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Forward Passes

(Seattle Lumberjacks #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,042 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Quarterback Tyler Harris is about to find the woman who can get past his defensive line and reach his heart.

With two championships in as many years, superstar Tyler Harris is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he’s at the top of his game. But everyone’s looking to take him down. There’s a building media frenzy around an unfortunate accident, and the onl
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Published October 5th 2012 by Boroughs Publishing Group (first published October 4th 2012)
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Snap Decision: The Originals was the first book in the Seattle Steelheads series by Jami Davenport. It was originally written as Forward Passes as part of the Seattle Lumberjacks series. Davenport has now changed the name, rewritten the storyline - but keeping the same premise - and published it as Snap Decision.

I read (and enjoyed) the original and was looking forward to seeing the improvements. But frankly, I have read hundreds of books since then - and I didn’t write a review so truthfully,
Cheryl Whitty
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Snap Decision is another winner from Jami Davenport. This time our hero is Star Quarterback with the Seattle Steelheads, who has reached a turning point in his life. Tyler Harris who hides behind his BAD BOY persona where he doesn’t care about anyone but himself.
When he is left his family’s run-down mansion on Madrona Island, under the condition he must spend 90 nights on the Island. This is where he meets Lavender and all the old vets who were his uncle’s frie
Isha Coleman
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Will the pain of her past keep her from having a happy future? Will one mistake deter the football star from risking his heart on forever? Snap Decision is a fresh start for two wounded souls. Tyler follows the rules on the field, but has his own maneuvers outside the arena. When a hint of scandal tarnishes his heart, he seeks some solitude to lick his wounds. What he gets is a smart mouth, firecracker with her own baggage to sort through. Lavendar has no time for the big ego and bright lights o ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars

Snap Decision is an enemies to lovers story that hooked me from start to finish and I really enjoyed it.

Tyler is a football player who doesn't feel his game anymore,Lavender is a sassy woman with a deep loathing for jocks.
When they meet on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest they seem lost,both of them fearing the future but the chemistry between them is off the charts.Between an energetic sex escapade and a good bantering we see them growing up as individuals and as a couple.

I don't have

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Forward Passes is the 2nd book in the Lumberjacks series by Jami Davenport. I LOVE sports themed books for many reasons, mostly of the perverted nature, but I especially love the ones focused on football. It’s not only my favorite sport to watch, it’s also my favorite one to read.

Our Hero of the story, Tyler was first introduced to us in the first book because not only is he the quarterback on the Lumberjacks team, he’s also the cousin to t
Superbowl quarterback Tyler Harris should be celebrating his newest win, but he finds his excitement lacking and making another blow to his already tarnished reputation. Needing a breather he finds himself accepting the terms of a will that leaves him inhabiting a mansion in much need of help, but there is one positive to his temporary move his neighbor stunning Lavender Mead whose immediate hate for him is providing him with a new form of entertainment. Two people who are polar opposites find t ...more
Erin Lewis
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 star Review Snap Decision (Seattle Steelheads) by Jami Davenport

When Tyler’s great uncle unexpectedly leaves him an inheritance, he has no idea how it will change his life. However since his life has been in turmoil recently, Tyler decides to stay and fight for his inheritance, after all it gives him a chance to stay out of the limelight and hopefully out of trouble.
However the chemistry between Tyler and Lavender is off the charts and although they both say that they have a healthy dislike
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful and very hot romance! As a football fan myself (Go Cowboys!) I really loved the story from Tyler’s point of view and seeing that as perfect he looks from the outside he has real insecurities inside that he just didn’t want to deal with.

One thing I found very interesting was Lavender’s back story. It deals with a real problem that does in fact happen in families where the parents are no longer together. It is called parental alienation syndrome or PAS for short. I think that Ms.
Erin Maurer
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The two first meet when Tyler's uncle bequeaths him a rundown mansion in the San Juan Islands. In order to inherit the potential cash cow, Tyler must live in the home for 90 days. If he leaves town, the mansion will go to his sexy new neighbor, Lavender. She has plans to bring his uncle's dream of an affordable veteran's retreat to life. Only she lacks the funds.

