Cam Brickley and his pro hockey teammates bet on everything: who can win five faceoffs in a row, who can do forty pushups in less than a minute, who can eat a ghost pepper without puking. But when his buddies bet him he can’t date the same woman—like, say, the hot blonde over at the bar—for two months and not fall in love, he’ll take that bet all day. Then he’ll laugh all the way to the hockey arena, where they’ll be washing his jock straps for the rest of the season, because Cam’s never giving up his bachelor lifestyle.
Olivia Lockwood, heiress to the Lockwood Industries fortune, is used to people using her for her money and family connections. When Cam Brickley hits on her in a club, Olivia’s first instinct is to brush him off. But he couldn’t be using her for her money, since he has more than enough of his own. Cam’s gorgeous and built, and it would be no hardship to go out with him . . . besides, he’d be the perfect spokesperson for the children’s charity she works with. Maybe it’s time for her to start using people.
Cam and Olivia are both in it for something. What they don’t know yet is that they’re playing for keeps.
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Advance praise for Game On
“Kelly Jamieson does it again with another ice-melting read. Game On is all that!”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin
“Scorching hot and so much fun!”—Jessica Lemmon, bestselling author of the Real Love series
“I love the Aces so much. . . . Another fabulous Aces book . . . about taking chances and the rewards you can gain when you open your heart.”—We Live and Breathe Books
“There is no denying the chemistry between Cam and Olivia—it is seriously kindle-melting hot! . . . I will definitely be going back to read the other books in the series.”—The Little Bookworm
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“You don’t really use those lines, do you?” I had to smile back at him, his grin infectious. Heat zoomed low in my belly, attraction buzzing through my veins.
“Nah.” He made a face. “I don’t usually have to.”
It could have been cocky, and maybe it was a bit, but he said it in such a matter-of-fact way, I believed him.
Then I recognized him. Cam Brickley. He played for the Chicago Aces, our local NHL team. I wasn’t a huge hockey fan, but I liked most sports and enjoyed going to games a few times a year.
No wonder he didn’t have to pick up girls.
Why was this big-time pro athlete hitting on me? Whoa, whoa, wait . . . that was something my sister and mom had programmed into my brain. There was no reason someone like him shouldn’t be hitting on me.
I was . . . flattered.
But not interested.
I was done with men, especially after what I’d just gone through with Jason. Which sadly hadn’t been that different than any of the other guys I’d dated in the last few years. In my experience, men weren’t interested in me for who I was . . . they were interested in me because of who my family was, especially my dad, and because of my sizable trust fund.
“What makes me the lucky one?” I asked dryly.
His slow smile melted my panties. “Must be something wrong with my eyes. I couldn’t take them off you.”
“Good one.” Especially the way he looked at me, with heat and interest . . . as if he really couldn’t take his eyes off me.
“Did you like that band that just played?”
I studied him again, still not sure what was happening here, trying to figure out if that was another pickup line.
“Yeah. They’re one of my favorites. That’s why we came here tonight.”
“Oh yeah? So you’ve seen them before?”
“Mmm. Lots of times.”
“Cool. I’ve been here before but haven’t seen them. How about the next band? Do you know them?”
“Blue Day. Yeah. They’re good too.”
“I’m Cam.” He held out a hand.
“I know,” I admitted. “I recognized you.”
I hesitated before introducing myself. Ah, why not? “I’m Olivia.” We shook. His hand was big and warm. Strong.
He smiled again, and my belly fluttered. “Well, since my line didn’t work, I just want to tell you that I think you’re gorgeous, and I’d love to get to know you better. If you want to have a drink and talk, I’ll be over there.” He gestured back to his friends. “Your friends can join us too, if you want.”
Gorgeous. Well. The compliment felt sincere, and it made my heart quiver. And inviting all of us to join them was certainly not threatening or creepy. He was leaving it up to me.
“Okay. I mean, I’ll see what they say.”
