Published January 10th 2017 by Loveswept, ebook
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Back Check was my first book by Kelly Jamieson. I’m a sucker for second chance stories and it was definitely a lovely one, with engaging, genuine characters and witty dialogue.
Tanner Bennett is the star defender of the Chicago Aces. He is successful in his professional life, but not in his private life. As owner of an event planning business, Katelyn Medford has been hired to organize the wedding of Marc Dupuis, the captain of the Chicago Aces. Marc has selected Tanner to serve as his groomsman. As it happens, Tanner and Katelyn have a shared history. She was his college sweetheart, and although he was the one who left, he never could forget her. Due to her past relationship with Tanner, Katelyn usually avoids hockey players, but she needs this high profile wedding as a professional springboard for her starting business.
Tanner was determined to succeed, and left their hometown to start his professional hockey career. Katelyn broke his heart, though, because she didn’t follow him. I felt sorry for them, they were star-crossed lovers. They both wasted many years based on misunderstandings and communication issues. As a consequence, Tanner is divorced and doesn’t believe in marriage anymore, Katelyn is a serial runaway fiancée. They can’t change the past, but they have a bright future ahead of them. Their attraction is still intense, Katelyn can’t resist Tanner’s seduction. And he needs her more than ever, when his career becomes uncertain.
Overall, Back Check was a great read, well-written and with a good balance between humor, emotions and chemistry. The Chicago Aces players and their partners are a great cast of secondary characters. I can’t wait to read more about them! This book is the fourth installment in the Aces Hockey series, but can be read as a standalone.
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.