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review 2018-07-17 08:10
Release Blitz w/Review - Playing Hurt

 

He’s playing hurt. She’s laying low. And they’re both flirting with disaster. Playing Hurt by Kelly Jamieson is AVAILABLE NOW!

 

 

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“Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—Jami Davenport

 
He’s playing hurt. She’s laying low. And they’re both flirting with disaster.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Playing Hurt (Aces Hockey, #6)Playing Hurt by Kelly Jamieson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #6, in the Aces Hockey series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and have a better understanding of this amazing series, I recommend reading these books in order.

Chase is definitely off this season. Then it hits a bright spot when he strikes up a social media conversation with a celebrity. His life now appeared to be on an upswing.

Jordyn is a busy person in her own right. Also a hockey fan, she loves the Aces since she grew up near them. Talking to Chase is a bright spot in her life too.

This 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 this to be a prefect fit for the series, and a great hockey based romance.


***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in return for an honest review.

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About Kelly Jamieson:
 
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!
 
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review 2018-07-14 13:23
Playing Hurt (Aces Hockey, #6) by Kelly Jamieson
Playing Hurt - Kelly Jamieson

 

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. He has something to prove. She has the faith in him he lacks in himself. He's the hockey player who has lost his way. She's the pop star that helps him find his way back. Chase and Jordyn are used to life in the spotlight. However, they are about to find out it's the quiet moments that really matter when it comes to love. Jamieson carves out a larger than life tale that is really quite simple. Playing Hurt makes heart the star of the show.

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review 2018-07-09 04:18
Review: Playing Dirty by Amy Andrews
Playing Dirty - Amy Andrews

4.25 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin

 

The first rule any player for the Sydney Smoke learns is this: Stay away from the coach’s daughter. That’s all well and good for newly-traded hotshot Kyle Leighton. He’s come to be coached by Griffin King and no woman would ever take precedence over rugby. Only when Kyle goes to a bar and has a blazing hot one-night stand with the mysterious Val, he has no idea that she’s the one woman in all of Sydney he’s supposed to stay away from. One mistake like that could jeopardize his career – not to mention Val’s already strained relationship with her father. It’s clear to both Val and Kyle that they should stay away from one another. Except some passions burn too hot to ignore…

Playing Dirty is smoking hot and a whole lot of fun. Where can I put an order in for one of Amy Andrews’s Sydney Smoke players? Ms. Andrews has a gift for penning insanely hot athletes who are seriously sexy, incredibly talented on the pitch and in the bedroom, and yet they’re never full of themselves. In other words, the whole team is made up of perfect book boyfriend material and Kyle Leighton is no exception. Kyle is talented, fun, and has a big heart. He isn’t flawless and it drove me nuts when he made decisions in Val’s interest without talking to her, but when he makes mistakes they’re made with good intentions and a kind heart. Val is a blast to read about and I’ve been looking forward to her story from the very first book in the series. Like Kyle, she’s a funny and kind protagonist and it’s easy to adore her. She and Kyle have a red hot romance that made the pages of Playing Dirty fly by and I was rooting for them every step of the way.

Kyle and Val’s romance shines, but there’s an equally important secondary plot in Playing Dirtythat will just tug on your heartstrings. Val carries a lot of hurt buried not-so-deep beneath the surface and it’s due to her relationship with her father. She desperately wants her father’s love, but there’s so much grief and guilt in their past that Griff can’t see past to give it to her. Kyle, the outsider in this situation, gets involved because he can’t bear to see Val hurting. The result is a messy, emotional journey that’s intertwined with the romance and I loved it.

Playing Dirty is the sixth book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series but it can easily be read as a standalone. Every book in this series is a great mix of humor, heat, and heart and Kyle and Val’s story is no exception. I adored Playing Dirty and by the time I finished it I was grinning like a loon (it doesn’t hurt that Ms. Andrews’s heroes excel at incredibly fun, over-the-top displays of affection). I can’t wait to see what Ms. Andrews has in store for readers in the next Sydney Smoke book!


FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2018/07/review-playing-dirty-by-amy-andrews.html
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review 2018-07-08 03:43
Playing Hurt (Aces Hockey #6) by Kelly Jamieson
Playing Hurt - Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson scores with PLAYING HURT the sixth book in the Aces Hockey series.  Left winger Chase Hartman and pop star Jordyn Banks strike up a friendship on Twitter.  After losing a bet on a hockey game, Jordyn agrees to go on a date with Chase.  The two have different medical issues that threaten their careers, thus relating to one another.  This contemporary sports romance in suitable for adult audiences.  The story primarily takes place in Chicago.

 

I really enjoyed this story.  I love how Chase and Jordyn meet.  They have a lot in common and help each other cope with their similar situations.  They are a fun couple.  I appreciated that they were both so down to earth and that they can act like themselves around one another.  I was impressed by Chases date choices. 

 

They both had potentially career-ending medical conditions to deal with.  It was interesting reading how they handled their situations.  They have several obstacles to overcome throughout the story, like Jordyn living in L.A. and Chase in Chicago.  Not to mention crazy work schedules.  They both grow throughout the novel.

 

Kelly Jamieson does a wonderful job with this novel.  It is an excellent addition to the Aces Hockey series.  Her writing is skillfully executed, and her plot is fun and heartfelt.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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review 2018-06-27 04:02
not for me
Playing with Matches: A Novel - Hannah O... Playing with Matches: A Novel - Hannah Orenstein

Sasha had only told a few people he family’s mortifying secret. They were her boyfriend of two years -Jonathan. Her best friend Caroline, and the girl she had trusted in H S who had told the whole class. Now Sasha’s new boss-Penelope at Bliss- an elite matchmaking service whose roster of clients included successful entrepreneurs, politicians, lawyers and artist. . Until two months agi Sasha had expected People.com -the site she had interned for in college- would hire her as an editorial assistant but the week before graduation her boss told her she didn’t have the budget to hire Sasha. Sasha was desperately trying to get a job she refreshed Craigslist, and NYU job board every fifteen minutes and sent out dozens of desperate applications  and was worried she would have to go back to N J with her father. Then Sasha got a call from Three days later at her training Sasha learned -per Penelope status and looks were the most important things to match. But matchmakers should be intuitive, creative, and above all passionate about the quest for love. Sasha’s family’s most dreadful secret was her parents didn’t meet at a bar, or at college, or through friends. Her parents had met through a certain kind of matchmaker. Her father was lonely, so he chose her mom out of a catalogue and paid six thousand dollars to bring her mother from Russia - she had been a farm girl. Her parents had not been a good match and after a decade divorced. Her parents had never loved each other. Caroline is getting annoyed because Sasha is spending so much time meeting up with people to match with her clients. Jonathan is spending more and more time with his boss and getting more and more distant with Sasha and having less ad less time for her then he betrays her. Sasha’s life seems to be coming apart instead of getting better since she got her job.

I had mixed feelings about this book.It dragged for me at times but usually it was fast paced. But for me the ending though realistic didn’t work for me. I also would have like more information on matchmaking and all it entailed in modern times even if only fictional. At times it was hard keeping my interest. I would say this book was more for people in their twenties which I am not. It was a good summer read for the most part just not a favorite. I did like Sasha and was sad when Jonathan betrayed her but she should have seen it coming.  But there were things I liked and things not so much so as I said I had mixed feelings.

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