Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Review for Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson - 5 out of 5!
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?
Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.
MY REVIEW -
Loved this NA college sports romance! The romance is really sweet, and I loved the sort of friends to lovers scenario. Jacob and Skylar have really great chemistry, and the sex scenes are wowza! This book also deals with some tough topics, and I think the author did a really great job of showing the various aspects of that topic, and showing the different sides to it. I don't want to spoil it, so I'll leave it at that. Jacob is a hockey player that has had some trouble in the past that has affected his place on his hockey team, so he needs to go to college and play for new hockey team, and he needs to be on his best behavior. Skyler had a rough year, and needs to get back into the swing of her college courses due to pressures from her family and from herself, so she doesn't want to let anything get in the way of getting A's in her classes, but when Jacob and Skyler meet, these 2 are finding it difficult to stay away from each other. Loved the whole story, and I really enjoyed both characters! Jacob is fun and a sweetheart, and he does have a bit of a bad boy past, but for his age, he's really quite mature. Skylar is also quite mature, and I liked reading about her growing as a person and dealing with her issues. I really wish there were more of an ending! I wanted an epilogue! The next book in series is about a different couple, but I hope we get more of Jacob and Skylar! I want to see how they are doing in the future! Looking forward to more from Kelly Jamieson!