Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson (Bayard Hockey #1)

Shut Out
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Written by: Kelly Jamieson

Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Sold by: Random House LLC
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes the first novel of a new hockey romance series featuring a college team whose players are heating things up both on and off the ice.

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.
Shut Out (Bayard Hockey, #1)Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson

Up and coming hockey star, Jacob, is getting a second chance after wrongly accused of rape. He is sent to a new school (Bayard Bears) where he must run the straight and narrow and keep his nose clean of any possible accusations.

Skylar is totally focused on her future plans and has little time for becoming social. She is also very passionate about rape awareness and education where she volunteers as a counselor in new mandatory college program.

Jacob comes up with a scheme to keep the puck bunnies away by asking Skylar to become his “fake” girlfriend. I’m sure you know the fake didn’t make it long. The relationship runs hot and cold and hot again with Skylar going along for the ride until she discovers Jacob’s real reason for coming to Bayard.

Jamieson hits on the tough topic of rape and consent while working in flame worthy sexual attraction and romance.

If you are a Sports Romance fan, check out Shut Out, you won’t be disappointed.

I received this ARC copy of Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 7, 2016.

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