Loving Hard (The Chesapeake Blades, #2)

Loving Hard (The Chesapeake Blades, #2)

by Lisa B. Kamps
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Loving Hard (The Chesapeake Blades, #2) by Lisa B. Kamps

Because sometimes love is the hardest game of all…

Sammie Reigler is done with men. At least, with one man in particular: her ex-husband. She fell head-over-heels in love, blindly jumped into marriage—and promptly had her heart broken when her husband served her with divorce papers while he was overseas. She picked up the shattered remnants of her life and took their daughter back home to Baltimore, where she started a new life working as a teacher—and playing hockey for the Chesapeake Blades. Now if only she could ignore the emptiness that haunts her in the middle of the night…

Nobody who knew him would call Jonathan Reigler a coward, but that was exactly what he was. Two years ago, at one of the lowest points in his life, he walked away from the only woman who ever mattered—and lost a piece of his soul in the process. Now it's time to win his family back, and he'll stop at nothing to regain the love and trust of the one woman who means more to him than life itself.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154946305
Publisher: BimHaven Press
Publication date: 01/17/2018
Series: Chesapeake Blades , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 176,535
File size: 329 KB

About the Author

Lisa grew up with an overactive imagination, strong encouragement from her parents, and an insatiable infatuation with the Peanuts gang. That infatuation—along with an impatience she has yet to outgrow—jump-started her love of writing. After all, why should she be forced to wait a whole week to read the stories of her favorite characters when she could create stories for them whenever she wanted? 

That love of writing continued to grow, along with all those voices in her head, even during her assorted careers: first as a firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department, then a very brief (and not very successful) stint at bartending in east Baltimore, and finally as the Director of Retail Operations for a busy Civil War non-profit.

Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons, one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count.

You may find Lisa on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LisaBKamps or reach her via email at LisaBKamps@gmail.com She's also on Twitter @LBKamps, but admits she's still trying to figure that one out!

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Loving Hard (The Chesapeake Blades, #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
17939996 More than 1 year ago
This second chance romance is full of emotions that keep you turning pages and grabbing tissues. It is a heartwarming love story of forgiveness, trust, loving, loneliness, guilt, mending and healing. The characters are real and lovable. The supporting characters add to the story and make you want to hear their stories. I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Chesapeake Blades series. This book is very different from the first, as it concentrates more on the couple and less on the team. That’s not a bad thing, this book is terrific. There is still plenty of team interaction and dialog between Sammie and her friends and teammates Taylor and Shannon. They provide great support and hilarity throughout! I seriously can’t wait for Shannon’s book, she’s a nut! Sammie is a divorced single mom of an adorable 3-year-old daughter, Claire. She has a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher and also plays professional hockey. She lives with her parents after her husband divorced her while he was on deployment when Claire was a baby. He sent her divorce papers without any explanation as to what she did wrong. That’s what Sammie thought, it was something she did wrong. She was devastated. So when Jonathan Riegler returns to Baltimore and tries to talk with Sammie to explain why he handled things so badly between them, she wanted no part of it. Or did she? Jonathan had my heart from the beginning. I truly felt so bad for him and the mistakes he made all the while thinking he was doing what he thought was best at the time. I loved Sammie, Jonathan and Claire, they were very believable characters! There is so much I want to tell you, but I don’t want to give anything away because this is such a powerful story of forgiveness, not only of others, but of oneself, giving love a second chance, overcoming fears, learning to trust, and dealing with PTSD. This was such a great read! I can't wait for more of the Chesapeake Blades and the brave women that are paving the way for women's professional hockey! If you like second chance romance, then give this powerful love story a chance!
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
Loving Hard is the 2nd book in the Chesapeake Blades Series and this time it's Sammie's story. This is now my favorite of the series! Ms. Kamps does an amazing job with her characters and you could truly feel Sammie heartache over her relationship with Jon. So many sweet moments as Jon tries to regain Sammie's trust and make amends for his actions! Love the friendships the ladies have with their teammates and the dialogue between them! Another winner! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy.
Thi More than 1 year ago
This book gave me all the feels. I can only imagine what Jonathan went through in his deployment, the demons he lives with for doing what he had to do. It was messed up, what he did to Sammie and Claire but I’m glad he finally manned up. I so love the girls of Blade. They are so entertaining. I hope Shannon's story is next. I just want to hear what else comes out of her mouth.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I love this book so hard!! This new series about an all female hockey team rocks!! I just adore Sammie & Jon!! And of course little Clare too! I knew I was going to be blown away by Sammie's story and of course, I am!! This is such a sweet and emotional second chance love story! It has everything a story like this should have and so much more! This is definitely one of my favorite second chance love stories in a long while. I think it's the reason why they broke up in the first place that makes me love it so much and makes their reunion that much more special and heartwarming to me. I know it definitely has to do with the relatable and likable factors of both Sammie and Jon and the wonderful writing style of Lisa Kamps. I do enjoy the banter between the ladies on the team and getting to know them all and can't wait for more!! I seriously couldn't put this one down once I started and was sad when it ended. Fantastic second book in what is turning out to be a favorite new series of mine!