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Consider Me by Becka Mack: FAQs + Books Like It

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

I've been in the dating world on and off for about five years now, and I have yet to come across a 20-something hockey player who is even a fraction as mature, emotionally intelligent, and well-spoken as Carter Beckett in Consider Me by Becka Mack. He's so unrealistic it's almost laughable, and yet, I still loved every single second of this book and will highly recommend it to anyone who will listen. (Kindle | Kobo | Paperback)


Now that I've got that off my chest, let's get to what you came here for. Below I've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about the book, as well as provided a list of five hockey romance books like Consider Me for you to check out for your next read. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)


What Is the Book Consider Me About?

Carter Beckett is the captain of the Vancouver Vipers. Olivia Parker is a high school gym teacher. The two could not be more different. Yet, when Carter spots Olivia at a bar one night, he's instantly enamored with her and tries to get her to go home with him. She laughs in his face and tells him fat chance. This only makes Carter want her more and so he sets out to win her over. What starts out as a challenge for him though, quickly turns into something real and meaningful. Will his feelings for Olivia be enough to change his playboy ways? Only time will tell...


How Long Does It Take to Read Consider Me?

According to How Long to Read, it will take the average reader approximately 10 hours and 27 minutes to read Consider Me by Becka Mack.


Is Consider Me Part of a Series?

Yes - Consider Me is part of an interconnected series, though Becka Mack has written each so that they can be read as standalones if the reader so chooses. The series is called Playing for Keeps and it currently consists of three books, including:

  1. Consider Me - Carter and Olivia

  2. Play With Me - Garrett and Jennie

  3. Unravel Me - Adam and Rosie


What Are the Spicy Chapters in Consider Me?

If you're looking for a spicy hockey romance, then you've come to the right place because there is no shortage in this particular book. The spicy chapters in Consider Me are chapters 14, 24, 28, 29, 33, 34, 36, 38, 43, and 53, plus the epilogue.


How Old Are Olivia and Carter? What Is Their Age Gap?

In Consider Me, Olivia Parker is 25 years old and Carter Beckett is 27 years old. That means there is a two-year age gap between them.


How Tall Is Olivia in Consider Me?

Given that Olivia's height is a big topic of conversation in Consider Me, you might be wondering just how tall she really is. The answer to that is confirmed early on in the book when Carter says she is five foot one.


Does Consider Me Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - Consider Me has a happy ending! After pictures are released of Cartner entering a hockey with Courtney, his teammate Adam's cheating ex-girlfriend, and another woman, Carter can't bring himself to tell Olivia the truth about what really happened. This leads her to believe he cheated even though he didn't. What really happened was Courtney got a hold of Carter's phone and discovered explicit photos of Carter and Olivia. She threatened to release them if he didn't comply with her, which is why he went to the hotel.


After telling Olivia the truth, the police come to tell Carter and Olivia that they arrested Courtney for "intent to non-consensual distribution of intimate images." The two then attend Emmett and Cara's wedding, where with Cara's help, Carter proposes to Olivia. Five months later, the two are married and expecting their first child.


5 Books Like Consider Me by Becka Mack

Are you looking for a book like Consider Me to read next? If so, here are five similar hockey romances for you to check out.


The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

1. The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Over on hockey romance BookTook, the first three books in Elle Kennedy's Off-Campus series pop up in what feels like every other video. So, I was surprised when to discover just how similar The Mistake is to Consider Me. Instead of explaining it to you, I'll let the description do the talking: "College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he'll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he's worth a second chance. Now he's going to need to up his game…"


Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

2. Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

Carter Beckett is a pretty swoon-worthy book boyfriend but you know who else is? Nate Hawkins from Icebreaker by Hannah Grace. Like Carter in Consider Me, Nate is the captain of his hockey team and is also completely infatuated with his girlfriend, Anastasia. Here's what the book is about: "Anastasia Allen has worked her entire life to be an Olympic figure skater and she comes to win. So, when a prank goes wrong and forces her to share a rink with her college's hockey team, she directs her frustration straight at the team captain, Nathan Hawkins. Then, when Anastasia’s partner gets hurt, Nate finds himself swapping his stick for tights and one scary coach for an even scarier one. The two find themselves stuck together in more ways than one, but it’s fine because Anastasia doesn’t even like hockey players…right?"


A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

3. The Game Plan by Micalea Smeltzer

The Game Plan by Micalea Smeltzer is what I imagine Consider Me would have been like if Carter Beckett had a bad reputation that needed to be rehabbed. Here's what it's about: "Bennett James has built his career at being the best, on and off the ice, and now it’s come back to bite him. The media has turned against him, and with a near career-ending injury, he needs to clean up his act and prove that he’s serious about the game. For Bennett, working with his old coach at his alma mater feels like a step back, but it might be just what he needs and there he meets just the girl to help him do it. Bennett will teach the good girl how to be bad if she pretends to be his goody-two-shoes girlfriend in front of the media. But what happens when the game becomes real?"


A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

4. A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

Like Consider Me, Helena Hunting's hockey romance book, A Lie for a Lie, is about an NHL team captain. Except for this time, there's the added element of the second chance trope. Here's the description: "Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on the flight. Even better, Lainey has absolutely no idea who I am. It ends just as abruptly as it began though when I’m called home and realize too late that I have no way to contact her. A year later, we meet again by chance and are forced to confront the secrets we told during the short time we spent together."


Puck Shy by Teagan Hunter

5. Puck Shy by Teagan Hunter

In Teagan Hunter's book, Puck Shy, we meet yet another bad boy hockey player like Carter Beckett from Consider Me. Plus, it's part of another hockey series like Playing For Keeps, so if you end up enjoying it, the rest of the books will keep you busy for weeks. Here's what it's about: "Game Six loss costing my team the Cup? Check. Getting arrested and ruining my image? Check.

Almost getting run over after my car breaks down? Oh, look - a hat trick. My contract is up this year, and I need to get it together if I want to stay with the team. But when I’m scrolling on a dating app and stumble across the girl who almost ran me over, I know I can’t let her get away this time. I should be focusing on my career and yet I can’t get Harper off my mind. I know I shouldn’t fall for her, but I think I already have."

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