Jami Davenport presents Game on in Seattle, a new series featuring Seattle sports teams, hot men, and strong women.
He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.
Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring a professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city’s team, Ethan is anxious to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.
Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team’s testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team’s weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own–for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.
Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions–for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?
I am a fan of hockey romance. I do not play or watch hockey but for some reason I enjoy reading about it. I saw that this book was coming out and I was excited! I was not disapointed. Have you ever wanted something so bad in your life that you might agree to just about anything? Ethan has always wanted a professional hockey team to come to Seattle and he finally is able to buy one, the catch is a gag order that the league puts him under. So he decides to travel to FL (I find it amusing that FL would have a hockey team!) to meet the team and staff and use the gag order to his advantage. Once there he meets Lauren, who was raised around hockey, and loves everything hockey, not that her father sees that. In this male dominated world she has fought for her position, and Ethan happily finds that not only is she beautiful but she has more knowledge then most about the inner workings of the team. I enjoy seeing a female character that is sucessful in a male dominate job, and I liked Lauren very much.
As time goes on, Lauren and the team find out that they are being moved, which none of them really wanted, and that some big changes are going to happen in the way that the team is run. Ethan wants to build a sucessful team and wants the best so still under the guise of checking out the team he offers her a job. Of course by now they have started building a relationship and as soon as the gag order is lifted they all know that Ethan is not all he said he was.
The team and Lauren are disgruntled but they move, and Lauren and Ethan are eventually able to work around their differences and come together. Not only that but the move sets up the teams characters for some romance of their own! I can’t wait to get more of this series.
An advocate of happy endings, 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 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. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.