Review: Checked by Jacob Chance (Boston Terriers Hockey #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

Jacob Chance has a new series entitled Boston Terriers Hockey, and it kicks off with a story about two college students who've had a thing for each other for years and decide to finally act on that attraction only to wind up pregnant. Checked is all about twenty-year-old Tenley Davenport, an incoming sophomore at King University, and twenty-two-year-old Clancy Wilde, the captain of Boston University's hockey team, the Boston Terriers, and about to begin his final year. She's his cousin's best friend, and she's been crushing hard on the guy for a long time and it's not exactly much of a secret to him either. What Tenley doesn't know, though, is that Clancy's had his on her for just as long, except he's kept his distance and chosen to focus on the one and only mistress in his life: hockey. He has plans for his future, and it requires him to be at his best every single time he takes the ice and this year, he plans on taking his team all the way to a championship. When a pregnancy test comes out positive after their one-night stand, everything changes for Tenley, but will Clancy be able to set aside his long-held plans for all-new ones?

For those who've read the author's solo contribution to the King University trilogy a few months ago, Tenley should be a familiar character since she was Sophie Gardner's best friend there, and Clancy is mentioned once in the book as well. You don't need to read Depravity, however, in order to both understand and enjoy Tenley and Clancy's story here, and it was definitely a good story at that. The characterization of both main characters was refreshing, neither one being overly cutesy nor cookie-cutter. Tenley may have been young, but she had a good head on shoulders and was someone who had focus and determination even when faced with a seemingly difficult situation. Then there was Clancy--yes, the guy was very much into his sport but he had goals (pun not intended but seems rather fitting, yes?) and he wasn't a jerk about his success as an athlete. He knew very well that while he may have success as a collegiate player, entering the pros was a whole new world. I liked the chemistry they share and Jacob Chance did a great job keeping the story on pace and on point. I'm giving Checked four out of five stars. ♥

Date Read: 25 August 2019

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