Down by Contact by Jamie Davenport
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre: Erotic Contemporary
After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a Super Bowl ring. Not exactly Mr. Manners, he’s more about hard hits than soft smiles, and he’s grinned down wickedly at quite a few broken quarterbacks. But now he’s shattered something else. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner’s snooty daughter and accidentally feeling up the Governor’s wife, his tenure with the team looks perilously short. And things are getting worse.
Life is looking up for Kelsie Carrington-Richmond. A beauty pageant star and ex-mean girl, she only recently stopped living out of her car. But that time has passed. Her Finishing School for Real Men has a real shot, and the Seattle Lumberjacks have hired her to polish their roughest player. Except…it’s Zach. Long ago she broke his heart. He’s just the beast she remembers—gruff, protective—but she’s nothing like the beauty of his high school dreams.
Yet, getting knocked down happens, getting back up makes a contender. And they both have the hearts of champions.
First off left me say Thank you to Ms. Davenport, I have been waiting for Zach’s story, I give you an A+ on building true, believable characters in your “Lumberjack Series”. Down by Contact is in my top 10 of awesome sport romances, Ms. Davenport ranks right up there along with Jaci Burton, Rachel Gibson and Jill Shalvis.
I have to say that Kelsie’s character did not let me down, that girl has true grit. I had to laugh as she put Zach through the paces, my heart felt for him. Even with their shaky past, I feel there was no other woman for Zach.
His character is what I like call the “real deal”, he makes for an everyday football hero with some emotional dealings, hardships, and yes he even has a vindictive bitch on his heels. Roll all this up in one gorgeous package and you have a hero worth remembering.
Kelsie and Zach’s trouble past, smacks them both in the face when Kelsie returns to town to clear the air and show Zach, he is capable of being more than a hard jock. Zach has never been the same after a one unforgettable day when the “Mean” girl aka Kelsie came gunning for him.
Secondary character’s just added more life to this already brilliantly written book, you have amazing Hero and Heroine, some smoking hot sex, add in a disgruntled team mate, a vindictive prima donna, a crazy mean ex and you have the makings of a true hit.
The plot line flowed effortlessly, Ms. Davenport keeps you connected to all the players. You get to the heart of what makes Zach and Kelsie tick. Now only if they can get on the same page. I have to ask Ms. Davenport who story is going to be next? I have read the first books in this series, “Forth and Goal- book#1, Forward Passes-book#2” I would suggest you read in order, but that is just me.
So in short Jami Davenport is just as hot as her characters. Down by Contact is heartwarming, sexy and real… you’ll fall in love.
Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb!
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