Friday, April 26, 2019

#REVIEW: Playing Hurt By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #6)

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Playing Hurt by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #6)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: July 17th, 2018
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 

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.
This review is kind of bittersweet because it's the last book I'm reviewing as part of Kelly Jamieson's Aces Hockey series. Although, it's not exactly the last book in the series. I kind of love how Chase and Jordyn get together, it's over flirting and chirping on twitter and it just is so believable to me. I'm pretty sure there is a Minnesota Wild player that met his wife via twitter, so I think in this modern age it makes complete sense.

I loved that Jordyn had her own celebrity, but was so into hockey. It was really fun as a hockey fan to read her tweeting about the games. If you are a part of "hockey twitter" you would totally understand. I also love that when Chase and her start chirping each other, Jordyn brings up how hockey slang can sound so dirty. As a fan, sometimes you hear things from announcers and you just think, "Really? Did he really just say that? That's GOT to be on purpose." It made laugh so much that this phenomena was mentioned in this book. These books always have women who are sex positive, but I think in particular in this one, it was refreshing to hear Jordyn talk so openly about self-love.

Chase was a kind of frustrating character for me mostly because he's so freaking stubborn. Chase is having a bad season and the team isn't doing too great, but he's also having problems with his wrist. It was so frustrating to see him just try to play through the pain. I think it's realistic, because I know hockey players do this kind of thing all the time, but I wanted to just shake him. It ends up causing problems between him and Jordyn in the long run, so he seriously annoyed me at times.

I liked this book, but it's definitley lower on my list of which books in this series I liked the most. If you like this series, I would definitely still recommend it. Especially if you like to read a romance book with a happy ending.

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