“Great.” He flashed that winsome smile again and sauntered away.
As soon as he was out of earshot, my friends (and co-workers) Paisley and Julia moved in.
“Who was thaaaaat?” Paisley gripped my forearm.
Julia and Paisley both gaped at me. “Shut up!”
I shrugged, excitement doing a little dance in my belly. I tucked some hair behind one ear. “Seriously.”
“Oh my God!” Julia practically jumped up and down.
My other friend Noah rejoined us then. “What’d I miss?”
“Cam Brickley was just trying to pick up Olivia!”
“No, he wasn’t.” I paused, not sure why I was denying it. Clearly, he had been.
“Cam Brickley, the hockey player?” Noah’s eyes widened.
“Um, he invited us all to join him and his friends.” My gaze slid back and forth among them.
Julia and Paisley actually squealed.
“Come on.” I rolled my eyes. “It’s not that exciting.”
“Wait.” Noah held up a hand. “You said we need star power.”
I blinked. “What? Oh. This afternoon. Yeah. Ohhhhhh.”
These three were my best friends, but technically, I was their boss at Move On Chicago, a nonprofit organization I’d started three years ago. In a meeting earlier today, Paisley, our development manager, whose job was raising funds and building relationships to help grow the organization, had reported to us on her recent efforts to attract a prominent local spokesperson. Nobody from the Chicago Cubs or the White Sox or the Bears had called us back.
I glanced over at the table of guys. Were they all hockey players? I recognized Olaf Pilkvist because of his pale blond hair. The three other men there were harder to place this far away, and two had their backs to me.
Cam Brickley was good-looking. Charming. A pro athlete with what appeared to be some personality. He’d be a perfect spokesperson for Move On Chicago. Kids would love it . . . boys, girls, all ages.
“We need star power,” Noah reminded me.
“Yeah.” I cast another glance at Cam Brickley.
Move On Chicago had grown quickly, but lately things had stagnated. I was passionate about our mission—promoting the health and wellness of Chicago youth through organized running programs—but passion didn’t pay the bills or increase the programs we could offer. Or even keep the existing programs going, for that matter.
Recently we’d gone after a big grant and had lost out on it, after months of working on the proposal. Our donations had dwindled the last two months in a row, and the big companies we’d approached about partnering with us hadn’t even bothered to respond.
It would break my heart if we had to let down a bunch of kids who’d committed to doing something that would improve their lives.
I nibbled my bottom lip.
We’d talked about recruiting a celebrity who wasn’t a sports star, maybe even one of my family’s prominent business contacts, but an athlete fit so much better with our mission.
Cam’s head didn’t move, but I felt him looking at me. Even at that distance, our gazes locked. Great. He caught me staring at him. Heat flashed over me. Maybe this was worth a shot. “Okay, let’s go join them.”
Julia and Paisley started forward, but I grabbed Paisley’s arm. “Wait.”
“Let’s get drinks first. Otherwise they’ll think we want them to buy us drinks.”
Paisley’s mouth twisted. “Okay. But I wouldn’t mind them buying me a drink. Just sayin’.”
“They could all be married,” I said, turning to the bar.
“Ugh. Why would he hit on you if he’s married?” Paisley moved beside me.
I gave her a look. “Because he’s a man?”
“Not all men are cheaters.” Noah nudged my shoulder on the other side of me.
He shook his head, and we ordered another round of drinks. With glasses in hand, we moved through the tables to the one where Cam sat. The skyscrapers across the river sparkled in the darkness outside the big glass window. In the summer, this glass wall opened onto a big patio that overlooked the river.
Cam looked up and saw us approach, and his smile reached down inside me. My belly fluttered in response.
“Hi. We decided to take you up on your invitation to join you.”
“Great. Let’s grab more chairs.”
Chairs were in short supply, with every table full, which was why we’d been standing at the bar. But with a smile and a question to those sitting near us, he had two more chairs. Then he disappeared briefly and returned with a man in black pants, white shirt, and tie who was carrying two more chairs.
