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Review : Back Check by Kelly Jamieson



** ARC Provided by the author for an honest review **

Back Check by Kelly Jamieson is the fourth book of the Aces Hockey Series and is a great romance that will leave you breathless on the ice. You can read this book as a standalone. Tanner Benton, Aces hockey defensive player, has grown up and been through multiple struggles. From parents who divorce constantly and a marriage gone wrong, this divorcee is done with romance. Little does he know his past will come back in the form of a wedding planner and will shake up his never “falling in love again” motto.

When the team leader of Aces, Marc Dupus plans for his own marriage, his fiancee calls in Katelyn Medford to be their wedding planner. Katelyn who has sworn off all hockey things related, is apprehensive when she takes on the job. On an event planning night with the happy couple, she stumbles upon Tanner, her ex from college and who left her heart in pieces. When both realize they can’t get out of the wedding, both decide to be “just friends”, however, Tanner has different plans when a night leads to more...

 “maybe I should just do this”  and he crowded her up against the counter, cupped her face with one big hand and kissed her ‘ - Tanner

When passion can’t stand it any longer, both dive in and explore what was lost, and it’s so steamy!

“Maybe what we’re doing is… trying again” - Tanner

The way Tanner dominates and his usage of words will leave you hanging on for more. When the struggles of being a hockey player come ahead, Tanner has a hard time adapting and causes a rocky path for both him and Katelyn. Will Katelyn let Tanner ruin the happiness they have found again, or push them apart forever?

What a wonderful second chance romance, alternating POVs between Tanner and Katelyn. I honestly was apprehensive with reading about hockey, but have truly enjoyed it (especially since I did not read the previous books in the series). I really liked the humor between Tanner and Katelyn, it will make you laugh out loud and giggle. Kelly does have a way with leaving you hot and needing after the steamy scenes. I felt like I was in the room with Tanner and Katelyn. If you like sports romance novels this is a lovely story for you! 

Reviewed by Allyson S.