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
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
"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
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
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
Safe to say that none of Jami Davenport’s books are straightforward in their plots. This encompasses a whole raft of emotions from fun and wit, denied love, misplaced loyalty, determination, heartbreak, and ultimately loss. In return I laughed and I most definitely cried.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and not all fights are the same, and as always in life, there are winners and losers. Ms. Davenport’s books are more than heavily involved arou ...more
I'm a huge Jami Davenport fan, but for some reason, I just didn't love this book as I wanted. Derek and Rachel were believable and relatable. I just...I don't know, must have been in a mood when I read this book. I think it hurt my heart to see Derek hurt Rachel. I wanted to love them, but I really just liked them. I know Derek and Rachel from past Jami Davenport stories, so I wanted to know more about them. I did like that they had attraction and ...more
They are b ...more
This is a second chance romance with the added twist of having to keep things in the dark.
There's a lot of chemistry between Derek and Rachel and more going on in the book than just their relationship with the added extra of Rachel trying to clear her fathers name, Dereks cousin and Rachels best friends on off relationship and the heartbreak of the hand Ryan has been dealt.
I especially enjoyed the parts of ...more
Jami involves the reader in a way that you feel you are along for the rid ...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