Thursday, September 10, 2020

Must Love Dogs...and Hockey by Kelly Jamieson

Must Love Dogs... and Hockey

Can an idealistic dog lover teach a jaded hockey player new tricks?

My life is like the love child of a train wreck and a dumpster fire right now. I’ve been canned, my professional reputation is shredded, and now I’m walking dogs to make ends meet.
But I still believe everything will work out. Somehow.
Then a dog at the park attacks my friend’s dog. At first, I’m ready to give the owner hell—but it turns out he’s in desperate need of doggie daycare. I figure, why not? I love dogs and I need the cash.
Too bad his cocky bad boy attitude annoys me. He’s too damn cute for his own good. And I’m not talking about the dog.

My coach is riding my ass and I’m not handling it well. When I’m saddled with an abandoned pooch, my teammate thinks a dog will keep my temper in check. I think I have enough problems already.
But when my new dog gets into a tussle that leads me to meet a smoking hot chick who knows how to handle the rascal, I start to think pet ownership isn’t all bad. At least it gives me an excuse to see Lilly again...
Neither of us are interested in a relationship. First they steal your bed, then they steal your heart. And I’m not talking about the dog.



Must Love Dogs...and Hockey by Kelly Jamieson

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Oh, this is a great start to a new series. Kelly Jamieson is a must read for me, and if not yet for you, then you need to give that a serious thought! I love a hockey romance, but add in a very cute pup called... oops, better not spoil that surprise!

Anyone familiar with hockey romances will feel right at home with this book, which has a goodly amount of hockey, of the lifestyle, and of the chat. BUT it is so much richer than that, thanks to Easton having to deal with the bad behaviour of the coach. As he got traded due in the main to his temper, he is doing his very best to let it all flow over him, but the coach is indeed behaving very badly.

Lilly whistle-blew at her fancy job straight out of college, and her reputation has been destroyed by the company's behaviour. She, however, intends to go through with the court case and stand up for her principles. This means that she finds herself walking dogs to earn some money. By chance she meets Easton, who has recently taken charge of a dog, and helps him out. As they see more of each other due to the dog, they find they enjoy each other's company – even if they both agree it is nothing serious.

As the story develops, and they inevitably get closer, there are bigger issues for Easton to deal with at work, and lessons for him to learn about life.

Cannot wait for the next book – although having read the author’s note, I know I should not be impatient, but there is already hint of a story bubbling, so hopefully not too long!

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

Lilly is looking for what will make her happy. She is fighting for the right to be treated well, after a scandal at her workplace, and knows that she needs to find work. However, she really can only think about what she loves and that's dogs. She gets it into her head to start a business of training and walking dogs, and while her friend is very happy for her, her mom is less than thrilled and her dad is off doing his own thing. Lilly is trying to find her passion and when it comes to dogs, she knows that is what is going to make her happy.

Easton loves his job. But with a coach who is slightly abusive towards players and a team that's trying to win the cup, despite the coaching, Easton knows that something has to give. Then, when he's left caring for a dog that was abandoned, he knows for sure that he's in over his head. When Easton meets Lilly, he can't get her out of his mind.

As Easton and Lilly navigate their own personal journey, they find a way to wrap around each other too. But when the personal issues start to infiltrate their relationship, both must decide whether or not they can overcome their own issues to mesh their lives together. With a cute pup to help them navigate through some rough times and friends who want them to be happy, can Easton and Lilly figure out a way to succeed and find their own happily ever after?

It's a sweet story with a quick romance. The characters will make you smile, and the dog is a great addition. I really enjoyed the story and liked how the romance wasn't super in your face.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
This book takes a standard romance plot and turns it upside down. Lilly is down on her luck, trying to make a life for herself in the big city while standing up for her values.

Easton is a hockey player who's doing his best to live down his bad boy reputation. He knows that one wrong move will have him tossed from the league.

While Lilly is trying to figure out her next move, the dog she's watching at the dog park is trampled by another, and his owner is clearly out of his depth. Easton's not sure what he's doing with this dog, but he knows that he needs help. If he can get Lilly to help in the short term, he can figure the rest out.

As Lilly and Easton get to know each other over the course of the hockey season, you can see that both of them have a vested interest in the other. Giving and receiving advice, learning what's important to the other are just a few things that show the progress of their relationship.

I enjoyed this book and the next one is definitely on my to-be-read list.



Author Bio

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Must Love Dogs...and Hockey (Bears Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson to read and review.

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