Bodychecking (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)

Bodychecking (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)

by Jami Davenport

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BN ID: 2940158464393
Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
Publication date: 04/30/2016
Series: Game On in Seattle Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 34,278
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami's new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo's Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year's "most engaging" authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

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Bodychecking (Game On in Seattle, #8) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
love this whole series!!!!!!!!!!!!
JenPH More than 1 year ago
Body Checking is the eighth release in the Game On in Seattle series from bestselling author Jami Davenport, although it is marked as the seventh book in the book list. The book does contain a violent assault and rape attempt made at the female main character, Bellani Maxwell, so please be aware before heading into the story that there could, indeed, be possible triggers. Bellani Maxwell doesn't do relationships, but there's no denying her sexual chemistry with Seattle Sockeyes hockey player Cedric Pedersen. They've hooked up more than once but Bella has started keeping her distance from him, not really wanting to even consider his desire for a committed relationship with her. This leaves Cedric in the unfamiliar position of the one doing the chasing, and it looks as if Bella is going to give him a run for his money. When Bella ends up the victim of an assault, the first person she runs to is none other than Cedric. She's sworn him into secrecy, but the more days pass with Bella not telling anyone else what happened, the more worried Cedric gets. The one person that Bella knows she can trust and who won't judge her or suffocate her is Cedric, but she's no longer the Bella she once was and if she doesn't move away from him soon, she's afraid that she may end up dragging him down in her current state of darkness. This was a good read, one that was really about Bella's struggle to manage the aftereffects of her assault and how Cedric was such a constant source of love and support for her. She may not have been a fan of commitment, but being around Cedric desperately made her want to believe in happily-ever-afters and simply being with one person. This wasn't an overly long read, but the story is well-told and doesn't skimp on details. You feel for both Bella and Cedric as they make their way through the landmine that is a committed relationship and Bella learning to trust herself and the world in general. I'm giving Bodychecking 4.5 stars.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Sports romance with suspense, drama, and passion. Long hot drawn out passion. This time its for keeps. Cedric will see to that. No more walking away for Bella. Bella traumatic even sends her running back to Cedric. Cedric wants more and will do what he must to get more. Bella's demons are becoming too much to be hidden from her friends and family. This secret was eating the both up. There was lots of visits from other members of Bella's family and Cedric sports family. I found well defined characters. And tact given to the issues that occur within the storyline. Body Checking was all that it promises in it blurb. Its hot, sexy, passionate. I had not experienced Jami Davenport before. I would have known to expect passion in both the words on the page and the romance that I was to experience. Delightfully delicious with a strong does of struggles and connection. Cedric and Bella come out the other side stronger for what the both have endured together. **This ARC was provided via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**
cutiephinphin More than 1 year ago
To be honest, Bella was my least favorite sister. I felt that she was wild, selfish, flighty and judgemental on others except herself. This book didn't change much of my opinion of her but I did come to admire how she turned things around for herself after having gone through such a horrible ordeal. Cedric was an absolute darling and it was so sweet the way he came through and his support for Bella. And I guess no one gets past Coop. You have to love Coop's tenacity. There's also a little twist to the story which made it an unexpected pleasant surprise. Jami has written really well here, given such a serious issue. The vulnerabilities from not just the victim but loved ones namely Cedric and Bella's sisters were really well portrayed and felt. This has got to be one of her best books to date. I also sense another brother coming into the picture and I can't wait for his story. ARC provided by the author in exchange for a honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars It was a good story. It deals with some intense issues and showing the power victims can gain again. The only thing it was hard for me to get into and hold my attention. It could be the case of if I put the book down and come back to it later I may love it. I've had that happen to me before. I did like Cedric. He matures a lot in this book. He's a playboy hockey player looking for his next conquest except once he's had Bella he can't look at anyone else. Bella doesn't do relationships just hookups. What happens when Cedric wants more than just random hookups? Bella experiences an awful incident that will forever change her life. The woman she thought she was no longer exists. She now has to try to find the new her, but it's not going to be easy. She has Cedric in her corner and maybe she will realize what's right in front of her.