We arranged ourselves and made introductions, and I sensed that Cam’s tablemates weren’t excited about us joining them. I mean, they were all polite and friendly, but they weren’t flirting. Not that they’d flirt with Noah.
Although, who knew? Anyway. I recognized all the names . . . Chase Hartman, Eric Barclay, James Baumgartner, and, yes, Olaf Pilkvist. As for being single . . . everyone in the world knew that Chase was dating Jordyn Banks. The others I wasn’t sure about.
Cam had ensured I was sitting next to him, and he leaned closer. “So, Olivia, besides being gorgeous, what do you do for a living?”
One corner of my mouth lifted in response to his flirting. I wanted to roll my eyes, but resisted. “I run a nonprofit. Move On Chicago.”
“Hmm. Haven’t heard of it.”
“We’re still pretty small. But we’re growing.” I gestured at my friends. “We all work there. I’m the executive director. Julia is communications manager, Noah is deputy director, and Paisley’s the development manager.”
“Cool. What’s your cause?”
“We’re working to get kids moving. Running, mostly, because it’s cheap and easy. We work with a bunch of schools.”
“Hey, that’s awesome.” His praise seemed sincere and his interest genuine. “Obviously, I think fitness is important.”
“Obviously.” I picked up my daiquiri. “Since you’re a professional athlete.”
I felt the others’ anticipation of me saying something, asking him to be involved. But I hesitated.
I had experience being used for what I could do for people. Maybe it was time I toughened up and learned how to use that experience in ways that would benefit me.
Although, benefiting Move On Chicago wasn’t really benefiting me. It was helping kids.
The next band started their set, which made talking difficult, so we all turned our attention to the low stage. I was super aware of Cam beside me though, his big shoulder brushing mine when he reached for his beer, the smile he flashed me when we applauded a song.
Gaaaawd, he was attractive.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great Hockey Romance This was an easy romance to get into, not too much drama and angst, but a lot of hilarity with their first dates. Omg, for Cam and Olivia to be able to laugh at themselves, with each other and at crazy situations just set a good mood for me. Their characters also had flaws which only made them more real to me. I did have a bit of trouble going back and forth between the two POVs, until I read something definitive on who was speaking. Not a bad thing, just a stutter in the flow, as I read each chapter. The storyline, the events and the descriptions ALL got firmly planted in my mind as I read their journey. The heat, the sincerity, the intense moments were all felt. And yes, the funny moments were especially liked and felt, because they just popped in at any ol time and could make me snort laugh at the most inopportune times. A great ending to this series, and I look forward to more hockey from this knowledgeable author. I received an ARC thru Net Galley and am voluntarily giving my honest review
Book 8 and the final story in the Aces Hockey Series and like the rest this book can be read as a stand-alone. This is one of my favourite sports romance series and if you love Hockey you will certainly want to one click Olivia and Cam’s story..... Olivia Lockwood may come from money but her heart is with her not for profit Children’s Foundation that she runs so when an opportunity to date a high profile hockey player by the name of Cam Brickley comes along she has no hesitation because all publicity is good publicity. Cam Brickley is a player on and off the ice and he seems to be the only senior player who hasn’t settled down and to be honest he is happy with his life as it is but when his teammates have a bet that he can’t date Olivia without falling in love he jumps at the chance after all he hasn’t fallen in love up til now so why would this girl be any different ..... I love this series because I feel like I know this team and they feel like friends I’m catching up with in the local bar, am I sorry to see this series end off course and I will miss them all but Kelly Jamieson has finished this series off with a bang and I’m sure I will be going back to book 1 to re read as soon as time permits. The characters are fun loving and there is plenty of witty banter to make you smile and let’s not forget the sizzling chemistry all in this book is everything you want in a passionate, lighthearted RomCom. Looking forward to seeing where Ms Jamieson takes us next
5 Star Review of Game On (Aces Hockey #8) by Kelly Jamieson This is book 8 in the Aces hockey series and can be read as a standalone. Kelly Jamieson has done a great job with this series; this is Cam Brickley and Olivia Lockwood’s story. Game On brings the series to a conclusion and I am saddened. This has been a great series and I have enjoyed all the books. Cam is a confirmed bachelor and when his teammates bet him he can’t date the same woman for 2 months without falling in love, he has no problems accepting the bet; after all he is Cam Brickley. However the woman in question Olivia, is a woman of money used to men only wanting her for what she can give him. This time she is determined to get something she wants out of a relationship too; Cam would be the perfect spokesman for her Children’s charity. The chemistry between Cam and Olivia simply smoulders. Will they both realise the potential their relationship has or run before it has a chance? I really liked Cam and Olivia, they were great characters and I enjoyed their story line. Cam was hard to like initially but he really grew on me. Olivia has been hurt in the past and her fears compound her insecurities. However when they both realise that their feelings have deepened, Cam tells her about the bet. Game On was a fitting end to a great series.
