Author: Kelly Jamieson
Title: "Top shelf"
Book 3 in series Aces hockey
Main characters: Jared Rupp and Sidney Frayne
I got an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review :) this story sat on my kindle for a few months before I finally got around to reading it, and now I am kicking myself for that, because I really enjoyed it :) it's the third installment in a series, but worry not if you are not caught up, because I haven't read the first two either, and it wasn't a problem at all ;) so either way definitely check it out :) and let me tell you why you should do just that... ;)
First of all, Jared, our main hero is a hockey player... I don't know about you, but they are my favourite athletes to read about... I have no idea why, since I haven't seen any game, live or on television, and I don't know the rules... ;) #TrueStory :) but there's just something about them that makes my heart melt :) and I know I can't be the only one :) anyway... he is a hockey plaey, but also owns a bar... and Sidney is a... well... a mixologist of sort... :) she helps improve menus and overall perofrmance of clubs, restaurants and such :) their first meeting, when she insults his bar without knowing that he's the owner is hilarious :) of course he hires her after that, because why not? ;) both of them are confident, although each of them have stuff they have to deal with... commitment issues and past experiences that still affects them... but they are both strong and know what they want... and let me tell you... they are explosive together :) the attraction is defintiely there from the start and I adored that they immediately acted on it... :) after that, she was actually the one who didn't want anything more between them... so he figured out a way to convince her to give them a try... and no, I'm not gonna tell you what exactly that was :)
When it comes to secondary characters... like I mentioned before, this story works perfectly well as a standalone, but all the mentionings of couples from previous books, or people who will or may get their books in the future will definitely get you excited to read all of them :) I for sure am definitely gonna go back to read those two previous books... or maybe I'm gonna read the next one first? I'm still not sure :) but what I do know, is that this was definitely not my last book in this series... cause I need more... :) I see a lot of potential in certain guys that were introduced... or maybe just introduced to me because they appeared in previous stories ;)
It was another book by the lovely Kelly Jamieson that I read, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it :) I gave it 4,5 stars, because even though it was really good, Sidney's reaction near the end of the story when it came to... well, I can't tell you exactly because it's too spoilerific :) I thought it was too much... I understand the knee jerk reaction in the moment, but I expected her to shake it off sooner... but besides that, I loved this story :) it was such a fun and quick read for me :) the interactions between our main couple were amazing, and I adored seeing them grow closer to one another :) the writing style was very entertaining and made me keep reading chapter after chapter... and before I knew what was happening, the book was over :) so I definitely highly recommend you guys to pick it up :)