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Fourth and Goal (Seattle Lumberjacks #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,193 Ratings  ·  66 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
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Published May 5th 2013 by Boroughs Publishing Group (first published May 3rd 2011)
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Apr 19, 2014 Vettech rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I confess this is my very first sports romance. This is also my very first Jami Davenport read and I really loved it.

The leading lady in this book is Rachel, a budding football scout. Taught by her father from a young age all the ins and outs of the game of football. Rachel has a keen eye for spotting the key points of a player and uses them to make the guys a better player. A funny thing about Rachel is she has a habit of tripping over everything including her own two left feet.

Leading the male
May 08, 2014 Glamdring rated it it was ok
Shelves: sport-romances, 2014

For the most part, this book was meh for me. The main reason is that even though I liked the interactions between Derek (the hero) and Tyler as well as the interactions with Ryan, I couldn't care less for the romance per se.

To be honest, I have to say that if the romance bored me I found the last parts with Ryan quite emotional without going over the top.
Kim O
Oct 08, 2012 Kim O rated it really liked it
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!

Review up on I'd love for you to come by and comment.

Danielle Calabrese
Dec 10, 2011 Danielle Calabrese rated it it was amazing
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!
Jac (For Love and Books)
Apr 03, 2014 Jac (For Love and Books) rated it really liked it
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
Dahlia (yadkny)
Jul 05, 2011 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Erotic Romance Lovers
Shelves: favorites
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
Cocktails and Books
Aug 02, 2013 Cocktails and Books rated it really liked it
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
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
Jul 05, 2011 Flygirl rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 02, 2011 Jody rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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
May 16, 2013 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
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
Logan Hr
Dec 06, 2015 Logan Hr rated it it was amazing
I'm new to this author and series, but it definitely didn't disappoint! I read this book in just one sitting and it was totally worth it! I can't to read more from this author!
Nicole Lloyd
Dec 04, 2015 Nicole Lloyd rated it it was amazing
My first book I ever read by Jami Davenport, and it won't be my last!

Derek and Rachel had an amazing friendship that took a little deter when they both crossed the line, and this ends up breaking up their relationship. Fast forward 5 years later and they end up back in each others lives, since Derek needed someone to watch his ranch.

Derek is trying to have a comeback in his career as a wide receiver. With a new coaching staff this is Derek's last chance. The wide receiver coach ends up taking De
Ela Is
Jun 09, 2014 Ela Is rated it it was ok
Eu nem sei por onde começar. Eu queria tanto poder escrever uma resenha boa sobre esse livro... Mas vamos lá...

A sinopse do livro é muito boa e isso me chamou a atenção. Porém, a ideia da trama é muito mal executada. O livro é pequeno fisicamente, mas a sensação é que ele é enorme, pois nada acontece e a escrita não flui, é lenta, devagar e até me peguei querendo passar algumas páginas (mas não passei!!). O que importa é a sensação que fica no ato da leitura e no lugar do divertimento que eu dev
Christina Montminy
Wow, this was a really good book! The lives of Rachel & Derek were filled with drama, past complications, lust & unforeseen love. Having been best friends for yrs they took their relationship to the next level in late college yrs but it didn't turn out like Rachel thought it would. Not wanting a serious relationship Derek broke her heart & they didn't see each other for 5 long yr. When he's almost at the end of his very short football career she comes back into his life & things ...more
Alicia J
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.
Dec 20, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
What if you could change the past? What if you could go on from the past? What if the past didn't matter? These are questions that Rachel and Derek are faced with as Derek's future becomes focused on the Super Bowl and Rachel is faced with the truth of what her father did. Travel wants to price that her father is innocent and Derek has the answer she thinks. Getting closer to him could risk her heart but cursing get father's name is worth it. Derek needs to prove he can play past his injuries an ...more
Jul 26, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, sport
For me this was a good mix of steamy, sport & complicated relationships. In addition the humanitarian way the players & families supported an abandoned cancer riddled star athlete.

I don't know much about American football except they have lots of padding/tight pants/helmets, purposefully run into each other, lots of players, go on & off the field alot & are treated like gods. So this was an education for me on the mental preparation & pressures of professional side as well as
Oct 17, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
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.
Lavada Dee
May 07, 2011 Lavada Dee rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 04, 2014 Helen rated it liked it
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
Gale Stanley
Jun 02, 2011 Gale Stanley rated it it was amazing
If you love sports heroes in romances, you will love this book!
A must read for football romance fans....
Angie McGuire
Dec 06, 2015 Angie McGuire rated it really liked it
I love sports novels, and this one was no exception. Derek and Rachel had been friends for a long time, even though they grew apart due to misguided relationship issues. With a misconception of things that happened, finding out truths, and learning to deal with their own passion, they fought their way to find one another even though they had hurdles to jump through. I loved the beginning of this series and excited to read more about this team and players.
I was given this book for an honest revi
Mar 13, 2013 SirenBookReviews rated it really liked it
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
Oct 23, 2013 Allyson rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 29, 2013 Brooke rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
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
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
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
Oct 24, 2011 Nicole rated it it was ok
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
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