Game On (Aces Hockey #8) by Kelly Jamieson
When the stakes are this high, it’s game on. . . .
Cam Brickley and his pro hockey teammates bet on everything: who can win five faceoffs in a row, who can do forty pushups in less than a minute, who can eat a ghost pepper without puking. But when his buddies bet him he can’t date the same woman—like, say, the hot blonde over at the bar—for two months and not fall in love, he’ll take that bet all day. Then he’ll laugh all the way to the hockey arena, where they’ll be washing his jock straps for the rest of the season, because Cam’s never giving up his bachelor lifestyle.
Olivia Lockwood, heiress to the Lockwood Industries fortune, is used to people using her for her money and family connections. When Cam Brickley hits on her in a club, Olivia’s first instinct is to brush him off. But he couldn’t be using her for her money, since he has more than enough of his own. Cam’s gorgeous and built, and it would be no hardship to go out with him . . . besides, he’d be the perfect spokesperson for the children’s charity she works with. Maybe it’s time for her to start using people.
Cam and Olivia are both in it for something. What they don’t know yet is that they’re playing for keeps.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve seen this author’s books, read the blurbs, and thought they were interesting. But I never seem to have time to read them. When the opportunity came about to read this one, I jumped at it, even knowing it was the last in the series (I mean, really, who starts a series reading the last book?!?) I’m so glad I did! This book was amazing!
Cam is a hot hockey player. On the outside, he is a cocky playboy. He doesn’t do relationships, doesn’t get involved, doesn’t do love. When a bet with his teammates throws Olivia in his path, he decides he can spend some time with her, win the bet, and keep his heart to himself.
Olivia is sweet. There is no other way to put it. She is giving, loving, and funny. But her kind nature makes it easy for her to be taken advantage of. And there are things in her past that lend to her being hurt by others, and she doesn’t think she is good enough, thinks she is going to spend the rest of her life alone.
These two are so perfect together! I loved their chemistry and their connection, even when they both were denying it, fighting against it. This was a wonderful story, and I enjoyed it a lot. So much so, that I’m going to have to go back and read the rest of the series!