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Series: Aces Hockey #4
Published by Loveswept Genres: Contemporary, Sports
Back Check is a second chance at love story which I absolutely loved. Tanner fell in love in college but when he asked his longtime girlfriend Kate to go with him when he was drafted to the NHL she had to decline. Since then Tanner has gotten over his heartbreak and moved on. He was married for a time but is now divorced. With his teammate’s wedding around the corner and him being in the wedding party he knows that getting involved in wedding things will be a must, but when the wedding planner turns out to be the woman who got away Tanner offers Kate a friendship of sorts since he hasn’t really forgotten how they left things.
Katelyn’s business is slowly building so when she is asked to plan a high profile wedding she jumps at the chance only to come face to face with the man she had to give up so he could follow his dreams. Katelyn and Tanner have to work on being friends, after all they will be seeing a lot of one another over the course of the wedding planning but when they cross the line and its revealed why Kate chose to stay it’s up to Tanner to forgive her for breaking his heart 8 years ago. Can they move past the hurt and give their love another go? Or will distance pull them apart for the second time?
I really enjoyed Back Check and loved how Kelly Jamieson brought these two back together. I enjoyed how they navigated their way around each other and had to learn to deal with the past before they could move forward, even if that meant just being only friends. The plot for Back Check was pretty straight forward yet still a delightful read. Because this is a sports romance I was expecting more hockey than there actually was due to all the wedding stuff that was going on but I was actually okay with that turn of events for Back Check.
Ms. Jamieson kept the romance alive and kept me guessing until the end if this couple was going to make it or not. It was good catching up with my favorite men of the Ace’s hockey series and truthfully I am already wanting more. I was hoping there would have been some hints on who the next book would be about but maybe I missed them due to the fact I was so engaged in Tanner and Katelyn’s story. Overall, I just adore this series and these characters and Back Check was a really great addition to this already popular series.