Sunday, September 27, 2015

Book Review: Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson

Book Description

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.

AVAILABLE: October 13, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**

Lovey Armstrong shows up at her big brother's, Duncan, apartment unannounced when she suddenly quits her job and dumps her (older) boyfriend.  Unbeknown to her family who , Lovey actually has a plan that doesn't include her brother's sexy, serious roommate, Marc Dupruis.  However, Lovey can't seem to resist making Marc lighten up and smile.

As Aces team captain, Marc doesn't have the time or the luxury to relax as the other players do, especially since the team isn't playing as well as they should be.  Marc is focused and driven to lead his team by example.  But when Lovey unexpectedly moves in, his unwavering focus seems to be wavering.  Plus, her brother has made it clear that NO ONE is to so much a look at Lovey.

This was a good story and flowed well, but it wasn't anything spectacular.  I think my problem with this book was Lovey herself.  I didn't really like her character much.  She was flighty and expected everyone to drop everything and do what she wanted.  I think Duncan said it best: "What Lovey wants, Lovey gets", consequences be damned.  She gets really annoyed and defensive when her brother asks how her job search is going (I mean he is letting her stay there FOR FREE, so I think he has a right...), but she doesn't tell her him that she has started her own business and is trying to build up more clients AND has a growing blog that is also bringing in an income.  Yet, she wants to be taken seriously... I don't think she went about any of this the right way with her brother.

Marc really saved this book for me.  I honestly don't think Lovey deserved him.  But overall I enjoyed Kelly Jamieson's writing style and would read future books of hers.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5