Bayard College

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Cross Check

The first book I ever read by Kelly Jamieson, Shut Out, didn’t sit very well with me. I’m happy to say that the second book in the series, Cross Check: A Bayard Hockey Novel, is an improvement, but there are still some aspects that simply grated on me. Ella Verran has made some bad choices in ...

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Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel

I’m a big fan of the New Adult genre. With the exception of Robin York’s Deeper and Harder (both excellent), my favorite NA novels feature athletes. You can also guarantee I’ll read the book if it’s well reviewed and part of a series featuring recurring and related characters. Lately, I’ve ...

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Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel

Kelly Jamieson’s Shut Out is the fanfic that would result if you crossed an ABC After School Special with the current hot-button issue of college campus sexual assault, included lectures from a week-long seminar, tossed in a handful of clichés, and threw the whole thing on the ice for a hockey ga ...