Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Major Misconduct

Title: Major Misconduct
Series: Aces Hockey Book 1
Author: Kelly Jamieson
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In Kelly Jamieson’s seductive new Chicago Aces romance—perfect for readers of Sawyer Bennett and Toni Aleo—a fun-loving free spirit tempts an uptight hockey star into opening himself up to love.

As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.

Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.

Lovey Armstrong quits her job, breaks up with her boyfriend, and packs up to move to Chicago. Not having a place to stay when she gets there, she heads to her brother to stay with him. She just didn’t expect her brother’s majorly hot roommate.

Marc Dupuis, a.k.a Captain Codger, was shocked to find a sexy as hell woman sitting in his living room. And even more shocked to learn she was his roommate’s sister, which means off limits to him. But some temptations are just too much to resist.

This was a good story and kept my attention, but it just wasn’t anything spectacular. I found myself getting a little bored with it, but the story flowed really well so I didn’t have an urge to skim. My problems were mostly with Lovey. Her character really annoyed me because she was so flighty and spoiled. When she first showed up in Chicago I hated how inconsiderate she was and just expected her brother to let her stay with him. Lovey was getting a little better throughout the book but then it went bad again. She would get mad when her brother made comments about her not having a job or looking for one, because she was trying to start her own business, but he didn’t know that. I thought it was stupid that Lovey couldn’t understand why her brother was annoyed that she was staying at his place and seemingly not even looking for a way to support herself.

Okay, enough of my rant. Marc really did save this book and I just adored him. It was great the way he really cared about being the best he could be at Hockey and didn’t just party around. It was pretty damn swoon worthy to learn that he helped charities and did it because he cared, not for publicity. I loved how the roles were reversed and it was Marc who was invested in his and Lovey’s relationship more than her. It isn’t something you see a lot in romances, but it was a bonus of this book. Honestly, Lovey didn’t deserve Marc so he should just be all mine.

I lied, one more rant. Lovey was creepily/annoyingly in love with everything cheese. Instead of cursing she would say things like, “Oh, cheese-its” and it was so weird. It just added to how immature I thought she was and by the third or fourth time she said the word cheese I was ready to slap her.

Overall, this was an interesting read with a super sexy, swoon worthy Hero. It’s worth the read for anyone who doesn’t mind an annoying heroine. I hated Lovey but the writing style was good and the angst was amazing, but not in an over the top kind of way and it made this an enjoyable read.

ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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