9 June 2015

Book Review: One More Shot (Hometown Players, #1) by Victoria Denault

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Format: Kindle 
Publishers: Forever Yours
Published: 2nd June 2015
Pages: 352
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance
Main Characters: Jessie, Jordan
Date Read: 17th April - 19th May 2015

Rating Given:
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Synopsis: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.

I was given a review copy via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not a fan of this cover and the reason why is going to sound really shallow as it's all because of the hair I really don't like it just doesn't feel like its Jordan because of this. Everything else about the cover I don't mind as it's in keeping with the book.

From the very second I started this book I loved it and I didn't stop loving it even if there was a few things that annoyed me at times I was able to forgive everything as I was able to understand where they where both coming from. I loved that it was written in alternating points of views as I always like to know what all the main characters are thinking plus I don't think that I would've been able to forgive everything that got me angry if it was only from one of their points of views. I'm also glad that there were flashback of what happened between Jessie and Jordan as it made it all the more understandable. The whole romance of this book was realistic in the way that not all was forgiven straight away which makes a change from other books that I have read. It wasn't a completely miserable book though as there was a lot of funny moments as well as sweet moments. I'm so glad that this series is with different main characters in each of the books because now Jessie and Jordan's story wasn't dragged out it felt complete I just hope we continue to see more of them during this series.

I loved every character in this book and some of those secondary characters are going to get their own book so I'm glad that even though Jessie and Jordan's story is over we won't miss those great characters that we where introduced to. I liked Jessie and I felt so sorry for her but there was times when I wanted to shake her but I could understand why she was so reluctant. She was such a strong character even when things didn't go her own way she was still able to walk around with her head held high. Jordan I adored which I was surprised about as I didn't think I was going to love him as much as what I did do but he was written in a way that I was drawn to him.

Overall this was a great start to the Hometown Players series and I can't wait to continue on with this series I just hope they will be as good as the first one.