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Game On

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I have chosen not to read/review this title as I was not able to connect with it or recommend it to the readers of our blog page or those who follow my reviews on Goodreads.

I apologize for the delay in this, as sending the negative reviews is something I (clearly) avoid doing for an embarrassingly long time.

Thank you, as always, for the review title.

Laura
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As a fan of hockey, I always enjoy Jamieson's novels. This one was no different. The main characters were delightful, and the secondary characters are always enjoyable.
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This book started off slow for me then I got into it some but I still just found it to be an okay read. I ended up skimming at some parts. It got hard to keep track of everyone because the author mentioned so many people.
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3.5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐
Sweet sports romance.

This book started off slow for me but once I settled in, I really started to enjoy this read.
What I really love about Kelly Jamieson's characters is the slow build that she gives them, in other words it takes a while to really get to know who they are but it is generally always worth the wait and entertaining along the way.

Cam is a case in point, he initially appears much more superficial (and that's aside from the fact that it is made clear fairly quickly that he really isn't a relationship type of guy) but as it turns out he does have many really sweet qualities and he also possesses an honesty and integrity that you wouldn't initially suspect at first glance.

Overall, this was a really pleasant read and a good finish to the "Aces Hockey" series .
Not necessarily my favorite book by this author but I did like it plenty.
Kelly is an author that could easily write well any type of romance IMO but she certainly does know her Hockey and is definitely one of my favorite authors to read. I am never fearful of disappointment from her and I really like her fun, fairly low angst style.


ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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I love reading hockey romance books and this one didn't disappoint. Since this is the final in this series I felt like I was missing a little of backstory on some characters that popped in but it just made me want to read the rest of the books. They may have been reluctant to start something up but once they gave in to the chemistry they had between them the rest was history!
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THE END.... but such a wonderful ending to this series. Game On is just the perfect story to bring it all together. Most of the guys are ready to retire, or move on to other teams, but they need to win the Cup first! Brick and Olivia are just so perfect. The et that turns both of their worlds upside down! The first date to beat all others! This book has all the best wrapped into one, and the EPILOUGE.. Fan-freaking-Tastic!!!
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This book was a great book. The characters really were meant for each other. This was the final book in the series and it definitely did not disappoint. I will be sad to see this series come to an end. Glad we got to see other characters in this series. Cam and Olivia had such a fun energy and made this a very interesting read.
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It is always hard for me when an author finishes a series I’ve truly enjoyed and Kelly Jamieson’s Aces Hockey series has been a favorite of mine since its inception. This book deserves 5 stars alone for the last chapter, Ms. Jamieson’s description of what was happening not only gave me goose bumps, but I could easily see the scene and I felt every emotion while reading it. Sweet, funny, sexy, and intense all describe this book and it was an absolute perfect way to end this series.

I’m not a fan of game playing or men making bets about women so at the start of this book, I was worried I was going to be disappointed in it, but thankfully there were some twists and turns that had the truth coming out pretty quickly and it was easy to settle into this romance. Cam “Brick” Brickley is a pro hockey player and enjoying everything that comes with that including a never ending parade of women, but when one of his teammates bets him he can’t date a woman for 2 months straight and not fall in love he takes it knowing that won’t be a problem. He doesn’t believe in everlasting love or long term commitments and he doesn’t think it will be difficult, but his first hurdle is Olivia “Liv” Lockwood who doesn’t seem too interested in even going out with him once.

I liked Cam despite the fact he was a bit immature at times and pretty self centered. I think in that way Liv was good for him because it made him look beyond his small circle and himself. I hate to say it but at times Liv got on my nerves, she seemed to be that “poor little rich girl” who felt sorry for the kid/teen she use to be and couldn’t seem to move past it no matter what she accomplished or who told her she was a good, kind, and beautiful woman. I toyed with my rating on this book because at times both these characters got on my nerves, BUT (and this is huge), they both also showed real growth throughout this book which I appreciated.

To say the start of their dating life was interesting is putting it mildly but it was good for a lot of laughs and I did enjoy watching them get to know one another before getting physical. Cam’s idea of a first date was really great and while it didn’t end well due to unforeseen circumstances, they got to know each other and we as readers got to know quite a bit about them which is always a good thing. They kind of fell into an easy relationship and because they knew there was an end date and both were quick to say they didn’t want anything permanent, yet they were happiest when they were together and it took them a pretty long time to figure out their feelings had changed.

There was a lot of hockey in this book and it was quite thrilling and we saw a lot of the other players (and previous couples in this series) throughout and I loved spending time with them all again. I have to make note that two players were mentioned at the end that were from Ms. Jamieson’s Bayard (college) series which I loved seeing that crossover as well.

The thing that really made this book unforgettable was the last chapter, it summed up my feelings for this whole series and while I am sad to see it end, Ms. Jamieson took it out on a really high note.
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4,5 stars

I love the “Aces Hockey” series. I’ve read some of the books and I’m eager to read all of the characters books!

Cam is known to sleep with a woman just once. When his friends bet him that he can’t be with the same woman for 2 months without falling in live, he’s eager to prove them wrong. What he didn’t see coming was Olivia! She’s trying to boost her nonprofit organization and Cam will be the best spokesman to help her do that.

