Bottom of the Ninth

Bottom of the Ninth

by Jami Davenport

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BN ID: 2940156916306
Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Series: Game On in Seattle Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 67,335
File size: 822 KB

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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Bottom of the Ninth 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was more than just romance. Good depth around tough subject. Loved that the Wolfe brothers were together. This is a stand alone but I like in order to understand each's struggle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So very glad that I picked up this title! Once I started on it, it was really hard to put it down. This author hit this one right out of the park =)
pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
loved it --- love the whole series!!!!!!
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is the 6th book in the Game On In Seattle series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend reading this series in order. Paisley meets Zeke at the last of her rope, sanity, and dollar. Not meeting under the best of circumstances, they do not give the best impressions. Still, not one to leave a damsel stranded Zeke comes through. Zeke did not know that helping the damsel meant his house would soon be overrun by children and one seriously sexy woman. Since they both have secrets from the past that may come to cause problems, can they help one another? This was such an amazing book! I loved the slow burn, and this book turns up the heat! Seriously great addition to the series. Lots of surprises in store for the reader. Includes some favorite characters. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have read a book about baseball and because I love sports romance, it was right up my alley. This can be read as a standalone, but I wish I would have read the other books prior to this one to get the history of his brothers. It is not necessary though, there is enough information given in the book that you don’t feel like you stepped in the middle of something. Zeke is definitely a tortured soul. His family life is all fabricated by his agent and he tries to portray the good guy, stay out of trouble athlete. He is a good guy, but he has so much pain from his past that he harbors that he is now in a batting slump and was traded to Seattle of all places! Both of his brothers play for their respective sporting teams, one plays pro hockey, the other plays pro football. Zeke wants nothing to do with them and tells them so repeatedly. Their family history will break your heart. Paisley is on the run trying to make a new life for herself and her sister’s twins, Sophie and Sadie and her nephew Brayden. Her sister was found murdered and she knows her brother-in-law did it and is currently in jail for another charge, so she got temporary custody of the children and left Idaho for Seattle. Paisley didn’t have a happy childhood either but she was such a positive person. She worked hard to make life better for everyone. This book took me on a journey that made my heart hurt at times. I felt so bad for the characters and all they went through as the story unfolded. They found refuge in each other’s arms and their chemistry is hot! Zeke and Paisley were believable, developed characters and the relationship they had with the children was wonderful. I enjoyed every heartbreaking moment.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Zeke's story, finally! Though this one stands pretty well on its own, it will have more impact if you've read the other brothers' stories first (Issac Melting Ice: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey and Tanner Blindsided: Seattle Steelheads Football ) because there are a few elements of the plot that we see carried over here. You do find out enough about them to "get" what's going on, but you'll be more invested if you've seen it all from all three brother's POVs. Truth be told, I liked Zeke and Paisley's story the best of the three :) Although I spent a lot of time shaking my head a Zeke's bad attitude toward his brothers, he does give a fairly reasonable explanation for it...finally. (It takes most of the book, but he gets there.) His determination to push Paisley and her nieces and nephews away is equally frustrating, but also credible--so even though it was a challenge to stay patient with him, I got it. Which also helped me to sympathize with Paisley all the more... Paisley was a great character, always so sunny and positive, trying to do what was best for her sister's kids. When she was less than positive about anything, you knew there was a darn good reason; and the way she always lead with her heart was totally endearing. At the same time, though, she had a steely determination and wow, did she have balls of steel or what? I'm still amazed at how she managed to talk herself into a job and a place to live in the early scenes of the book. You go, girl! If you have read the other series books, I think almost every other main character makes an appearance here at some point. Again, it's not crucial to have read the others, but I do think it will have more of an impact if you have at least read the other two members of the Wolfe Pack's stories . Looking forward to Hunter's story; I hear he's next! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
