Faceoff by Kelly Jamieson {Kelly’s Review}

Posted 27 April, 2016 by Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal / 0 Comments

Faceoff by Kelly Jamieson {Kelly’s Review}Faceoff by Kelly Jamieson
Series: Heller Brothers #2
two-half-stars
Also in this series: Breakaway
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Kindle|Paperback
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Being one of the boys isn’t as much fun as being all girl…

Kyla MacIntosh is still trying to be “one of the boys”. Growing up with two brothers and their neighbors, the four hockey playing Heller brothers, she always wanted to be one of them. Now she’s trying to make partner at her old boys’ school law firm and burning herself out doing it. She doesn’t have time for a two-family reunion at the lake, but guilt makes her go.

Pro hockey player Tag Heller is back in his home city of Winnipeg after a crappy season that culminated in the team being sold and moved from Phoenix to Winnipeg. As the “home town hero”, the team is putting pressure on him to promote them and make this a positive move for the other players, the fans, the entire National Hockey League. A break for a week at the lake sounds like heaven.

Growing up together, Kyla was always like a little sister to Tag, until one summer when things changed from sibling teasing to sexual tension. Now, Tag’s a little cynical about women and Kyla has no patience for men who can’t handle her workaholic lifestyle. Why not explore the attraction that’s still there between them and have a hot summer week at the lake?

I need more resolution for satisfaction.

Thoughts on Faceoff

*stares at everyone*

*takes a deep breath*

*goes back to staring*

Okay. So this is the second book I’ve read in this series and it ended just as abruptly as the first. Like, I had to go back and see if I missed something because the ending came out of NOWHERE. Now, we did get a little more resolution to the issues book 1 left hanging (not a lot more, but I’ll take what I can get at this point), so MAYBE Tag and Kyla’s story gets a little more page time later on. I don’t know. I’m not really sure if I care because the feeling of being left hanging is a bitter pill. A bitter, bitter pill.

I just… don’t even know what to think.

As far as the romance went, it was okay. Tag and Kyla have history so their attraction didn’t spring up overnight. Their “secret” trysts were so laughably not secret it was kinda funny. I really didn’t care for how both Tag and Kyla resolved their relationship woes so quickly. It felt rushed and, again, the resolution on their various professional issues was extremely unsatisfying. I never had the sense that either would be sacrificing much to be with one another.

I bought this entire 5 book series as a bundle and now I’m looking at the fact I have 3 more to go and crying a little inside. Part of me is tempted to see if the next book actually resolves things in a satisfactory manner. Another part of me in shaking its head and telling me I need to back away. It’s likely I’ll give myself some time away from the Heller bros and give book 3 a go at a later date.

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two-half-stars

Filed under: Contemporary, ESR: 5, Review: Kelly, Romance,

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