Thursday, June 27, 2019

Offsides by Jami Davenport ~ New Release and Review

He's the beast, and she's the beauty of his past.
Offsides by Jami Davenport is AVAILABLE NOW!
He's the beast, and she's the beauty of his past. After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a championship ring. His focus has been on hard hits–not smooth manners; about breaking quarterbacks–not making small talk at cocktail parties. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner’s daughter and accidentally feeling up the governor’s wife, his tenure with his team looks perilously short. Kelsie Carrington-Richmond knows what it's like to fall from grace. A onetime beauty pageant star and former high-school mean girl, she's now destitute and one step from living out of her car. With few real job skills, she focuses on starting her new business, Charm School for Real Men. She's thrilled to land her first clients, the Seattle Steelheads, who have hired her to polish their roughest player. Except…it’s Zach. The same guy whose broken heart she left in her wake when she was still a mean girl. He’s just the beast she remembers—but she’s nothing like the beauty queen she once was. Can they get beyond their pasts? Or will they both find themselves offsides? Previously published as Down by Contact in 2013. This version has been updated, re-written, and re-edited.
About the Author: 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. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.
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Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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Zach and Kelsie have history from high school and it’s not a great one. Fast forward 12 years and their economic circumstances have flip flopped. The poor kid is now a successful football player and the rich, mean girl is now struggling to restart her life.

The set up for their reconnection is a bit far fetched, but the story that follows is sweet. Both Zach and Kelsie have a lot of emotional growing to that almost gets in the way of happily ever after.

I enjoyed seeing them together and seeing the efforts they go through for each other even when they aren’t sure they want to. As the third in a series, there is a good opportunity to see previous staring characters and their significant role as secondary characters.

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