Thursday, August 8, 2013

Reviews + Giveaway ~ Jami Davenport's Seattle Lumberjacks Series Tour

Fourth and Goal (Seattle Lumberjacks #1)

In a game played on and off the field, only one of them will emerge the winner.

Armed with an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent, a dogged determination to succeed in a man’s world, and an empty bank account, Rachel McCormick agrees to help struggling wide receiver Derek Ramsey get his game back. Rachel believes Derek, her former best friend and lover, knows the truth behind the points-shaving scandal which ruined her father. She vows to expose the secret even if it destroys Derek in the process.

When Derek’s coach suggests sex as an excellent tension reliever the night before a game, Rachel takes one for the team. The next day, Derek has the best performance of his not-so illustrious pro football career. As Derek and Rachel rack up nights in bed and other places, the team racks up wins on the field. Rachel is torn between her loyalty to her father and her growing affection for Derek.

Now it’s fourth and goal, one second left on the clock. Their hearts are on the line. Do they trust each other enough to go for the long bomb or do they get dropped for a loss?
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Fourth and Goal was an absolutely wonderful book I could see myself reading over and over again. Not only was it a great Football book but a touching, heartwarming, funny, romantic book that had me crying as well as angry at times too. Fourth and Goal is one of these books that's sticks with you. 

I fell in love with Derek. He was such a great guy passionate, loyal, caring, giving, strong, supportive, honest, the more famous he got the more he gave. Rachel, my heart went out to her. She had a great heart, loved football but was very clumsy. Her dream was to work in football but very much a man's world. Her family didn't really support her. When her father had to step down as coach because accused of shaving points, her brother was convinced he was protecting Derek or his cousin, Tyler. When Derek needs someone to take care of his animals during football season Rachel gets the job because they have a history. They both quickly find out things aren't always black and white.

This was the first book I have read by Jami Davenport. I am so glad I did. I look forward to reading more by her and the other books in this series. I highly recommend this book!
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Author's Angels for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Forward Passes (Seattle Lumberjacks #2)

Quarterback Tyler Harris is about to find the woman who can get past his defensive line and reach his heart.

With two championships in as many years, superstar Tyler Harris is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he’s at the top of his game. But everyone’s looking to take him down. There’s a building media frenzy around an unfortunate accident, and the only safe place seems a rundown mansion deep in the San Juans and owned by his late great uncle. There, Tyler gets sacked by the sassy redhead next door. It’s more alive than he’s felt in years.

Lavender Mead has a good reason to dislike jocks, namely an absentee father who deserted the family to coach college football. Maybe that explains her penchant for bad boys who play ball for a living and break hearts for a hobby. Her new neighbor seems just the type. Yet, something is different about Tyler, and sometimes love requires a Hail Mary. You draw back your arm, pray…and give it all up to fate. And sometimes you win your ring.
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Forward Passes is the Second book in the Seattle Lumberjacks Series. After reading the book, I didn't think it would be possible to top it or even be as good but I was wrong. Jami Davenport didn't disappoint in Forward Passes. This was Tyler and Lavender' s Story. Even though this is a Football series, they are heartwarming, touching, funny books. I truly can't say enough good things about them.

We meet Tyler in the first book and was Derek's cousin. He came across as a self-centered jerk, who didn't care about anybody but himself. But that wasn't really true, I think to a degree it was an act. Really he extremely loyal, caring, giving, protective, passionate. In the first book he was with Cass, I really thought they were bad together and was glad to see when they decide to go separate ways.

Lavender was extremely strong-willed and caring, I felt sorry for her because the one person she really needed to stand up to was her grandmother but she let her walk all over her. 

This was a truly great book filled with love and loss. That I highly recommend.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Author's Angels for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Down by Contact (Seattle Lumberjacks #3)

It's showtime.

After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a Super Bowl ring. He’s been about hard hits not smooth manners, about breaking quarterbacks not making small talk at cocktail parties. But now he’s shattered something else. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner’s snooty daughter and accidentally feeling up the Governor’s wife, his tenure with his team looks perilously short. And things are getting worse.

Life is looking up for Kelsie Carrington-Richmond. A onetime beauty pageant star and mean girl, she only recently stopped living out of her car. But those times have passed. Her finishing school for real men has a real shot, and the Seattle Lumberjacks have hired her to polish their roughest player.

Except…it’s Zach. Long ago she broke his heart. He’s just the beast she remembers—gruff, protective—but she’s nothing like the beauty from his past. Yet, getting knocked down happens, and getting back up makes a contender. And they both have the hearts of champions.
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I absolutely love this series. I have started reading each book and had a hard time putting each one down. Each book has been heartwarming, touching, funny but also filled with love and loss that hooks you from page one. 

This was Zach and Kelsie' s Story. Zach wanted more than anything to win a super bowl ring. Zach came across as very arrogant when really he had a horrible childhood that Kelsie played a part in. My heart really went out to him, because his arrogant attitude was just his way of protecting himself. Zach was really down on himself and not very confident but he loving, supportive, protective, strong.

Kelsie had money growing up and while married but it came at a very high cost. She was completely wrong in how she treated Zach in High School and knows that. Kelsie is at an extremely low point in her life when she comes back into Zach' s Life. But does Zach have in his heart to forgive one more person.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Author's Angels for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Coming Soon

Backfield in Motion (Seattle Lumberjacks #4)

Bruce "Bruiser" Mackey's story (running back)

All you'll ever be is a pretty face...

Star running back Bruce “Bruiser” Mackey has heard those words his entire life, especially after his twin brother’s tragic accident. He might use his surfer-boy good looks to land lucrative endorsements for his secret charity, but he hates books being judged by their covers. Which is why it’s wrong that his friend MacKenzie Hernandez is intent on giving herself a makeover.

Sure, Mac and her father have been reeling financially since her brother disappeared three years ago, and Lumberjacks management gives an annual scholarship that might get her life back on track, but he can’t imagine anyone smarter, sexier, or more beautiful than Mac already is. He can’t keep his hands off her—and the more they spend time together, the less he wants to. She’s perfect as is. One way or another, he’ll make sure the team’s tomboy greenskeeper gets a full ride. And between the two of them, they can learn to accept what’s behind them and look downfield to a future full of win.

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  1. I haven't always enjoyed football however learned to appreciate as a young mother with children who enjoy it. The excitement of a close game with two good teams is a real nail biter.
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  2. I never watched it until my son started playing peewee football last year at the age of eight. Now I am learning a lot about it and understanding it better.

  3. I'm not a football fan, don't watch it. But I like the excitement of the fans.

  4. I haven't read this author, but this looks like a really great series (I love my football!).

  5. Just the hot guys. Sorry not must of a football fan. But I can read about it in a romance book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. I've not read sports romances before, but after reading the reviews and blurbs on Jami's stories, I think I've been missing something wonderful. So I'm gonna start with book No. 1 in this series and see where it leads me! :-)

  7. I forgot to answer the question, "what I love bet about football." Ahem. I don't watch football at all--basketball and golf are my games. But I'm willing to find out more about it through stories! My husband tries to educate me about the rules...and sometimes I "get it" and sometimes I don't. :-)

  8. Thanks so much for the hosting me today and for the reviews!

  9. Nothing sexier than football players with heart. As a huge football fan from forever, I am loving this series. Glad to see that your reviewers also appreciate these books. YAY.