Book 4, Aces Hockey - An Aces Hockey Novel
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Whether it’s a clutch goal or a cocktail, nothing beats “top shelf.” In this novel from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving jock and an ambitious career woman mix business with pleasure.
Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.
In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.
Kelly Jamieson’s USA Today bestselling Aces Hockey series can be read together or separately:
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Praise for Top Shelf
“I’m a total sucker for sports romances, and so Top Shelf ticked a lot of boxes for me. If you’ve got a similar bent, I’d recommend it to you, too.”—All About Romance
“Five star review: Top Shelf is a sweet romance with a credible couple and, as it is the third book in the Aces series, you get a feel for the way the club ticks and there are guest appearances from the stars of the previous two books. . . . Although you can read this as a stand-alone story, I thoroughly recommend that you pick up the first two in this series and catch up with the rest of the team. Go Aces!”—Angel Net Reviews
“Fans of Jamieson’s silver-tongued heroes with a heart of gold will find a good deal to like here, and newcomers to the series’ will find it easy to get their footing.”—RT Book Reviews
“Mixology is a special skill and Top Shelf is the only way to go. With a little sadness, a lot of heat, and crazy chemistry, this book was difficult to put down. I’ve enjoyed Jared and his bar in previous books, I loved him in this! Five stars.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“I loved this book. Jared and Sidney were so entertaining.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
“I just thoroughly enjoyed all the moments. It was a good read. I can’t wait for the next one!”—Smitten with Reading
“I’m a total sucker for sports romances, so Top Shelf ticked a lot of boxes for me. If you’ve got a similar bent, I’d recommend it to you, too.”—All About Romance
“Smart characters, realistic progression of their relationship, some steamy sex, this book was a win for me.”—Smexy Books
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
More Aces Hockey
In this installment of the Aces Hockey series is about Jared Rupp. Besides being a professional hockey player he is also the owner of The Sin Bin, a bar restaurant. In walks Sidney Frayne a Mixology Consultant (what a cool job THAT would be), and in some casual conversation lets Jerod know the bar menu could use some work. Jarod wants to hire her to help the bar, and he also wants to see her on a more personal level.
Neither Sidney or Jarod are into relationships. Jarod doesn’t think he will ever have one, and Sidney never wants another one. She had a relationship that went bad and doesn’t want to experience that again. So they agree to be casual, this way nobody gets hurt. Sidney and Jarod, have great chemistry and they have a fun together, but they don’t date, no going out, no meeting friends, just hooking up. Eventually, to Jarod surprise, he wants more, but Sidney does not, so her makes a bet. He bets her that she can’t date him without falling in love. Being competitive, Sidney agrees to the bet. So who wins???
Loved, loved Jarod and Sidney. They both knew who they were, they just didn’t realize what they really wanted. They had great chemistry and the supporting characters were great. Makes me wonder who’s story is next. This is a great book and I would recommend it.
** I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
I love Kelly Jamieson's hockey series. They can all be read as standalones, so you don't have to start with book one. They are pretty low angst, this one has just a little bit of other woman drama. Jared has an ex fling who doesn't want to give up her dream of a famous, rich husband. It's handled well and you like Jared more because of it. The writing is mature, good story line and great chemistry between Jared and Sydney. I look forward to more in the series. ARC provided by NetGalley.
This was a very enjoyable read in this series. It's a light story without a lot of angst and drama. Just two grown adults meeting, enjoying each other, and moving forward. Neither Jared or Sidney are looking for anything serious but between working together and spending their evenings together somewhere along the way serious is exactly what they got. Finding a way to make things work with the demands of both their jobs might make things difficult but love usually finds a way.
This story is very well done and the sizzling chemistry between these characters keeps things interesting. I definitely recommend this one.