Cross Check (Bayard Hockey #2)

CROSS CHECK                                                KELLY JAMIESON

Ella Verran has three goals this semester: get off academic probation, repair her relationship with her friend Skylar, and take some responsibility for her life. All of which are hard enough without hot, snobby hockey player Ben Buckingham around to distract her. Ella can’t stand Ben, and she knows the feeling is mutual. But he’s best friends with Skylar’s boyfriend, so he’s always around—taunting and tempting Ella in ways she never thought possible.

As the star forward of the Bayard College hockey team, Ben has goals too, like playing well enough to land a spot on an NHL roster. Ben is perfectly poised on the ice, so why can’t he keep his cool around Ella? Her wild behavior rubs him in all the wrong ways—and a few of the right ones. But as they skate around each other, Ben learns that there’s more to Ella than her bad reputation. And when the line between love and hate starts to blur, he can’t resist crossing over and sweeping her off her feet.


The second book in the series and it opens with Ella on academic suspension and besides working towards improving her grades she is also going to counseling. She also wants to repair her friendship with Skylar, what she does not want is to be bothered by Ben who plays hockey and is Skylar’s boyfriend best friend. He is working on wanting to be drafted in the NHL and she is wanting to focus on school, grades. Not to be bothered by some big hockey player. All Ben see’s or believes he sees is a wild girl and as much as he tries to stay away from her he can’t. After he starts to see her for who she really is and begins to get to know her he wants to be with her but she shuts him out because she is working towards getting off probation. Will she come clean to him and finally let him into her world? Read this good story of friendship, loss and finding oneself. I received this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at

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