Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Game Changer by Kelly Jamieson

What’s a little rebound sex between friends…

I don’t want anything to do with my crazy family’s drama, which I’ve been watching unfold from a distance over the last year, but now my grandfather has Alzheimer’s and I feel I need to at least make a quick visit to see him. My hockey season’s over, all I have to do is get through my teammate Steve’s wedding, and then I’m on a plane to Los Angeles to do my family duty. After that, I’ll head home to Manitoba for some summer R&R at the family lake cottage.

Nobody’s expecting what happens at my wedding, which becomes pandemonium. I need to get out of there. Fast. Who do I turn to? Jackson Wynn, one my fiancé’s teammates. He’s been a friend to me since I met Steve. For one night, we hide out in his condo, but he’s leaving in the morning for California. I want to go with him.

I can’t take Steve’s fiancée with me to California. He’s going to flip shit over this. But the lying cheating bastard kind of deserves it, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Molly. Or maybe not so soft… because she’s not only sweet and kind, she’s hot as hell. This is a bad idea for so many reasons, and I sure as hell don’t need more drama in my life, but I can’t say no to her.

On this nutso trip, neither of us expect Molly to bond with my bonkers family… especially my poor, confused grandpa. And neither of us expect to bond with each other…

Book 5
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Friends-to-Lovers

Jackson loves his life. He loves playing hockey and he loves his friends. While his family life is somewhat complicated, Jackson knows that it's time for him to head home and see everyone. But first, he's attending his teammate’s wedding.

Molly is a funny and somewhat nerdy woman who isn't ready to settle for being someone's second choice. When she decides to end her marriage before it begins, she isn't quite sure what will happen. But once it's done, she knows that she needs to get away for a while.

Molly and Jackson have been friends for a while and when Jackson sees that Molly needs a little saving, he's not going to turn his back on her. Molly is grateful for Jackson's hospitality and when she invites herself on his trip, she's even more grateful to meet his family. They are complicated, but they love each other.

During this trip, both Molly and Jackson have to face some real truths about themselves. Jackson faces some hard truths from his past and Molly looks to her uncertain future.

I enjoyed watching these two friends help each other along their journey. They had an easy chemistry and banter that showed years of friendship was behind their attraction. I can't wait to see what more this series will bring!

Molly has gotten the worst news of her life and on the night before her wedding, what she does with it is the right thing and now she needs to get away for a while. Who does she turn to but her friend, Jackson Wynn, who just so happens to be her ex-fiancé’s teammate.

Jackson has always had a soft spot for Molly, she is a great person, fun to be around, and the best trivia partner he has ever had. He takes her to his condo for the night, but he is leaving for California the next day so see his family. Molly wants to go with him because she needs to get away and clear her mind. Jackson knows it's a bad idea but lets her tag along. They have fun together, his family likes her, and is he beginning to have feelings for her?

He can't be falling for his teammate's ex, it isn't right. Is Molly feeling the same or is it just a rebound crush? Will they be able to talk about what they are feeling? Can they still be friends? Will there be a chance for a future together?

I really like this series and I liked Molly and Jax too. This is a good story with all the feels and family to keep you interested and reading until the end because you want to know what happens. I hope you give this one a chance and enjoy it too.

This is a fun read full of drama and angst. Molly leaves her fiancé standing at the altar with a devastating public revelation – and then she needs somewhere to hide from the fallout. It’s her trivia partner, Jax, who helps her out – taking her to California to meet his complicated, glamorous family.

This is a true friends-to-lovers romance and I love the friendship between Molly and Jax more than anything in this book. They are good together. They’re fun together. They get each other. Molly helps Jax really see his family and Jax helps Molly find her confidence after the messy break up.

There is a playfulness to the connection between Molly and Jax that I loved. I also kinda love that this is a hockey romance without any hockey. Molly and Jax spend the off season together in Manitoba – far away from real life complications. My only complaint is the conflict and miscommunication at the end of the book that doesn’t really make sense for characters who are so close and so in tune with each other in every other way. It feels contrived and doesn’t really fit the characters.

This is the fifth book in the series, and I would highly recommend that you read them in order to understand all the family dynamics. That said, Jackson lives on the East coast, and tries to avoid family drama, so you could still enjoy the story without going backwards – although you may choose to once you have read this installment. Though this is a sports romance, for a variety of reasons, in this story we get to see how Jackson's contract negotiations with his NHL team are causing him concern.

There is most definitely a dramatic start to Molly and Jackson's summer, not one that either of them had envisaged. But it makes for a really wonderful opportunity for them both to learn about themselves, and for Jackson in particular, to learn how he could have misjudged things in his family. As his and Molly's relationship takes on a different dimension – no longer just trivia quiz buddies – she helps him see that there may be an alternative side to the story. Now they just need to figure out what that may mean for them.

I really enjoyed this book; it has a really light touch in the friends-to-lovers theme. So light that the two of them never even think to admit their feelings to each other – but certainly everyone around them is clued in far sooner, which is fun. A good addition to the series, thank you.

Also Available in the Wynn Hockey Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Play to Win post.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our In It to Win It post.

Book 3
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Win Big post.

Book 4
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our For the Win post.

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.

Connect with Kelly

Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Instagram  ~  Website  ~  Goodreads

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Game Changer (Wynn Hockey #5) by Kelly Jamieson to read and review.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments are reviewed by a blog admin before being published. We thank you for visiting our blog & leaving a comment.