Review of Must Love Dogs…and Hockey (Bears Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson

“Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.”

 

Genre: Sports Romance

Length: 220 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Can an idealistic dog lover teach a jaded hockey player new tricks?

Lilly: My life is like the love child of a train wreck and a dumpster fire right now. I’ve been canned, my professional reputation is shredded, and now I’m walking dogs to make ends meet.
But I still believe everything will work out. Somehow.
Then a dog at the park attacks my friend’s dog. At first, I’m ready to give the owner hell—but it turns out he’s in desperate need of doggie daycare. I figure, why not? I love dogs and I need the cash.
Too bad his cocky bad boy attitude annoys me. He’s too damn cute for his own good. And I’m not talking about the dog.

Easton: My coach is riding my ass and I’m not handling it well. When I’m saddled with an abandoned pooch, my teammate thinks a dog will keep my temper in check. I think I have enough problems already.
But when my new dog gets into a tussle that leads me to meet a smoking hot chick who knows how to handle the rascal, I start to think pet ownership isn’t all bad. At least it gives me an excuse to see Lilly again. . . .
Neither of us are interested in a relationship. First they steal your bed, then they steal your heart. And I’m not talking about the dog.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley.*

Lilly has a heart of gold and only want to do what she believes is right, even if it costs her everything. She lost her job because she didn’t agree with how they were manipulating the elderly. And they smeared her name so she couldn’t find work elsewhere. She lost her boyfriend because she lost her job. Her dad was on a sabbatical to god knows where, her mothers was trying to make ends meet in his absence, and she was trying to care for her grandmother who’s health ended her up somewhere she could get the attention she needed. And the only ones to stand by her while her world seemed to be crashing down around her were her friends, and her best friend/roommate. With her options extremely limited she decided to start her own dog walking business.

Easton is a Bears hockey player. He had a traumatic experience, resulting in the loss of his father, his brother, and several of his teammates. Hockey was the only thing he had left and he gave it his all. That all changed the day he saved a poor dog from getting strangled to death in a crazy elevator accident. Against his better judgement he decided to keep the dog until he found the owner, little did he know that ‘Otis’ would also lead him to find someone to share his heart with.

Lilly is just what Easton needs. He cannot help but fall in love with her, but his fears keep him from telling her so. And he’ll have to loose everything he truly loves to discover the courage to face not only his past, but his future. Must Love Dogs…and Hockey is a sweet romance that brings together two people and a dog in an inspirational journey.

The characters were enchanting and easily drew me in. I got so wrapped up in their story that before I knew it, it was ending. Kelly Jamieson has another hit on her hands and I cannot wait to see where this new series goes.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

 

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