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Back Check by Kelly Jamieson

The so-bad-they’re-good alphas of hockey’s Chicago Aces are back in this emotionally charged novel of sex, love, and second chances from the bestselling author of Top Shelf and the Heller Brothers series.

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.

After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real.

Back Check (Aces Hockey, #4)Back Check by Kelly Jamieson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Back Check
Author: Kelly Jamieson

I found Kelly Jamieson almost a year ago through this Ace Hockey series and instantly fell in love with her writing and characters. They've always felt real and this series never abandons the other characters that we all got to meet and know in the previous instalments. Back Check is no exception as Marc's story continues and readers are treated to Tanner and Katelyn's story. The beautiful wedding planner Katelyn never expected to come face to face with her high school sweetheart when she accepts the job to plan what she believes is the beg break of her career. Tanner, Marc's friends and team mate, hates weddings after his own mistake and shamble of a marriage after Katelyn left him.

When these two meet up after all these years, you just know that they have some unfinished business - things may have badly ended, but the chemistry between them is just so strong that it would be a mistake to ignore it. They are stubborn and their distrust completely understandable, yet what hit me the most was how the first breakup affected them and how they try to work through their issues so many years later. I'm sad to see this couple go and even more so this series, but then again, all good things must come to an end at one point... I can't wait to see what Kelly Jamieson will come up with for her readers.

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