Game On was sweet, dramatic and hot! Cam and Olivia brought heart to the story. Their past heartbreak and misunderstandings holds you to the end for resolution and new chances for love.
This was my first time reading a book by Kelly Jamieson and I must say I loved it! I'm a sucker for hockey romances and saw the blurb on this one and thought it might be fun and I was right. Cam Brickley is a hockey player. He is known as a playboy and loves to make bets with his friends about anything. When his fellow hockey friends bet him that he couldn't date the same person for 2 months in a row and not fall in love with her, he easily takes that bet. The hot blonde sitting at the bar is just the person that his friends pick. Olivia Lockwood, aka hot blonde, comes from a family of lots of money. Too bad she wants to make it on her own and not work for the family business. Olivia started a charity that helps underprivileged children keep active because of her problems in her youth. When Cam Brickley hits on her at a bar instead of blowing him off she plays along. He wouldn't be interested in her because of her money and family connections and he may be just the perfect choice to be a spokesperson for her charity. What these two didn't realize is that they were both using each other to get something they each wanted. Funny how their original plans got blown out of the water because both of them ended up wanting more from their arrangement than they first intended. I just adored these two. Olivia doesn't want to be the rich princess and wants to do something good in her life. Cam never wanted a real relationship because of things from his past but Olivia quickly changes those thoughts. Together these two were fun, flirty and down right sexy. I loved every part of this story and would highly recommend it.
Game On is a great ending to one of my favorite hockey romance series!!! Cam and Olivia are great together! Both aren’t looking for relationships. Cam has always been busy with hockey, and he has no intention of giving up the single life, no matter how many of his friends have settled down. Olivia isn’t interested in a relationship because she has been burned too many times in the past with men using her for her family’s money and influence. One night in a bar is going to change everything they thought about love. Cam is sexy and really has a great sense of humor. He is one of the most charming characters I have come across. I couldn’t help but love him. He is so supportive of Olivia. She has issues because of his family, and Cam really helps her with those. Olivia appears to have a charmed life. She is smart, wealthy, and beautiful. She is also the perfect example that wealth doesn’t always bring you happiness. Her family is very critical of her and always has been. Because of that, she has insecurities that hold her back from living a full life. Thankfully, Cam helps her to believe in herself, and she really flourishes. Both she and Cam grow tremendously throughout the book. The chemistry between them is intense, even from the beginning. There are also some very sweet moments too. Their banter is flirty. I like the way that Jamieson developed their relationship. It was steamy, yet these two really liked each other and liked each other’s company. Jamieson definitely knows how to combine romance, spice, sweetness, and the game of hockey into a great little series. My only regret was that I had to tell some of my favorite characters good-bye. If you are a hockey romance fan, you can’t go wrong with this one!!!
