USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Whether it’s a clutch goal or a cocktail, nothing beats “top shelf.” In this novel from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving jock and an ambitious career woman mix business with pleasure.
Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.
In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.
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 Top Shelf
“I’m a total sucker for sports romances, and so Top Shelf ticked a lot of boxes for me. If you’ve got a similar bent, I’d recommend it to you, too.”—All About Romance
“Five star review: Top Shelf is a sweet romance with a credible couple and, as it is the third book in the Aces series, you get a feel for the way the club ticks and there are guest appearances from the stars of the previous two books. . . . Although you can read this as a stand-alone story, I thoroughly recommend that you pick up the first two in this series and catch up with the rest of the team. Go Aces!”—Angel Net Reviews
“Fans of Jamieson’s silver-tongued heroes with a heart of gold will find a good deal to like here, and newcomers to the series’ will find it easy to get their footing.”—RT Book Reviews
“Mixology is a special skill and Top Shelf is the only way to go. With a little sadness, a lot of heat, and crazy chemistry, this book was difficult to put down. I’ve enjoyed Jared and his bar in previous books, I loved him in this! Five stars.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“I loved this book. Jared and Sidney were so entertaining.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
This is the 3rd book in the Aces Hockey series. It can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding of this amazing series, I recommend reading these in order.
Sidney & Jared met, when she literally walks into his bar and sits down. They hit it off and the mutual attraction is hot, electric, & instant! Until she finds out he may be a client.
Jared is pleased she is willing to help his restaurant and bar be better then it is today. He also is happy to have a reason to see the sexy woman regularly. She intrigues him in a genuine, and different way, then the women he is used to.
This series is so terrific! We get seriously hot hockey players and learn about them individually too. I loved this book and read it in one sitting. So good and worth every turn of the page.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review only.
Another great Jamieson read
Top Shelf is another fun hockey romance by Kelly Jamieson.
This time we get to see the romance between series regular Jared, the owner of the Sin Bin bar and a new character, Sidney, who is a cocktail and bar menu expert and advisor.
To be honest, I had not really been looking forward to Jared's story because he always seemed like kind of a womanizing, STD carrying creep. However, Jamieson did a good job of showing him as a likable genuine guy and a solid romantic lead that I was able to buy as a "Hero."
Top Shelf is an entertaining read with some laughs and appearances by prior series regulars. (I always like little updates about other characters.)
I would recommend Top Self and pretty much any of Jamieson's other books to people who enjoy sports romances.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Fun sexy read!
This is the third book in this series and it can be read as a standalone. I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. I had a hard time connecting with the characters. They both had feelings for each other, but they wouldn’t commit, or I should say Sidney couldn’t commit. I was frustrated because Jared was a great guy, even though he had an annoying ex-girlfriend.
There is a lot of great sexy times and it was fun to experience how Sidney revamped the Sin Bin’s bar menu, but somehow I just couldn’t connect with Sidney.
If you want a quick sexy read with a dirty talking hockey player, then this is the book for you.