Icing: An Aces Hockey Novel - Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson scores again with Icing the latest book in the Aces Hockey Series.  Twenty-seven-year-old NHL Star Duncan Armstrong recently has broken up with his model girlfriend who was using him for his money.  Amber Johnson Is the daughter of a former NFL star and wants nothing to do with a professional athlete.  When they meet they hit it off, but as soon as they find out the others' profession red flags are raised.  This contemporary sports romance takes place in Chicago and suitable for new adult and adult audiences.

 

I really like both Duncan and Amber.  We met Duncan in book one when the Captain of the Chicago Aces and his roommate, Marc Dupuis, starts to date Duncan’s sister Lovey.  Duncan’s ex-girlfriend/model Melissa is a piece of work.  I felt bad that she used Duncan.  Amber had a tough life growing up.  I found it fascinating how Amber, and her mother handled the situation so differently, Amber clearly acting more adult.  It is understandable why she would be skeptical about athletes.  I thought it was interesting that both Duncan and Amber instantaneously liked each other when they first met but then judged each other because of the other’s profession and their past experiences.  They both had a lot in common and have great chemistry.

 

I enjoyed the plot.  It was believable and well executed.  I like that we got a feel for Duncan’s and Melissa’s relationship in book one and that Icing starts with their break up.  The hockey scenes are skillfully described and credible. The ending was well resolved. This story could easily be followed as a standalone, but I recommend reading them in order.

 

Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.