Crashing the Net (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)

Crashing the Net (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)

by Jami Davenport

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Crashing the Net (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey) by Jami Davenport

Includes bonus novella Crashing the Boards.

Jealous boyfriends and glitzy parties can be a recipe for disaster. When the gorgeous yet controlling Cooper interrupts a party Izzy was paid to crash and almost ruins her career as a professional party crasher, Izzy kicks him to the curb. She learned early in life not to count on anyone, and she will not relinquish her independence, not even to a sexy-as-sin pro athlete who can melt her heart with one wink.

As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenaged nephew. Cooper doesn't want to be a surrogate dad, he doesn't want to play in Seattle, and he doesn't want to be alone. He misses Izzy, but seeing her with other men at parties turns him every shade of green. Regardless, he wants her back, and he's willing to change, if only she'll give him a second chance. Aware of her precarious finances, Cooper makes an offer she can't refuse by hiring her to be responsible for his nephew when he's traveling with the team.

Fearing Cooper isn't capable of changing his control-freak ways, Izzy resists his efforts to turn their financial arrangement into a personal relationship. He needs a sweet, docile girlfriend, and Izzy cannot be that woman. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Izzy is there when Cooper needs her the most, and love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151454599
Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
Publication date: 02/21/2015
Series: Game On in Seattle , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 287
Sales rank: 35,111
File size: 789 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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Crashing the Net (Seattle Sockeyes) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!! Loved Cooper & Izzy'sstory!!
Becky98 More than 1 year ago
I was provided a free copy of this book for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book. It is the 3rd book in the Game on in Seattle series. We first met Izzy and Cooper in Crashing the Boards where she was hired to crash a party given for a new hockey team. Sparks few between Izzy and the captain of the team, Cooper. Now Izzy has decided to end it with Cooper because of his jealously and controlling ways. Cooper then finds himself surprised by his teenage nephew, Riley (he didn't know he had) waiting for him on his front porch. Riley has been abandoned by is mother, a sister Cooper and his family disowned many years ago due to a problem with drugs. Cooper finds himself going to Izzy to help him find someone to help him with Riley until Coopers parents get home for their extended vacation. During this time Izzy decides to give Cooper another chance. Cooper is still saying that staying in Seattle is temporary and so is his time with Izzy and Riley. He is also dealing with a demon from his past. Izzy is having some financial problems and issues with her parents and sisters. Riley has started playing football and is trying to adjust to a new school. Before any of the realize it they are acting like a real family and becoming more permanent then Cooper had planned. Then tragedy strikes and Cooper turns to the one person he needs the most, Izzy. I really enjoyed reading this book. Jami Davenport is quickly becoming one of my must read authors. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
MJBrown67 More than 1 year ago
**I was provided a copy of this book for an honest review. Crashing the Net picks up where Crashing the Boards leaves off. Izzy and Cooper try to make their relationship work, even though Izzy will never leave Seattle and Cooper will never stay. Needless to say when the Nephew Cooper didn't know he had showing and needing a place to stay, adds a twist to this new non- relationship, relationship. I enjoyed this book. I thought the story was good, kept a nice pace and even had a surprise twist in it. I liked getting to know the supporting characters and watching the evolution of Cooper and Izzy. This is a must read in this series and well worth it! I would highly recommend it!
CChimni More than 1 year ago
Coop and Izzy's story continues in Crashing the Net. coop and Izzy both have emotional skeletons in their respective closets and are afraid of trusting the other. Throw in Riley and his emotional baggage and we have a heartfelt emotional ride as they all learn to be a family. Great characters and realistic descriptions of the emotions the characters go through during the different events in the book. I really enjoyed watching all of the characters grow and face their demons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toni Davenport adds another winner to the Seattle Hockey series. Issy and Cooper's story is a heart warming journey to trust and belief in each other. Contains hocky action, red hot love scenes, and ends with "Happy ever after." What mkore could you want? Now I'm off to buy the next one in the series. BG
cutiephinphin More than 1 year ago
