Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Review - SHUT OUT by Kelly Jamieson

Shut Out
Kelly Jamieson
Release : June 7, 2016

From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes the first novel of a new hockey romance series featuring a college team whose players are heating things up both on and off the ice.

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 girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?

Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.


5 of 5 Stars

Kelly Jamieson knows how to do hockey in style. This book is one I will share with my teen daughter when she is a little older. There are so many great lessons to learn in this story.

Jacob is determined to hunker down and do what is needed to stay at Bayard. He realizes this is his only way to follow his dreams of hockey after everything that has happened. Focus on hockey and training take up most of his time and adding full time studying in leaves even less to get to know his teammates. When struggling to feel accepted by his roommates he give in and goes to a party, never expecting to meet Skylar. His focus for the year was everything but girls, boy is he in trouble.

Skylar has had a difficult time the past year with the loss of one of her best friends. But she is determined to do great in school while helping others with the difficulties of dating and sexual consent. She has a special way of reaching people and getting them to interact during the new training course. But manages to draw people in and gets them to open up. The more time she spends with the hot jock Jacob the further she falls, but that was not part of the arrangement.

When the truths that brought them together come out will they be OK or will it tear them apart? Can they be strong for each other? Will they fight for what they have or back away for safety?

Check it out for yourself. You won't be sorry. Looking forward to more Bayard hockey.

*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. **

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