Back Check - Kelly Jamieson

Back Check

By Kelly Jamieson

  • Release Date: 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Contemporary
Back Check book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 83 Ratings)

Back Check Kelly Jamieson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

Kelly Jamieson’s USA Today bestselling Aces Hockey series can be read together or separately:
MAJOR MISCONDUCT
OFF LIMITS
ICING
TOP SHELF
BACK CHECK
SLAP SHOT
PLAYING HURT
BIG STICK

Don’t miss any of Kelly’s alluring reads:
The Bayard Hockey series: SHUT OUT | CROSS CHECK
The Last Shot series: BODY SHOT | HOT SHOT | LONG SHOT
The standalone novel: DANCING IN THE RAIN

Praise for Back Check

“With Back Check, Kelly Jamieson has created a wonderful second-chance story. Her hockey series is one of the best out there, and I recommend giving it a try.”—Harlequin Junkie

“As soon as [Back Check] arrived for review, it went straight to the top of my reading pile! [Jamieson’s] characters are believable and the on-ice game action is very realistic.”—AngelNet Reviews

“I have to recommend this series if you’re into hockey romances, because it is a delight. I love the group of friends, their connections, the writing, the romance, the characters . . . everything! Give this a chance.”—My Tiny Obsessions

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User reviews about this book

  • Loved Tanner and Katelyn

    5
    By Cath_87
    This story was a nice second chance at romance. Tanner and Katelyn were together in college. They meet again years later and that spark is still there. This book has everything drama, steaminess, tears, and HEA. This was my first book by Kelly Jamieson and definitely not my last. 😃
  • Great addition to a smart series!

    5
    By MiekeReads
    I found Back Check to be the best book so far in this series. I liked Tanner and Katelyn and wanted them to be together; Jamieson did a good job showing the reader what drove the couple apart years ago, and why they would want to try to connect again now. Tanner lacked maturity and emotional depth in the begining but it soon became apparent that he didn't lack the skill to have a mature relationship, he just lacked the desire to allow anyone the power to hurt him again. I liked Katelyn immediately. (Even though I'm seriously tired of books about event planners, not sure why this has become such a hugely popular job in the last few years in HEAs.) Katelyn was independent and confident and quite honestly didn't need Tanner to save her or prop her up in life. She would have been fine without him. However, she never would have had as happy a life as she did with him in her life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys well written romance. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
  • Aces Hockey!!!

    5
    By Mojo back
    The next installment in the Aces Series by Kelly Jamieson did not disappoint! Katelyn and Tanner had awesome chemistry and I loved their story. Katelyn and Tanner have a history, college sweethearts that haven’t seen each other in the 10 years since their relationship ended, badly. Tanner, a pro hockey player who HATES weddings and Kaitlyn is wedding planner who avoids all things hockey. So of course, Katelyn is planning one of Tanner’s best friend’s wedding. Tanner and Kaitlyn’s chemistry is obvious from the start, they both try so hard not want each other. Wedding festivities force them together and old feelings come to the surface making staying apart even harder. I loved this second chance novel (one of my favorite story lines). The characters were great and appearance from the rest of the team and their partners was awesome. This is a must read in the Aces Series. *I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.
  • Enjoyable second chance at love

    4
    By Valkia12
    This is a fun, hot, second chance at love hockey story. Katelyn and Tanner loved each other in college. A shot at his dream and her duty to family separate these two. Their lives collide once again, and the heat is still there. I enjoyed the banter between Katelyn and Tanner, making me smile. As they stumbled along, I held my breath, hoping they would see what was in front of them. I have come to care for all the men on the Chicago Aces and cannot wait for the next one. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
  • Love this series!

