Alex is celebrating his biggest season in professional hockey, and he’s enjoying every minute of it—perhaps a little too much. He’s been non-stop partying like a rockstar since his team won it all, and management isn’t pleased. Next thing Alex knows, he’s been exiled to a remote island wi ...more
Alexander “Rush” Markov plays professional hockey, hard, fast and parties even harder. Alex is also a closet reader and he often escapes into the world of book. After over celebrating his teams Stanley Cup win, he knows he needs to ease off his partying ways.
When management decides he needs an intervention, Alex is packed off to Madrona Island with instructions to keep a low profile and to get his life and his future back on track.
Rosalind Newcomb owns a ...more
Author made us feel that Roz was out of element when they went to Victoria and Alex got spotted as a celebrity.
So great ...more
When he walks into the small town bookstore to indulge his secret love of reading, he knows immediately that his summer just became a lot more interesting. There’s no denying his attraction for the sassy owner who doesn’t fall ...more
Jami Davenport is my rock-star author of Ice Hockey romances since I discovered her books several years ago. She has built a complete literary sports world, where readers of this Seattle world are spoiled for choice of codes that include, Ice Hockey, Baseball and Football, and I have loved every book that she has written in these series, including this book, Deflected.
Alexander “Rush” Markov hides his ...more
Alex and his team have just won the Stanley Cup and that’s means and lots of partying and plenty of wild nights for the man nicknamed Rush but the team owners have other plans and if ...more
Alexander "Rush" Markov plays hockey for the Seattle Sockeyes and after finishing his most rewarding season yet, he's been partying hard. Probably a little too hard, at least that's the stance from team management. He's notorious for partying and liking women and when he starts making headlines, the team steps in. Alex is sent to Madrona Island and told that he needs to keep a low profile and clean up his act, oth ...more
Once Alex is on the island ...more
Rosalind Newcomb is a quiet island girl who has he ...more
It all sounds easy enough, but then he crosses paths with good girl Rosalind Newcomb... and suddenly ...more
In the small island town after getting in trouble with the Sockeyes for his behavior he comes across a bookstore and an owner that instantly has him attracted. One problem with that…she isn't falling for his charms. In fact it seems as if she can't stand him and the more the see each other the more the feelin ...more
And that is exactly what you do in Deflected, the new Sockeye’s book by Jami Davenport. Not only do you fall in love with the character we have all been introduced to in previous books, but you travel down the road with him as he discovers love with Roz. When Rush gets benched to Madrona Island for partying a little too hard, he finds Roz, an Island bookstore owner who has some secrets of her own. Over time these two seemingly opposite people come to find they have more in ...more
Alex AKA "Rush" is temporarily banished to an island to learn to calm down. His team is concerned that he cannot stop his partying ways. His drinking and playing around is catching up to him.
Rosalind meets Alex for the first time when he comes into her bookstore. As a sheltered good girl, sh ...more
Rosalind had plans for her future but since the relationship with her boyfriend ended they have taken a detour. She still wants the happy ever after however there aren’t a lot of men on the island to choose from.
From the ...more
This is a sweet romance featuring a hockey star needing to clean up his image. If you have followed Ms Davenport's work, you will see some familiar faces in this stand alone effort.
I really liked Alex and appreciated his emotional journey from hockey bad boy to someone who was ready to open his heart and explore a real relationship. Rosalind was a sweet, slightly feisty heroine that was also easy to like.
From a plot standpoint, Deflected is a quick read. This means that the story is e ...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 as they are in the same series
Madrona Sunset (Madrona Island, #1)
Love at First Snow: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle, #2.5)
Hearts on Ice: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle #3.5)
This is Rosalind and Alex’s story. Alex is all for partying hard but when management steps in and he is ordered to stay out of t ...more
Alex Markov is a Player with the Seattle Sockeyes hockey team but he also a player off the ice, Rosalind Newcomb is a owner of a cute Bookstore on Madrona Island and when the two meet the chemistry is off the charts but the banter is even better.
Two totally di ...more
I have enjoyed this book so so much.
I liked the enemies to lovers plot and the main characters banters were entertaining.
Alex and Rosalind story is really nice, a famous hockey player with a melting panties smile the first and a lovely bookstore owner the latter. They didn't start their relationship with the right foot, hating each other on the spot.Fortunately Madrona Island is not so big and they keep meeting each other and little by little they grow and start to know and understand each oth
Alexander "Rush" Markov has been sent to Madrona Island to basically grow-up...stop drinking so much, stop with the woman and stay out of the media for awhile. Alex decides that the Island life really isn't so bad especially when he meets bookstore owner Rosalind but he seems to push her buttons the wrong way and he sees her as a challenge...
Rosalind doesn't quite know what to make of Alex and once she gets to know him things change a little.
I'm in love with Alex and Rosalind. The plot of ths story is easy to follow yet very engaging. My favorite book by this author to date.
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