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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport

Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes--Game On in Seattle #1)ISBN: 9781311527905
Pages: 193 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Sports
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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?

My Review:

Intro: I haven’t had internet for the past three days. I think I would prefer food poisoning for three more days over life without the internet. That seems ridiculous to say but it is shockingly accurate.


Heroine: Lauren- I loved Lauren. Mainly because I can identify with a girl who know her hockey and knows it well. I loved her dedication to the sport. It may seem strange to most but her knowledge of hockey is something I really identified with. I also identified with the fact that her opinion about hockey was often disregarded. It is frustrating in the book and in real life.

Hero: Ethan- Initially, he came off as a sneaky snake because I knew what he was up to. And I kind of wanted to throttle him. But I did end up liking him quite a bit. He genuinely did have to grapple with what he was doing. It wasn’t easy for him.

Chemistry: Lauren and Ethan were perfect. They were two really knowledgeable hockey people and they had so much in common. They did have so much deception and subterfuge between them. It added a level of angst to them that I found both interesting and nerve wracking.  

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I often find that if it has hockey in it, I will love it. Moreso, if it has accurate hockey in it, I will love it. And this one has accurate hockey in it. Sometimes hockey (or sports in general) is used more as an ancillary plot device without any detail or attempt at accuracy but not so with this one. I think that is a huge part of why I loved this book so much.

Overall Rating

Author Info
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. 

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting my tour and taking the time to read and review Skating on Thin Ice.

  2. Thank you for hosting today! Great Review!



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