✱✱Book Review✱✱ Must Love Dogs...and Hockey by Kelly Jamieson
Must Love Dogs...and Hockey
by Kelly Jamieson
Can an idealistic dog lover teach a jaded hockey player new tricks?
“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—Carly Phillips
Lilly: My life is like the love child of a train wreck and a dumpster fire right now. I’ve been canned, my professional reputation is shredded, and now I’m walking dogs to make ends meet.
But I still believe everything will work out. Somehow.
Then a dog at the park attacks my friend’s dog. At first, I’m ready to give the owner hell—but it turns out he’s in desperate need of doggie daycare. I figure, why not? I love dogs and I need the cash.
Too bad his cocky bad boy attitude annoys me. He’s too damn cute for his own good. And I’m not talking about the dog.
Easton: My coach is riding my ass and I’m not handling it well. When I’m saddled with an abandoned pooch, my teammate thinks a dog will keep my temper in check. I think I have enough problems already.
But when my new dog gets into a tussle that leads me to meet a smoking hot chick who knows how to handle the rascal, I start to think pet ownership isn’t all bad. At least it gives me an excuse to see Lilly again. . . .
Neither of us are interested in a relationship. First they steal your bed, then they steal your heart. And I’m not talking about the dog.
Book 1 in Kelly Jamieson's new Bears Hockey series, and if more of this is what we have to look forward to, this should be a fun and entertaining journey. Easton and Lilly are likable characters and they have great chemistry, but the show-stealer here is Otis, adorably neurotic Otis. He's a little dog with a big personality, and he's the perfect thing to pull Easton and Lilly into each other's orbit. Both have things they need to work through, some of it pretty heartbreaking, but the romance is low angst overall. There is, of course, the required bit of trouble to resolve, but mostly the story is engaging and fun - and sexy, definitely sexy. Kelly Jamieson is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, and the terrific characters, sexy and swoony romance, and the well-timed wit makes this one another great read in a list of great reads.