This is book #8, in the Aces Hockey series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order. Cam bets his teammates he can get a date with the hot girl. She seems to not be interested in him, but there is something that just gives him hope. Then when they try to go on a date, the mishaps begin. Olivia has no idea how to approach Cam about helping her out on a professional level. They start trying to date and it seems to be almost a wedge between them. Then she gets to know him. It changes everything. This series is just so good! I was laughing my way through this book. The characters are such a joy to read. There is heat, humor and heart. Great combination. ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review.
Olivia Lockwood has always felt like she didn’t really fit in with her family, a disappointment. Unlike her brother and sister, she didn’t want a job in the “family” business. She wanted to make a difference in children’s lives. So she started a nonprofit organization that encouraged children to exercise, run. As an overweight child, Liv’s life changed when she was introduced to cross country running. Although she wasn’t an Olympian, it provided her with the push she needed. After missing out on a huge grant, Olivia and her friends decide to drown their sorrows and come up with a new strategy to raise money at the local bar. Cam and his buddies of the Chicago Aces are always making stupid bets. When his teammates bet Cam that he can’t get a date, then continue to date the same woman for two months without falling in love...Cam immediately accepts. Game On!!! There’s no way he’s giving up his single lifestyle to be with one woman. Until he lays eyes on the woman they’ve chosen... If you’re looking for a highly entertaining, hockey novel...this is the ONE! The humorous date mishaps remind me of my days on Match.com. The stupid locker room bets where someone always gets their feelings hurt, but you look back on and laugh. That’s only a part of what makes this novel so AWESOME! I enjoyed Cam’s choice of date night activities. I wish there was a place in Oklahoma that had nothing but board games to play. That was the perfect way for Cam and Liv to really get to know one another! Can what started out as bet turn out to be so much more? I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Now here's a bet worth losing! Cam makes a bet with his teammates, but he can't win without losing. Olivia is a terrific partner for him, as she challenges him on every level really makes him work for it. Their dates were certified disasters, yet they made the most of their time together and proved that the unconventional ways are sometimes the best. These two really bring out the best in each other, and their love story was sweet and steamy. The author beautifully wrapped up the storyline for the Aces in this book. If you've read any of the books in this series, you don't want to miss this one. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
cam brickley of the chicago aces finally gets his turn at love. the ever-single and loving it hockey player finds love by losing a bet. he tries so hard not to, but the process of him trying to win this bet brings him so much joy. and olivia lockwood is his perfect counterpart. both of them are so similar, in so many small ways. they are hesitant to put their hearts on the line, afraid that if they try they'll fail. but the thing is, if you don't try, you won't win. so it's game on. this is officially the last book in the chicago aces series. and we get nice updates from all the characters. i love seeing chaser and jordyn again, because playing hurt was one of my faves. cam and olivia have a similar arc to chase and jordyn, we get to see their dates and getting to know you process and i really enjoyed this part of the story. i loved how they fit together and how they understand each other. i love how they step up for one another. it was just the perfect way to close out a beloved series. jamieson assures us that there are more hockey stories in her future, and that the end of the series doesn't mean that it's the end of us catching glimpses of our beloved characters in new stories. and i love that. because this is one great group of characters. **game on will publish on january 15, 2019. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/random house publishing group (loveswept) in exchange for my honest review.
Reading Game On by Kelly Jamieson is bitter-sweet! I have loved this whole series SOOOO much, but am so sad to see it end! This 8th book in the Aces Hockey series gives you the story of Cam Brickley AKA “Brick” and Olivia. Olivia, an amazing woman who started up a fitness program for underprivileged kids called Move On Chicago, is now the challenge of a bet between hockey player Cam and some of his teammates…loser has to wash jocks! EW! He is to date her for 2 months, and not fall in love. She needs him as a spokesperson for her charity, so it is a win-win. However, with her demeaning family, and his obnoxious teammates, things get a little difficult. This hot, emotional story ties in some of the players from the previous books, but they don’t necessarily need to be read first (but ummmm….why wouldn’t you???) I love the way the author, Kelly Jamieson, wrote this book and this series! I am a huge hockey fan and it wasn’t hard to fall in love with the characters and the storyline! I give this and every book in the series a MUST-READ!!!
