One More Shot (Hometown Players Series #1)

One More Shot (Hometown Players Series #1)

by Victoria Denault

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ISBN-13: 9781455535606
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: Hometown Players Series , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 86,820
File size: 498 KB

About the Author

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in LA but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

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One More Shot 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Colleen_Snibson More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this, I struggled to get into it. I don't know if it was that I was in a reading funk or that I was busy with other things and felt bad about reading when there were other things in life needing to be done. I ended up having a break, and when I came back to it, I found I was able to get into it a bit better and really enjoyed it. This author was new to me, and I was glad to try her. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I'm a sucker for all things friends to lovers and this story has that. Plus, I'm a huge hockey fan so tying the two together is right up my alley. This book has it all, from misunderstandings, to sexy all tension, to righting old hurts. Definitely worth it!! <3
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Maybe I’ve been reading too many hockey books lately… This is a series that could have a lot of potential, but I’m not sure I enjoyed the execution as much. Meaning the new adult feel of the book, the lack of communication that quickly creates all the problems between these main characters. ONE MORE SHOT was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. There were parts I where I was interested and the book had my attention, and then there were others where I just couldn’t have cared less. I do like the small town and best friend tropes as well as the fact that this series sort of revolves around a family. I’m conflicted in both wanting to continue reading and not, but I think I’ll be giving it the series another shot. My main issue with this book was as I mentioned, the lack of communication. Both the hero and heroine showed that they are still immature in how they rather assume things than talk about it. Especially the heroine. After it happens more than once and that behavior continues almost all the way through, I did get a bit cranky. Other than that, this was a sweet book. Not angsty or too complicated, and a fast read. I just wish it would’ve been more mature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Good!!!
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Jordan and Jessie grew up together and he was her best friend from 3rd grade... He grew up to be drafted first round in the NHL.. Jessie, an orphan at age 8, raised with her two sisters by a maternal grandmother who didn't want them, had issues her entire life... She went to Arizona to study physical therapy and she and Jordan didn't see each other for six years. She ends up working in Seattle and he is also in Seattle with a hockey team... How they get back together is a long and painful story considering his good looks and popularity and her insecurities... Overall a very well done book with several subtle messages.. Enjoyed and recommend...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Ms. Denault's debut novel. I'm not much of a romance reader, usually finding the characters lacking in depth and the plot something I just can't take it seriously. Not so in this case. Denault creates vivid and believable characters in Jessie and Jordan, along with a textured supporting cast I could believe were real people. I became immersed in their struggle to get past their own fears and misconceptions, sometimes wanting to shake them (usually Jordan), sometimes wanting to hug them (usually Jessie). Denault's writing is full of angst and humor, not to mention hockey! I look forward to reading her next book!
amdrane2 More than 1 year ago
love hockey. I love romance. I love second chances. I point this out because this book has all three! Its the beginning of a brand new series and by just reading this book, I can tell this is going to be one heck of a series. I loved Jessie and Jordan's journey back to their relationship that never should've ended in the first place. Looking forward to more hot hockey guys and their lady loves.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
One More Shot, Victoria Denault  Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews  Genre:  Romance, Women&rsquo;s Fiction I thought this sounded fun, I&rsquo;ve enjoyed a few similar novels in the past. It was a good read, but not a great one though. I didn&rsquo;t really feel the connection between Jordan and Jessie, and so when they split then met again the sexual tension, the simmering attraction was missing for me. The reasons for the split too didn&rsquo;t seem big enough considering how long they&rsquo;d been close friends and it all felt like a storm in a teacup...even after they reconnected they were still making the same mistakes, assuming things based on surface views, not talking to each other and holding grudges from things long past. I wanted to shake the pair of them &ndash; if they really wanted each other I felt they&rsquo;d have done more, been more proactive. As it is it seems it was others interactions that did the most to reconnect them.  