Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson
Series: Aces Hockey, book #1
Genre: contemporary romance
As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.
Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot … because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.
Ice hockey … best friend’s sister romance … this has the premise of being a keeper. The story was enjoyable but there’s just something that didn’t seem to gel right for me. The characters separately – they were likable. The characters together – entertaining and sexy but only on the surface. I wished the author had delved a bit more into their personalities and gave me more insight into their choices. I think it was the way the story was told. I wanted to see how the characters felt around each other, not be told.
Lovey is a secretive woman. She’s landed on her brother Duncan’s doorstep without a job and keeps her cards very close to her chest. Duncan is rightfully concerned about his sister’s seemingly lack of direction and even more at unease when his roommate and team captain Marc interest in his sister.
The story is enjoyable, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t like being told that ‘we drank drinks’. There are plenty of opportunities to engage the reader that are missed unfortunately. In saying that, I’m definitely keen for the next in the series.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.
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