Fourth and Goal (Seattle Lumberjacks, #1)
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Fourth and Goal (Seattle Lumberjacks #1)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  503 ratings  ·  42 reviews
In a game played on and off the field, only one of them will emerge the winner.

Armed with an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent, a dogged determination to succeed in a man’s world, and an empty bank account, Rachel McCormick agrees to help struggling wide receiver Derek Ramsey get his game back. Rachel believes Derek, her former best friend and lover, knows the...more
ebook, 2nd Edition, 249 pages
Published May 5th 2013 by Boroughs Publishing Group (first published May 3rd 2011)
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Kim O
This is a new author and the beginning of a new series for her. I LOVED this book. Just WOW! I want the next one bad!

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Dahlia (yadkny)
Jul 05, 2011 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Erotic Romance Lovers
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The thrill of victory means so much more when you’ve experienced the agony of defeat.

Rachel McCormick is on a mission to expose the person responsible for her father's career demise. Her disguise comes in the form of business suits, which serve the purpose of helping keep an emotionally cold and distant regard. Her target is one former best friend/lover and now struggling pro football player, Derek Ramsey. Rachel is prepared to go the distance with Derek if it means obtaining the truth, but the...more
Cocktails and Books
Derek Ramsey is an amazing athlete struggling to keep his job in the game he loves. He is an NFL wide receiver whose talent should make him a future hall of famer but after an injury during his rookie season he has continually struggled and knows that this season will be his last if he can’t turn his game around. The one woman who can help him is Rachel McCormick, former best friend and caretaker who knows football better than most men. A weekend rendezvous five years ago had left their friendsh...more
This was my first Jami Davenport book, and I can tell you it won't be my last. I loved the characters, especially the female intent on being part of a male dominated sport. I like football, but I'm not a fanatic and yet this story was easy to read and the plot was clear and concise.

The characters were well defined, right from the start. I liked them and was sucked into their story. However, when Ryan enters the picture, I had to say "WOW!" Everything came together, and the depth of the character...more
Great Sports Romance! Rachel is hired by Derek who happens to be her former best friend and one night stand. Derek hires her to watch over his house and animals when he away at out of town games. Derek is a professional wide reciever for NFL team. Rachel is also trying to get close to Derek to find out information that could clear her Dad's reputation from a points shaving scandel. Rachel grew up around sports and is awesome at coaching and agrees to work with Derek and his cousin Tyler to get t...more
Football is my second favorite sport, second only to basketball. As a 6’0” woman, of course basketball is my favorite, that was my life in high school. I love sport romances and Fourth and Goal definitely lived up to and surpassed my expectations. I loved the story line and how these two fought the attraction until they couldn’t any more. Ms. Davenport knows how to put in just the right amount of angst and hot, sweaty sex to make a story hard to put down. I fell in love with all the characters a...more
Jac (For Love and Books)
After reading Jami Davenport’s short novella in the upcoming Seduced by the Game (review coming next week!) I was intrigued, I loved her style and wanted more. My friend, Lis, pointed out that she had the Seattle Lumberjacks series, and so I immediately downloaded it to my Kindle!

I know this is a romance, the steamy scenes let you know that for sure! But this book was about so much more than just steamy scenes and Rachel and Derek falling in love. (I could highlight the childhood best friends in...more
Danielle Calabrese
I totally expected to love these characters, read about some football, have some cheesy sexually charged football cliches, and some hot sex scenes, and I was not disappointed. I was not, however, expecting to cry my eyes out. The subplot with a 17 year old boy with cancer just did me in and made the whole book just stand out. This book has everything I look for in a great read so give it a try!
Fun read. I love romances set in the sports world. The dialogue in this one was a bit corny with all of the sports slang the author used, but it didn't detract from the storyline. I'd read another book by this author.
I enjoyed this book. The first 100 pages are filled with a bit too much football talk, but when the romance started I couldn't stop reading.
Jun 16, 2012 Mer rated it 5 of 5 stars
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More than just some steamy had a great plot and fleshed out characters! If you're a fan of football and romance, you'll love it!
Lavada Dee
This is a very engaging story. I'm not a football fan but you don't have to be. You'll fall in love with the characters.
Read this in an evening.

It was really nice to see a woman who knew just as much about the sport in question as the man. I don't profess to be an expert on American Football (I follow it better than rugby though!), but it fit in with what I did know and what I expect from being a woman in a male dominated industry (sexism IS alive and well, unfortunately)

I enjoyed the story and liked the characters, but why didn't I score it higher? Pretty much the plot:sexytimes ratio. Too much sexytime, not eno...more
Gale Stanley
If you love sports heroes in romances, you will love this book!
A must read for football romance fans....
Derek is a football player, but his game seems to be off. Then Rachel comes back into his life, all grown up and looking sexy as ever. She's there to help, and Derek hopes that she's forgiven him for the mistakes he made in the past. The mistake that ruined their long-time friendship.

Now Rachel is helping him with his game. Who would have thought sex would get him back on his game? But he's concerned about what this physical relationship without any commitment or feelings will do to Rachel, even...more
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I really enjoyed this book - it was my first book by Jami Davenport - and I'll defiantly be trying some more. I really liked Rachel and Derek - they made a great couple. I enjoyed watching them try and keep their relationship to sex only, when it was painfully obvious that it was never just sex for either of them. The sex owas hot, and the romance was sweet. The HEA was throughly satisfying - and I'm really excited that Tyler gets his story next.

