After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after fifteen months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I’m facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces.
So I’m not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I’ll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate’s wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered.
Not only is Kendra smokin’ hot, she’s dynamite in bed—one of the perks of being a sex toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect . . . until one of us falls in love. And it’s not me.
The synopsis for the story pretty much covers the details of this story, so I'm not going to rehash it in the review. There aren't many surprises in Slap Shot -- it's basically the story of Max Hall moving away from the grief that he's been experiencing since his beloved wife became ill. Kendra is a sweet girl, a relative of one of Max's former teammates. They both agree to a sex-only/no-relationship arrangement.
Yeah, like that ever works.
There isn't much tension besides Max's struggle to find a place for all his feelings about his deceased wife and make room for someone new. I did like how Kendra handled the reality of the situation once she realized her feelings.
Slap Shot was a sweet tale of finding happiness again. It's almost all told in Max's point of view, so you really get to know him. He's a nice guy. I really liked his journey to get back on the team as well.
So overall, an enjoyable read.
An ARC was provided for review.
About the AuthorKelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
Visit her website at www.kellyjamieson.com