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Bellani wasn't one of my favorite Maxwell sister, and a lot has to do with how she treated Emma in Blindsided. She was kind of a witch there, and she no problem with how she acted. As you can tell, this is Bella's story. We know that she's the wild child of the bunch, and she has no qualms until her birthday. At this point she starts to flounder over her life decisions, she wants to change, but doesn't know if she can. Of course, this all changes after her attack. While the old Bella was unafraid and a sense of invincibility, but a new Bella emerges and who is not as confident and scared. At one time she believed to be impenetrable, but she's finds out she's like everyone else. Definitely a hard pill to swallow. During most of the story, she kept mainly to herself and hiding from everyone even Cedric, even though Cedric was taking care of her. Now I liked Cedric. He's pretty awesome throughout the story. Basically, a reform manwhore wanting one girl. He was basically trying to figure out how to get girl to be his. Granted he received his chance, probably not the form he wanted, hey was willing to work with what he's got. Anyway, he was a pilar when Bella needed someone to be there. However, she kind of put herself in that situation. Yes, everyone recovers at their own pace, but she probably should have gotten counseling right away. Overall, I liked Bodychecking. I thought it was a good read, and a pretty solid story. However, there were a couple of times I did have a few concerns on how the story played. One of them was when Cedric and Bella were intimate. Granted it wasn't right away, but I know I wouldn't be able to do what Bella did without the counseling that would help. However, I did like how Riley did talk with Bella about getting counseling, because he understood what she was going through. I think those who enjoyed the previous Sockeyes books will enjoy this. Plus, we get to meet Ice's little brother, and I can't wait for more of his story. Overall, I did like how Jami address a sensitive subject. It's not always easy to read a story with an attack on a character. She even got me to like Bella more than I did at the start. Copy provided by author via Tasty Book Tours.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Nothing like a taming the bad boy story! Throw in the fact that he's a hockey player to boot, and I'm pretty much a goner... ;) I really liked watching Cedric go from a major player to a one-woman man--true, most of it happened before the story's start, but he still struggled with the idea of it for a lot of the book. I loved how supportive he was of Bella and her ordeal--especially the fact that he knew when to say when about keeping it all a secret from her family. That put him up another dozen or so notches, IMHO. I liked Bella, but it did frustrate me that it took her so long to officially get help. I began to be afraid that she wouldn't ever go for it--it takes her more than 90% of the story to get to that point, and I wasn't crazy about the message that delivers. Actually, I had issues with the last 20% or so of the book--would the police really ask a civilian to do what they apparently ask of Bella? It seemed unlikely, as did her eventual second run-in with her attacker. I would have liked to have seen her resolve her issues in a more traditional, realistic way. The first 80% of the story was solid, though, and the ending was enjoyable, despite my concerns about what happened prior. If you're new to the series,Bodychecking works fairly well as a standalone--Bella spends much of the book isolating herself from her family, so we don't see her sisters as frequently as in previous series books, and not knowing their backstory isn't as much of an issue. We see Zeke (the estranged third Wolfe brother--Tanner and Issac had their stories in books 5 and 6-- Blindsided: Seattle Steelheads Football and Melting Ice: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey ) a little bit more here--he's briefly Cedric's neighbor and Bella befriends him--so now I really want to get to his story! Rating: 3 stars / C+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
NicoleUlery More than 1 year ago
I was not expecting this story. Let me explain. I've read two other books in the series. I love hockey romances. So if one book in the series is decent enough for me to remember that I liked the book and the author's style, I will pick up following releases without reading the blurb. This author has become one that fits this category for me: no blurb reading necessary. So this is a story about one of the Party Crashers, Bella, known as the "wild child" of the family. And how wild must you be to get That label in a family of party-crashing sisters... And while she may seem like the "wild child," she's been kind of regularly hooking up with one particular hockey player, Cedric. He's equally known for his "bang-em and walk away" personality, but he's tired of the game (the fooling around kind, not hockey), and has actually only been with Bella for a while. He wants more, even if she's not ready for it. So when she gets attacked one night, she runs to him for protection. It was brutal, and the description of her attack was so vivid. Cedric turns out to be one heck of a guy that I just fell in love with. One thing that I really enjoy about this author is that her sports terms don't go over my head. I enjoy hockey, but don't get to watch enough games to understand all of the lingo, so it's nice that there is not an overabundance of terminology that I don't understand. Sometimes with sports romances, I find myself skimming over the sporty stuff just because I don't understand the lingo, but that is not the case here. So even if you only have a basic understanding of the sport, it's still easy to read for the casual fan. If you like sports romances and a bit of drama, this is a great book. Engaging until the very end. I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read in this series and even though I didn’t know the back story from the previous books, I was able to follow along just fine. Bella really had a struggle to come through not only with the physical aspect of her assault, but a psychological struggle that she felt was beyond what mental strength she had. She was ashamed of herself for thinking that her martial arts skills were superior and looked down on her students that she taught self-defense to. She was embarrassed that she couldn’t protect herself and felt even worse that she put herself in danger. Even though a therapist was recommended on more than one occasion, Bella was too stubborn to talk to anyone, not even her family. Bella wanted to come through this on her own. She felt she put herself in danger and needed to learn to heal herself. She was also learning how important Cedric was to her. Cedric was amazing. He stood by Bella even when he felt she should reach out to her family. Due to his worry for leaving Bella when he was on road trips, his game suffered. He finally confided in his best friend and fellow teammate about Bella’s