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Series: Game On in Seattle #3
on Feb 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Source: the Author
Hockey star Cooper Black and professional party crasher Izzy Maxwell return in this sequel to Crashing the Boards.
Jealous boyfriends and glitzy parties can be a recipe for disaster. When the gorgeous yet controlling Cooper interrupts a party Izzy was paid to crash and almost ruins her career as a professional party crasher, Izzy kicks him to the curb. She learned early in life not to count on anyone, and she will not relinquish her independence, not even to a sexy-as-sin pro athlete who can melt her heart with one wink.
As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenaged nephew. Cooper doesn't want to be a surrogate dad, he doesn't want to play in Seattle, and he doesn't want to be alone. He misses Izzy, but seeing her with other men at parties turns him every shade of green. Regardless, he wants her back, and he's willing to change, if only she'll give him a second chance. Aware of her precarious finances, Cooper makes an offer she can't refuse by hiring her to be responsible for his nephew when he's traveling with the team.
Fearing Cooper isn't capable of changing his control-freak ways, Izzy resists his efforts to turn their financial arrangement into a personal relationship. He needs a sweet, docile girlfriend, and Izzy cannot be that woman. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Izzy is there when Cooper needs her the most, and love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances.
The first part of Cooper and Izzy’s story, Crashing the Boards, is how I fell in love with Jami Davenport! So I was beyond excited for the continuation of their story, and Jami didn’t let me down!!! This book is fantastic, the perfect weekend read!
I love that Izzy and Cooper have serious issues – ones that normal relationships have. (Jami is pretty amazing at making these untouchable, bad boy athletes “real” and I love her for it!) Cooper has a dark moment in his past that he’s reluctant to reveal, and you can’t blame him. Reliving those memories has power. And Izzy has her own struggles, taking care of her family!
I love the dynamic between these two, and I love the addition of Coopers nephew Riley – that story line was so well plotted! (I almost was hoping for a YA Spin-Off of Riley – but I know that’s wishful thinking!) None the less, Riley draws Cooper and Izzy together and I loved every moment of this story.
Jami has a way of digging into your emotions. She pulls you into the book and gets you so attached to these characters that at the end of her story? You’re slowing down so the book doesn’t have to end!
If you’re a fan of Sports? Romance? Or both? You need to be reading Jami Davenport’s books!!