Wednesday, October 16, 2013

blog tour: backfield in motion by jami davenport - review & giveaway

Title: Backfield In Motion
Author: Jami Davenport
Series: Seattle Lumberjacks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2013

Bruce "Bruiser" Mackey's story (running back)

All you'll ever be is a pretty face...

Star running back Bruce “Bruiser” Mackey has heard those words his entire life, especially after his twin brother’s tragic accident. He might use his surfer-boy good looks to land lucrative endorsements for his secret charity, but he hates books being judged by their covers. Which is why it’s wrong that his friend MacKenzie Hernandez is intent on giving herself a makeover.

Sure, Mac and her father have been reeling financially since her brother disappeared three years ago, and Lumberjacks management gives an annual scholarship that might get her life back on track, but he can’t imagine anyone smarter, sexier, or more beautiful than Mac already is. He can’t keep his hands off her—and the more they spend time together, the less he wants to. She’s perfect as is. One way or another, he’ll make sure the team’s tomboy greenskeeper gets a full ride. And between the two of them, they can learn to accept what’s behind them and look downfield to a future full of win.

thoughts on "backfield in motion"

What I Liked

Could Bruiser be anymore of a sweetheart?  I felt so bad for him at time when people just treated him like a pretty face and nothing else.  The man had a Business degree for Pete's sake!  I can understand playing your cards close and not letting anyone know exactly how savvy you are but every time some one, especially Veronica, I kind of wanted to poke them in the eye. Jami Davenport did a wonderful job showing the tug of war going on in Bruiser's head over his relationship with Mac.  He wanted her and actually seen the real woman she kept hidden but he was always afraid that her being with him was going to screw things up for her more than him.

What I Loved

One of my favorite things about the Lumberjacks Series is how the players like working with children and Bruiser is no different.  Seeing him interact with Elliot showed a side of himself that others never got to see. 
Mac was a little all over the place at times but her desire to please everybody was something I could understand.  I also love a female character that knows what she wants and does her best to go after it. 

What I Didn't Like

I liked the buildup in the relationships between Bruiser and Mac and Bruiser and Elliot through out the book but I kind of surprised with how everything was wrapped up.  I don't want to spoil the ending but the 180' that Bruiser did in attitude caught me off guard a little.

About the author

An advocate of happy endings, Jami Davenport writes sexy romantic comedy, sports hero romances, and equestrian fiction. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher and dressage rider. In her spare time, she maintains her small farm and socializes whenever the opportunity presents itself. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it is the most beautiful place on earth.


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