After a brief marriage to an unfaithful, gold-digging wife, Jared Roderick is looking for the perfect good girl, and he thinks he’s found her. Sweet, quiet, prim Stephanie Clarke is exactly the woman he wants and nothing like his cheating ex. Now to convince a reluctant Steph they were meant to be together.
Steph has had enough of men controlling her life from her preacher father to her abusive boyfriend. She wants to regain the innocence she lost and ignore the ugliness of her recent past. She’s not the pure and sheltered virgin Jared is looking for and fends off his advances despite the sizzling chemistry between them.
Jared is as determined to win Steph over as he is to win hockey games; but when his fantasy becomes tarnished, does he have the strength to skate the distance?
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
SHUTDOWN PLAYER is book 10 in the Game On in Seattle series. There’s several couples who are mentioned and play a part in the story but it can be read as a standalone.
Stephanie has just escaped an abusive relationship. She’s got a whole lot of baggage and a lot to overcome but she’s working every day to feel better about herself. Jared is a hockey player who’s recently gone through a bad divorce and is trying to get back on his feet. But he’s lonely and not looking for a hook up. He goes to a “matchmaking” pair of sisters for help where he meets Steph.
Steph has obviously gone through hell and back and I totally admired the strength and backbone it took to get out of her abusive relationship. Her bitter past made the slow burning romance with Jared not only understandable but believable. Jared was one of those very rare heroes…a man who actually WANTED a serious romance! He was sweet and yes, a little wary too but he was still remarkably READY to be committed to Steph which was a nice change of pace.
Honestly, I was looking forward to reading Jared’s story but I ended up not completely loving this one. Don’t get me wrong, it was GOOD, well written and all that but I was missing something, some little connection to Jared and Stephanie and I’m not quite sure why?? I LIKED it but didn’t LOVE it. Yet, I’d still recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a sweet romance with a bit of angst and apprehension! Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, sports, and new adult romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle series and the Men of Tyee series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland dog with a tennis-ball fetish, and a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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