Final book of the series and it is stellar. Cam Brickley likes to make bets with this fellow players, most of them are now attached to a significant other, but not Brick. No he swears that will never be. So the bet after he sees an attractive woman at the bar is that he can't date someone for two months without falling in love. Cam takes that bet. He doesn't do love. Easy win for him. All he has to do is get this beauty to go out with him. Olivia Lockwood comes from money and runs a not for profit charity, unlike the rest of her siblings who are either in the family business or ridiculously successful in their own right. Then there's Olivia, who wanted nothing to do with that. Her backstory unfolds as the story goes on. The two date and when Cam starts to have feelings for Olivia, he feels like he needs to tell her about the bet, Olivia using that to her advantage makes it into a game. After all she did hook Brick into being a spokesperson and helps her out with her charity. She offers to play along and let the guys think theres's nothing between them, when even single sign says otherwise. Their chemistry was outrageous and holy hotness some serious sheet burning. Both have feelings for each other. These two were interesting characters, Cam was a tough one to warm up to but through the book you see him change and also help Olivia through her problems with her family. We see Olivia become more self confident and more open. And when Kelly J drops the other shoe in a story, damn you don't see that coming and she does it every single time. I read the whole series and am sad to see this come to an end but I know she'll have something great waiting to be read. Fantastic end to the series and a blazing 5 star read.
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from NetGalley 4.5 stars This is my first book from author, Kelly Jamieson while its the last book in the series it is also a standalone. Enjoyed meeting the people in the other books and will be purchasing.. Cam Brinkley an Aces pro hockey player, playboy, bachelor and his teammates are always making bets about anything. So while out at their favorite bar they bet Cam he can’t date the same woman for two months straight and not fall in love! They even pick out a beautiful, blonde hair, stacked woman at the bar...all Cam has to do is get her to go out with him. The bet is the loser has to due the others jocks straps for the rest of the season. Cam thinks it’s a piece of cake and he will win... Olivia Lockwood, beautiful, sexy and heiress to the Lockwood Industries fortune but is to tired of being used for her connections and money. When Cam approaches her at the bar her first instinct is to turn him down but once she realizes who he is he just might be the spokesperson she needs for her children’s charity.. Sparks fly, laughter, compassion are just a few things going on but are they using each other for their own benefit or will being together show them that love can happens when it’s least expected ..
Kelly Jamieson does it again with another great Aces Hockey read. This is Cam(Brick) and Olivia,s story. Met in a bar, two bets are made,their first two dates are disasterious, both have relationship issues, both have feeling they don't want to admit, add in the hockey season, players and family. It all makes for a great book. You won't want to put it down.
Olivia Lockwood has put her heart and soul into the charity she founded. She is a bit leary of any new relationships and quite guarded when it comes to her family ties. Cam “Brick” Brickley doesn’t do relationships. After accepting a bet from his teammates, he’s found himself in denial of his feelings for the beauty he can’t stop thinking about. This is the last in the Chicago Aces series and I’m saddened to see it end. I loved the characters and how they were able to build a relationship with little effort. Her insecurities made her realistic and his cocky attitude was somewhat endearing. I loved this book and I will definitely be downloading the rest of the series as well as checking out her other works.
This book is about Olivia and Cam. Cam makes a bet with his team mates that he can date a girl for 2 months and not fall in love. The guys pick out Olivia for him while they are at a bar. To me when the two first meet the chemistry is hot. I loved them together. From there funny dates to the heat they have between the sheets. The story line is fabulous. You get to catch up with past Ace's and we got to meet new people too. This book I think is my favorite in the whole series and let me tell you each book is really good. I love Kelly Jamieson and I have loved this series from the very beginning. I was so said to hear that this was the last book in the Ace's hockey series but Kelly did such an amazing job with it. She not only gave an incredible ending to this book, she gave the whole series the perfect ending. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next. Thanks Net Galley. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review. Publish your review!
