Kickoff: The Originals
Gifted with an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent and a dogged determination to succeed in a man's world, Rachel finally gets her chance in the pros as a staff member of the Seattle Steelheads. Her first assignment is to he ...more
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.
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 ...more
Kickoff was a perfect blend of characters,stories and emotions.
Jami Davenport has been able to masterfully handle the different levels of this story because to me it wasn't only a sports romance or a second chance at love,there was so much more to this book that you have to discover.
Derek and Rachel were friends until they acted on their passion and ruined their relationship.Now they meet again and they are the Seattle Steelheads' WR the first and the counsultant/ coach of the offense the latte
5 star Review Kickoff : The Originals (Seattle Steelheads #1) by Jami Davenport
Derek Ramsey is the wide receiver for the Seattle Steelheads but his game is off and his former best friend and lover Rachel McCormick is brought in to help Derek get his game back on track.
I love Jami Davenport’s style of writing; her books are always engaging and I was captivated by Kickoff from the first to the last chapter.
A second chance at love story that drew me in and kept me riveted throughout. Neither Dere ...more
"There were lots of things Rachel McCormick couldn’t forget. Topping the list was Derek Ramsey, her former longtime best friend and only-one-weekend lover. And not just any weekend lover, but the shatter-your-heart-never-slept-with-anyone-else-before-or-after type of lover."
So Rachel was a virgin before Derek and she didn't sleep with any ...more
Derek Ramsey is the wide receiver for the Steelheads but his game has fallen apart and he has lost his confidence so the team bring in Rachel McCormick to get him back on track what no one knows is Rachel ...more
This is the first book in the Originals series. Can be read as a stand alone. You will see secondary characters that will pop up in the late ...more
This was a great light and easy read (even though it does have heavy topics) I felt as if I was not being submerged in the drama, I was just more along for the ride and sitting passenger and eating popcorn while it all unfolds. Jami Davenport did a great job setting everything up. This is way more than a second chance romance between two friends that took it a little bit further than what they should have and now ...more
It’s a bit of an odd experience ready a book and knowing how it’s going to turn out. That’s Kickoff for me.... between reading the newer Stealheads books and the other originals that are being republished Derek and Rachel are characters that I’ve met before, but when they were further down the road from where they are here.
The “going back in time” idea probably led to some of the issues I had connecting with the characters, especially Derek and Ty (his cousin and a secondary character ...more
I loved how they wanted to stay away from one another but just couldn't seem to do so. They share a conflicting past which was a big problem at the beginning before they realized that they love each other to much to stay away. There were a few eye-rolls here and there but overall this story was about how much one is willing to let go in order to find peace and happiness in life.
This was a quick, emotional and fun read. I'm looking forward to meeting more character ...more
Football wide receiver Derek was about ready to give up playing football after after he had played for three teams in four years. Rachel McCormick had been his best friend when he was child and lover for one weekend and still had a torch for her when the team hired her as consultant. Rachel wasn’t supposed to date a player but after they finally slept together Derek played his best game in a long time so maybe Rachel was his good luck charm? Doe ...more
Derek & Rachel have a history. Some might say it was great others would say not but when they find themselves once again together either they can take the risk of opening up their hearts again or leaving well enough alone. You will love taking this journey with them through all their ups an ...more
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 ...more
Derek and Rachel were best friends - one weekend they took it further and it destroyed their friendship - for reasons which are never explained.
Five years later, Rachel is house-sitting for Derek after his cousin and her best friend (who are dating) set them both up. Derek is an American football player who has never really achieved his potential after having surgery on an injured knee. Rachel was a go-to girl but lost her job after her father was ...more
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 ...more
I only had a few complains that kept this one from ...more
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 ...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