Shut Out – 4 Stars

shut out

Kelly Jamieson

A Bayard Hockey Novel

Release Date: June 7, 2016


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book blurb

From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes the first novel of a new hockey romance series featuring a college team whose players are heating things up both on and off the ice.

The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?

Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.

about the author

Kelly Jamieson

kelly jamiesonKelly Jamieson writes romances with heat that’s sweet. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here…) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. But her family takes precedence over everything else (yes, even writing). She has two teenage children who are the best kids in the world, not that she’s biased, and a wonderful husband who does loads of laundry while she plays on the computer writing stories. She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at

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my review

4 Stars

I love Kelly Jamieson’s hockey books. Her latest release, Shut Out is Jacob’s story and it’s an awesome book.

Jacob was a rising hockey star in Canada – well on his way to the NHL but one poor choice drastically changes his life’s course.  His mistake lands him at Bayard College for a fresh start and possibly for his last chance at a hockey career.  All he needs to do though is reform his behavior and image so all of his dreams can come true.

So Jacob avoids all his triggers – parties, booze and women.  He’s out of sorts but trying hard to give achieve his goals and to make his parents proud, again.

When he meets Skylar, she becomes everything he never knew he wanted and needed. These two have incredible chemistry and they just click but thanks to their pasts, getting their happily ever after together its an uphill battle.

Mostly because when Jacob’s secrets are revealed late in the book, long after he and Skylar fall in love, all hell breaks lose within their relationship and on campus.  It’s dramatic and destructive – sad.  It’s eye opening because his situation is such a real life topic and it makes you question, what would I have done if I was Jacob.

Overall, I thought Shut Out was emotional story filled with extremely sexy and lovable characters. It’s storyline was so more than I expected – it dealt with sensitive and complicated topics.  Kelly Jamieson handles and writes it all with such tenderness and care that I definitely recommend you don’t miss it.  Grab Shut Out today.


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