Thursday, May 25, 2017

Goaltending: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey (Game On in Seattle Book 8) by Jami Davenport


Goodreads Review



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.


Going to keep this short.
I hated this book and those that know me I rarely react so negatively towards a book. But this book oh made me so mad! I’m always game for reading the nanny trope but this was truly awful.
I didn’t like the Hero in the book he is an imbecile, a muppet, a douchecanoe. He has no redeeming qualities and I would have punched him if I had been the heroine. Instead of getting to know his daughter he was trying to get into the nanny’s pants and ignored his daughter. He missed his playboy lifestyle and only at the very end did he see the light.
I went on about conquests he could have, ditched his daughter to go out drinking with his teammates just so that he could be cool. Had women hanging off of him although he was really interested in the heroine.
I didn’t get the heroine. She could have done so much better. It is tragic what happened to her but to put up with this shit. Nah wouldn’t have done it.  Macy is the real star of the book. She sure did brighten it up.
Ms. Davenport can write an engaging story but for me it was anything but that. I had constant moments were I rolled my eyes and where I thought that it wasn’t really original and that the book could have been more. This author and I aren’t well suited and it happens. Good luck to all of you that loved this book and the author. I’m just one of very few. Most likely anyway.