attack. The catch with that is, he was married to Bella’s oldest sister. Bella’s secret would be out, but that is a consequence he could deal with because he felt she needed the extra support. He had fallen in love with Bella and couldn’t get her to commit to an exclusive relationship. He had been trying to get her to commit for months, but she wasn’t interested, but felt she was worth waiting for. Cedric was patient, kind, responsible and much more nurturing then Bella could have ever imagined. She thought Cedric was like her, a pretty party boy that had no interest in settling down. How wrong she was. Cedric and Bella worked at making their relationship work for them even though their parents weren’t good role models. Bella’s parents raised 4 daughters and mostly left them to their own devices because they were too busy with their music career. Cedric came from a cold but very rich family that showed no love toward Cedric. His father constantly made him feel like a failure even though he had made it into the NHL. His mother cowed to his father. They did have role models in Bella’s sisters and Cedric’s teammates for relationship advice and they wanted what those couples had. This book is about growing up, finding yourself, learning to believe in yourself and your goals, coming out of self-doubt. Learning to love yourself and others when you think yourself unlovable. Bella and Cedric were able to have their happily ever after, and Bella was wiser and stronger with the love of her sisters and her biggest supporter, Cedric. ARC kindly provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Jami Davenport’s Bodychecking is another heartwarming and fabulous addition to the Game On Seattle Series. Twenty-six-year-old Bellani Maxwell and Swedish NHL Star Cedric Pedersen had been friends with benefits; after being attacked Bella runs to Cedric for help. Their connection grows, and Cedrick wants more from their relationship but Bella is not sure she can commit. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Seattle. It is suitable for adult audiences. I’ve liked Bella since she was introduced in the series. She is the wild and athletic Maxwell sister. Just like her sisters, her parents left her with issues she needs to overcome. She teaches self-defense and after being attacked, she feels like a fraud. Cedric is a great character. He could have any woman he wants with no effort except for Bella. He has some issues of his own, having a lonely childhood. The two characters are a lot alike and complement each other well. The plot was meaningful and skillfully executed. Bodychecking was believable and ably described. My heart went out to Bella. I can understand why she felt the way she did. She goes through a lot in this story. I love that Cedric was there for her and able to help her emotionally. I love Bella’s dog Rumble. I like how Zeke Wolfe is introduced into this story. I love how Riley helps out Bella. I appreciate how things that happened in the other books interweave with this story. The ending was terrific and felt well resolved. Followers of the Game On Seattle Series will enjoy this book. If you have not read this series and enjoy sports romances, I highly recommend this series and suggest reading them in order to feel fully invested in the characters. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Seattle Sockeye Hockey series and have loved them all. Bodychecking, is no different then the rest, and I loved reading it too. I love the fact that characters in previous books make an appearance in the latest book, which makes you feel like you have picked up where you left off. Jami Davenport has the ability to get readers hooked with her great storytelling and ability to capture the feeling of her characters. I love the Maxwell family, especially Bellani Maxwell, a free-spirited, take no prisoners, women who has been drawn into the world of the Seattle Sockeyes by the sexy, Swedish hockey god, Cedric Pedersen. What started off as a fling, developed into a full fledged romance, with chemistry off the charts. Davenport doesn't tame her hot and super sexy sex scenes. The inferno level is hot between Bella and Cedric and the flames are so hot, they could melt the ice. I really enjoyed this latest novel as Bella goes through something very traumatic and the way she deals with it feels so real. Her grief and inability to deal with it and the way that Cedric rallies around her, delves into the true depths of her characters. It was very great to see the character growth of both Bella and Cedric throughout the book and I was cheering for Cedric both off and on the ice. If you have not picked up any of Davenport's Seattle series, you are definitely missing out. She has a whole variety of sports - Hockey, Football and Baseball .... and you wont be disappointed. Davenport is truly one of the best Sports Romance writers out there, and her latest novel, "Bodychecking" is a great read! Definitely a must read and addition to your To-Be-Read Shelf.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book # 7 in the Game On In Seattle series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. I recommend reading this amazing series in order - so you do not miss out or have spoilers. Bella and Cedric have a kind of on and off again thing. He is now stalking her just to keep up with her whereabouts. She certainly is just as attracted to him as he is to her. It just keeps getting hotter and hotter between them. The love story here is just so fantastic! There are sweet moments of tenderness, there is also tough love. It is a great book and good addition to the series. I cannot wait to read the next book. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
Becky98 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is the 8th book in the Seattle Sockeyes series. I absolutely enjoyed this book. It is about the wild child of the Maxwell family, Bellani, and Cedrick Pederson. Ever since his first encounter with Bella Cedrick has wanted more. But Bella is too busy out having fun and teaching martial arts she isn't ready to slow down. When Bella is attacked one night she goes straight to Cedrick, the only person she wants to be with. Cedrick agrees to help Bella and keep her secret about the attack. He soon realizes it is more then then can deal with and calls in Bella's sisters to help her. Bella and Cedrick do of course get their HEA but have a lot to overcome to get there.
