Friday, April 19, 2019

#REVIEW: Icing By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #2)

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Icing by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #2)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: April 19th, 2016
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
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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.
Icing is the second book in Kelly Jamieson's Hockey Aces series. I blew through this series, so I'm slowly trying to catch up on writing the reviews for all of them. The second book is about Duncan, who we know as Lovey's older brother from Major Misconduct. And the other books, if you are like me and read these all out of order.

Duncan is kind of big doof, but it's kind of why I liked reading about him a lot. He's just this chill down-to-earth kind of guy. He also has these really sweet moments, like how he really tries to just be a kind person to Amber. Don't get me wrong, he has flaws too, and one that he shares with Amber is just how much he doesn't trust people. There's some drama at the end of the book that made me want to shake him because he was being such an idiot about it though.

Amber was a cool character, and I liked to read about a kind of jaded person that is just trying to hold everything together. Amber had a tough life growing up, but she's a really independent person and I really admired her work ethic. I also think I would have been the same way when she gets mad when Duncan throws around his money to help her out. It's sweet, but she wants to do things her own way. I definitely related to her a lot because of that.

There is a little bit of drama in this romance novel as I mentioned before, and it kind of irritated me because it felt unnecessary. At the same time, it's a romance novel, so you have to have a little drama in there, so I kind of get it. I enjoyed this one a lot and I think it was a great addition to this series.

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