I only had a few complains that kept this one from...more
Fourth and Goal was an absolutely wonderful book I could see myself reading over and over again. Not only was it a great Football book but a touching, heartwarming, funny, romantic book that had me crying as well as angry at times too. Fourth and Goal is one of these books that's sticks with you.

I fell in love with Derek. He was such a great guy passionate, loyal, caring, giving, strong, supportive, honest, the more famous he got the more he gave. Rachel, my heart went out to her. She had a gre...more
There's a chill in the air around here recently that reminds me of fall... and football. It may be July but it sure feels like September so it was only fitting in a way that I've been caught up in the Seattle Lumberjacks Series by Jami Davenport as well.

Fourth and Goal is the first book in the Seattle Lumberjacks Series by Jami Davenport and it kicks off the series in a big way. There's romance, suspense, a little mystery and a heartbreaking secondary story that pulls all of the characters toget...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Fourth and Goal is a hold your breath, heart pounding, gut wrenching love story. It’s been a long time since a book has captivated me enough to bring me to tears. Don’t let the sports element scare you off. I don’t watch football or any other sports, but I loved this book whole heartedly.

The Seattle Lumberjacks have never made it to the playoffs and they haven’t had a winning streak in a decade. Most of the fans have deserted them and...more
Michelle Bowman  / We Love Kink .com
Two words! Derek. Ramsey.

Fourth and Goal is the first book in the Seattle Lumberjacks series. What a great book, even if you aren't a sports fan. Sure there was a lot of football talk, but it didn't distract me from the story.

Rachel was a very likable heroine, she's got a love for football even though she has no athletic ability herself. She's clumsy, which I can totally sympathize with. She's struggled professionally because of allegations against her dad, and she wasn't the only one.

Derek was...more
Joint Review with Lou @ The Book Pushers originally posted here:

Publisher: Loose ID
Where did you get the book: e-ARC from author
Release date: Out now

Lou: MinnChica and myself are big fans of sport romance books, and when we had the change to review Fourth and Goal, we said yes. Being from the UK, I know zilch about American Football but no matter the sport I really enjoy these themes in romances. Fourth and Goal, I thought, centered a lot on the aspect of...more
Robin B78
3.5 stars

This was cute. I like a good sports story and this one didn't disappoint.

Rachel is a gal trying to make it in a man's world. In the world of football. Her dad is a coach, her former love and his cousin both play pro for the local team. There's some drama with a previous incident involving points shaving. We also meet a young man with cancer who you will absolutely fall in love with.

A few issues: the POV. It seems to flip flop from a first person to more of a narrative POV at times. It...more
Really 2.5 stars but I rounded it up to 3 stars.

Derek and Rachel were best friends - one weekend they took it further and it destroyed their friendship - for reasons which are never explained.

Five years later, Rachel is house-sitting for Derek after his cousin and her best friend (who are dating) set them both up. Derek is an American football player who has never really achieved his potential after having surgery on an injured knee. Rachel was a go-to girl but lost her job after her father was...more
Laurie Ryan
GREAT read! I just finished reading Fourth and Goal and it drove me nuts because I started it at a time when I was extremely busy and could only read a few pages at a time. Finally this week I got enough free time and read the last 150 pages in two day. I loved this story. The stakes were high, the emotion intense, and the sex sizzled. Ooh, boy, did it sizzle! (fans self as she types). The issues between Derek and Rachel were as strong as the their attraction. And I also, kind of against my will...more
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Braine's Talk Supe review

BFF's turned lovers is a cute romantic theme but it can also be predictable in terms of the turn out and conflict. To an extent Derek and Rachel's relationship was foreseeable but only because we know FOURTH AND GOAL is an HEA kind of novel. To make things interesting, JDavenport milked the sexual tension flying between these two since page 1 and really gave these two lovebirds a hard time before they got their well-deserved happy ending.

I am such a big fan of this seri...more
Pamela DeWolf
Thanks to Goodreads First Reads program for the free copy of the book.
This was a pretty good sports romance, good story, interesting characters, etc, with some caveats...too many sports metaphors during sex take you out of the story and pretty much kill the sexy mood; didn't really say what happened five years before that caused the end of their friendship; and much more partying/drinking than I believe any athlete at the pro level would do.
That said, the main characters, Derek and Rachel, were...more
Snarky Mom
I have really wanted to read this book for quite a while... and finally broke down yesterday and bought it. Along with the 2nd one. Now I'm regretting the cost. The book wasn't horrible - don't get me wrong - the storyline was okay... but the author relied on cliches and football metaphors a bit too much for my liking. For a football themed erotic romance, I think that Bianca Somerland is a bit more "realistic". Personally? I can't imagine pro footballers being out late the night before a game p...more
Wasn't sure if this book was going to be anything had been good for it. It started off alright....lots of sex scenes but almost felt like the author was trying to get in all the possible "sex scene' story line. My opinion, and I am not a prude, at least I don't think so, she didn't need to put so much into the sex storyline. She had good characters, good story line....almost took away from a good book because of using sex too much. But last 1/4 of book took it all home for me.....more
Immature and one-note characters. Very underdeveloped.
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