In more ways than one.
Martin "Brick" Bricker is living the good life. He's playing the sport he loves, has all the women he can handle, and parties like a rock star. At twenty-six, he has no interest in slowing down or taking anything seriously —except hockey, of course.
Then a knock at his door changes everything. Suddenly he's the single ...more
This is a really hard review for me to write, I’ve enjoyed Jami Davenport’s work for some time now, some books more than others but that’s how it goes with an avid reader. However, Goaltending just didn’t work for me on many levels so I’m going to break it down into what worked for me and what didn’t work for me.
What didn’t work for me in Goaltending:
The “hero” was an overgrown, spoiled, man-child with a Peter Pan complex. His constant flirting and innuendo about sex to his child’s nanny wasn’t ...more
The hero is a man-child who only thinks about his sexual exploitations. The heroine,of course, was always in that stupid trance in front of him.
She works with kids (and goes to college for a degree to work with kids) but fails miserably in helping the little girl. The relationship between father (hero) and daughter, up to 70% in the book, haven’t progressed. He was always thinking his daughter was putting a halt ...more
Why? The man/child hero, Marty ‘Brick’ Bricker.
The sexual harassment of his babysitter and his refusal to act like a man instead of a teenage boy almost had me slamming my kindle shut. But I hate to give up on a book too ...more
Martin "Brick" Bricker was the goalie for the NHL Seattle Sockeyes. He was the quintessential playboy and king of one night stands. He never lacked for female companionship for the night. His life was rolling along in his usual partying ways until a five year old girl, Macy, was literally dropped on his doorstep as his daughter ...more
There were things I liked about this story. I liked Brick, mostly. And I liked Amelia. I thought they were a good match, and I really liked their chemistry. Their scenes together, their attraction, and the draw they have to one another were realistic and I believed in their relationship and the resolution.
Unfortunately, I was not sold on the parts of the plot that were centered around his daughter. I had a tough time believing in 2 things. ...more
This is book 8 in the series and another winner for Jami Davenport in my humble opinion. What's a guy to do when he opens his door and finds a 5 year old girl unaccompanied on his doorstep with a note in her hand and her calling him Daddy? That's the position that Martin "Brick" Bricker suddenly finds himself in.
The goalie for the Sockeyes Hockey Team he certainly lives a life of wild partying. The last t ...more
Goaltending was the first book in the Seattle Sockeyes Hockey series I have read and if the others are as good as this one I have a lot of sports books to read.
This story has all my favorite tropes hockey player + single dad and I couldn't not to like and enjoy it and Jami Davenport writing made it really really special.
I got attached to every single character and I hope to read more about them in the future.
Brick journey kept my attention from beginning to end.He started as a selfish playboy
Going into this book, I wasn't so sure what I thought of Sockeyes goaltender Martin "Brick" Bricker. He's always struck me as a guy very set in his player-esque ways and frankly I wasn't sure if he would ever want to change them. As we get to know Brick, we learn very quickly that partying, women and cold are among his favorite things. Clothes and settling down are a couple of things that he really doesn't care for.
Just aft ...more
I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.
If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Skating on Thin Ice: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle, #1)
Crashing the Boards: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle, #1.5)
Crashing the Net: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle, #2)
Love at First Snow: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle, #2.5)
Melting Ice: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Sea ...more
With a slight twist on the theme of secret baby/sports romance this book focused on Brick, a hockey goalkeeper and player on and off the rink and Amelia the smart, strong woman, whom he hired to be a nanny for the surprise package that arrived on his doorstep.........I really liked the premise of the story but unfortunately the circumstances surrounding the arrival of Brick's daughter stretched all credibility for me...
The story was written from the perspective of the main chara ...more
Life's great until one morning the fun comes to an abrupt end when he's rudely awaken by a knock on his door, upon investigation he's knocked side ways when he discovers the culprit to be a 5yr old girl called Macy who claims he is her "daddy", and he has to look after her now. That can't be right! But first he has to find some ...more
At first, I wasn’t crazy about Brick. I liked him more as the story progressed. I ap ...more
I did enjoy this book, I read it quite quickly and in one sitting. The story follows Brick and Amelia, I liked Amelia, she had a rough time with her previous relationship but was still feisty and didn't put up with any crap from Brick. Brick was a total arse!! He was a total player and didn't want to settle down, he loved his life how it was but then a huge spanne ...more
Being thrown for a life cha ...more
Brick is the teams goaltender but he also is one of the teams playboys. Different women all the time, commitment phobe and just an all around good time guy. But what he never expects is to find standing on his doorstep is the most adorable little girl.
Amelia Stacey college student, daycare worker and a woman trying to move on from a past she is not p ...more
Macy, shows up on Brick's doorstep unannounced and declares him her Daddy. His response is so beyond shocked. I can't figure out how any decent human would even consider what was going through his head. Disbelief would be there, but he did nothing to comfort or even understand this child until ...more
Brick the goaltender for The Seattle Sockeyes is a wild party guy especially with the ladies but when his doorbell rings and a brown eyed little girl is calling him Daddy he realizes that he just might have to change his ways!
Amelia has been offered a great deal and all she has do is look after Brick's 5 year old daughter Macy for two weeks and she will make $300 a day to help pay her bills.
Amelia wants Brick ...more
A single mid twenties play boy becomes a single father in an instant and needs a nanny. He gets more than he bargained for when he hires Amelia to be a nanny to his 5 year old daughter Macy. Macy's story will make you cry.
I loved this story and recommend it to everyone.
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review* ...more
Now I loved the nanny: Amelia or as she gets a call later Meel by Macy She has a good heart and ...more
Brick is goaltender for the Seattle Sockeyes,hes a total player,loves his playboy lifestyle and lives it to max.Women come and go he never gives them a second thought bedding his way through a long line who are only to happy to throw themselves at him on a daily basis, he likes to party and he parties hard. It was only a matter of time before he was caught out and now that day has come!!
Amelia Stacey, hard working college student, really needs life to cut her a break. Working at a daycare while taking classes f ...more
This book was more than just a spo ...more
Goaltending is a nanny sports romance with a playboy hockey player who finds himself thrown into fatherhood. This well written book is light-hearted but with an emotional heart-wrenching undertone as this single-dad figures out whether he is cut out to be a father figure to a sassy little girl who has been through so much. While this is part of a series, this book can be r ...more
Jami Davenport is an author that is able to blend sports, romance and everyday events into her writing and seamlessly jump from one thing to the next and make it flow so well. Her stories are alway ...more
If you like a good sports romance with a cocky leading man and an opinionated but very caring leading lady then this is a must read.
Brick and Amelia seem like total opposites on the surface. They seem like a pair that could never possibly work. Brick is single and embraces his bachelor status while Amelia has suffered a recent heartbreak and yet still knows she's looking for a forever type of guy. Brick's bachelor ways change the minute the five-year-old daughter he didn't know about shows up a ...more
USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, new adult, and sports romances, including Gone Missing, Seattle Sockeyes, and The Scoring Series.
Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Army Ranger-turned-plumber husband, a Newfo ...more