Backfield in Motion [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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 groundskeeper 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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045297783
  • Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Seattle Lumberjacks , #4
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 54,259
  • File size: 344 KB

Meet the Author

An advocate of happy endings, Jami 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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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    Bruiser Mackney has been said to just be a pretty face all his l

    Bruiser Mackney has been said to just be a pretty face all his life. He lives the part he thinks he should. He poses for magazines, dates lots of woman and does what he pleases. He feels he has to to make up for his brother's death. He hides what he really is and his good deeds from others to fit the mold he is cast. MacKenzie is just like one of the guys to Bruiser and that is how he has always treated her. One day his thought wonder to a different area and after a makeover for her he is none to please to see she looks even sexier than before. Mac has always had a crush on Bruiser and thrilled when he starts to return her attention. She really has no life as she works all the time and really wants to go to school. That is impossible for her when she spends all her spare time with her dad hunting down clues to a brother that disappeared years ago. The two of them are great together they just can't see it for their past and they seem to get n their own way.




    Mac is someone I really liked. She likes being one of the guys but she also at times wants to be seen as a woman. She is a hard worker and a really caring person. She gives up her free time so she can help her dad even when she wants a life of her own. You see her at her highest and lowest points in this book and you really see how special she is. Bruiser is the sexy guy all the woman want. He is afraid to let anyone close to him. He is also very caring and touched my heart in this book at how sweet he can be. You get to see all side to him and they all make you love him.




    This book broke my heart in some ways. The characters have all had tragedy in their past and it makes you really feel for them. The author does a great job with them and you really feel their pain. Mac and Bruiser are great together and you know they would be perfect for each other if they would just really talk. I wish I could have shaken them both a few times. There is a few characters I hated in this book and I am sure when you read it you will as well. Beside Mac and Bruiser romance thing there is so much more that goes in this book to make it great. You have some mystery as Mac searches for her brother, heartache as it seems most of the characters have some form of it and Elliot. I love Elliot and wish I could take him home with me. If you are looking for a great book please try this one and fall in love with Elliot and the others with me.

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  • Posted October 30, 2013

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    Witty Verbal Banter, Likable Characters in Another Satisfying Installment to a Series

    As a fan of sports-themed romances I was immediately drawn to this book and for the most part there's much amongst the pages to enjoy. There's a likable main couple along with a cast of equally likable secondary characters who have been seen in the previous books in this series. Though these characters play a big part in bringing the main protagonists together it's not necessary to have read the previous installments of this series to enjoy this release.

    Mac has always been a tomboy more comfortable around men than woman. She likes being one of the boys except when she sees the super sexy Bruiser who she's been attracted to for years. She'd love for him to see her as a woman he wants to spend time with and when the chance at career advancement means dressing up more girly their previous flirty relationship becomes something more. For years though her life has been devoted to finding out her missing brother's whereabouts who they think has met with foul play. It's become an obsession for her father and obligation has her following along behind him as they investigate. With both of the protagonist's futures ruled by events in their pasts neither is willing to admit that their steamy sexual interludes could become permanent. But when a wounded child comes into their lives he becomes the catalyst for them to finally put the past behind to reach their HEA in a subtle, no less romantic, conclusion. Mac is an immensely likable heroine with a no-nonsense attitude. She's made the best out of what life has handed her, never complaining. She's strong-willed and I enjoyed seeing her slow acceptance and pleasure when embracing girly things and its affect on Bruiser.

    Bruiser has had sadness in his past too with an ex-wife who broke his heart and a death that weighs heavily on him and that's guided his entire life. Since becoming a football player he's seen as the poster boy with only good looks and partying to his name. To enforce that image he's always dated models and other women only looking for fun. His attraction to Mac evolves slowly as he likes her as a friend at first until her makeover makes him see her as a lover. With his superficial past he thinks he'll hurt her but as his deeper layers are revealed you see a man longing for love and the honesty and pureness of her soul has him addicted to Mac and trying to convince her of their path to a HEA. Bruiser is sexy and charming and used his looks in the past to get what he wanted. That way of life, a life he's lived in honor of another, has grown stale and I'm pleased to see him choose substance over style in a satisfying conclusion.

    I enjoyed the mix of sports action and action between the sheets in an entertaining story with delightfully witty banter between Mac and Bruiser. Their playful moments brought a smile to my face and their romantic moments made me blush. They were a good match and brought out the best in each other while helping each other heal past hurts through numerous sexual encounters and the saving of a scarred young boy. The mystery of what happened to Mac's brother felt out of place and seemed a bit like a soap opera to me. It slowed the story's momentum down and left me feeling annoyed. Seeing so many other sexy football players though has me excited for more stories in this series and the continuing mix of action and romance.

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

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    Backfield in Motion (Seattle Lumberjacks #4) by Jami Davenport

    Backfield in Motion (Seattle Lumberjacks #4) by Jami Davenport

    Seattle Lumberjack running back Bruce Mackey, aka Bruiser, is the face of the team.  Not only is he a talented player but his pretty-boy looks get him endorsements left and right.

    MacKenzie (Mac) Hernandez is the Lumberjacks greens keeper.  The tomboy is considered one of the guys.  She has had a secret crush on Bruiser for years.

    Mac needs help getting the annual college scholarship awarded by Lumberjacks team.  She needs to become more visible and get the attention of Veronica Simms, the team owner’s daughter.  The only person Veronica seems to like is Bruce.  His team mates talk Bruiser into accompanying Mac to the annual BBQ.   

    Bruiser and Mac might seem like a strange match, but in reality, they have a lot in common, including both being scarred with the deaths of their brothers.

    Backfield in Motion is an endearing novel.  Both characters suffer from a tragic past that leaves them not truly living in the future.  

    Jami Davenport wrote a wonderful story that I read in one sitting.  This story has a little something for everyone: romance, sports, drama, mystery, and suspense.  

    ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.  

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

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    My Review: 4.4 Star Review - Backfield In Motion I recommend

    My Review:

    4.4 Star Review - Backfield In Motion


    I recommend this book.


    I enjoyed this book by Jami. This book includes passion, laughs, heartache, and a missing person.

    Bruce “Bruiser” Mackey is a pretty boy. He plays football and models. So everyone thinks he is all about making money. What people don’t know is all his modeling money goes to a secret charity.


    MacKenzie “Mac” Hernandez is working for the lumberjacks. She is trying to get a scholarship to finish college and take over when her boss retires. She is told that she needs to go to the company BBQ and bring a date.


    The other Lumberjacks decide she will get a makeover and Bruiser would take her to the BBQ. He tells her he will take her even though his best friend wants to date her (but he is out of town). He is amazed by the makeover but feels that she looked better before. They go to the BBQ together and end up almost kissing. After overhearing a conversion at the BBQ she leaves alone.


    As time goes by they spend more and more time together. But she feels Bruiser is not really ready for a relationship as he still has not shared his past or any of his secrets. Things come up that break them up but they keep coming back together. But is it worth it to keep trying and not ending up together?

    Bruiser has a horrible trauma in his past he does not share with anyone. Whenever anyone gets too close he pushes them away so they never find out his secrets. Will he ever share his past with Mac? Does he even feel that he needs to?



    Will Mac get the scholarship she worked so hard for or will something prevent her from getting that? Will she spend the rest of her life on nights and weekends dropping everything to help her father search for her missing brother? Will Bruiser be able to deal with her cancelling plans to help her father look for her missing brother?



    In the end will all the twists and turns in the relationship help make it stronger or break it apart?

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