Game On (Aces Hockey Series)

Game On (Aces Hockey Series)

by Kelly Jamieson

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ISBN-13: 9781101969434
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Series: Aces Hockey Series , #9
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 4,335
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson is the author of more than forty contemporary romance novels. She writes the kind of books she loves to read—sexy romance with heat, humor, and emotion. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white), and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey.

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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.”

“Ah.”
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.

“Cam Brickley.”

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.

“Yes!”

“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.”

“What?”

“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’.”

Noah scowled.

“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.

“Mmm. Sure.”

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.

“Hey.”

“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.

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Game On (Aces Hockey Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Madm007 3 months ago
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
JWright57 3 months ago
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
MaimeosAngelsEL 3 months ago
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.
Lori-Gonzo 13 days ago
Oh Cam and Olivia, how I loved your story! I truly admired all that Olivia overcame in her youth and adult life and still she wanted to give back to the youth. She was such a sweet, yet feisty woman. She was great with Cam and i enjoyed all her honesty with him. Cam and Olivia had a very honest, awesome communication, and such intense chemistry. They meshed well together. And I liked how he would understand her needs, regardless of what they were, and meet them. He was very considerate, genuine, and completely sexy. They had such a normal relationship, until that one moment that makes your heart sink. I felt that and loved that moment and all that followed. The ending was perfect, with the recaps and updates on the previous stories. Made me want to have a refresher read of the other books. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
JoannaDursi 17 days ago
I have enjoyed getting to know the Aces team and their girls. I have enjoyed each book more and more. While reading Cam and Olivia’s story I had no idea this was going to be the finale. It’s a bittersweet goodbye. As I want to get to know the rest of the team, the ending is everything you’d want not only for Cam and Olivia but the entire Ace’s franchise. It may be the end of the Aces but it’s not the end of Ms. Jamieson’s hockey romances and I say BRING.IT.ON!
whatsbetterthanbooks 18 days ago
Sporty, Sexy, and Sweet! Game On is a passionate, lighthearted RomCom about the focused, determined Olivia who has no problem going on a few harmless dates with a hunky athlete if it means some free publicity for her children’s foundation and the hard-bodied, delicious Cam who’s so happy being a bachelor that he has no problem betting on his ability to not fall in love. The writing is crisp and light. The characters, including all the supporting characters, are charismatic, fun-loving, and kind. And the plot is the perfect blend of heat, drama, emotion, humour, sassy banter, chemistry, friendship, love, and hockey. Game On is the eighth and final story in the Aces Hockey series, and even though it’s a little bittersweet to say goodbye to the characters we’ve come to know and love from the previous novels, it is nevertheless a fabulous ending to a superb series that I will undoubtedly miss.
LynnB888 21 days ago
My favorite of the series! There was just something about Cam and Olivia that really had me invested in their relationship right from the start. Each of them was a good person all in their own right, but had reasons for not trusting in forever. It was a joy to watch them overcome their doubts and go for it. Really enjoyed the Aces! Chicago Aces hockey player Cam Brickley is always up for a challenge! When his teammates bet him he can't get the hot blonde standing over at the bar to go out with him, he's all in! When they bet him he can't date her for two months without falling in love, he says even better. Color him shocked when he actually enjoys her company and doesn't want the two months to be up. Olivia Lockwood is used to men wanting her for who her family is, so when she meets Cam who obviously has money all on his own, it's almost like a breath of fresh air to spend time together. She's not in it for a relationship, but she could use a spokes-person for her non-profit! Both are looking for a win in their own way, but neither are expecting to stumble into their very own forever.
voraciousreaderKB 21 days ago
I was happy to discover Kelly Jamieson has written an eighth book in the Aces Hockey series. Since I love reading about hockey players, I have enjoyed reading all the books in this enchanting series. All the characters are interconnected, so it is always fun catching up with all the guys on the team and everyone from the past stories. GAME ON is touching, sweet and sexy. It is about Brick, a professional hockey player, falling in love before he realizes what is happening. Brick is a nice guy and I found it easy to like him. He loves woman and playing the field but he has never been interested in a long term commitment. When he meets Olivia, everything he has always believed comes into question. Brick and Olivia meet at a bar and they immediately hit it off and have a strong attraction. However, while they enjoy each other’s company, they each have ulterior motives. Olivia is sweet, smart and honest and she runs a non profit in Chicago. Unfortunately, her family isn’t impressed with her achievements and they have always made Olivia feel like she doesn’t measure up. Olivia hasn’t had a good track record with men and because she lacks confidence, she worries Brick will break her heart. I enjoyed Brick and Olivia’s story and they had smoking chemistry.
MalkaShayna 22 days ago
Endearing characters, provocative plots and steamy romance have made this a very appealing series, even if the reader doesn't like or understand hockey. Game On is the final book. Except for Cam Brickley (Brick) most of the Chicago Aces NHL hockey team now have wives or girlfriends, and Chaser, Brick's best friend, wants his buddy to be happy and find a woman to love. Some of the couples came together because of a bet, something the guys love to do, so Chaser bets Cam "You can't see the same woman for two months in a row without falling in love with her." Then Rico adds "I bet you can't pick up that hot blonde over at the bar." And so his two friends set the stage for Cam to find love, if he is not afraid to recognize it. The "hot blonde" is Olivia Lockwood, heiress to Lockwood Industries. She has been burnt by guys using her to get to her family, had to fight to build self confidence in a very competitive family, and is not looking for love. She wants nothing to do with the family business and has used part of her trust fund to start a children’s charity, Move On Chicago, which she thinks he would be the perfect spokesperson for. While they start out, looking to use the other person, as they spend more time together, confess the reason for the first day, they find they want more than just friendship. In addition, the author adds a fascinating oral tour of old Chicago. I received a free advanced copy of this book from the NetGaalley.com. This is my inbiased and voluntary review.
Crystal61 3 months ago
I loved this book! It was full of humor, steam, and honesty (except with themselves). Olivia learned to believe what others said about her because of Cam's directness. He was a sweet but mixed up man. By the end of the book, there were tears and smiles. I did not want to stop reading this story. I highly recommend this story. It was sort of sad to end this series, but I look forward to the next one. I received an ARC through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
BeckyRendon 3 months ago
The end of an era...but the beginning of everything else. Brick finally gets his story in Game On. Not one for love,relationships, or anything past a few "dates", he finds himself in the unmarked lands of relationshipville. Not exactly a voluntary trip either but a bet is a bet. Come cheer on the Aces for the final installment of the series. Fight for the Cup, love, and not having to handle nasty jockstrap.
Adrienne Mills 3 months ago
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.
tsmb02 3 months ago
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.
Hershey07 3 months ago
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!!!
2kasmom 3 months ago
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.
Jennann3 3 months ago
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.
ViperSpaulding 3 months ago
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.
etoile1996 3 months ago
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.
JustNicole 3 months ago
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!!!
Lorizen 3 months ago
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.
JennieF 3 months ago
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 ..
cayks 3 months ago
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.
Mgrabeel 3 months ago
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.
SherriBabb 3 months ago
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!
micharch 3 months ago
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.