Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have been waiting for Jared story since I read Major Misconduct, he seemed to have a bit of mystery about him, especially since he played for the Aces Hockey Team and also owned "The Sin Bin" bar/restaurant. Not many men can hold down two careers successfully and he does it effortlessly. Well, that was until Sidney waltzes into the bar and turns her nose down at the cocktail menu...or should I say the lack of one.
Sidney was just what Jared needed to get "The Sin Bin" to where he wanted it to go, he doesn't want to be the neighborhood sports bar, he would like to to be more upscale especially since he has a talented chef that does all the cooking for the restaurant as well as the bar. Sidney is a consultant that helps bars and restaurants revise their menus to get the type of clientele that they would like, whether that means they need a new drink and food menu or they need to revamp their entire business.
Neither Jared nor Sidney are looking for a relationship but they have a chemistry that neither wants to deny so they go into a NO STRINGS fling because you can control whom you fall in love with...HA!!!!!
“You’re just afraid you’ll fall for me... In fact, I challenge you to a bunch of dates with me… We’ll do all those things—talk on the phone, go for walks, call each other cute nicknames… But we won’t fall in love.” ~Jared
This was a great addition to the series, as with any series you will get more background if you start with the first book and continue but if you wanted to you could read this as a standalone but I will warn you that there will be a couple of secondary stories that you may not understand without prior knowledge of the couples in question.
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/