Izzy had met Cole in a party that was in an earlier book in this series. Both Cole and Izzy are strong-headed people who do not like being told what they should do. So Cole met Izzy when she was crashing a party and didn't like seeing her being close to other guys. Izzy doesn't like seeing Cole in the parties she crashes as Cole becomes alpha and makes it difficult for her to continue working. Having been betrayed before, Cole finds it difficult to trust especially not one who is always partying around even though that's her job. Izzy didn't have an easy life growing up with self-absorbed parents who were always in their fantasy land, and having to support 2 younger sisters. She doesn't trust easily and she is one who is used to her independence and being in charged of her own life as well as her sisters. However, she can't deny the strong feelings for Cole as much as she tries to ignore it. The development of their relationship happened when Cole found out that he had a nephew, Riley. Riley is one hell of a boy and it was just disheartening to read about what he had to go through. His story was just heartbreaking. I was feeling so glad how Izzy could connect with him and made his life better. There were moments when Cole seemed like he was being a jerk but he was having a hard time himself with dark secrets that were never made known. This is my first book in this series and with such a storyline, you bet I'll be checking the rest of this series as well as Jami's books out. This isn't just about ice-hockey, isn't just about romance but goes deeper into second chances and family relationships that tugs at every emotion. I was gifted an advance copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Cooper and Izzy had issues. Cooper was a control freak and--surprise, surprise!--Izzy was too. Being so alike would drive any couple crazy, but the doubly whammy of a shared personality was going to kill their relationship before it had a second chance to go anywhere. Izzy's control came from taking on the role of a parent to her sisters after their parents put their music career before them. She was everything her sisters needed, raising them as best she could while growing up herself. But somewhere between then and now, she forgot that her sisters were going to grow up, have dreams of their own, want lives of their own. It took a few key questions and statements from Cooper's nephew Riley for her to see that. And while she feared they would make epic mistakes like their parents did, she realized that those mistakes would have to happen because they were a part of growing up. Cooper liked control. He was Captain of the Sockeyes, and he needed to show his team that he was in control on and off the ice. All that hard-pressed control shattered in Izzy's wake, and it was funny as hell to watch. He went from a grounded man to a felled man. He grasped for control like it was a lifeline, like it would save him from drowning in the whirlpool Izzy pulled him into. Adding his abandoned teenage nephew to the chaos only unsettled him more and forced him to face a past he didn't want to in order to have a future he desperately wanted. The problem with falling in love though is there's no such thing as control. Cooper and Izzy found that out the hard way. They struggled through the majority of this story with that concept, not only with each other but in their individual lives as well. In the end, they realized that loving someone means trusting them even if they were unsure or completely against decisions that person made. Reaching for a future with someone isn't easy because the past usually has to be dealt with. Cooper's past was directly related to his desire to leave Seattle. It took nearly losing his nephew to tragedy for him to let Izzy into that part of his life. Opening up relieved him of that weight and showed him that what happened then didn't have to affect him now. And if it did affect him, it could do so positively. While the attraction and sex between Cooper and Izzy was off the charts hot, their relationships--with each other, her sisters, and his nephew--were really incredible to read about. I'm all for hot guys in sports uniforms and the women that love them right off their pedestals, but how they grow and learn and change are what keeps me reading. Cooper and Izzy started out rocky but came out strong in the end. Izzy and her sisters started out strong and came out stronger. Riley came into this story lost and abandoned and wound up found and loved. Their journeys to the end made Cooper and Izzy's story that much more meaningful to me. 4.5* (Received from Wickedly Innocent Promotions for an honest review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking for more books by her
Kellysoto More than 1 year ago
This is yet another fantastic book by Jami! Love this new Seattle Sockeyes series so far. I loved getting to know the captain of the team better from a previous book. I couldn't put the book down! I had to know how it was going to end. I cannot wait to see what Jami brings next!!
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
