Checked by Jacob Chance

Title: Checked 
Series: Boston Terriers Hockey
Author: Jacob Chance
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: August 23, 2019
They call him ‘Wilde Man’. Rumor has it he’s an animal on the ice and between the sheets.
 
Like the rest of the female population, I’ve been crushing on Clancy Wilde, the captain of Boston University’s hockey team, since the first time I saw him. Big, blond, and charming, he ticks all the boxes. 
 
When we find ourselves at a wedding, drunk and flirting, I know I can finally check this tattooed, bad boy, hockey player off my wish list.
 
One night is all it was meant to be, until I see two pink lines on the pregnancy test.
 
How did the notch on my belt turn into a ball and chain?

My review:

Tensley has had a crush on her best friend’s cousin Clancy since they were kids, but he lives in another state and her cousin warned her away from him repeatedly. A one night stand ten years later, though, has consequences neither of them saw coming. Tensley is 21 and a junior in college; Clancy is a senior so around 22 years old. I was impressed by the maturity both showed about their situation. I also liked how supportive each set of their friends were, and especially how Clancy took the initiative to educate himself about everything Tensley would be going through.

However, the book was a bit uneventful. Outside the unplanned pregnancy between two people living 7 states apart, there isn’t any real drama. Tensley has a strained relationship with her mother, but the only interactions we see between them are pretty mild and don’t really explain that tension. And at the end, after the birth, Tensley mentions to Clancy some bullying issues she had been dealing with the entire pregnancy. Getting to experience them along with Tensley would have given this book so much more depth. Honestly, even though this was an interesting story and a decent read, Tensley is a bit boring and Clancy is a bit of a male Mary Sue. He doesn’t seem to have any character flaws at all.

Overall, this wasn’t a bad book. The main plot is the pregnancy and mostly how Clancy deals with his impending fatherhood, to the detriment of developing the other characters further. This book would probably be enjoyed more by someone closer to the age of Tensley and Clancy and can relate to them better.

Rating: ♥♥♥

 

“Oh my gosh! This book was amazing!” – Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog

 

“No one writes a confirmed bachelor turned swoony, love-of-your-life like Jacob. Get ready ladies, Clancy is going to steal your heart!” – Keri Loves Books

“Anytime Jacob Chance releases a novel I spare as much time as necessary to devour his words!” – Words We Love by Blog

 

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

 

A writer of sports romcoms and romantic suspense, he plans on providing you with many more stories.
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