Author: Kelly Jamieson
Published: April 19, 2016, Loveswept
Genre: Sports Romance
Hailed by Jami Davenport as her “go-to author for hockey romance,” the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series sets the ice ablaze with another sexy novel featuring the gorgeous men of the Chicago Aces.
Duncan Armstrong may be an NHL star, but he’s a country boy at heart. His ultimate fantasy is going home with the Stanley Cup, not a gold-digging airhead who aspires to be a trophy wife and nothing more. Newly single and hoping to enjoy a night out with his teammates, he ends up hitting it off with a down-to-earth waitress who’s a complete breath of fresh air—until Duncan learns that she’s a part-time model. He tries to forget about her, but their sizzling chemistry has him coming back for more.
Amber is working hard to put herself through school, and has zero interest in dating a professional athlete. She’s seen firsthand how fame and fortune can mess with their heads—her father’s brilliant football career ended in a firestorm of addiction and infidelity. So Duncan’s attentions immediately have her on the defensive. Still, there’s something different about him. And once she stops trying to freeze him out, irresistible temptation turns into all-consuming passion.
I really like this series by Kelly Jamieson. It's hockey. It's in the mid west. It has strong heroines. Perfect mix of humor and s3xy times.
This is Duncan "Army" 's story. Such a down to earth practical guy. Helps a lot that he is a dairy farmer from Wisconsin. He has been wasting his time on fashion models and women of little substance. He is so easy going, he doesn't realize they are only after his fame and not interested in HIM until it is too late.
Amber doesn't trust professional athletes. She sure doesn't want to rely on one. She is making her way in the world. She happens upon Duncan while she is waitressing and there is just something about him that she can't ignore.
I liked how patient Duncan was with Amber. Her bristles were WAY up at first but he kept trying. Overall, Duncan is just an awesome guy and anyone would be happy to be with him. Amber maybe protested just a bit too long for my liking but in the in the end, his patience and love helped Amber to overcome her insecurities. Could not ask for a better romance than that.
Great to see Lovey and Duncan together. Such fun sibling banter! Also really liked the scenes with Amber and her roommate. Great dialogue throughout the book! Can't wait to see who the author highlights next.
*ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review