My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hockey Is My Boyfriend (Part Two) begins in Kelly Tanaka’s Junior year of college. Her and Phil Davidson are no longer in a committed relationship, and she meets a new guy, James Frechette, at her summer job at a hockey camp.
When I started reading the book, I became a little upset. I love Phil and Kelly together, and she started dating, James. However, the more I read about Jimmy; I began to like him too. How couldn’t I? I’m a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan and Jimmy is a first-round draft pick for the Hawks. His description totally reminded me of the Hawks team captain, Jonathan Toews. My son has two pet ferrets named Kane and Towes, so obviously we are a bit Jonathan Toews bias; therefore, I honestly liked Jimmy. He is a great character. He is driven, talented, and insightful. He could be a bit awkward, but that’s part of his charm.
I should have realized things were not that simple and Phil is not yet out of the picture. In my opinion, Kelly cannot go wrong with either guy, but I think she is more picky, then I am. Both guys have qualities that are important to Kelly and obviously they both have their issues. For example, Jimmy is younger than Kelly. I get it. My husband is three years younger than me. If I had met him at an earlier age, it would have been an issue for me. Jimmy is 18 and Kelly is 20, in college that is a substantial age gap. A few years later, when you're both in your mid-twenties, it’s not as big of a dilemma.
I found Jimmy’s observations about Kelly interesting. Especially that she acted differently depending on which of friends she was hanging out with. I’m not sure if I would have picked up on that on my own, but I would have to agree with him.
Kelly definitely has commitment issue. I’m okay with that, she’s twenty; she has plenty of time to settle down. Concentrating on hockey is a good thing. It keeps you in shape, it’s full of action, and the bond with your team mates is strong. Kelly has made incredible friends through hockey. I think most people that have played hockey do.
I continue to love this story. So many interesting things happened throughout the novel, and all of it seemed realistic. I cannot wait for the next book. If you enjoy contemporary sport romances, I highly recommend this series but start with book one, this series is best read in order and not skipping a book.
Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Published October 31st 2014
edition language: English
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