Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Game On by Amy Aislin Release Blitz

Release Blitz. Game On by Amy Aislin. January 30 – February 3.

When he broke off his engagement to his team captain's brother the day before their wedding, Jamie Jamieson swore he'd never get involved with anyone associated with a teammate again. Getting traded to the Orcas is a chance at a fresh start, but one glance at his new housemate, and Jamie knows he's in way over his head.

Dorian is his new coach's cousin. And his team's social media coordinator. And his housemate.

It's the trifecta of bad ideas.

Dorian Shore doesn't do hockey. He's lived by that rule for years, ever since a season playing as a kid left him with emotional scars. But his new housemate—a big, buff, beautiful athlete who gets under his skin—makes him seriously consider doing a hockey player.

It’s not a good idea.
They live together.
They work together.

When the sparks between them ignite, will it be game on or game over?

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Vancouver Orcas series!
For book one, Game Plan, click HERE.
For book two, Game Changer, click HERE.


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Game On by Amy Aislin

Book 3
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It was Jamie’s own bad luck that Dorian looked like a walking, talking version of his every wet dream. He was tall—more or less Jamie’s own height of six two—and slender but toned, with a pointed chin and a small nose. His skin was winter pale, several shades lighter than Jamie’s more naturally tan tones, and it contrasted sharply with the two days’ worth of stubble on his jaw and upper lip and the rich brown hair that looked thick enough for Jamie to grab onto.


“Where’s the rest of your stuff?” Dorian peered around him. “Still in the car?”

“Nah, this is it,” Jamie said, forcing his mind back on track. “I’ll head back to Charlotte at the end of the season for the rest of it and have it shipped to a storage unit so I don’t clutter up your home.” Assuming Jamie hadn’t found a place to live by then.

“You don’t have to do that. I’ve got the space. We can store your stuff in the basement.”

“I thought you were putting Jamieson in the basement,” Coach piped in, arms crossed over his chest. With his height, thick beard, and broad shoulders, it made him look imposing as fuck.

“There’s no bed down there,” Dorian said.

“You could’ve gotten one.”

“Uh, I’d really rather have a bedroom than a basement,” Jamie interjected, picturing a lone bed among exposed pipes, insulation, and spiders. The stuff a kid’s nightmares were made of.

“Oh, it’s finished,” Dorian said, waving a hand. “There are three bedrooms down there, as well as a full kitchen and a separate entrance.”

Three bedrooms? In the basement?

“Exactly,” Coach said. “Had you put a bed in one of the rooms, Jamieson would’ve had his own apartment.”

Dorian crossed his arms over his chest, matching Coach’s posture, and glared, his eyes going all fiery. “Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose? You’re the one who said you didn’t want him in a sterile apartment. Trust me, my basement is very fucking sterile.”

Jamie had just come from a team where he’d been treated like a pariah after his breakup with the team captain’s brother, and now he had two men arguing over what would make him most comfortable.

He didn’t quite swallow a laugh. His aborted chuckle drew the gaze of both men.

Rolling his eyes, Dorian huffed a breath. “You’re right. We’re being stupid.”

Now Jamie laughed outright. “I didn’t say anything.”

“Your face said it all.”

Well. That was probably true.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Game On is the third and final installment in the Vancouver Orcas series. It can be read as a standalone without issue. But if I were you, I'd read the whole series!

Jamie Jamieson was doing what he loved – playing hockey – and he thought he had found his person. But when that relationship crumbled right before their wedding, Jamie's hockey life changed. Being in a relationship with his captain's brother made things extremely hard for him on his team when he was being bullied and hazed. When the opportunity for a trade came about, Jamie jumped at the chance to move to Vancouver. His new coach’s cousin, Dorian, offered his spare room until Jamie was able to get himself settled. What he didn't expect was to find Dorian so attractive. But he swore he wasn't going to get involved with anyone associated with the team. Jamie is slowly finding his footing with his new team, never letting himself get to close considering what he's been through.

Dorian Shore may be surrounded by hockey gods, but Dorian doesn't do hockey even though he worked for the team’s social media. And having the sexy Jamie Jamieson move in with him in his space wasn't something he was expecting to do but once he did, he found he liked the hockey player in his space. Dorian didn't have to work after selling his app for millions, but he found himself still wanting to bring an idea he's had since college. Seasonal boxes filled with all the things that make you think of the season. He's been working on this idea for years, finding vendors, boxes, a graphic artist. He's never shared with anyone what he's working on but when Jamie comes into his office and starts asking questions, Dorian realizes he likes having Jamie's opinion on the boxes. Dorian slowly watched Jamie's walls drop with him and the team. And something between them changed when Jamie admitted his attraction to Dorian but didn't want to act on that attraction because of his past, but Jamie couldn't stay away from Dorian no matter how hard he tried.

I loved this series. I am sad that it's ending but I love that we finally got Dorian's happily ever after. The chemistry between Jamie and Dorian was instant but they were both hesitant to act on it knowing hockey had to come first for Jamie. The longer they were together it became impossible to stay away from each other. They were so sweet together and they were the person the other needed. I can't wait for whatever Amy Aislin has planned for next!

This is the third book in the series, and I would recommend you read them in order, because they are such fun stories, as well as introducing the team and giving you an idea of how open the team players and coaches are to in-team relationships. This is a revelation to newly traded Jamie. He had a torrid time at his last team due to splitting from the captain's brother – which has badly impacted on his confidence and his trust levels for colleagues.

The Orcas have been at the bottom of the league, but Jamie is part of their plan for success, and as he feels happier, he helps them do well – I think that his mindset and thoughts are really interesting in understanding how the NHL system of trades clearly has a serious impact on the wellbeing of players.

As he comes mid-season he doesn't have time to move, and chooses to rent a room from Dorian Shore, who does the social media for the team and is Coach Shore's cousin. Dorian is just such a fun guy, a bit of a peacock, but good at his job as well as a kind and generous host. He is also busy setting up a new business too – so really has no time or interest in getting involved with anyone, but most especially a hockey player. So he does find his instant attraction to his new housemate.

I loved how much depth we get of both Dorian and Jamie, it makes the romance much richer as we have a good idea how the men will respond to situations as they arise. It is impossible not to want them both to find real happiness and the start of their happily ever after!

Thank you Amy Aislin for another great installment.

I was so happy to read Dorian’s story. He might be tough on the outside, but it doesn’t take long to work out Dorian is a great big softie on the inside. I loved him. The way he treats Poppy is adorable. Jamie is such a good, easy going guy and I think he was a great match for Dorian. The men complement each other well.

Game On is a low-angst romance, which I really appreciated. That doesn’t mean there is no drama because both men have their own issues, but the story just is drama filled. I found Jamie and Dorian’s story to be really sweet and loving. Game On is another excellent ice hockey romance from Amy Aislin and I’d definitely recommend.



Author Bio

AMY AISLIN has lived with her head in the clouds since she first picked up a book as a child, and being fluent in two languages means she’s read a lot of books! She first picked up a pen on a rainy day in fourth grade when her class had to stay inside for recess. Tales of treasure hunts with her classmates eventually morphed into love stories between men, and she’s been writing ever since. She writes evenings and weekends—or whenever she isn’t at her full-time day job saving the planet at Canada’s largest environmental non-profit.

An unapologetic introvert, Amy reads too much and socializes too little, with no regrets. She loves connecting with readers. Join her Facebook Group to stay up-to-date on upcoming releases and for access to early teasers, find her on Instagram, or sign up for her infrequent

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Jamie and Dorian were like two wonky Lucky Charms marshmallows in a box of perfect ones.


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