I was anxiously awaiting reading BOTTOM OF THE NINTH about Zeke, the third Wolfe brother. I was not disappointed. I loved this book. Jami Davenport continues to do a fabulous job with both her character and plot development. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Seattle. It is suitable for adult audiences. My heart went out to Zeke. He is the youngest of the Wolfe brothers. He was left to fend for himself with his father after the brothers moved out of the house to pursue their sports. I couldn’t believe the secrets he suppressed. It is understandable why he did not want anything to do with his brothers, but I was glad fate intervened, and they were thrown together. Paisley Madison is an admirable heroine. I love that she took care of her late sister’s kids: Brayden, Sophie, and Sadie. She has a good heart. I love how Paisley and her charges came into Zeke’s life. She is determined and strong willed. Zeke and Paisley are perfect for each other. Zeke, Paisley, and the kids all needing each other to heal. I thought the old house aspect of the story was clever. I like Zeke’s agent, Al Greenburg, and was glad he hired Paisley. I also, appreciated that he picked up Zeke’s brothers as clients. One Big Seattle Family was brilliant. I enjoyed the plot and like how it tied in with Isaac Wolfe’s story MELTING ICE and Tanner Wolfe’s story BLINDSIDED. All three of the brothers of the brothers had a horrible childhood; turning against each other. I love that they were given an opportunity to talk things out and reconcile. I also, appreciated Paisley’s story and the similarities that the characters experienced, especially Zeke and Sadie. BOTTOM OF THE NINTH by Jami Davenport was a heartwarming and exciting read. The story is well-written and has a great flow. This novel had me experiencing just about every emotion. I loved the characters and the plot. I highly recommend this read to anyone that enjoys sports romances. To fully appreciate this story; I suggest reading the books in order, or at least reading MELTING ICE and BLINDSIDED first. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Stories that mix sports with any genre are usually a real turn off for me but in recent years I have been reading many more sports romances and Jami Davenport is one of the reasons why. Her characters are not afraid to show the flaws behind the facade of structure and privilege. For instance from the start it's obvious that Zeke has family issues. Estrangement is a flashing red sign. Living in the same city and still having no interaction is as in your face a snub as a person can get. But no man is an island. It takes Paisley and her ready made family to show him the error of his ways. If something is important you have to work at it to achieve success. In that sense baseball was a wonderful metaphor for the motto "practice makes perfect". Sophie, Sadie and Bray upped the adorable factor but Paisley's connection to them served as an example for Zeke. Will he learn from it?
MJBrown67 More than 1 year ago
So what does a loner, angry anti-social, baseball star do when he runs across a soaking wet, tired woman and her three kids? Picks them up and takes them home, of course. Zeke Wolfe is a star professional baseball player, who is in a slump and gets traded to a struggling team in a town he hates. Not a good week for Zeke. On his way home, in the rain, he turns a corner and inadvertently drenches a woman and her three kids. Zeke isn’t one to have a big heart and he doesn’t even like kids, but something makes him go back and check to see they are ok. Paisley Madison, her nephew and twin nieces are down to their last $5.00, they are tired, hungry, homeless and now soaking wet. When Paisley’s car breaks down on the side of the road on a rainy night in Seattle she doesn’t know what she will do. With nowhere to stay, no money and no transportation she’s struggling to see the upside to her situation. When an expensive SUV turns the corner and sends a wave of water over her and the kids she is pretty sure she has hit rock bottom. Zeke convinces Paisley to come with him, he will put her up for the night, give her and the kids a meal and send them on their way in the morning. Except he doesn’t. Paisley has other ideas, she convinces Zeke he needs and assistant and she is it. Zeke’s manager jumps on board and Paisley has a job, and a home for her and the kids. But when the team is bought by new management, and they want to highlight Zeke’s life and his relationships, Paisley takes on a new role as fake fiancé. But will Zeke’s hidden hatred of his bothers and Paisley’s past bring down their carefully constructed public image? I liked this book, it was a great addition to the Game on Seattle series. Jami gave us some closure to the Wolfe brothers and we got to keep up with couples from the other books. There was even a wedding! I recommend this book, if you read the previous books or if you are just looking for a really good fake fiancé turned real story. You won’t be disappointed. **I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
IreneC More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Bottom of the Ninth was a sweet and heartfelt read. The storyline kept me turning the pages, the characters Zeke and Paisley were passionate, likable and watching them fall in love warmed my heart. Zeke and Paisley were able to slowly put pasts hurts behind them and find love and comfort in each other's arms. Another plus for me was watching Zeke connect with Paisley's nieces and nephew, he was able to make them feel safe, loved and provide a place they could call home. He truly had a beautiful heart. Overall, Bottom of the Ninth was a well written and entertaining read that will keep you turning pages and leave you with a smile on your face. Bottom of the Ninth is the 6th book in the Game On in Seattle series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend it.
