Title: Game On
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Rating: 4 stars
Where I got it: Public Library
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.
I LOVE hockey romances. I’m not sure why; oh, yeah, because I LOVE hockey. Add to that this book took place in Chicago (my town) and added a lot of actual Chicago history and landmarks, and I’m sold!
Cam Brickley is a hockey player on the Chicago Aces. Olivia Lockwood is an heiress to Lockwood Industries, but branched out from the family business and started a not-for-profit to help kids get moving. When Cam hits on Olivia after making a bet with his friends that he could date someone for two months without falling in love, Olivia decides to see if she can get Cam to be the celebrity spokesman for her charity.
Their relationship started off rocky. I won’t give a bunch away, because this book has some really funny moments between Cam and Olivia.
Olivia has some lingering self-doubt from her childhood, but feeling she could never measure up to her siblings, and Cam’s most serious relationship ended very badly. Watching them fall in love was sweet. It was obvious they were in love to us, even when it wasn’t to them.
Hopefully this isn’t the last of the Aces. I’ve enjoyed those I’ve read. And I would recommend this one.