When you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down.
Two talented skaters. Two bright futures. Two shining stars. One ruined by a career-ending scandal and another by a father's ruthless ambition.
Marina Sanders was the darling of the winter games, winning a bronze in figure skating one week after losing both parents in a car accident. Four years later, she was the most hated woman in America.
Drew Delacorte was the future of the Sockeyes hockey team, crowned the best young player in the league and heir-apparent to the hockey throne once occupied by his father. Only Drew doesn't want that throne. Despite being in the prime of his career, he's considering hanging up his skates.
Together they're fire and ice, and when things get that hot, they melt. Can these two broken souls find comfort and courage in each other's arms or will they find only pain and regret?
The Heart knows what it wants.
Marina is trying to put her life back together after a career-ending scandal.
Drew’s having a mid-life crisis at 26, is he living his life or what should have been his brother’s.
From the moment Drew and Marina meet they rub each other the wrong way but at the same time you can feel the sparks flying off the page. Working together and trying to resist one another they find what they are missing in life.
Another heartfelt story of love, self discovery of what’s most important in life and about discovering who is most important, follow your heart and being true to yourself.
Loved this story, Jami’s done it again can be read as a stand along, a must read in this fabulous hockey series.
A great addition to the series
5 star Review Shot On Goal: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On In Seattle #11) by Jami Davenport
This is book 11 in the series and another winner for Jami Davenport in my humble opinion; it most certainly can be read as a stand alone. This is Drew Delacorte and Marina Sanders story.
I absolutely loved Drew and Marina, two people hurt by their pasts yet equally determined to rise from the ashes and move on.
Every time I read a book in this series, I think “oh this is my favourite” and then along comes Jami Davenport with another Seattle Sockeyes novel to prove me wrong.
Drew is the son of one of the leagues most famous players, so he has a lot of expectations riding on his shoulders and these have caused him to resent and hate the game he is playing. Since his brother died, it’s all on him to succeed and yet he is considering retiring.
Marina is an elite figure skater, winner of an Olympic bronze medal, the woman who after making bad decisions, lost it all and now has to scramble to get her life back together.
When Marina is recruited to get the team ready for the play-offs, sparks fly between Drew and her. However these two have a shared past that may not be so easy to put behind them. Will the chemistry and obvious attraction be enough for them to overcome the painful hurts of the past and find a future together or are they destined to be torn apart?
From the start of Shot On Goal I wanted these two to get together and remain that way. Can they each work through the troubles of their pasts and in doing so find a love that is strong enough to survive?
I love that Ms.Davenport’s characters are not perfect, they are flawed and the situations they find themselves in are easy to relate too, her characters are strong and her stories well written.
Ms. Davenport had me hooked from the first to the last chapter; Shot On Goal is a powerful story that I recommend you one click.
Book 11 in the Game on in Seattle Series featuring the Seattle Sockeyes Hockey Team and for me this series is just getting better and better with every book I read and please don’t be put off by this being book 11 because each book is about a different player and they can all be read as a stand-alones.
Drew comes from Hockey Royalty his father was one of the greats and his brother was destined for great things before a tragic accident took his life so it’s now up to Drew to play not only for himself but also for his father and the ghost of his brother but is this the life he really wants what used to be fun has turned into just a job and a job he isn’t doing very well.....
Marina was on track for Olympic history as a figure skater but being young and reckless she ruined any chance of that and now the only option she has is helping the Seattle Sockeyes with their skating edges. The attraction between Drew and Marina is instant and the chemistry sizzling but can they both put the past in the past and move on and will Drew’s family and team politics allow it.........
I loved this book from the very first chapter and I couldn’t put it down until I had read the last line, both characters needed help they both had issues that had broken them but together they became strong and I,over the depth and strength that Drew and Marina showed as they processed with their love story. This is a must read for all sports and hockey fans as well as all romance lovers.