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Monday, May 23, 2016

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Game On in Seattle #7
Jami Davenport
Released April 30th, 2016
Cedona Enterprises

As the wild child of the family, Bellani Maxwell isn’t interested in settling down. Between a fledgling party crashing business, teaching self-defense at a martial arts studio, and hitting the bar every night, she has her hands full. She doesn’t need the added responsibility or commitment of a relationship.

Hockey star Cedric Pederson has all the puck bunnies he could ever want, but a chance encounter eighteen months ago leaves him with eyes only for the gorgeous, free-spirited Bella. Too bad she isn’t interested in what Cedric has to offer beyond frequent hookups, and he’s grown tired of their on-again, off-again non-relationship. He wants to be all-in or all-out.

When a brutal attack leaves Bella in need of comfort, protection, and healing, the only person she wants is Cedric. But once she’s living in his condo, Bella is confronted with a decision she’s been avoiding—can she finally commit to Cedric, or will she let him go one last time?

CONTENT WARNING: Contains graphic and potentially disturbing descriptions of an assault.


I have not read the other books in this series but I can say that I was not lost when I started reading this one. This reads as a standalone as well. There is an attack that takes place so if you are sensitive to some triggers you might want to stay away from this one. It is not bad though.

I have to say that I am very impressed by Jami Davenport's writing and the way that she had her character deal with the attack. Bella is a very strong character, but even those who are strong have to eventually deal with things that may cause them to lean on others for support. After Bella gets attacked, she thinks that she is ok and that nothing will trigger flashbacks for her but when she gets with Cedric, someone that she trusts and is comfortable with, things turn out different for her. Cedric is very patient with Bella and super supportive to her while she is dealing with the aftermath of the attack. Cedric knows that she has to be able to move on in her own time. 

I love the chemistry between Cedric and Bella, even though it took a little longer for them to get past the attack together. When these two are able to five into their passion for each other, the sparks ignite and the steam is vamped up in the story. I loved how Cedric was so concerned over Bella and her being alone when he was away playing his games. Most guys would just forget about it and play their game and deal with everything later on. Cedric was always thinking about Bella even in his games when it caused him to be distracted. I thought that this was a true testament to his real feelings for Bella as well. 

Overall, I really liked this story and highly recommend it. I like how Jami Davenport used hockey titles for the chapters to relate it back to what Cedric does for a living. Very clever. Thanks for the good read and I can't wait to see what is next in this series! 

Review by Melanie H.

While all books in this series can be read as standalones, you'll most likely enjoy reading the other books in the Game On in Seattle sports romance series:

Book 1--Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 2--Crashing the Boards (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 3--Crashing the Net (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 4--Love at First Snow (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 5--Melting Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 6--Blindsided (Seattle Steelheads Football)

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USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami's new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo's Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year's "most engaging" authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

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  1. Thank you for hosting and reviewing BODYCHECKING today!

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