Cam and Olivia meet by chance. Cam, as usual, takes a bet placed with his teammates to get a date with her. Olivia is a bit resistant but then decides to give him a chance. Their first date - a disaster. Their second date, not much better. They each do not want a relationship and have no issue with playing along for 2 months for Cam to win his bet with some of his teammates. I won't say what exactly happens between these two since their journey was really interesting. Kelly Jamieson did a great job of making each of these characters easy to relate to and not annoying at all. I appreciated how big of a role hockey played in this book. It helped to cement these 2 into the series, as other characters from the other 7 books may several appearances in this. It flowed well and was a pretty quick read. Wanted more at the end of this book and was sad to see it end. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
Brick and Olivia both need something from each other. She needs him to be a spokesperson for her charity and he needs her to win a bet. What happens though if they start falling for each other for real though? Not just for Brick to win his bet? What if one falls and the other doesn't? Heart pounding, laugh out loud funny, sighing was involved and a few tears, the chemistry between these two was super hot!
A refreshing take on a trope that's been done and done again. Overall, the story is pretty lighthearted with terrific wit, and the author's use of sarcasm is right up my alley. We also get some great chemistry between Cam and Olivia, including plenty of steamy goodness. In the beginning, I wasn't sure I was going to like Cam, He's that guy, the one who always gets his way, is good at everything, and has no concept of failure. However, as the story progresses, it's impossible not to fall for that charm and cocky attitude, especially with the amount of personal growth for our sexy playboy. Game On winds up the Aces Hockey series, but does stand on its own. And props to the author for including some exciting and nail-biting game play in this sports romance. Kelly Jamieson has knocked it out of the park with this one, and I'm excited to see what she comes up with next.
4 Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Game On by Kelly Jamieson is book 8 and the final book in the Aces Hockey series. It is hard to say goodbye but, this is a great ending for this team of players. Having been a part of the team since the beginning, I have enjoyed each of these books and their individual stories. Cam and Olivia's turn is just as wonderful as the first player to fall, Marc with Lovey. By reading all the books in this series, I could see the author's growth. I found this story to be more. More depth, more tension, more chemistry, more drama. Cam along with his teammates bet on anything they can. When the stakes are raised and the bet that Cam can't date the same women for two months without falling in love, the bet's accepted and it's Game on!!! Olivia is tired of being used for what her family has. Meeting Cam in a bar one night, what could happen? He doesn't want her for her money, he has his own. Maybe she can use him to help her be the spokesperson for her Children's Charity...Game on!!! Two people with their own reasons to play the game. What could go wrong? This story is so well written and has such a quick pace that you won't put the story down until it's over. Don't forget there is also visits from some of the other Ace's Hockey team throughout this story.
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) I really hope you are keeping up with the series, you don't have to read previous to enjoy, however you will enjoy it more. This is Cam's story and his love interest Olivia. Cam isn't interested and falling in love as all his team mates and friends seem to be doing, he just doesn't understand why they would. So his friends the loving hockey players we love and enjoy made a bet with him and him being the kind that does not like to lose accepts it. The bet well their are 2. get Olivia out on a date and second date her for 2 months, easy peasy he thinks. Olivia is instantly attracted to him but does not really trust the opposite sex since many use her for her connection (her family is super rich) but when she meets Cam she thinks she will go out with him to get him to be the spokes person for her charity. But things are never as easy as we think or they think, the more time spent the more they like each other, but will it be all roses? Well grab a copy and Enjoy!
