From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes a moving and thought-provoking novel about a college team facing hard knocks on the ice and off.
The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from the opposite sex. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the most intriguing woman he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?
Skylar Lynwood’s freshman year of college was a disaster. This semester she’s working hard to get back to the grades her parents want to see, and she’s dealing with her painful memories by doing volunteer work. There’s no place in Skylar’s life for parties, fun, and arrogant jocks—until Jacob melts her resistance with his easy charm and rugged smile. The deal he’s offering could be a win-win: a fake relationship that will keep him out of trouble and her secrets safe . . . if they can keep their hands off each other.
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 Shut Out
“Sexual tension doesn’t get better than this! Shut Out is wickedly sexy, but with enough sweet moments to make it the perfect love story.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Sexy and sweet, yet layered with emotion, Shut Out perfectly captures the feeling of a first love!”—Award-winning author Katie Rose
“An absolute winner . . . I’m hoping to see more of Skylar and Jacob in the future.”—Dear Author
“Very powerful and thought-provoking in many ways . . . Shut Out is the type of book that may stay with you a long time after you read.”—Babbling About Books, and More!
“The chemistry between these two is explosive and you fall in love with both of them and their struggles to find their way. . . . I have no doubt you will enjoy it as much as I did.”—Books & Boys Book Blog
“I applaud Jamieson. . . . This story just felt so important right now.”—Book Jems
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Great story with a message.
This story kept me reading until the end. There are some very gritty elements to both Skylar and Jacob's lives, and the aftereffects almost pull them apart. I really loved how Skylar took what happened to her and tried to do something positive for others. Jacob was so sweet most of the time and he was able to help Skylar see the good in the rest of her life. I highly recommend this book.
Hot is hot
Jacob and Skylar meet at a party. The attraction is just instantaneous. They both have secrets that may keep them apart. Can anything come of this?
Skylar is surprised that Jacob is working so hard to be good. He has a look of "party playboy" and she is not sure what to think at first. Then they get closer and the sparks ignite.
This was a story I could not put down! The characters are just so honest & clearly want to be together. I cannot wait to read more in this series.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.
If you are a Sports Romance fan, check out Shut Out
Up and coming hockey star, Jacob, is getting a second chance after wrongly accused of rape. He is sent to a new school (Bayard Bears) where he must run the straight and narrow and keep his nose clean of any possible accusations.
Skylar is totally focused on her future plans and has little time for becoming social. She is also very passionate about rape awareness and education where she volunteers as a counselor in new mandatory college program.
Jacob comes up with a scheme to keep the puck bunnies away by asking Skylar to become his “fake” girlfriend. I’m sure you know the fake didn’t make it long. The relationship runs hot and cold and hot again with Skylar going along for the ride until she discovers Jacob’s real reason for coming to Bayard.
Jamieson hits on the tough topic of rape and consent while working in flame worthy sexual attraction and romance.
If you are a Sports Romance fan, check out Shut Out, you won’t be disappointed.
I received this ARC copy of Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review.