Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. He loves them. It’s just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem—because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.
Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him—around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn’t want. But maybe she’s just what he needs. . . .
Five 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Ari
Yummy hockey player hero? Check!
Strong single mom I love? Check!
Freaking adorable child character? Check!
Great chemistry and amazing feels? Check and definitely check!
I loved this book so much! As soon as I read the blurb I knew I needed this book in my life. I was definitely not disappoint. Nick and Jodi’s story was a great slow build that had me swooning and cheering for these three. Yes, three!
Jodi is a kickass woman. She’s had a tough upbringing, but she knows what she wants out of life and didn’t afraid to make it happen on her own. Nick is star hockey player and self proclaimed loner. For the moody player two is a crowd. The two meet at a party and definitely don’t hit it off, but when they find themselves neighbors Nick learns that the company of Jodi and her daughter is actually really nice. Jodi also begins to see past Nick’s gruff exterior and likes what she sees underneath. I also loved Jodi’s daughter Zyana. Like her mom, the connection she makes with Nick is slow, but steady and once their connection was made it made my heart so happy.
This story was equal parts heartwarming love story and deliciously steamy romance with great characters, awesome banter, and chemistry for days. Once I started I didn’t want to stop. I’m so excited this is a series because I need more of Kelly Jamieson’s words in my life.
About Kelly Jamieson
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
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