One More Shot by Victoria Denault

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Title: One More Shot
Author: Victoria Denault
Series: Hometown Players #1
Pages: 336
Publisher: Forever Yours
Published: June 2nd, 2015
Buy: Amazon | Chapters 

Summary: (Goodreads)

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 is the absolutely adorable story of Jordan Garrison and Jessie Caplan. Jordan and Jessie have been best friends since they were eight years old. Over the years they became closer and closer, they always had each other’s back. The two of them start to develop further feelings towards each other, and after one night when all is revealed a misunderstanding causes their entire relationship to crash and burn. This brings us to the beginning of the book. It’s been six years since Jordan and Jessie last saw each other and neither of them has really moved on. Jordan is now a NHL star while Jessie is completing a Sports Therapy Internship. The book uses dual POV to tell the story of how these two find their way back to each other. I also loved the use of flashbacks to give the reader a full picture of the history between them.
The story of Jordan and Jessie was captivating from beginning to end and the events that occurred between them were very well paced. Although at times the story got extremely dramatic and some of it wasn’t absolutely crucial to the story line in my opinion. The bond between Jessie and her sisters, Callie and Rosie, definitely contributed to why I enjoyed this book so much. They are always there for each other and at times are brutally honest. Callie and Rosie seemed to balance Jessie out a little bit. I did feel like the story needed a little more back-story development on Jessie and Jordan as individuals, especially Jessie. At one point in the story Callie is talking to Jordan about how Jessie has issues because of their past and I felt like this needed more explanation. The relationship between the Caplan sisters and the Garrison boys (Luc too!) was adorable and I can’t wait to read the story of Luc and Rosie!

Rating: 3.5/5

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