Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson
Genre: Contemporary, Sport, Romance, Hockey,
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Published October 18th 2016 by LovesweptWhether it’s a clutch goal or a cocktail, nothing beats “top shelf.” In this novel from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving jock and an ambitious career woman mix business with pleasure.
Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.
In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.
Sidney managed to land a job helping owner of the Sin-Bin Jared after an encounter that she gives her brutally honest opinion. Now shes there to help get things straight for Sin-Bin and bring in more cash. The element that makes things complicated though is that both of them had a spark from the moment they met and can't seem to keep the boundary of work and pleasure.
I found myself hooked to this book from the start. I loved the characters and seeing how they dealt with problems that came their way. I loved seeing Sidney in her element when she hung out with her friends. I enjoyed the banter between the main characters and their steamy scenes were pretty hott and it happens plenty of times throughout the book so if your not into that this isn't the book for you. I loved getting that big of backstory with Sidney and getting to understand some of the things that she reacted to that made her relatable and a really good character. But if you enjoy a great book, with a hockey player romance, with a good story line you'll want to pick up this book.