When horse racing and football collide, Hunter McCoy, star tight end of the Seattle Steelheads and neophyte horse owner, finds himself in a battle of wills with a sexy horsewoman and a stubborn, opinionated race horse.
Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan's family has raised champion Thoroughbreds on their Kentucky bluegrass farm for over a century. Lately the farm has fallen on hard times, but Kate is determined to return Oak Brook to its former glory. First, she must satisfy an odd clause in her grandfather's will. She's been given five years to produce a winner of horse racing's biggest prize of all, the Derby, or lose the farm to her siblings and their development plans. Time has run out, and Hunter's talented horse stands between Kate and her last shot at the Derby. Only Kate never counted on her heart entering the race.
Hunter is juggling his responsibilities to his two-dozen investors, his blind sister, his football career, and his commitment to his tribe. The last thing he needs is an unwanted attraction to a spoiled rich girl who doesn't fit into his carefully crafted plans. Not only are they rivals on the race track, but she doesn't understand or appreciate his dedication to his Native American heritage. Yet despite the odds, all bets are off when Hunter and Kate find themselves in a relationship they can't resist.
With the stakes much higher than the Derby purse, can these two longshots win the biggest race of their lifetime or will their hearts finish out of the money?
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This is book #7, in the Game On In Seattle series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. I recommend reading series in order for reader enjoyment and understanding.
This book was surprising. More than I expected was inside. I also felt like the characters were a bit flat at first, but it may have been just me. As the story got on, I found myself rooting for the main couple.
Hunter & Kate hate each other nearly from the beginning. We all know that hate is near a fine line. The attraction is there too. Kate is kind of blinded by a one track mind. Hunter seems equally blind for a bit as well. This series is always so much fun.
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
When four people, three very different backgrounds, two sports all collide in one book which is so intense that you can’t help but become so involved that when you are finally done, you will be exhausted!
Hunter McCoy is a man that every woman dreams of meeting - Professional football player, successful Business man, committed to his Native American tribe and customs and has his blind sister living with him just outside of Seattle. Unfortunately his hard headedness and wanting to be in control, especially over his sister, is a problem. He also is still in love with the woman who he believed was perfect for him, a fellow tribe member, so romance is far from his mind.
Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan is just like her name sounds = from a well to do blue blooded family that has owned a horse farm for 100 years raising Triple Crown contenders. But this year she is pushing everything she can with the horse she has racing for the Kentucky Derby because if she does not produce a winner, the farm will be sold. Her mother who is very sick will lose everything she has. Kate has a stubbornness in her that will not back down as she has constantly had to prove herself to the men in her life.
So when Hunter and Kate meet it is not on the best of terms to say the least. Kate wants something Hunter has immediately and he is not giving it up to anyone or anything. They each have plans and are sticking to them, not backing down at all. Well not until they spend one night together and realize it isn’t sparks between them, it is a fire of passion and it will not burn out anytime soon. Now they just have to take that passion outside the bedroom to their real life and work together.
In the background is Hunter’s sister Lilli and teammate Cam. Lilli is trying to prove to her brother that she is more independent than he realizes. She has shown it countless times while on her horse to him, he just has to let her do it outside the barn, especially when a relationship is involved. Cam has known Lilly for years and has always thought of her as a little sister. That is until one night when he takes her on the dance floor and he realizes how special she is, showing him she is the one.
Time and time again Jami Davenport has proven she is a skilled author and I must say in all honesty this is one of the best ones of her’s I have read. You hear it from 4 different angels which is very different but yet it isn’t. It touches the heart in so many ways and there are times when you can actually picture what is happening in your mind. This book is a Super Bowl Champion!!
Opposites do Attract
**I received an arc copy of this book for a honest review.
This next installment from Jami Davenport is a must read. In this book you really get a two for one. Not only is it the story of Hunter and Kate, but also Cam and Lillie. This is an opposite attract story where they find out they have more in common then they thought.
Hunter and Cam are football players and own a race horse together. Kate is from a race horse dynasty. Racing is a business and this is her last chance to save her Grandfathers farm. Hunter believes in listening to his horse and letting him choose when to run. The person who communicates best with Sid is Hunters sister Lillie. Lillie is a writer and horsewoman. Hunter is overprotective of his older sister especially when his team mate Cam starts spending to much time with her. Even though these couples come from different worlds and perspectives, they are made for each other.
I enjoyed this installment of the series. Was a bonus getting Lillie and Cam's story. I would recommend this book.