Becky98 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. Jami Davenport hit it out of the ballpark again!!! Zeke Wolfe thinks it is the end of the world when he gets traded to the Seattle Skookums baseball team. He has not been playing very well and now he now lives in the same city as his two brothers that he does not get along with. As soon as he gets into town he is on his way to the house he bought unseen when he accidentally splashes a women standing on the side of the road beside her broken down car. Paisley just got into town with her nieces and nephew that she just got temporary custody of when her car breaks down. She is standing on the side of the road with the three children when Zeke comes driving by and splashes them all. He pulls over to check on them when he finds out they have no where to go and no money. He takes them home with him to get the all cleaned up. Paisley convinces Zeke to hire her as his personal assistant to help him fix up the house while he works on saving his baseball career. During this time Zeke's two brothers also want to reconnect with him after a very traumatizing childhood. Paisley is also trying to help the children that come from a very abusive home life. This is probably my favorite book by Jami Davenport. It will have you on an emotional roller coaster laughing and crying and every emotion in between. I would definitely recommend this book along with the others in the series.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
You're no stranger to the Wolfe brothers if you're a fan of Jami Davenports sports romances, and now it's the elusive Zeke turn! Great characters and descriptions sweep us up into the story from the start of Chapter One, and don't let us go until the final page! Lots of emotions come to the surface along the way ... sadness, empathy, and finally a huge swell of joy! Newly traded to the Seattle Skookums, pro baseball player Zeke Wolfe is not happy at all to be in the same town as the two brothers he wrote off years ago. He arrives into town in a bad mood, and on the way to his new house, his mood doesn't improve much as the conscience that still lives beneath his fake demeanor forces him to stop and rescue a stranded woman and three kids along the side of the road. Paisley Madison is in dire straights with her nieces and nephew, so when this handsome ball player is suddenly in front of her offering help ... even if begrudgingly! ... she can't kick a gift horse in the mouth! She buries her worries and puts on a bright face and hires herself on as his assistant! Neither of them wants to feel the instant attraction to each other that they do, and at first they try to fight it ... but eventually, it's easier just to give in. Can this ready-made-family actually turn into the real thing, or will their ugly pasts come back to haunt them before all is said and done?
CChimni More than 1 year ago
Bottom of the Ninth is a great addition to the Game in in Seattle series. Zeke is the last of the Wolfe brothers to have his story told. He is running from his family and trying to avoid them and any relationships at all costs. Paisley is running from her past trying to protect her nieces and nephew from their abusive father. On fateful rainy day is Seattle brings their lives crashing together. They all must face their demons and understand they are who they chose to be. A story filled with love, passion, hidden pasts, fear, family, and believing in yourself. A great read!
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
This is the next installment in Jami Davenport's Game On In Seattle series and it was one I had been waiting on! We have gotten to know the Wolfe brothers in previous books in this series, but Zeke was the brother we knew the least about, however we knew that the last thing he wanted was anything to do with his brothers. When Zeke is traded to Seattle's bottom feeder professional baseball team, he's less than thrilled because he wants to be on a winning team, but he also hates the fact he's going to be in the same city with the brothers he's trying so desperately to avoid. On his first night in town, he comes upon a woman and children that are on the side of the road due to a broken down car. Against everything he thinks he believes, he takes them back to his home since they have no where to go. Will picking up these strangers change everything about his life? Paisley Madison has had a tough several months. Her sister died and in order to keep her nieces and nephew out of the system, she has temporary custody of them. As a young woman herself, the last thing she expected was to be a mother to three vulnerable kids or to be homeless and basically penniless too. When Zeke takes pity on them and takes them back to his house, a light at the end of the tunnel begins to glimmer when Paisley realizes that she might be able to "create" a job for herself as Zeke needs a personal assistant in the worst way. As Paisley and the kids begin to settle in to Zeke's new house, they also begin to worm their way into his head and his heart. Will this stubborn man who does not think he's worthy of loving, or of being loved, be swayed by this pseudo family that is being created? There is so much emotion, love and heartache in this book. I laughed, I cried and I empathized with what the characters were going through. Jami Davenport created a story that was not only engaging, but also believable. It was one that when I started reading, I didn't want to stop! I'm looking forward to the next book in this series! **ARC provided by the author for an honest review**
sandie333 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Zeke's story and I wasn't disappointed. Reading this book was like visiting family in Seattle. Zeke is such a good man he just doesn't see it, he can't care for anyone or believe anyone can care for him because of the mental and physical abuse from his father. He believes he is his father's son and will hurt anyone close. Paisley is in survival mode needing to put a roof over her dead sister's kids heads. The love story between Zeke and Paisley (and the kids) is rocky, just as rocky as Zeke's troubled relationship with his brothers. I enjoyed this being a baseball book with lots of baseball in it. This book is well written (as all of Jami's books are) and the characters so well developed, I feel like they are part of my family. Easy to recommend this book and can't wait for the next one.