    5
    By JenDicenzo
    This series by Kelly Jamieson just gets better and better. I love each of these guys and love reading about their falling in love stories. This book is Tanner's story. He is asked to be part of Marc's wedding. He hates weddings, but Marc is his friend. Little does he realize just how much agreeing will change his life. He is shocked when he goes to a meeting that the new wedding planner is having and finds out it is his college girlfriend, Katelyn. Things between them didn't end well. But they are going to be spending time together with this wedding. Is there enough left for a second chance? Can they straighten out what caused them to break up in the first place? I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book provided by NetGalley.
  • My favorite of the series so far!

    4
    By Mom's Cooking The Books
    This was a fun and sexy second chance romance, I loved it! I have enjoyed this series, but this is my favorite so far. The backstory of Tanner and Katelyn is heartbreaking. They were so in love in college, but life brought changes that couldn’t be altered. They both had commitments and there were misunderstandings that led to their heartbreak. Tanner and Katelyn have amazing chemistry and the pace of their love story is believable. There is a lot going on in their lives professionally and personally that is simmering in the background, but their feelings for each other can’t be denied. My heart broke for them when they finally talked about their breakup and the misunderstandings on both sides. I am not going to give any more about the story, as I want you to enjoy this sweet and spicy second chance sports romance.
  • Oh Yeah, love this one!

    5
    By singneon
    Excellent read!! Katie is working hard on building her career as an event planner. She's excellent at her job because she puts her heart in it, too bad she can't seem to plan her own wedding. Tanner has become a typical sexy jock and after his divorce decides he wants to be single forever. He has some issues but he loves the NHL and helping less fortunate kids. These ex-high school sweethearts meet up again my mistake and discover that they are still attracted to one another and that the second time around still isn't a smooth ride but it can be worth it. The supporting characters are also great. *This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
  • Awesome story

    5
    By Cntrygirlz
    Katelyn is an event planner. She gets hired to plan the wedding of Lovey and Duper. Duper plays hockey for the Aces. She doesn't expect to run into her ex, Tanner. Tanner plays for the Aces and can't believe Katelyn is in the same city. They broke up in college when he was traded and couldn't go with him. They decide to give it another try even though Tanner could be traded at anytime. With her business picking up and the threat of a trade for Tanner, he gets spooked and breaks up with her. But after calming down, Katelyn decides she's not losing him without a fight. Awesome story. Funny and heart wrenching. Very smoking hot sex. Second chance love story. *RECEIVED THIS FROM NETGALLEY AND VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED IT*
  • So Sexy!

    5
    By Astroyic
    Fantastic! Another great Sport Romance! Can’t seem to get enough of this type of romance lately. This story was filled with heat, humor and emotion and I couldn’t get enough. I truly felt the connection these two shared. I was rooting for them from the first glance when they see each other again after eight long years apart. Kelly Jamieson sure knows how to bring it. Seeing Katelyn again made him remember how he had loved her with his whole heart back in college and then having her decide not to come with him when he was drafted. Tanner had turned into the playboy with the devil may care attitude. He didn’t believe in love anymore, with his first wedding ending in divorce as well as having parents who constantly divorced and every wedding he had been in ending the same way. It was better to leave love in the past. “Life without love is kind of empty?” Katelynn Medford had started her own event planning business a year ago in Chicago. When she had been contacted by her newest client Lovey Armstrong she never expected to see her first love standing in her clients’ living room. But she needed this job. And as they are thrown together again and again will they find love again? I enjoyed Tanner and Katelyn’s growing connection and chemistry. I loved learning their history and watching them come together. But as rumor of a trade surfaces, will he leave her again with nothing but heartache? You will have to read to find out! I voluntarily agreed to read an ARC and post a honest review through NetGalley.
  • Amazing

    5
    By bh313@hotmail
    This series just seems to keep getting better and better. This is a great second chance story as Tanner Bennett is reunited with his first love Katelyn Medford when she turns out to be the new wedding planner for Lovey and Marc DuPuis. With the attraction as strong as ever these two can't help but reconnect. Will this time work or will history repeat itself?? This entire series is enjoyable and one I highly recommend. This book is one of the best!

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