once Kissed
“Off Limits has everything I love from one of my favorite authors: well-written characters, a hot hockey-playing hero, and heat. This is exactly why Kelly Jamieson is a one-click author for me.”—Sophia Henry, author of Delayed Penalty
“Kelly Jamieson knows how to write a swoon-worthy hero. I loved Off Limits.”—Gina Gordon, author of Naked
“I loved how their love for each other was so strong that it was almost tangible and even though they kept denying it everyone else could see it.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
There are limits
This is book 1.5 in the Aces Hockey series. This book can easily be read as a standalone. It can also be read as part of the series, and it is very nice to connect it all up. Everything just makes more sense when you read a series and enjoy it in order.
Jenna McFadden and Andrew Ross have been fighting an attraction since they were in their teens. He moved in with the family after his mother died, and was told in clear terms to stay away from her. The attraction is just so strong for them both!
Jenna has been avoiding going home for fear of running into him again. She does not want him to find out he is the standard she holds all men up to. When she comes home with a boyfriend, her whole family is wondering why?
Andrew has always wanted Jenna. He has forced himself to think of her as a sister. It only works until he looks at her. She just steals his breath. He needs to find a way to fix this.
I thought this was a great addition to the series. I loved the banter and sexy times! The book was a definite keeper for my shelf!
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.
It Was OK
This book was not as good as some of her other books. The ending was very dull and a bit boring.
Some Passions Burn Too Hot to be Smothered
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Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Nondescript is the word that comes to mind when looking at this cover. Bland, even. Shirtless male again solid, plain background. Nothing to make it stand out and catch the eye. The synopsis was what caught my interest.
Andrew is the perfect combination of brother's best friend and unofficial foster or step-brother. Jenna had been half in love with him before her parents even took him in to live with them. A weekend of weakness five years ago was the only time they'd given in to the forbidden and never spoke of it again. But some passion burn too hot to be smothered. The secondary characters are just as important in the story as the leads, with terrific dialogue and interaction. With the chemistry burning this bright, it makes me wonder how her brothers and Emily never caught on. But his fears and her insecurities tend to hold them both back until it's almost too darn late. The plot is pretty good, considering the short length of the book. The ease of flow was fantastic, I was able to read it in one sitting without needing to step away from it for a break. The conflicts were there, but they managed to work them out. Predictability was low. The conclusion wraps up well enough, but I did find myself disappointed in not knowing the reactions of her brothers and what became of the house afterall. Even though this is a holiday novella inserted into an already-begun series (which I'd NOT read the first book of), I felt it was able to stand on it's own quite well and I believe that the epilogue hinted at which player would receive the next book in the series. Overall, it was a hot little holiday number that made a quick, steamy read.
Rating: 4.25 [R] ~ Score: 4.3 ~ Stars: 4