Steph has had enough of men controlling her life from her ...more
Jared. He was a gorgeous NHL player. He was recently divorced from a money hungry puck bunny. She was unfaithful any time she had the chance and drained Jared dry during the divorce. However, as bad a choice he made, he still believed in a forever love. He knew his one and only was out there but he had no idea how to find her. He turned to a matchmaking company that was highly recommended by his married teammates.
This was such an enjoyable read.
The romantic side of the story develops really slowly giving the tale more credibiliy.
Steph,our heroine, is getting off a very abusive relationship and she is trying to get her life back on track. She works two jobs and doesn't give men more than a thought until she meets Jared. He is an easygoing guy who still believes in love even after his marriage ended pretty badly.
I've liked to read about these two characters' journey,they have a special bond since the
In Shutdown Player, Jami Davenport gives us two people who's past has now made them weary of trusting other people, especially when it comes to relationships. But the sparks and connection between Jared and Steph are hard to ignore. They each will have to work through their issues if they want to have any kind of future together.
I loved the way this author created the perfect scenario for these two emotionally damaged people to begin to work through the emotional and mental barriers their pasts ...more
Stephanie was an amazingly strong female character that experienced a lot ...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 ...more
This is book 10 in the series and another winner for Jami Davenport in my humble opinion. This is the story of Jared Roderick and Stephanie (Steph) Clarke.
This book had me hooked from the very first page. I absolutely loved Jared and Steph, two people hurt by their pasts yet equally determined to move on.
Whilst Jared is looking for love, Steph is bound and determined to ignore the sizzling chemistry ...more
These two have been burned by relationships before. On one hand you have Jared who is eager to find someone but they have to be completely opposite of what his ex was. ...more
I enjoyed this hockey romance. Jared is gun shy after his acrimonious divorce. Steph is a little broken and hiding secrets she's ashamed of. Add in some hilarious meddling matchmakers and plenty of hot hockey players and it's an easy sports read.
I received an arc of this book.
I struggled with this title. Separately, I thought Jared and Stephanie were interesting. They had interesting stories, her with her abusive ex and him with the gold digger he divorced who bled him dry.
However, the book took a really, really, long time to get past these things and to get to the point where they started a relationship. And, then it got twisty, and introduced the reason that he thinks maybe they won't work. And, there was not enough ...more
Sports Romance lovers rejoice! This romance is filled with Hat Tricks, both literally and figuratively; any true hockey fan who knows the jargon can tell you this is something great! Shutdown Player is filled with funny and tender moments along with some drama and turmoil mixed in to keep us riveted and holding our breath a little. This is the perfect book to settle down with for an afternoon read it’s fast paced and features some wonderful secondary characters; my favorite ...more
Jared Roderick enjoys being in a relationship, but his ex-wife Candy took him for a real ride. Not only did she cheat on him their entire ...more
“I have a fondness for Hallmark movies, the sappier, the better.” She giggled, and the sound caressed his ears like the pleasant tinkling of a little bell. “I love them too.”
Jared and ...more
Jared “ ...more
Jami Davenport is a spectacular author who has a knack for blending sports, romance and everyday issues into her writing. She creates strong characters who have lived some of life’s most unpleasant experiences and helps to get them through it and find ...more
Marriage had changed Jared.
And not in a good way.
Up until a year or so ago, he’d lived a fucking charmed life. Then it all ...more
Jared "Hot Rod" Roderick has had a rough time lately. He's gone through a rough divorce and his now ex-wife has put him on the brink of financial ruin. He knows he has a couple of years before he can get back on his feet and so his focus is on hockey, yet he really wants to find that person that is meant for him. He's a relationship guy and while he learned his lesson with his ex, it makes him no less anxious ...more
Stephanie has just escaped an abusive relationship. She's got a whole lot of baggage and a lot to overcome but she's working every day to feel better about herself. Jared is a hockey player who's recently gone through a bad divorce and is trying to get back on his feet. But he's lonely and not looking for a hook up. He goes to a ...more
Stephanie is trying to get back to the woman she is, not the one that her abusive ex-boyfriend made her into. She is ...more
The author gave the characters in this book the chance to just be normal, in a situation that should really be as far from normal as you could get, it isn’t every day that a girl gets as hulking heartthrob trying to win her over.
Hockey player Jared was a great guy, on and off the ice. Burnt badly by ...more
Jared Roderick a player for The Seattle Sockeyes has been through a really rough time lately, finding out his wife has been cheating and doing all kinds of awful things and has taken him to the brink of losing it all financially. But what Jared is looking for is that one person who can have the kind of relationship that will bring ...more
I am so glad the great-aunts were in this! They liven up what could be a sad depressing story if it chose to go that ...more
From the moment Jared and Stephanie meet, they find it hard to fight their attraction to one another but are afraid to risk their hearts. They are perfect for each other, but they have been hurt in the past and they need time to learn to trust again. Jared is still nursing his wounds after marrying a ...more
Jared is a unique character in that he is a professional Hockey player who is broke. He is divorced and has to give most of his paycheck to his ex. He wants a forever relationship and looks to a matchmaker service for help.
Stephanie is timid after having got out of an abusive relationship. She is not looking for a relationship but after meeting Jared she starts ...more
A good girl gone bad by force, Steph is recovering from being deep in the clutches of an abusive relationship. Avoiding romantic relationships has become her new motto, until Jared. Starting out as friends, Steph begins to get comfortable, though her attraction to him is nowhere near the friend zone.
Jared is fresh off a bad marriage and an even messier divorce. The last thing he should be looking for is a new ...more
I took an immediate liking to Stephanie as well. Poor girl, she'd been through so much. I couldn't have paired her up with anyone ...more
Stephanie AKA "Steph" meets Jared while she is working. They meet again later, and the attraction spark starts to flame. If she can just keep her past behind her, maybe she can think of having a future.
Jared AKA "Hot Rod" is trying to recapture his life after a bitter divorce. Seeing Steph at every turn ...more
USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her Game On in Seattle Series, Men of Tyee Series, and coming soon will be a romantic suspense series, Gone Missing.
Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with ...more