Spring is sprung and while most folks are outside enjoying warmer weather, trees turning green, maybe some early flowers blooming – others are inside watching hockey playoffs!
I love hockey but I have to admit I’m not a faithful fan during the regular season (I’m too busy writing). But once playoff season starts I am so there! Actually, living in Canada, it’s hard to avoid since there’s a hockey game on television pretty much every night, at least in the early stages of the playoffs. Once things get down to the semi finals it slows down a little, but that’s when it gets most exciting.
Back in the eighties and early nineties, I loved to go to live NHL games although I couldn’t afford tickets very often. But our beloved Jets left Winnipeg back in 1996 when the team had financial problems. That was probably one of the saddest days in our city’s history and amazingly, I don’t think hope has ever entirely died that some day our Jets will return.
I’ve been a hockey fan since I was a little girl and watched Hockey Night in Canada with my mom and my grandma (strangely, my dad wasn’t much of a hockey fan and usually napped on the couch during games). And since I started writing romance, I’ve always wanted to write a story about a hockey player. And so I did!
Breakaway is a story about pro hockey player Jason Heller and his unlikely love interest, Remi, a school teacher who finds herself swept into a world of puck bunnies and paparazzi and hard hits into the boards.
I’m writing this post ahead of time so I have no idea what teams I’ll be watching in the playoffs when this actually goes up. As the cliché goes, the playoffs are a whole new season and it’s not always the “best” team that moves forward. I know hockey’s not as popular down in the U.S. but I hope some of you are watching with me and will maybe even check out my hockey romance!
Kelly Jamieson lives in Winnipeg, Canada and is the author of several romance novels. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a theme here…) She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at www.kellyjamieson.com or contact her at info@kellyjamieson.com.


  1. I too grew up watching hockey, but no longer live where I can get regular feeds of it. I would love to read “Breakaway”. Thanks for the fun post.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  2. I used to watch hockey all of the time but our local team was really really bad for a long time and it just got too depressing…lol…
    Love the cover to “Breakaway”!


  3. I love watching hockey but living in the state of GA we don’t really have that chance even in winter lol!


  4. I learned to love hockey when I dated a die-hard fan who had season tickets to the local team! Fun, exciting game!

  5. Since I was born, raised, and still live in the deep South, I never grew up around Soccer. I have tried to watch it, but I am totally lost on the rules and basically what is going on:) I have going to my grandson’s t-ball games!!!


  6. I also love to watch hockey. It really is a great sport.


  7. I’ve watch a couple of ice hockey games. They are pretty exciting and I love the excitement of the fans.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  8. My boy’s love to watch hockey, and we have a local team that they love to root for. Looking forward to reading Breakaway, Kelly.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  9. I’m from Northwestern Ontario. Hockey is a part of life. I’ve got to read more about Breakaway!
    chey127 @ hotmail dot com

  10. Thanks for all the comments, it’s great to hear there are other hockey fans out there! I know there’s a difference between up “north” here and the deep south!

  11. hate to say, but as a Canadian I really don’t like hockey, maybe cus back in the old days when we went to the rink to watch it, it was very brutal … I remember when one of the fans got his nose broke, and still think people are too crazy about what team wins etc

  12. Wow! love the cover on Breakaway. Need to check this one out.


  13. I’ll have to add hockey to my list of things to investigate. 🙂

  14. Hey Kelly! I used to go to hockey games in middle school and I was passionate about the Washington Capitols! The Anaheim Ducks–my new home team–are great, but I don’t get to see them play as often as I’d like.

  15. I’ve watched some hockey and I enjoyed it, but I never seemed to get into it…I guess I am too much of a pro wrestling fan to really like other sports lol! Although I loved the Mighty Ducks movies!!
    Flying V!!! lol
    Ashley A

  16. LOL yeah, i’m in MN so we have a lot of crazyness over hockey playoffs as well

  17. I grew up in a state that didn’t have a professional hockey team. We mostly focus on football or baseball. I have only seen a few minutes of a hockey game before.

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