Sunday, 5 February 2017

Back Check - Kelly Jamieson - Review

The so-bad-they’re-good alphas of hockey’s Chicago Aces are back in this emotionally charged novel of sex, love, and second chances from the bestselling author of Top Shelf and the Heller Brothers series.

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.

After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real.

4.5 Stars

I am a huge fan of Kelly Jamieson, and adore her Aces Hockey series.  Back Check is the fourth title in this contemporary sports romance series, and is a second chance romance.

Back check is the story of Tanner Bennet and Katelyn Medford.  Tanner and Katelyn were college sweethearts, and neither ever really got past the feelings they felt for the other.  Tanner hasn't had the best luck in the past, any wedding he tends to be associated with falls apart, including his own.   Tanner never had the best role models to look up to when it came to relationships, and he has so many insecurities where it comes to love and commitment. I loved how this pair reconnect and the amazing connection they share.

Both these characters are very committed to their careers.  Katelyn is independent, strong and very career oriented.  I found both these characters to be incredibly endearing and really enjoyed their story.

The chemistry between the hero and heroine is strong, and their story is both heartfelt and realistic.  I was riveted to this story and found it very engaging and entertaining.  The banter is a perfect blend of fun, humorous, sexy, sweet and emotional.

The story line revolves around the planning of Marc and Lovey's wedding who we met in Major Misconduct the first title in this series, and the other couples appear quite frequently and their stories continue with Back Check.

I can't wait to read the next title in the Aces series.

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season! She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at