Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Parts 1-3 by Melanie Ting

Hockey is My Boyfriend is trilogy by author Melanie Ting. The series follows Kelly Tanaka from high school in book #1 to college in book #2, to entering the real world in book #3.

Hockey  Is My Boyfriend: Part One
Kelly Tanaka dreams of playing hockey for a top university team and even winning a scholarship. To achieve that, she'll need to focus hard on her sport. She doesn't need any distractions- but then a handsome blonde hockey player skates into her life. 

Phil Davidson is talk, dark and irritated. He's been Kelly's best friend since they laced up skates together as kids. Now he wants to force a substitution and become her boyfriend. 

So, it's up to Kelly to sort through all her new emotions and decide what's right.

Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part Two
Can a summer fling turn into real love?

From leaping a raging river to driving collegiate opponents into the boards, there is no physical challenge Kelly Tanaka won't take. but when it comes to love, she's running scared. Luckily for her, a summer job at a summer hockey camp is the last place she would expect to meet Mr. Right. Sure enough, from an overconfident ladies man to a tongue-tied nerd, all the guys here are Mr. Wrong. And there's no way she could be interested in a tall, muscular centreman that looks and acts even younger. 

James Frechette has just been selected near the top of the NHL draft. He's completely confident about his hockey abilities, but when it comes to women, he's wiping out. The summer is his chance to hone his social skills. The problem is there's only one girl at his hockey camp, and he really likes her, but so does ever other instructor there. Can he overcome his awkwardness and convince Kelly to take a chance on him?

Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part Three
What if you had only loved two guys in your life- and then you got to choose?

It's crunch time for Kelly Tanaka. Now that she's graduated, her life in competitive hockey is over and all she wants is a career that's related to hockey. She's going to have to start at the bottom, but before she can climb the first rung of the corporate ladder, her love life explodes.

James Frechette is playing in the NHL now. He has money, great teammates, and his choice of willing women. But what he really wants is the one person who got away. 

Phil Davidson has also graduated and wants to get his life in order. Travel and a good job are already checked off, so now he can focus on reuniting with the woman he has loved forever. 

Will Kelly decide that her first job is her priority? Will Phil get a chance to prove that first love is the best love? Or will James make good on his vow to win her back?

As a sports romance fan I will try anything within the genre. So, when one of my favorite authors Catherine Gayle recommended Hockey Is My Boyfriend I one-clicked. I am so glad I did! This series was a breath of fresh air! The trilogy follows our heroine from high school to adulthood. We experience her first love, first time, first heartbreak, college life, career struggles and top it off with a love triangle. Melanie Ting did a great job of developing Kelly as a lovable heroine and investing me in her story. I felt like I was back in high school and remembering my first kiss right along side hers. The way each book changes to a new sub genre kept the story moving perfectly. As Kelly grows up her love life heats up and by the end of Book #2- the story has firmly declared itself to be a steamy new adult read. 

As a kid I was a huge fan of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books! I loved that I could read a book twice and change the ending. Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 3, takes the "Choose Your Own Adventure" theme to an adult level by allowing the reader to choose who she wants Kelly to end up with at the end of the story. I will admit it, I read both endings, and thought I knew who I wanted her to end up with, but then I was torn. Both happily ever afters were perfect! I still don't know if I am Team Jimmy or Team Phil! 

Lately I feel like a lot of books I read start feeling the same. That was not the case with Hockey Is My Boyfriend. If you are looking for a fresh fun read I recommend investing your time in Kelly Tanaka's story! I gave this series 5 Stars and can't wait for more from author, Melanie Ting! 

Buy Links: 
Click here to buy Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 1 on Amazon
Click here to buy Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 2 on Amazon
Click here to buy Hockey Is My Boyfriend: Part 3 on Amazon
*At the time this post was published this series was available for Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers- this is subject to change at anytime*

Author Links:
Melanie Ting's Amazon Author Page
Melanie Ting's Blog

Thanks for stopping by and until next time... HAPPY READING! 

1 comment:

  1. These covers are gorgeous! I love the light blue/white/black contrast. Sports romances are quite fun, I enjoy them too! Especially with soccer or hockey players. So this series might be one I might enjoy. Have you read Cindi Madsen's Getting Lucky Number Seven? I highly recommend it! :)

    Lovely review, Melissa. Have a great weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books! (fellow Avon Addict member)