Tyler and Lavender clash immediately. She finds him arrogant and has a serious chip concerning jocks. Despite mutual dislike, the two h
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Star quarterback Tyler Harris has it all, money, fame, women, two championships, but Tyler isn’t feeling it at all any more. A scandal has put paid to any happy feelings and with the breakup from his long time girlfriend he retreats to a remote island in the northwest to reflect on his life. Where he meets Lavender, his sassy neighbour.
Lavender Mead should dislikes jocks, being deserted by a father who would rather coach football can do that. Yet she always seems to go for the bad boys and ball
Jo Gammage
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Jami captures the characters heart and soul in this heartfelt story about life, making the readers feel as if they are also with them in their journey about life’s challenges.
The chemistry between Tyler and Lavender sizzles off the page with their love hate relationship, you can feel how strong the connection they have with each other and how this connection makes them feel complete.
A must read, Jami gives some wise words about life and dealing with many different struggles that we can face and
Sheryl C. Nash
Sep 27, 2012 is currently reading it
ALRIGHT!!!! ITS FINALLY COMING!!!! Tyler's LONG AWAITED STORY!!!! If you LOVED Fourth and Goal and wondered what happened to Tyler's story... HERE IT IS... its coming!!! Sometime in October... SO EXCITED!!!
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once again Jamie Davenport delivered a great story. I fell in love with Tyler in the first book and was so glad to read his story. I cant wait to read about Zach. Keep them coming Jami. I love those Lumberjacks!!
Christi Snow
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
After the very first chapter of this book, I was in love with it and looking to see if it was available in print to add to my permanent library (sadly, right now, it's not). Right away, I need to give kudos to Jami Davenport. She wrote a hero (and heroine although she isn't quite as bad) who has some serious flaws, which could make him really unlikable. But he's not...she creates a great balance so you can remain empathetic to him even when he's acting/thinking like a real jerk.

The boo
Dahlia (yadkny)
Oct 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Contemp Romance Lovers
“He was just a guy gifted with an athletic body and a no-quit attitude. He didn't deserve this: the adulation, the money, the fame, none of it.”

Cocky and arrogant yet charming and deliciously sexy, Tyler is the man every man wants to be and every woman wants to sleep with. However, something profound happened that changed the way he looks at the world and his life. It all started with the death of a young man and spiraled further with the death of an elderly relative. Questions of self-worth a
Avid Reader Amy's Reviews
Review as appears on my blog Amy's Book World:

Football, sexy men and hot steamy love scenes. What more could you ask for? Jami Davenport brings it all to her writing which makes her books a delectable naughty treat. Reading this installment of the series, the sexual chemistry between Lavender and Tyler just flows off the page. These two dance the verbal tango back and forth, generating a heat between the two that can not be denied. When they do get together , you cry out "Finally!". because it
Sheila Schoenauer
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens when an someone you care about dies and you are unexpectedly thrown for a loop? You make a new enemy. That's what happens in this book. Lavender has lived next door to Artie Harris for the pas 6 years. They were close friends/family to each other. When he dies his great nephew inherits the house that she hoped to get and turn into a Veterans B&B. This turn of events really sour Lavender's view of the guy, not to mention that he's a football jock and she swore to stay away from t ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Snap Decision 5 stars. These characters went through what many people do and you can’t help but feel everything right along with them. This story is very believable and their chemistry was so so hot. Both had misconceived notions of what life was about, what is expected of them, but in the end, they learned by their mistakes.

Jami Davenport is a fabulous author and I’ve been following her for some time now. Her strength is blending sports and romance, and making it not only believable but
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

Tyler Harris should be loving where he is in life seeing that he is a star football player coming off his second Super Bowl win, he's got money, health and all the women he could want, yet he feels completely empty and he can't quite figure out why. Now facing a scandal and the break-up of his long-term relationship, he heads to an island in the Pacific Northwest to escape all that's going on in his life. What he
Heather Boustead
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Forward Passes
Seattle Lumberjacks Book Two
By Jami Davenport

Quarterback for the Lumberjacks, Tyler Harris, has just inherited a rundown mansion from his great uncle with the stipulation that he must live there for nine months before he can sell it. But this is followed on the heels of an unfortunate accident involving a police officer and his big mouth creating media frenzy and his leaving in the midst of the uproar will only cause more speculation. But after Tyler meets his sassy redheaded neigh
Adriane Marshall
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it

