He’s playing hurt. She’s laying low. And they’re both flirting with disaster.
“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—Jami Davenport
Chase: The last thing I’d ever want to do is let my team down. After overcoming my bad-boy reputation, I was dominating on the ice. But things aren’t going so well this season, and even my parents think I’m partying again. Now I’m really worried about my career. The only bright spot in my life is the Twitter flirtation I’ve struck up with pop princess Jordyn Banks. Turns out she’s a huge hockey fan—and she’s willing to wager a date on her favorite team. . . .
Jordyn: Even though I’m an L.A. fan now, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Aces, since I grew up in Chicago. Then I lose a bet to Chase Hartman, and suddenly I’m up close and personal with a pro athlete who’s anything but soft. Not only is Chase the hottest guy I’ve ever met, he’s secretly super sweet. As if I had time for a relationship . . . yeah, right. But when I suddenly have nothing but time on my hands, he’s the only one who understands. Now, with both of our careers at stake, Chase is tempting me to put my heart on the line too.
Kelly Jamieson’s USA Today bestselling Aces Hockey series can be read together or separately:
“Playing Hurt is charming, adorable, funny, and sexy—I couldn’t put it down!”—USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell
“I found myself really enjoying this story. It was light and sweet and easy-to-read. I liked Chase and Jordyn together.”—Red Hot + Blue Reads
“Playing Hurt was such a sweet and sexy story. I loved the characters and honestly did not want to let go of them at the end of this book. I found it to be a perfect fit for the series and a great hockey-based romance.”—Kitty’s Book Spot!
“Sassy, sweet and oh so sexy! With the next book in the Aces Hockey series, we delve into Chase’s life and watch him fall hard and fast for the girl he’s been crushing on.”—Thoughts of a Blonde
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
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Jamieson's skimpy sixth Aces Hockey contemporary (after Slap Shot) focuses on veteran player Chase Hartman, who's rehabbing both his party-boy image and a wrist injury that is badly affecting his play. During his downtime, he strikes up a Twitter flirtation with pop star Jordyn Banks, betting a date on the outcome of a rival's game. Despite the challenges of lining up their schedules between Chicago and Los Angeles, Chase and Jordyn manage to develop a relationship out of the spotlight. When they both face career-ending surgeries, their differing coping strategies test their relationship to its breaking point. Secondary characters are little more than cameos, with previous Aces characters serving as shorthand for hockey content and celebrity name-dropping doing the same for Hollywood glamour. New readers may be disappointed by the lack of setting development beyond Chase and Jordyn, but the tight focus on the couple allows for emotional revelations that somewhat make up for the lack of depth elsewhere.
Great Hockey Romance
This is the sixth book in the Aces Hockey series and it is a light, sweet, sexy story with characters that are realistic and entertaining. Chase is a hockey player with the Chicago Aces and he has a crush on Jordyn, a R&B singer. Chase can’t believe his good fortune, when he finally gets to meet Jordyn after playfully tweeting her. He is happy to discover that Jordyn is down to earth and fun and they instantly connect. However, the downside is that they are both busy with their careers and they live on opposite sides of the county.
I liked both Chase and Jordyn and I thought they make a great couple. There is a lot of pressure that is put on them to always perform at their best. Sometimes they just want to sit back, relax and enjoy life and they can do that with each other. They are good together and help each other become better people. They understand and support one another through some tough times and I love all the sparks they create when they are together. This is another great hockey romance from Kelly Jamieson.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Woulda Coulda Shoulda
This is such a great series, however this book wasn't up there with the others. This is Chase and Jordyn's story. Chase, once a bit of a player now settled into his role with the Ace's and has a little girl crush thing going with pop star Jordyn. One day he tweets to her and she tweets back. Jordyn is from Chicago and is a hockey fan. Now living in California she roots for her home team, and the two banter back and forth on twitter until Chase purposes a wager on a game, a date- she agrees and she loses. They have a date, keeping a low profile as they're two public figures. Jordyn's been having a little scratchy throat off and on meanwhile Chase isn't performing on the ice. Turns out he's got a little problem with his wrist from an injury last season. Nothing to worry about he says. The relationship between the two develop and things are done and said and said and done. The puck hits the ice when Chase ignores his injury and that creates a problem between the two of them. Chase creates the problem.
This story for me lacked the real life character depth that the others had and it felt like I was sitting on a porch glider. Back and forth and not going anywhere. The rest of the series is fantastic, this one just fell short for me.
*arc from NetGalley and Loveswept for an honest review**
Two people at the peak of their very public careers find an unusual way to connect romantically. Chase, a hockey pro with the Chicago Aces has a celebrity crush on pop star Jordyn Banks. Jordyn who's from Chicago and a fan of hockey decides to follow Chase on Twitter prompting him to respond to her tweet. This starts a fun and flirtatious banter between the two.
This was a pretty cute story. Chase's infatuation with Jordyn was almost like what you would see with a teenage crush. Both characters are pretty smitten with each other. I like how the author gave us a lot of couple time with them while still being realistic to the struggles of life getting in their way.
This is a pretty low angst and safe read. I enjoyed this couple and didn't really mind the bumps they faced along the way. Both of them dealt with some hurt from their pasts that did get in the way few times but I never felt it was overdone.