Penalty Play (Game On in Seattle #9) by Jami Davenport

Opposites attract…are you ready for the heat?

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Single dad and star defenseman Matt LaRue lives for his kids and hockey. He’s had one failed marriage and doesn’t have any interest in going through that hell again. As conservative as they come, he can’t comprehend his unexplainable attraction to a free-spirited female who changes hair color more often than his boys create new excuses to avoid doing their homework.

Violet Strider is fleeing the past. She has a new start, new identity, and is hiding a big secret. Matt and Vi are a classic case of opposites attract, but neither expects the attraction to extend beyond a few hot trysts, especially Vi. Only her heart isn’t listening, and her head is following her heart down a path of no return. As Vi grows closer to Matt and his boys, she fears her secret could rip them apart.

Relationships are built on trust, and Vi’s house of cards is about to take a tumble. Can Vi confront her past and finally put it behind her, while earning Matt’s forgiveness?





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Penalty Play by Jami Davenport
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sexy friends/enemies to lovers, (yes, it’s kind of both, in my opinion.) Penalty Play was fun, enticing, and so steamy.

Vi is an independent spirit. She has a complex background I wish we could have had a bit more of. She is a strong woman, steadfast in doing what is right. She just doesn’t “look” like a traditional do gooder. Something Matt notices right away and uses her expressive style to spurn her away.

Matt is conservative and closed off since his wife left him and their two boys. Vi tempts him, but he tries so hard to resist. Pushed over the edge by an unlikely source, he and Vi embark on a path with ups and downs, secrets and truths.

The story felt a bit confusing in regards to Vi’s background, but it wasn’t very distracting. The story is paced fairly quickly and while it is part of a larger series, Penalty Play can be read perfectly as a standalone. I would recommend to the reader looking for a romance starring a single Dad athlete, and a sexy, inked woman with incredible strength.

*Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads*

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USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, sports, and new adult romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle series and the Men of Tyee series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland dog with a tennis-ball fetish, and a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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  1. Jami Davenport

    Thank you for taking the time to read and review Penalty Play.

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