Aces Hockey and Wynn Hockey series by Kelly Jamieson are some of my favorite hockey series so when I saw this was coming out, I jumped to the opportunity for the review. Funny thing is when I requested this book, I wasn’t aware this was a new series. I just saw Kelly Jamieson + Hockey on the cover and requested it 🙂 I am so glad that I did and now I have one more series to follow.
Easton Miller recently got traded to New York Bears. While he is getting used to a new city and team, his biggest problem is his abusive coach. Easton is not someone who will be okay with unfairness, racism, and verbal abuse. Unfortunately, he hit the jackpot with his new coach because he is all these and some more. Since hockey is the only thing that keeps Easton going, he tries his best not to react to his coach’s antics. But with each and every day it gets harder to manage his anger. So, one night when he saves a dog in his apartment building and the woman who was taking care of the dog abandons it. His teammate mentions having a dog might help with his anger management issues so he decides he can take care of the dog while trying to find its owner. But, yeap there is a huge but here… He has no clue how to take care of a dog and even though he did, his schedule doesn’t allow him to become a dog owner. No worries though, thanks to his luck starts he meets with his savior at the dog park. Lily Evans’s life is in turmoil to be exact I will give you guys how she described it. Her life is “the love child of a train wreck and a dumpster fire.” She is smart, strong, and righteous. She recently got fired from her job and thanks to her old employer bad mounting her, it is impossible for her to find a new job in the hospitality business, that is why she decides to establish her dog walking business and Easton is her almost first customer. At first, she has some reservations about him and doesn’t want to take the job but she doesn’t have many options. When she takes the job, everything will get a bit complicated for both of them. They both have bad experiences and insecurities which causes them to stay away from relationships or any emotional ties. Thanks to Otis, the Cupid, they will start a new journey that will help them to grow. Both of them have issues and I love that they are not perfect. They have flaws, insecurities, which makes them more relatable. Of course, their banter and chemistry was amazing 🙂
Must Love Dogs… and Hockey is a sweet, inspiring, emotional, and sizzling hot story. I enjoyed Easton and Lily’s story. Even though they were both scared and hurt, they did their best to support each other to overcome their fears and insecurities. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series which will be Easton’s ex-bestie Josh Heller’s story. You Had Me at Hockey will be releasing in December 2020.
- Would I recommend this book: Yes
- Would I re-read this book: Yes
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes
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e-ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!