Their every date ends badly. I laughed so hard with how unlucky they were each time. Their dates may be a disaster, but they get along so well, that feelings are developing. I was so frustrated with Cam’s stubbornness and unwillingness to open up to her.

I really liked this book and I’m so sad to see this series coming to an end. However, I’m looking forward to more sports romance books from the author!!
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Hockey star Cam Brickley can’t say no to a date.  When his teammates bet him that not only can’t he get a date with the gorgeous blonde across the bar that he certainly can’t date her for two months without falling in love with her, he accepts immediately because he knows there’s no way he can possibly lose.

When Cam Brickley throws some terrible one liners her way, heiress Olivia Lockwood is about to shoot him down.  But, maybe for once, someone isn’t trying to use her for her money or connections. And, just maybe, Olivia can use Cam’s fame to bring more attention to the children’s physical fitness charity she runs.  Plus, he’s funny and sexy as can be.

The more time they spend together, the more Cam and Olivia start really enjoying each other.  What happens, though when Cam and Olivia both realize they are playing the dating game with ulterior motives?  Will they give up the game and admit their feelings or will they both be left holding a losing hand?

Kelly Jamieson’s Game On was an amazing addition to her Aces Hockey series!  The dialogue was fun and flirty and just the right amount of pure naughty, and Cam is such the dirty talker.

Cam and Olivia were simply perfect together.  Their first few dates are hilariously terrible and awkward.  So terrible in fact, that you know something special is brewing since they still keep giving it another go despite their terrible odds.

Cam has never had a serious relationship, and it shows, as he is pretty terrible at it . . .but in the best of ways.  It really shows how he genuinely cares about Olivia, even if he doesn’t want to admit it to himself. Olivia has also had rotten dating luck which has left her with poor self esteem when it comes to the opposite sex.  Cam is simply amazing at building up her confidence and letting her finally be herself in a relationship.

There is plenty of angst as this is a relationship with an an end date . . .so when true feelings are revealed, it really is everything an left me with all the warm and fuzzies.  Game on was also a phenomenal ending to the Aces Hockey series. The end of the book gives each series character a moment to shine, which will leave readers feeling super happy and fulfilled.  5 stars!
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I'll admit it. The synopsis to this one was what really drew me in to this book from the start.

That whole How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days kinda plots that just screams some drama will eventually go down. I eat that stuff up.
And this book did not disappoint.

It was such a fun read. And I totally was shipping those two pretty soon on. I enjoyed the chemistry between them. And loved the sassyness and fun that insuned through the story.

Plus the characters were just a ton of fun and developed so well.
I didnt want to even put this one down so I could see what would happen. 

Totally a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 star read⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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This was okay for me. The writing flowed well for the most part, but I did skim a little bit. I haven't read any of the other stories in this series, and there were a lot of other people mentioned. It got a little overwhelming at times. Olivia and Cam had pretty good chemistry, and I liked them most of the time. Even though Olivia finds out about the bet pretty early on, I did get aggravated with the way she acted  with Cam's response to his friends about it. She had feelings, and was mad when Cam didn't admit he had them too (for the first time mind you) in front of everyone. The deal was supposed to be a fling. Cam eventually comes around. The ending was sweet, and I was happy to see these two get their HEA. I will be on the look out for other titles from this author. 
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
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Another great entry in the Aces Hockey series!  Cam's a fun loving guy looking for a good time.  When he hits on Olivia, he has no idea what he's getting himself into.  They're both playing to win but it may not be the same game.  Olivia thought she only wanted to leverage Cam for help with her non-profit.  Somehow this pair who thought they were just having fun are finding themselves falling deeper and deeper together...

I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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The final Chicago Aces book. Nicely wraps up the story of all the players. Fun, light read. Thanks for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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I really loved Olivia and Cam’s story. I was instantly drawn to them and loved how their relationship was built on a foundation of them getting to know each other. I loved this book and I will definitely be downloading the rest of the series as well as checking out her other works.
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I have read every book in the Aces Series, and Kelly Jamieson has managed to finish the series strongly. I thought that Game On was a sexy quick read. There are engaging characters, and the dialogue is first rate.  I really appreciated the humor with which Ms. Jamieson infused the series.  Game On could stand alone, but references to prior books occur throughout the series, and I think you get a better experience if you read them all. 
I look forward to what world Ms. Jamieson sets her next series, I'll be there. 
I received my copy through NetGalley under no obligation.
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Kelly Jamieson is one of my favorite authors and she definitely delivers with the final installment to the very captivating and entertaining Aces Hockey series. Seeing the team as a whole building together and meet their goals was a perfect ending.

Cam Brickley has been one of my favorite characters in the series! I've been looking forward to delve deeper into his personality and was rewarded. Cam grew throughout the series more then any of the others. It was great to watch Cam and Oliva grow together in their relationship. They each had their own struggles to overcome but it didn't keep it from being together.
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Cam and Olivia, what a pair! Steamy scenes, laughter and a bit of drama always makes for a good story.

This is my first book in the hockey series and first read by this author.

I received this ebook copy from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.
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I loved this book. I loved their sense of humor and the characters in general. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Cam and Olivia were a fantastic couple. I loved this book, and enjoy this series. Great writing. Humor, steamy love scenes and drama all combine to make a great read!!!
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