WANTED: Single dad needs nanny--In more ways than one.
Martin "Brick" Bricker is living the good life. He's playing the sport he loves, has all the women he can handle, and parties like a rock star. At twenty-six, he has no interest in slowing down or taking anything seriously —except hockey, of course.
Then a knock at his door changes everything. Suddenly he's the single father to a five-year-old daughter he didn't know he had, and he's trading his playboy ways for Barbies.
Amelia Stacey struggles to make ends meet and juggles her day-care job with a full load of college classes. When she's offered a temporary, two-week nanny position making more money than she imagines, she jumps at the chance. Before she knows it, she's in over her head, not just with her five-year-old charge but with the girl's hot single father.
Brick always goes after what he wants, and he wants Amelia. Only responsible Amelia doesn't want anything to do with the party boy. Struggling with fatherhood and his unexplainable attraction to his nanny, Brick has to figure out where his daughter and Amelia fit into his life. If they fit at all.
But one thing's for sure: Brick can't block this shot straight to his heart.
5 star Review Goaltending: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On In Seattle #8) by Jami Davenport
This is book 8 in the series and another winner for Jami Davenport in my humble opinion. What's a guy to do when he opens his door and finds a 5 year old girl unaccompanied on his doorstep with a note in her hand and her calling him Daddy? That's the position that Martin "Brick" Bricker suddenly finds himself in.
The goalie for the Sockeyes Hockey Team he certainly lives a life of wild partying. The last thing he needs or wants is to find himself suddenly the father of a 5 year old daughter Macy.
I will admit that I wasn't very keen on "Brick" at first, but he certainly turned himself around and I eventually got over my initial dislike of him.
Amelia Stacey is studying as well as holding down a job with a day care centre, not far from Brick's place. When he visits the centre in hopes of getting assistance with his sudden charge, Amelia sees a chance to make life a little easier with her financial struggles and promptly agrees to be a temporary nanny to Macy whilst Brick is away.
The only complication is Amelia finds herself wildly attracted to Brick. Even worse, he has decided that she is what he wants and what Brick wants, he gets.
Brick is an arrogant jerk at first and not at all likeable. Slowly he changes and as his relationship grows with Macy, he finally redeems himself. The building of the relationship with Macy had me laughing at times, their banter was so funny. For such a little girl, my heart just broke for all that she had been through and I was so relieved when Brick stood up and became the father she so desperately needed and wanted.
This was more a story of growing relationships and love, in various forms and I liked that Brick and Amelia, although involved spent a great deal of time making sure that Macy was secure. Don't get me wrong they certainly had there fair share of hot and heavy moments but Ms.Davenport did not concentrate on that angle alone.
I will certainly be reading more from this series as soon as I can.
Perfect Addition to a Great Series
This is book 8 in the Seattle Sockeyes Hockey Series but you don't have to have read the other books in this series to enjoy this one, each book is about a different player and this is goalie Martin "Brick" Bricker's story.
Brick lives the good life, he is only 26 very hot and loves his party lifestyle there is no room for commitment that is until one morning a knock at his door finds a beautiful 5 year girl with a note saying he is her daddy and she has no other family. What do you do when you have no idea where she came from, well you start off calling your agent who suggests you get a nanny until it can be sorted out and by sorted out I mean a DNA test. Enter Amelia Stacy who is struggling to make ends meet and juggling her college classes along with her day-care job, when Brick offers her a two week live in job it seems like the perfect solution to her problems. The problem is what happens when she not only falls for the gorgeous Macy she starts to fall for the very hot Brick as well ......
I have to be honest Brick is not very likeable at the start of this book but as the story moves on you see him growing into the perfect father for the adorable, funny and at times sassy 5 year old. Macy has some great one liners and Amelia is never slow to put Brick in his place. This is a perfect all round read, it's sad at times and at times you will laugh out loud. Once again Jami Davenport has given us yet another great addition to The Seattle Sockeye family that I have grown to love.