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  • 2018 / kelly jamieson / release blitz / review

    Release Day & Review | Big Stick by Kelly Jamieson

    Release Day & Review | Big Stick by Kelly JamiesonBig Stick by Kelly Jamieson
    Series | Aces Hockey #7
    Release Date | October 23, 218
    Published by Ballantine Group, Loveswept
    Genres | Contemporary
    Format | ARC
    Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
    Buy | Amazon
    Rating | four-half-stars
    Synopsis |

    A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.


    Big move . . . Jodie's motto is "Don't wait for the perfect moment - take the moment and make it perfect." And that's just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend's boyfriend has just the answer.

    Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It's not that he doesn't like women. He loves them. It's just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem - because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.

    Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him - around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn't want. But maybe she's just what he needs. . . .

    ADD TO GOODREADS

    AMAZON US

    Review

    Hockey romance for the win and they’re easily becoming one of my favorite romances to read! Big Stick was my first read by Kelly Jamieson and of course, in true Malia fashion, I’m rather late to this series…it’s book 7…oops!

    I loved and admired Jodie’s strong independence. I’m always a fan when kids are brought into the fold and a huge part of the story. I can’t say that I’ve read a story where the heroine took matters into her own hands and decided to have a child on her own. And I won’t understand what it’s like to be a single mother. But to me, she handled everything as best as she could and she is such an amazing mother to Zyana.

    And I loved that Jodie and her best friend, Kendra, run a sex toy business together! It definitely brought some humorous moments in the book because it’s so easy.

    Ahhh Nick, he has a lot of pain and guilt that he’s dealing with. And he handles it in the only way he knows how, alone. When it comes to Nick and relationships, he keeps them at bay. Thinking he doesn’t deserve to have that kind of commitment with anyone, so he keeps it casual with no strings.

    Jodie and Zyana moving into the house on his property was probably one of the best thing for Nick. With their rough start, I was eager to see they relationship turn into something more. Little by little, you see Nick opening up around Jodie.

    As his walls start falling away, behind that tough and stand-offish exterior, there’s a genuinely sweet guy that’s absolutely caring.

    I loved the slow burn between these two and they’re definitely one of my favorite kind of stories to read. I did feel in some parts where it lulled a little bit. But I was eager to get to the end to their happy ever after.

    I definitely enjoyed this read and can’t wait to start from the beginning in the Aces Hockey series.

    Major thanks to Ballantine/Loveswept for the advanced reader’s copy.

    four-half-stars

    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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