Offsides: The Originals
After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a Super Bowl ring. His focus has been on hard hits–not smooth manners; about breaking quarterbacks–not making small talk at cocktail parties. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner’s snooty daughter and accidentally feeling up the Governor’s wife, his tenu ...more
Offsides was a great read.I've enjoyed this enemies to lovers story and I cared a lot for these characters.
Zach and Kelsie have history.They met at school, he was considered trailer trash while she was a beauty pageant.One eventful night she broke his heart and destroyed his soul.
Now they meet again after years and their lives are so different.Zach is a football player,just traded for the Seattle team,going after his first ring.Kelsie just moved to Seattle after an ill-conceived wedding,without
I love Jami Davenport’s style of writing; her books are always interesting and she has never failed to deliver for me. This is an enemies to lovers story that drew me in and kept me riveted throughout. Zach Murphy and Kelsie Carrington-Richmond knew each other in high school; he was the poor kid and she was a “mean girl”. Fast forward 12 years and now they could not be more different.
Zach is focused on winning a Supe ...more
Zach has ove ...more
If anything was going to entice me to watch American Football and think of hot and sweaty sexy sport stars, then Jami Davenport’s Seattle Steelheads books series are just the thing to do it. To me they carry enough of a game description to fulfil my vivid imagination of on-field game action, and so much swoony chemistry between two adversarial characters to satisfy my romantic heart.
Since High School, fortunes have reversed for Zach Murphy, now Middle Line ...more
Offsides is a enemies-to-lovers romance in Jami Davenport's Seattle Steelheads series and there is nothing that gives you all the feels more than a romance like this.
Zach Murphy has been playing professional football for the last twelve years. During that time, he's worked to get to where he is after overcoming a not so wonderful childhood and some high school experiences he would rather forget ever happened. Duri ...more
He wants that Superbowl ring, wants to keep his spot on the team, and he's desperate to prove ...more
They started out as friends but things turned when the mean girl came out of Kelsi and she ...more
I love Jami Davenport books. A lot. I like the setting, I like the writing style and most of the times, I like all of the characters. Signing up for this one was a no brainer and I’m really glad that I read it. This book had me laughing and crying and all the feels in between. It started innocently and then peeled back layers upon layers of regret, anger, fear, resentment and guilt. I cried so hard at one particular scene, that I needed a moment to ...more
Well this is my first Jami Davenport read and I was pleasantly surprised.
While it is book three in a series I didn't really feel like I was missing anything. If anything I kinda want to know about the other characters and their stories. She did a good job of making sure it was a standalone in that I wasn't scrambling to put things together or feeling lost because I haven't read the prior books in the series.
I was worried how Zach would ever forgive Kelsie for the past t ...more
Zach is a bit of an enigma. He is untamed and unapologetic about it while keeping people far, far away from being able to get to know him. Problem is he is only 1 season away from retirement and all he wants is a Super Bowl ring, too bad his QB is a pretty boy not giving it his ...more
I love Jami's writing style and highly recommend her books. Offsides is an enemies to lovers, second chance romance all in one. This was at times an emotional roller coaster of a read, particularly as the details of Zach’s past unfolded. Offsides is a story about digging deep, facing your past and moving forward. It was well written and a story you can really captures your attention and lets you dig in.
Zach Murphy was the poor ki ...more
Jami Davenport just has such a way with words that it's such an effortless read and so easy to lose yourself in the plot and the characters.
Zack is so caught up in winning a Super Bowl that is becomes an easy means to forget about a past filled with tragedy and heartache!
At a loss on how to act around his team mates or more without a care of what anyone thinks, he has erected this massive wall between himself and everyone else around him.
Kelsie ha ...more
Fallen from the grace she pretended to hold back in high school, Kelsey is now trying to make it in a world she used to sneer at. With her head held high and her nerves holding her e ...more
This second chance at repairing the wrongs from the past was slow paced and timing of the story was perfect. We get to see how they evolve as a couple. I could relate to bo ...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
Kickoff: The Originals (Seattle Steelheads Book 1)
Snap Decision: The Originals (Seattle Steelheads Book 2)
This is Kelsie and Zach’s story. Zach has spent 12 years in the league and all he craves is a super bowl ring. But after a few blunders he needs help. Kelsie is on the run from her ex. But when she is hired to help out Zac ...more
Zach and Kelsie met in high school but they came from different sides of the track and she broke his heart and destroyed him emotionally. Move forward a few years and they both have very different life’s, Zack is n ...more
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Jami Davenport knows how to write an amazing sports romance story. This story is amazing. I loved falling in love with Zach and Kelsie. I loved their backstory. You never know when the person you hurt will be the one that you have to help and helps you.
I loved these two. I loved the past. I loved that they were able to move on. I loved that Kelsie and how she has focused on her and not what her family ca ...more
I love Jami Davenport's books and she's an auto author for me, but this book took me a bit to get into. Zach and Kelsie have a past and not a good one. Zach is a charcter that has to redeem himself because he rubbed me the wrong way in the beginning. Kelsie has to show she's grown fro her nasty high school days. Kelsie's life is nowhere near what she expected and life has kicked one too many times. Zach's past an emotional one and there is one part that brought tears to my eyes. This bo ...more
Kelsie has hit an all time low in here life..she has nothing, her ex is in prison, she's living in her car and doing what she can for jobs which is where she sees Zach again since high school but since they had a rough time high school..the hurt and pain is still there.
The powers that be have decided that Zach has to work with Kelsie to improve his image and if he doesn't completely improve him ...more
Zach and Kelsie have history from high school and it’s not a great one. Fast forward 12 years and their economic circumstances have flip flopped. The poor kid is now a successful football player and the rich, mean girl is now struggling to restart her life.
The set up for their reconnection is a bit far fetched, but the story that follows is sweet. Both Zach and Kelsie have a lot of emotional growing to that almost gets in the way of happily ever after.
I enjoyed seeing them together an ...more
She is trying to build a business as an image consultant and Zach is her first client...both of their careers are on the line. Zach is totally re ...more
has that point in life where they wish they acted differently and that is where these two are coming from. Kelsie’s insecurities as a teen led her to say and do things to Zach that had outcomes she never dreamed of or was aware happened. As they meet again as adults, Zach holds major resentment towards Kelsie that she has a hard time understanding the severity of. Offsides is the story of how these ...more
Kelsie and Zack became enemies when they were in high school. Zack was a dumb jock and Kelsie was a mean girl, who purposely hurt Zack. Now, years later, they meet again and their situations have reversed. Even though Zack and Kelsie are surprised to run into each other again, the timing is perfect, ...more
Kelsie is down on her luck and Zach doesn’t seem to have any luck. Careers on the line, they both seem to have a lot to prove to not only each other but others that are counting on them but can past hurts overcome it all. They will go through a rollercoaster of emotions, but you can’t help ...more
Zach is closed off and only looking to get the ring before he retires. He has an attitude and a chip on his shoulder.
Kelsie jas had a sting of bad luck. When she runs into Zach again after so long...it does not end well.
These two want nothing to do with each other but are forced to work together. When Zach finds out her secrets will his heart thaw? Will Kelsie be able to help Zach find what he needs?
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