This was definitely more about Cooper, Izzie and Riley's relationship than it is about hockey.  Cooper has his reasons for his jealousy and trust issues, Izzie for her independent and controlling nature, and Riley for his insecurities. It's not easy for any of them to adjust to their current living situation, but they begin to form a bond that is cemented when tragedy strikes.  An enjoyable read that can be read as a standalone, but it a continuation of the novella Crashing the Boards. Looking forward to the next book in the series - there are plenty of men in the series that need their own special someone. ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"Crashing the Net" is written by Jami Davenport, and it part of her Game On in Seattle series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features hockey star Cooper Black and party crasher Izzy Maxwell.  We first read about Cooper and Izzy in the novella "Crashing the Boards," and from the get-go, I was immediately captivated by this couple. When Jami announced they would have a full-length novel, I couldn't have been happier!  Cooper and Izzy are both passionate people. It's difficult for Cooper to accept Izzy's job as a party crasher because seeing her with other men does get him jealous. But with him crashing one of Izzy's parties, she get upsets and doesn't want to see him anymore. Problem is, Cooper wants her back in his life. Izzy has been supporting her sisters ever since she was young. She doesn't know any other way. Her parents abandoned her and her sisters and only come back every once and awhile just to ask for money. Learning to trust and count on someone is hard to come by for her, so when Cooper crashes the party she's paid to crash, she will not allow her business and her source of income to be in jeopardy. But what happens when Cooper needs her help? How can she deny the chemistry that they have? Without giving too much away, an important part of Cooper and Izzy's relationship is when Cooper discovers his nephew, Riley. His storyline touched my heart, and it made me teary-eyed. Everything about "Crashing the Net" was great. This story was poignant and beautifully told! Jami absolutely wrote an amazing follow-up to Cooper and Izzy's love story!
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
We originally met Izzy Maxwell and Cooper Black in Jami Davenport's Crashing the Boards and while the sparks flew between them upon their first meeting, things have decidedly cooled at the beginning of this sequel due to the jealous and controlling ways that plague Cooper. When Cooper almost ruins one of the parties that Izzy and her sisters are crashing, she calls it quits with the star hockey player. Izzy is determined to stick to her original plan - only rely on herself and nobody else. While Cooper prepares to start training camp, he's surprised when his teenage nephew shows up on his doorstep after his mother abandons him only leaving his uncle's address for the young boy to find. Cooper knows he's in over his head and while he's desperately trying to figure out what to do with a moody teenager, he's also missing Izzy something fierce and fighting demons from his own childhood that are seeping into every part of his daily life now. Needing the woman he is falling for in his life, and knowing that Izzy is struggling financially, Cooper agrees to try to change his jealous ways if only she'll give him a second chance. With Izzy back in his life helping to care for his nephew, Riley, Cooper finally feels like he's got things going in the right direction. That is until he realizes that both Izzy and Riley are becoming more permanent in his life than he intended them to. When tragedy strikes, Cooper turns to the one person he instinctively reaches for - Izzy. Will Cooper and Izzy be able to overcome not only the scary situation they are immersed in, but the demons from both their pasts that threaten their future? I loved this book! Jami Davenport did a fantastic job immersing us in the lives of these characters and really making us feel all that they are as we move through the story. I would highly recommend this book, and the entire Game On in Seattle series. I would suggest that if you haven't read Crashing the Boards that you do so before reading this book. Can't wait for the next book in this series!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Crashing the Net (Game On in Seattle #3) by Jami Davenport NHL team captain Cooper Black and professional party crasher Izzy Maxwell are back in a follow-up of book 2, Crashing the Boards.  Cooper struggles with jealousy over Izzy’s job.  Plus, he is left to raise his teenaged nephew. I loved this story.  We learned so much more about Izzy and Cooper, making me further like both characters. I really like Cooper.  In book two, Cooper was against his team relocating to Seattle. It was assumed it was because he liked the life he established in Florida.  We find out the real reason he is so against being in Seattle in this story.  It is a very understandable motive that I would have never guessed.  I enjoyed how the relationship between Cooper, and his nephew Riley evolved throughout the novel.  It’s a good thing Izzy was around to help out or Cooper would have been in big trouble. I understood both Cooper’s and Izzy’s sides when it comes to the jealousy issue.  Jami Davenport did a great job justifying both viewpoints.   I appreciate Jami Davenport writing style.  There are tons of detail. The dialog is great.   I love the humor.  The plot is well done with many unexpected twists.  Crashing the Net is a wonderful story.  I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.