Quarterback Tyler Harris is about to find the woman who can get past his defensive line and reach his heart.With two championships in as many years, superstar Tyler Harris is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he’s at the top of his game. But everyone’s looking to take him down. There’s a building media frenzy around an unfortunate accident, and the only safe place seems a rundown mansion deep in the San Juans and owned by his late great uncle. There, Tyler gets sacke
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Quarterback Tyler Harris is a master on the field, and off the field too if you ask his former flings! The ladies love him, and of course every man in America would love to have his life. But these days this football master isn't feeling so masterful, he's lived the life of luxury, taken full advantage of what it offers him, but he still feels like he is missing something.

After taking home his second Superbowl trophy he should be on cloud nine, but he's just not feeling it, so he decides it's t
LianaReads blog
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, love-it
One may think Tyler has it all: fame, money and every woman he wants, even a fiancé. Although he tried very hard to keep up with his badass image, deep down his heart he is sweet and caring.
After winning the second ring with his team, he has to go on a remote island to honour his uncle death and inherit his mansion. Because he wants to stay low after an car accident and the break up with his fiancé, he decided to stay for the 90 days stated in his uncle will so he could inherit the mansion and t
Jackie Wright
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars for Snap Decision
Tyler Harris has it all a great job that he loves, women fall all over him and every man in America is envious of him because he is the best Quarterback in the league but something is missing in his life it doesn’t matter how many women he meets he can’t find the one that sets his heart racing ....well that is until meets Lavender Mead problem is she isn’t falling for his charms.
Lavender Mead has a dislike for anything close to a jock, her father was one and he deser
Angie McGuire
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To say that Tyler has had a chip on his shoulders for a while, is an understatement. Cocky, showboating quarterback just giving attitude in a fake persona; However, that's not really who he is. You could tell in book 1 of this series that he had things he was hiding, but just not sure what it was. He actually has feelings but unsure of how to show them. Then he meets Lavender... And he starts to slowly creep out of his shell. The chemistry between them is there, and they truly are good for one a ...more
Diane Lynch
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jami Davenport scores a touchdown with SNAP DECISION. Seattle Steelhead's quarterback Tyler Harris is willed a run-down mansion on an island in the Pacific Northwest. He keeps bumping heads with his new next-door neighbor, Lavender Mead, who is not a fan of football players. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.

SNAP DECISION is a clever and fun read. I enjoyed the banter between Tyler and Lavender. They are very entertaining. Tyler is a complicated character. He is a
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: football
This is book #3 in the Seattle Steelheads series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Tyler has just won his second Super Bowl. Yet he feels nothing at all. He is numb. Something has to give. When tragedy strikes, he finds himself doing the last thing he would have suspected.

Lavender had plans to be the owner of a cat. She was to upgrade a historical home. Then her friend dies, and it is all gone.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“And a Jock’s heart grew 2 sizes that day.”
I don’t know why my mind kept taking me to The Grinch as I read this book; maybe because it’s the holiday season, or maybe that’s just the way my twisted mind works.. I digress.
Lavender and Tyler do have some Grinch like characteristics; Lavender hates Jocks, as she has been burned by “their” kind one too many times. While Tyler seems to have a blanket hatred of many people and things at the beginning of the book. Snap Decision ended up being about red
Elizabeth Clinton
Tyler Harris Ultimate Bad Boy. Two Time Winning Super Bowl Champion Quarterback but a man who feels nothing. How has he gotten so off track but when his Uncle dies and leaves him his family home what he doesn’t expect are the stipulations but mostly he doesn’t expect Lavender Mead.
Lavender is a woman living on the island where she lives a nice life working in the Veterans club making sure they are taken care of, spending time with her Mom but she doesn’t feel the fulfillment she should until the
Susan Trewick
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tyler has the world at his feet, money, fame and women but he’s just not feeling it. After a scandal and breaking up with his long term girlfriend, Tyler retreats to a remote island to lick his wounds and contemplate what to do next. Lavender should hate jocks, Tyler is everything she hates but she can’t keep away from him. Can Tyler break down lavenders barriers and show her not all jocks are the same? Can lavender give Tyler and love a chance? You will have to read to find out!

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