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"Bodychecking" is written by Jami Davenport, and it is the 8th book in her Game On In Seattle series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Bella Maxwell and Cedric Pedersen. This story was amazing and did not disappoint! If I could rate this more than 5 stars, I would. It's just that good! It's heartbreaking, but yet, beautifully told. There's an unfortunate incident that occurs in the beginning of this book to Bella. She becomes lost and helpless. She feels like an impostor, and no longer wants to teach self-defense classes. She wants to hide from people. But there's only 1 person she runs to for help... Cedric. From the first time Cedric laid eyes on Bella, he knew something was different about her. She's it for him. He wants to take away her pain and protect her. He knows how important it is for Bella to have family and friends surrounding her despite her objections. Simply put, he's there for her. Bella is a strong character. You will admire her. You see her moments of weakness and vulnerability, and she's fighting hard to overcome it. And through all this, Cedric is with her every step of the way. He is the hero that you want. Will he be able to convince her that they can find their happily ever after? Will Bella find closure from that horrific incident? Jami outdid herself with "Bodychecking," and I can gladly say that this is my favorite book of hers that she has written! "Bodychecking" far exceeded my expectations! Readers will not want to put this book down!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
In Book 8 of the Game On in Seattle series, Jami Davenport takes us on a ride of heartache, healing and trust! Bellani Maxwell has always been the wild child of the Maxwell clan. Her sisters are all settled into their futures and she's still partying along from night to night. That all changes after a scary attack that leaves her needing comfort in a whole new way! Hockey player Cedric Pederson was all about the game and his next hook-up for a long time, but meeting Bella slowly changed him. It was hot and fun on their occasional nights together, but after awhile, he found himself wanting more. On the night of her attack, it's Cedric's arms she runs to. As he helps her heal and cope with life again, will she decide that she's all in and actually give him the commitment that he wants, or will she leave him hanging while she keeps it casual?
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
Bellani Maxwell has always been the free spirt of the four Maxwell sisters. Their party crashing business is a perfect fit for the wild child who also enjoys dabbling in martial arts, but most of all, she loves men and more specifically, she's always love 'em and left 'em. She's not interested in a committed relationship even though a certain hockey player has caught her attention on more than one occasion. Cedric Pederson is a hockey player who Bella has gotten to know through her sisters and their significant others since they are teammates of his. While Cedric has desires of spending time with Bella not only between the sheets, but out in the real world as well, the fiery woman doesn't see the appeal - she just wants to continue to sleep with him with no strings attached. When a bad decision leaves Bella in a vulnerable position and she is brutally attacked, the first person she thinks to go to is Cedric. Of course the Swedish hockey star is more than happy to help the woman he's come to care so much about and initially he agrees to hide her secret from everyone else, but is that the right decision in the long run? Will Bella ever be able to put the attack behind her and get back to living life? And, more importantly, will Bella ever believe that taking a chance on a forever love with Cedric is worth the risk? Jami Davenport does a fantastic job dealing with a very serious issue in this book. You see the repercussions of what the attack not only does to Bella, but also to the man who loves her and has to be exceedingly patient with her. These are characters you want to root for and you just hope they can make it out on the other side. Kudos to Davenport for this well crafted tale!