on June 2, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
They say you only get one shot at making your dreams come true.
Jordan is determined to take two.
Drafted by the NHL at eighteen, Jordan Garrison was headed for fame, and there was only one person he wanted to share it with—Jessie Caplan. He was crazy in love with her, and had finally told her so. They shared an amazing night . . . and then everything fell apart.
Jessie tries not to think about the night she gave herself to Jordan—or how he broke her heart. She tries not to think about it, but she does. Especially now, when she's staring into his sky-blue eyes for the first time in six years. After so much time and torment, she can't tell if she loves him or hates him. But Jordan has learned enough to know a connection like theirs is rare. He was lucky to find Jessie once. No way will he lose her again.
One More Shot had so many things I like bundled into one. Second-chance romance? Yes please! Sexy hockey players? You betcha! Strong heroine? In spades or pucks!
Jordan and Jessie have been friends since they were young kids…their families have been intertwined for many years before that. They both have feelings for each other that eventually hit a boiling point right before Jordan gets the chance to go pro. What happens is a whole cluster of unintentional misunderstandings and actions as a result. Fast forward six years later when they are both brought back to their hometown for a family passing.
In the time that’s passed, Jordan becomes a bit of a ladies man. Okay, he is more than just a bit. But of course, fame can do that to you. Jessie on the other hand has seen what he’s been up to thanks to celeb websites and media coverage. Jessie has followed her dream and gotten a fabulous internship doing what she loves best as a physical therapist.
When they are brought together after the family passing again it’s not like there is this insta-love. They both have to fight their attraction and their feelings to work past all the hurt. Their path to forgiveness was so much more realistic than many books I’ve read. Sure there were times where I wanted to scream, but that’s what happens when you love a book, right? I will say that the misunderstandings that took place right after “the night” were just a mess. I think that they needed some time to breathe instead of all the impulsiveness that occurred. BUT… at eighteen, kids are that way and will act like that when they are hurt. There are some twists in the book that me smile when they were confronted with each other in the same city. It’s almost like things happen for a reason and possibly these two were just made for each other? Maybe the timing was just a bit off when they were eighteen.
This is the first book in a series, each one having to do with a Caplan sister. The writing was fabulous and completely kept me engaged, I also loved the past and present along with the dual POV. I totally adored this book and will be jumping in the next one immediately!