Something about a bet when it comes to romance that just spells bad news. But for once…this romance spells H-E-A. Cam, pro hockey player extraordinaire, is a sucker for any bet because he’s confident he can win them all. When a night out with them team lands him a bet with one hot woman, he’s not sure he can handle the stakes. Olivia is smart as a whip and funny as hell. The more dates he takes her on the less likely he thinks he can win the bet of not falling in love with her before their time is up. So what does out our brave and bold hockey player do? He tells the heroine about the bet!
Olivia is tired of mean only dating her to get in her fathers good graces; not to mention her families doubts about her charity work. Focused on finding happiness for herself, a night out with professional hockey play Cam could lead to some great opportunities: in her charity and her bed. Olivia is convinced she can keep their “dating” as a business contract, but she didn’t plan on Cam being filled with charm and caring. Now she has to decide on fighting for her charity or protecting her heart. When she learns their dates have only been part of a bet, she decides to shield her heart and help him win against his friends; at the cost of her happy ever after.
I loved Cam and Olivia’s relationship from the get go. These two had quips back and forth like they’d been friends for years. Not to mention Cam is such a swoony hero; he’ll sweep any reader off their feet. Watching his realization of his feelings for Olivia was different from typical heroes of romance. He had a fear of failure but not quite a failure of love; just a fear of not being able to accomplish something so great. Olivia’s tender heart and honesty help him figure that out along the way. Its a sweet feel good romance about trusting your own heart to find out what makes you happy!
When the stakes are this high, it’s game on…
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.
About the Author
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over forty romance novels and novellas. She writes the kind of books she loves to read–sexy romance with heat, humor and emotion. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white) and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey. She is the author of the popular Heller Brothers Hockey series and the Rule of Three trilogy. Visit her website at http://www.kellyjamieson.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.