Pro hockey player Cam Brickley is a manwhore who can't resist a bet so when his teammates bet that he can't date the beautiful Olivia for two months without falling in love, it's game on. Heiress Olivia Lockwood is done with men after being used for her connections but dates the handsome Cam so that she can ask him to be the spokesperson for her struggling kids' charity. When Cam confesses to Olivia that he asked her out on a bet and wants to end the bet, Olivia tells Cam that they should hoodwink his buddies and continue fake dating, then end things when the two months are over. What happens when Cam and Olivia start falling in love? Game On is a funny, sweet and steamy story that's an emotional roller coaster ride
This book was funny, quirky and hot. I was really enjoying getting to know Cam and Olivia. Olivia had great personality but was a bit shy around men. Enters Cam who is a definition of a strong, sexy and dirty-mouthed man. He is everything I tell you EVERYTHING we expect to find in a hockey layer. But just like most men he's also a bit clueless so I ended up frustrated with him but he won my heart with the end of the day with his “grand gesture”. I feel disappointed that this is my first Kelly Jamieson book. I need to change this ASAP. ***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
This was a bittersweet read for me. I had come into the Aces Hockey series late in the series (Slap Shot). But, I enjoyed the series from that point on. I got to see Hallsy, Chaser, and Nick get their HEA’s. I was left wondering who was going to be the next one to fall. When I saw that it was Brick, I went “Yes!!” I liked his character and couldn’t wait to see who he fell in love with. I thought that the bet that Brick made with his teammates was immature. I didn’t like that he could potentially be playing with someone’s feelings. So, I was a little “eh” when he went on the first couple of dates with her. I figured that everything that happened on those dates was karma for the bet. Then Brick did something that surprised me. He told Olivia about the bet. He did it early on in the book. I thought it was awesome. Olivia did react the way I figured she would (who wouldn’t have). Then, in another move that surprised me, she decided to help Brick win the bet. I was like “no way“. Let’s talk about the first two dates they had. I thought that the location of the first one was original and made me wonder if there is such a thing. It is a great way of getting to know someone. Take them and play a board game. I did feel bad for Olivia and Brick after the date. I have been on a lot of dates Not lately, though. Been in a relationship for 15 years. I have never had someone get sick at the end of the date. I also have never gotten sick at the end of a date. I am glad that Olivia did the right thing and let Brick stay at her condo. Poor guy would have been puking all over the Uber home. The second date went about as well as the first. A walking tour of Chicago and then dinner. What happens. Brick somehow ends up cracking his head on the floor and then Olivia dumps her drink in his crotch. For the record, I have had the drink dumping happen to me. Poor Brick…lol. The ribbing he took from the guys the next day made me die laughing in bed. I liked Olivia but she did get kind of annoying after a while. She kept bringing up that she never felt that she measured up to her brother and sister. Which caused issues with her self confidence. While I understood it hurt, it did get old after a while. I did think that her work at her nonprofit was fascinating. I wish that it was featured a bit more than a couple of scenes at her office and the celebrity appearance Brick made. I liked Brick. I liked that he was honest with Olivia. I liked that he made sure she knew that feelings were out of the question for him. I liked that he was a goofball. But he did annoy me towards the end of the book. He handled the situation with Olivia badly. I do wish that the Ashley substory was explained earlier in the book. Because, until it was, Brick looked like a huge jerk. After that explanation, I went “Well, no wonder he didn’t seriously date anyone.” I wouldn’t have if I had been put through that. The sexual attraction and chemistry that Olivia and Brick had. It was off the charts hot. I loved that the author kept amping it up. I also liked that Olivia and Brick didn’t have sex right away. So, when they did, that first sex scene was smoking hot. Speaking of sex scenes, the author kept the heat on with them. I loved it. I loved that Olivia was a bit wilder than the other girls in bed. Plus the lingerie she wore. Fantastic!! The end of the book was bittersweet. I am not going to get into it but I had tears in my eyes. The author did a great job of bringing each character in
Solid 4 Cam and Olivia are perfect for one another if they can just realize it’s forever. This emotional roller coaster of this book was very enjoyable with not only romance, but self love as well.