Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Backfield in Motion by Jami Davenport
Review & Giveaway!

Backfield in Motion
Book #4 Seattle Lumberjacks
PS> This cover does not do Bruiser justice in my opinion  



Star running back Bruce "Bruiser" Mackey has heard those words his entire life, especially after his twin brother’s tragic accident. He might use his surfer-boy good looks to land lucrative endorsements for his secret charity, but he hates books being judged by their covers. Which is why it’s wrong that his friend MacKenzie Hernandez is intent on giving herself a makeover.

Sure, Mac and her father have been reeling financially since her brother disappeared three years ago, and Lumberjacks management gives an annual scholarship that might get her life back on track, but he can’t imagine anyone smarter, sexier, or more beautiful than Mac already is. He can’t keep his hands off her—and the more they spend time together, the less he wants to. She’s perfect as is. One way or another, he’ll make sure the team’s tomboy groundskeeper gets a full ride. And between the two of them, they can learn to accept what’s behind them and look downfield to a future full of win.

My Review:
How can I call myself a sports romance addict? I just realized that Backfield in Motion is my first Jami Davenport book! (This will be rectified, ASAP). Backfield in Motion is the fourth book in her Seattle Lumberjacks series. So, obviously you can pick this book up without already reading other books in this series, because this is exactly what I did and I enjoyed every single page. 
This excerpt was the first thing I highlighted while reading this story- it drew me in.. 

Just one of the guys.

Usually she didn't give a shit about being one of the guys, because it was the truth, only today it pissed her off for some reason. Maybe because he'd caught her gawking at his privates, something she never, effing ever did. Heck her maintenance and grounds position at the Lumberjacks practice facility put her in direct contact with several tons of muscular egos, many partially dressed or even naked.They never bothered to cover up around her, and she'd never cared because she was like one of the guys.

Until today.

Until the man she'd harbored a secret crush on for the past three years stated that fact out loud. 

I loved the tomboy with a hidden beauty story. Mac has dedicated her life to helping her father discover what happened to her brother. Bruiser has been seen as just another pretty face his entire life and committed to making himself look the part while hiding who he is inside. He fights an attraction to Mac before her makeover.  Once the "She-Wolves" aka the Lumberjack player's wives get ahold of her plain Mac becomes knockout Mackenzie and Bruiser can't fight the attraction. 

These two both want and deep down need each other and when they finally come together they really burn up the pages. I will never again ride a ferry boat and not remember this story.... you will just have to read this to know what I am talking about.. my lips are zipped from here on out! :)

If you love sports romance you will love this book, if you love an emotional book with a mysterious backstory this is also a great read. After being introduced to other Lumberjacks and their wives in this story I feel like I have to read the first three books in this series because I want more. This series is definitely on my auto-buy list going forward! I give this book 5 STARS and am adding it to my BOOKS I REALLY LIKED shelf on Goodreads! 

Author Info
Author-Jami Davenport
An advocate of happy endings, Jami Davenport writes sexy romantic comedy, sports hero romances, and equestrian fiction. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher and dressage rider. In her spare time, she maintains her small farm and socializes whenever the opportunity presents itself. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it is the most beautiful place on earth.

Author Links

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  1. Melissa, Thanks so much for taking the time to read "Backfield in Motion." I'm thrilled you liked and flattered to be added to your "auto buy" list.

  2. This sounds like a great book and series! I always enjoy your recommendations!

  3. As an avid fan of Jamie Davenport's, I can wholeheartedly recommend this series!