By Kelly Jamieson
As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.
Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.
After breaking up with her boyfriend and quitting her job, Lovey moves to Chicago to be closer to her brother and to increase her job potential in the larger city. Crashing at her brother’s place is convenient. The hot roommate that lives with him? Well he’s just a bonus. The attraction between Lovey and Marc is instant, but her brother is insistent that none of his teammates are to go near Lovey and vice-versa. But when the cat’s away, the mice will play.
I really liked Lovey even though I absolutely hated her name. She has an amazing and friendly personality, one that draws people to her like a moth to a flame. She’s a huge flirt, but she’s also kind, giving and sincere. She has a great sense of humour and some of the things she said cracked me up. Her brother, Duncan, was very protective of her, but his snide little put-downs went against his protective personality and showed he was clearly bitter about something.
I liked Marc as well but Lovey outshone him. Where Lovey is loud and fun, Marc is quiet and intense. As captain of the team, he shoulders a lot of responsibility and he cares about each and every one of his players. He takes loyalty very seriously, which was why he felt so guilty about breaking his promise to stay away from Lovey.
While I liked Lovey and Marc, and while I don’t deny they had chemistry, I don’t understand how they fell in love. Apart from the flirting and the secret sex, I can’t remember them doing anything else that would cause them to fall in love with each other. But other than that, I think I have found myself another hockey romance series in the Aces Hockey novels. MAJOR MISCONDUCT is the first book in the series and I’ll definitely be coming back for more.
Major Misconduct (Aces Hockey # 1)
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