A fun read, and some decent characters but nothing special for me, and it&rsquo;s a one off read only.  Stars: Three, a so-so read.  ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but a bit long. I got real tired of Jessie when she could not let the past go or the fact that some situations were not Jordan's fault. Hanna, Hanna, Hanna, let it go already!!! Jessie kept hounding Jordan about her and something that happened SIX years ago that he had no control of!! I felt the story dragged on a bit with Jessie and her issues. Like another reviewer said it got old. Callie, Jessie's sister, did not help matters either with her actions. I did like how Jordan's parents looked after the girls when they moved in with their unemotional grandmother (who was Jordan's family neighbor),who did not seem to care much about them at all. The whole group of friends(siblings) was a nice touch to the story. It is about 270 nook pages, but a good story. Looking forward to Luc story. ***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
One More Shot (Hometown Players #1) by Victoria Denault  NHL star, Jordan Garrison, has been in love with Jessie Caplan since he was eighteen.  After a misunderstanding they fall apart, now six years later, he has a chance at making things right. I loved this book!  One More Shot is a heartwarming story that had me captivated from the first page. I really liked Jordan&rsquo;s character.  After his heart broke, he never became serious with anyone because they didn&rsquo;t measure up to Jessie.  He sleeps around and stays unattached, developing quite the reputation.  He is driven and fights for what he wants.  He works hard to achieve his goals.  Jessie is motivated and hard working.  She has earned what she has.  A few times I felt she was too hard on Jordan, but that could be because I also knew his side of the story.  If I didn&rsquo;t, I would have probably been as stubborn as her. I like that both Jordan and Jessie are brought together during a difficult point in their lives:  Jordan temporarily out on a sports injury and Jessie home for her grandmother&rsquo;s funeral.  Interesting that Jessie is a sports therapist. I enjoyed the relationship between the Garrison brothers and Caplan sisters.  Having grown up together they formed a special bond that is enduring. Donna Garrison, Jordan&rsquo;s mom, is great.  I appreciated her relationship to the Caplan girls.  I think it is wonderful that she included them in the Garrison&rsquo;s lives after the death of their mother and her former high school friend.  Victoria Denault wrote a believable and emotional novel.  One More Shot is well-written and has a great pace.    The story has some unexpected twist and a lot of detailed history.  I look forward to the next book in the Hometown Players Series, Making a Play. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - &quot;I'm bigger, so I win.&quot; Stars! One More Shot is the first book I have read by Victoria Denault, and as a debut novel it was a pretty stellar start to the Hometown Players series. &rdquo;Put yourself out there&hellip; take a risk.&rdquo; The book focuses pretty much solely on the relationship between Jordan Garrison, NHL Superstar and player for the Seattle Winterhawks, and his childhood crush/friend Jessie Caplan. To say this couple has had their ups and downs would be an understatement, and at the start of the book they have not seen or spent any time together for the previous 6 years. I loved this couple, their re-connection and all of the issues and drama that came with it, just pulled me in from the beginning. This is a book that jumps back to Jordan and Jessie as teenagers and for the first 50% or so the story is giving you the reasons as to why they have spent the last 6 years apart, and the beginnings of their reconnection. It was well paced; the developments and revelations from them both were spaced perfectly. I am not a huge angst lover, never say never! But I often get to a point where the drama being added to drama just for the sake of more drama just bores me. Victoria worked the drama and angst between this couple perfectly, I felt a little frustration, a little empathy, and understood where both of them were coming from at points, I think the dual POV gave the depth to them, as you were given their reasons for what they did in the past, as well as their motivations for everything that went down with them as the story moved on. I loved and despaired for both Jordy and Jessie in equal parts in this book, both of them at points deserved a good hard shake, but I think that because both of them made mistakes and all the blame couldn&rsquo;t be attributed in one direction it made their reconnection all the sweeter when it came. &rdquo;How&rsquo;s it feel?&rdquo; Everything worked for me with this one, the writing style, the characters and the storyline. Jessie has two sisters in Callie and Rose, I hope they both get their &lsquo;happily ever after&rsquo; in the following books in the series, both showed in this book that their personalities are wholly different from their sister, which means their stories and the men they they end up with are going to be completely different as well. Making a Play, is due September 15, and I for one cannot wait for the next puck to drop! ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.